Use a screen reader with Safe in Teams for personal life

This article is for people with visual impairments who use a screen reader program with the Office products and is part of the Office Accessibility content set. For more general help, see Office Support home.

Use Microsoft Teams with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to use Safe to store passwords and other sensitive information across multiple devices.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

In this topic

Set up Safe

Store and browse secure information

Set up Safe

The first time you access Safe with your account, you are prompted to create a four-digit PIN to keep the contents secure.

  1. In Microsoft Teams, swipe right until you hear the currently open tab. If the Safe tab has been added to your tab bar, swipe right until you hear "Safe," and double-tap the screen.

    Notes: To add the Safe tab to your tab bar:

    1. Swipe right until you hear "More," and double-tap the screen.

    2. Swipe left until you hear "Reorder," and double-tap the screen to open the Edit navigation pane.

    3. In the Edit navigation pane, swipe right until you hear "Reorder Safe," then double-tap and hold until you hear a sound cue from your device. Move your finger towards the top of the device until you hear "Moved to section one," and lift your finger.

    4. Swipe left until you hear "Done," and double-tap the screen.

  2. To set up Safe, swipe right until you hear "Continue," and double-tap the screen.

  3. You are asked whether you want to have your recovery key saved with your Microsoft account. Swipe right until you hear: "Continue." If you want to opt out of having your recovery key saved, swipe left once, and double-tap the screen, then swipe right once. Double-tap the screen to proceed.

  4. You are prompted to create a four-digit PIN that is used to unlock your Safe. Enter it using the on-screen numerical keyboard. You need to enter the same four digits twice for your PIN to be accepted.

  5. Once your PIN has been accepted, you are taken to the main view of the Safe tab.

Store and browse secure information

  1. To open the Safe tab, swipe right until you hear "Safe, tab," then double-tap the screen.

  2. You are prompted to enter the four-digit PIN you created during Set up Safe. Enter it using the on-screen numerical keyboard.

  3. The Safe main page opens. Swipe right or left until you hear "Add new item," and double-tap the screen.

  4. Choose the kind of item you want to add to your safe by swiping right until you hear the type you want, and double-tap the screen.

    You can add items such as login information, secure notes, passwords, passport information and email account credentials. Each item type contains a text field for the item name and one or more additional text fields.

  5. For each text field in the item, swipe right until you hear the field name, followed by "Text field," then double-tap the screen and use the on-screen keyboard to enter the contents of the field.

    Note: The Item name field is mandatory for all item types.

  6. Once you've filled in all the fields you want, swipe left until you hear "Save," and double-tap the screen.

  7. Items you've added to Safe are listed in the Safe tab. You can browse between them by swiping left or right until you hear the one you want, and open them by double-tapping the screen.

See also

(links to other Teams for personal life topics)

Use Microsoft Teams with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to use Safe to store passwords and other sensitive information across multiple devices.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

In this topic

Set up Safe

Store and browse secure information

Set up Safe

The first time you access Safe with your account, you are prompted to create a four-digit PIN to keep the contents secure.

  1. In Microsoft Teams, swipe right until you hear the currently open tab. If the Safe tab has been added to your tab bar, swipe right until you hear "Safe," and double-tap the screen.

    If the Safe tab has not been added to your tab bar, swipe right until you hear "More, tab," and double-tap the screen, then swipe right until you hear "Safe," and double-tap the screen.

  2. To set up Safe, swipe left until you hear "Continue," and double-tap the screen.

  3. You are asked whether you want to have your recovery key saved with your Microsoft account. Swipe right until you hear "Continue." If you want to opt out of having your recovery key saved, swipe left once, then double-tap the screen, and swipe right once. Double-tap the screen to proceed.

  4. You are prompted to create a four-digit PIN that is used to unlock your Safe. Enter it using the on-screen numerical keyboard. You need to enter the same four digits twice for your PIN to be accepted.

  5. Once your PIN has been accepted, you are taken to the main view of the Safe tab.

Store and browse secure information

  1. To open the Safe tab, swipe right until you hear "Safe, tab," then double-tap the screen.

  2. You are prompted to enter the four-digit PIN you created during Set up Safe. Enter it using the on-screen numerical keyboard.

  3. The Safe main page opens. Swipe right or left until you hear "Add new item," and double-tap the screen.

  4. Choose the kind of item you want to add to your safe by swiping right until you hear the type you want, and double-tap the screen.

    You can add items such as login information, secure notes, passwords, passport information and email account credentials. Each item type contains a text field for the item name and one or more additional text fields.

  5. For each text field in the item, swipe right until you hear the field name, followed by "Text field," then double-tap the screen and use the on-screen keyboard to enter the contents of the field.

    Note: The Item name field is mandatory for all item types.

  6. Once you've filled in all the fields you want, swipe left until you hear "Save," and double-tap the screen.

  7. Items you've added to Safe are listed in the Safe tab. You can browse between them by swiping left or right until you hear the one you want, and open them by double-tapping the screen.

See also

(links to other Teams for personal life topics)

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Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

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