Microsoft Office app for Android

With the power of the Office app for Android, 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 Android device, visit Office for Android.

You can use the Office app without signing in to view, create, and save files on your Android device. When you sign in with your personal Microsoft account, or your work or school account, you gain the ability to 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 Android device. When you sign in with your personal Microsoft account, or your work or school account, you gain the ability to 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 Android works independently of any individual Office apps that you may have installed on your phone already (such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint). You can either keep the individual Office apps on your phone, or delete them to reclaim storage space — the choice is yours!

For more information, see Delete or disable apps on Android and Reinstall and re-enable apps on Android.

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

Note:  If another version of the Office app was pre-installed on your Samsung Galaxy device, downloading the newer version will upgrade the older app.

Where can I save new files?

If you are signed into Office with a work or school account, your documents and files are saved in the Documents folder on OneDrive for Business.

If you are using a personal Microsoft account (such as an outlook.com email address), your files will be saved in the Documents folder on your personal OneDrive account (with the exception of Scan Text, which is saved to your device but can be shared).

When working with PDF files in the Office app for Android, you’ll be prompted to choose a location where you want to save.

Note: If you are not signed in, your documents and files are automatically saved to your device.

Does the Office app work on Android tablets?

While the Office app for Android currently offers only limited support for Android tablets, it is fully optimized for tablet use when working with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Full app functionality for Android tablets will be made available soon.

To share your feedback about Android tablet 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 Android 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 Android.

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 the Gallery on your Android device.

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 Android?

If you have feedback about the Office app for Android, 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, and then tap Send feedback.

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