In Teams for your personal life, you can sync the contacts from your mobile device to make it easier to find your friends and family. After you have synced, your contacts will also be searchable in Teams on desktop and web as well.

Note: This feature is currently available on Teams for iOS and Android. 

  1. Tap your profile picture or the More More button  button.

  2. Tap Settings, then tap People.

  3. Switch Sync my device contacts to on.

    Note: If you are advised to Allow Access to Contacts, please follow the prompts on your device.

  4. Your contacts will be available to start new chats and calls with after they are synced.

To unsync your contacts, you can switch Sync my device contacts to off at any time. This will also remove those contacts from Teams on desktop and web.

Where will my device contacts be visible after they are synced in Teams?

  • You will be able to search for your contacts within the Teams app across all your devices.

  • There will be a folder located on Outlook.com, named for your mobile device. The folder allows your contacts to be discoverable on other devices that are signed in to Teams. You can find it in the People section of your Outlook.com mailbox, under My contacts, then under Folders.

Can I delete or make changes to my device contacts on Outlook.com?

The contacts that are searchable in Teams are a direct reflection of the contacts in your phone's address book. Any contacts you delete or changes you make from the device contacts folder on Outlook.com will not reflect in Teams. You can delete these contacts by turning Sync my device contacts off. Your synced contacts will be removed from Outlook.com, but will remain in your device's address book.

Learn more about exporting and deleting your Teams contacts.

Learn more about finding and adding people you know in Teams for Windows 11.

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For more help, contact support or ask a question in the Microsoft Teams Community.

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