Welcome to OneNote for iPad

To begin, sign in with your Microsoft account

Before you can open notebooks on SharePoint or sign in with an Office 365 subscription through your work, school or other organization, you must first sign in to OneNote for iPad using your Microsoft account.

A Microsoft account is an email address used to sign in to Microsoft services. You already have a Microsoft account if you use any of the following:

  • Hotmail (example@hotmail.com or example@live.com)

  • Outlook.com

  • Your own email address that is registered as a Microsoft account (Gmail, Yahoo, and others.)

  • Xbox LIVE

  • OneDrive

  • MSN

  • Messenger

  • Office 365 Home subscription

If you don’t already have notebooks on OneDrive, one is automatically created for you when you sign in.

Open a link to the notebook

Your organization may require you to use VPN on your iPad to access SharePoint notebooks when you’re away from the network. If you’re having trouble accessing a SharePoint site, this might be the cause.

Your network administrator can tell you whether VPN is required and provide the configuration for setting it up on your device.

To get a link to the notebook, on your Windows computer, do the following:

  1. Start OneNote (2010 or later).

  2. In the list of notebooks, right-click the notebook you want to access from your iPad and select Copy Link to Notebook.

  3. Paste the link into a new email message and send it to yourself.

Next, on your iPad, do the following:

  1. If you’re away from your network and your organization requires VPN for remote network access, in iPad Settings, turn VPN on and enter your credentials to connect to the network.

  2. Open the email message you sent yourself and tap the first of the two links to open the notebook in OneNote for iPad. For OneNote 2010 notebooks, tap the link marked “(OneNote)”.

  3. Enter your user name and password and tap Sign In.

Note:  If you’ve tried to sign in multiple times and continue to receive an error message about an incorrect user name and password, it might be due to an issue with SharePoint server.

Sign in to an Office 365 SharePoint site

To open notebooks on an Office 365 SharePoint site, do the following:

  1. Sign in to OneNote for iPad with your Microsoft account.

  2. If you have a notebook open, tap Back arrow to go to notebook list .

  3. Tap Open.

Open notebook

  1. Tap Add a Place and then tap Office 365 SharePoint.

  2. Enter your email address and password and tap Sign In.

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