Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad

There are two ways to get Office on your iPhone:

Tap the button below to install the new Office app for iOS that combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single app, which introduces new mobile-centric features to view, edit, and share files without the need to switch between multiple apps. Learn more

Alternately, tap any of the buttons below to install the individual Office apps on your iPhone or iPad. 

Tip: Are you on a MacBook or Mac? Install the desktop version of Office.

You can use our mobile Office apps to work from anywhere. Just sign in with a free Microsoft account or an Microsoft 365 work or school account. With a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription, you'll also have access to premium features.

Set up individual Office apps on iPhone or iPad

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STEP 1:

On your iPhone or iPad, open any standalone mobile Office app (for example, Excel). 

Sign in with your Microsoft account, or Microsoft 365 work or school account and then tap Next.

Sign in with your account associated with your Microsoft 365 operated by 21Vianet subscription.

If you don't have a Microsoft Account, you can create one for free.

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If you signed in with a Microsoft account that’s associated with Office 2016 or Office 2019, you may get the option to upgrade to Microsoft 365.

You can purchase a plan, or tap Maybe later if you want to use the mobile apps without a subscription.

Note that you get access to premium features if you use a Microsoft 365 subscription.

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STEP 3:

When prompted to help us improve your Office mobile experience, tap Yes to opt in, or No to opt out.

Tap Turn on Notifications to enable alerts, or tap Not Now to set your preference later.

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STEP 4:

After you sign in, your account is automatically added to the current app, as well as any other Office apps that are installed on your iPhone or iPad. 

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STEP 5:

To add another account or a cloud service, like OneDrive or Dropbox, tap Open > Add a Place.

If you're using OneNote on your iPhone or iPad, tap your profile picture in the upper left corner, and then tap Storage Accounts

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STEP 6:

Choose the cloud service that you want to add. 

Enter the email address and password to sign into your preferred service. 

You're all set! 

Need help setting up and using Office apps on an iOS device?

To learn how to use the Office mobile app, see Microsoft Office mobile.

  1. Tap the service where your files are located. For example, tap Open > OneDrive - Personal or tap Open > OneDrive - your business name.

  2. You'll see the files you saved. The files you see are specific to the app you opened them in. For example, if you opened the Word app, you'll only see Word documents.

    To view any OneNote notebooks you saved to OneDrive or OneDrive for work or school, tap + Open Existing.

To use the extra features in the apps, you must sign in with the Microsoft account or work or school account that's associated with your qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription. If you have an iPad Pro, you must also have a qualifying plan to do any type of editing on that particular device. See What you can do in the Office apps on an iOS or Android device with a Microsoft 365 plan.

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