Microsoft Office app for iOS

Note: The Office app for iOS is currently available for iPhone only. Support for iPad will be added at a later time.

With the power of the Office app for iOS, you can stay productive on the go.

  • Create and edit new Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or PowerPoint presentations.

  • Quickly jot down thoughts and ideas with Sticky Notes.

  • Instantly create PDF files from photos or your existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

  • Take pictures of whiteboards or printed documents and crop, sharpen, or straighten them by using Office Lens.

  • Scan QR codes to easily open linked files or web sites.

Get started

To download and install the app on your iPhone, visit Office for iOS.

Note: The Office app for iOS is currently available for iPhone only. Support for iPad will be added at a later time. For the best experience currently on iPad, download and use the individual Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps from the App Store. For more information, see Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad.

You can use the Office app without signing in to view, create, and save files on your iPhone. When you sign in with your personal Microsoft account, or your work or school account, you gain the ability to also save files to your cloud locations (OneDrive, SharePoint, or your preferred third-party storage provider).

The Office app also supports premium features that are available with a qualifying Office 365 subscription. Without a subscription, you'll be prompted to purchase a subscription whenever you're trying to access a premium feature. For more information, see What you can do in the Office apps on mobile devices.

To get started, choose from the links below:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install and use the Office app even if I don’t have an Office subscription?

You can use the Office app without signing in to view, create, and save files on your iPhone. When you sign in with your personal Microsoft account, or your work or school account, you gain the ability to also save files to your cloud locations (OneDrive, SharePoint, or your preferred third-party storage provider).

The Office app also supports premium features that are available with a qualifying Office 365 subscription. Without a subscription, you'll be prompted to purchase a subscription whenever you're trying to access a premium feature. For more information, see What you can do in the Office apps on mobile devices.

Should I delete the individual Office apps? Or can I keep them?

The Office app for iOS works independently of any individual Office apps that you may have installed on your iPhone already (such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint). You can either keep the individual Office apps on your iPhone, or delete them to reclaim storage space — the choice is yours!

For more information, see How to delete apps on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or Apple iPhone Support.

We strongly recommend that you fully back up your device data before deleting any apps.

Where can I save new files?

You will be prompted to save your work when you close your files. All of your files can be saved on either your OneDrive account, third-party cloud storage account, or on your iPhone (except Scan Text and Scan Table, which are saved to your device).

Does the Office app work on iPad?

The Office app for iOS is currently available for iPhone only. Support for iPad will be added at a later time. For the best experience currently on iPad, download and use the individual Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps from the App Store. For more information, see Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad.

To share your feedback about iPad support with us, please follow the instructions at the end of this FAQ section.

How does text conversion from image captures work and what languages are supported?

The Office app for iOS uses Office Lens to scan and capture information in images, which can be converted to text through Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The effectiveness of OCR depends on the quality of the image you’re working with, as well as the complexity, legibility, and the amount of text shown in the picture.

After you convert text from an image, you can review it to make sure it was recognized properly. For more information about currently supported OCR languages, see Office Lens for iOS.

After converting text from image captures, will the images be saved?

No, captured images from which you’ve converted text will not be saved to Photos on your iPhone.

Note: If you choose to export image captures directly to Word, the images are appended to the document.

Where can I submit feedback about the Office app for iOS?

If you have feedback about the Office app for iOS, want to share a feature suggestion, or need help with a technical issue, please use the in-app feedback option to contact us.

On the Home tab, tap Me (your profile icon) in the upper left corner, tap Help and Support, and then tap either Tell Us What You Like or Tell Us What Could Be Better.

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