What you can do in the Office apps on mobile devices with a Microsoft 365 subscription

All Microsoft 365 plans allow you to view documents using the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote apps for iOS, Android, or Windows mobile devices. However, the features and files available to you depend on if you have a Microsoft 365  qualifying plan or non-qualifying plan, or if you have a one-time purchase of Office.

Check your plan to see what you can do in the Office apps

* Editing available only on screen sizes up to 10.1 inches.

Some qualifying plans and all non-qualifying plans have a screen size limit of 10.1 inches for editing in the Office mobile apps. For example, if you're using an iPad Pro with a 12.9 inch screen, you must have a qualifying Microsoft 365 plan with access to the desktop apps to edit files.

Check below to see what features are available with your plan or version of Office. See What Microsoft 365 product or license do I have? if you're not sure what plan you have.

Qualifying plans

Microsoft 365 Family
Microsoft 365 Personal

Microsoft 365 Business Basic*

Microsoft 365 Apps for business
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise

Office 365 Education*
Office 365 A1*
Office 365 A3
Office365_Edu_A5

Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
Office 365 Enterprise E1*
Office 365 Enterprise E3
Office 365 Enterprise E4
Office 365 Enterprise E5

Microsoft 365 Business Standard (Nonprofit)
Microsoft 365 Business Basic (Nonprofit)*
Office 365 Nonprofit E1*
Office 365 Nonprofit E3
Office 365 Nonprofit E5

Office 365 Government E1*
Office 365 Government E3
Office 365 Government E4

Microsoft 365 A1 *
Microsoft 365 A3
Microsoft 365 A5

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 F1 *

Microsoft 365 E3
Microsoft 365 E5

With a qualifying plan you can:   

Non-qualifying plans *

One-time purchase versions, such as:
Office Home & Student
Office Home & Business
Office Professional

Volume license versions, such as:
Office Professional Plus
Office Standard

Additionally:
Project Online Essentials

With a non-qualifying plan, you don't have access to the app's extra features, but you can do the following:   

  • Create and view files

  • Do basic editing (for non-business accounts and files)

  • Without a subscription, you'll see a message to purchase the subscription when accessing a premium feature. 

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For a comparison of Microsoft 365 plans, select from these options:

Home plans | Small business plans | Business plans | Education plans | Nonprofit plans | Government plans

Additional information

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To use the Office apps, make sure that your device meets the system requirements for your particular Mobile device.

Select your device from the list below to see information about how to install and set up the Office apps Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote using the account associated with your Microsoft 365 subscription.

Try one of these solutions to help with your issue.

  • Make sure you're using the correct Microsoft account, or Microsoft 365 work or school account
    When signing to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote, use the Microsoft Account associated with your Microsoft 365 subscription with or the work or school account you use with  Microsoft 365 for business.

  • Verify your user name and password is working
    Use a browser to verify that you are signing in with the username and password that's associated with your Microsoft 365 subscription. See Where to sign in to Microsoft 365 for the correct sign in location for your particular subscription.

  • Check your system requirements
    Make sure your device meets the system requirements. You can also find up-to-date system requirements on the app pages for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote in the Apple Store or Google Play.

  • iPad users - reset your app
    If you’re using an iPad and you see the errors: No subscription found or This Apple ID doesn’t have a paid Microsoft 365 subscription, try resetting the apps.

    1. Go to iPad Settings.

    2. In Settings, tap to select one of your Office for iPad apps like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

    3. Under RESET, tap Reset <app name>.

    4. Slide to enable Delete Login Credentials.

    5. Close the app. To close on your iPad, press the Home button twice, swipe to find your app, and then swipe the previews screen up.

Admins can also add an external link to the software installation package on the company portal by using the Microsoft Intune Software Publisher. This link lets users download the app directly from an online store, or run the app as a Web app from a website. The app is not hosted by Microsoft Intune. For more information, see Documentation Library for Microsoft Intune.

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