Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad

If you sign in to the app with a free Microsoft account or an work or school account associated with a qualifying Office 365 subscription, you'll have access to the app's extra features.


Set up Office apps for the first time:

Tap any Office app like Word to launch it.

Tap Sign in if you already have a Microsoft Account or an Office 365 work or school account.

Note: Or tap Create an Account to create a new Microsoft Account using any email address you already have.

Choose Sign in

Enter your personal Microsoft account or your work or school account. Tap Next.

Note: For a new Microsoft Account, create a password and then follow the prompts to verify your identity.

Enter your email address

Enter the password associated with your account and tap Sign in.

Note: To troubleshoot sign in issues with Office 365, learn more about qualifying Office 365 plans.

Enter your account password

Tap Turn on Notifications to enable alerts or Not Now to opt out.

Tap Create and Edit to start working on your documents.

Tip: After you sign in, your account is automatically added to the other Office apps installed on your iOS device.

Tap Create and Edit to begin using the app.

To add another account, like OneDrive for Business or Dropbox, tap Account > Add a Service.

If you're using OneNote, tap Settings OneNote Settings icon > Accounts.

Tap Account

Add a Place screen

Choose the cloud service that you want to add.

Choose the cloud service you want to add.

Enter the email address and password that you use to sign into that service.

You're good to go!

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

Tap the service where you want to view your files.

For example, to view Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents, tap Open > OneDrive - Personal or tap Open > OneDrive - your business name.

You'll see the list of files you saved to OneDrive or OneDrive for Business. 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 or if you opened the Excel app, you'll see Excel spreadsheets.

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

OneDrive files in Office Mobile

Important: 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 Office 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 an Office 365 plan.

See Also

What's new in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iPhone and iPad

How Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote apps work on Android or iOS devices

What you can do in the Office apps with an Office 365 plan

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