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Sharon Thompson 20 Reputation points

I keep getting an error when I try to open iCloud settings to include contacts and calendar in Outlook 2016.

Windows 11

Microsoft Outlook 2016

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  1. Schneider, Tobias 1,125 Reputation points


    try the steps listed here to see if they resolve the issue: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204363

    "Learn what to do if you can't download, install, or update iCloud for Windows on your PC.

    If iCloud for Windows doesn't download or install from the Microsoft Store

    To install iCloud for Windows 11 or later, make sure that you:

    1. Update your version of Windows to the May 2019 Update or later. Learn more about the minimum system requirements for iCloud for Windows.
    2. Set up a Microsoft account. You can create one on the Microsoft website.
    3. Know your Apple ID and Apple ID password. Learn what to do if you forgot your Apple ID password or need to find your Apple ID user name.

    For general upgrade and installation fixes, visit the Microsoft support site.

    If you see a message that your computer is missing Media features

    Windows Media Player plays the video and audio files on your PC. You need Media Player to install iCloud for Windows. If you try to download iCloud for Windows 11 or later and get a message that says you need to Install Media Feature Pack to use iCloud, select Download. Then follow the instructions on the next screen.

    If you turned off Windows Media Features, or if your PC didn't come with Windows Media Player, iCloud for Windows won't install.

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    Turn on Windows Media Player

    1. Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features.
    2. Click "Turn Windows features on or off."
    3. Check the box for Media Features to turn it back on.
    4. Click OK.

    If you see a message to restart your PC, restart your computer and then install iCloud for Windows.

    If your PC didn't come with Windows Media Player

    If you're in Europe or South Korea and your PC didn't come with Windows Media Player, you can download the Media Feature Pack from the Microsoft website.

    If iCloud for Windows 13 relaunches when you click iCloud Passwords

    If you pinned the iCloud Passwords shortcut to your taskbar in earlier versions of iCloud for Windows and then upgraded to iCloud for Windows 13, unpin the iCloud Passwords shortcut, then create a new shortcut from the Start menu. 

    If you see a “can’t connect to server” message

    1. Check your internet connection. 
    2. Check the System Status page to find out if there are any known issues. 
    3. If there's an outage or maintenance, try again later. 

    Download the latest version of iCloud for Windows

    To download the latest update, visit the Microsoft Store."

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  1. workforce45 536 Reputation points

    Hi Sharon,

    We first need to uninstall the iCloud you installed before followed by a restart.

    Then, open the link mentioned below and install iCloud using a downloaded file.


    Please update with your findings and if the above stated solution helps resolve your issue, kindly upvote.



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  2. SokiGuo-MSFT 18,901 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Sharon Thompson

    Looks like the issue is more related to iCloud. Please kindly understand that the Outlook tag here we mainly focus on general issues about Outlook desktop client.

    Can you set up contacts and calendars in Outlook directly?

    If you want to use iCloud for Windows to sync your calendars and contacts with Outlook, you can follow the steps provided in this article.


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