Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad

Use the Office mobile apps to work from anywhere, just sign in with a free Microsoft account or an Office 365 work or school account. With a qualifying Office 365 subscription, you'll have access to the app's extra features.

Note: Are you on a MacBook or Mac? You'll install the desktop version of Office.

Set up Office for iOS

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Tap any Office app like Word to launch it.

Enter your Microsoft Account or Office 365 work or school account and tap Next.

Enter your your account associated with your Office 365 operated by 21Vianet subscription.

Note: If you don't have a Microsoft Account, you can create one for free using any email address you already have.

Choose Sign in

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

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

Enter your account password

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Tap Yes or No to help us improve your Office mobile experience.

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

Turn on notifications

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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.

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To add another account or cloud service, like OneDrive or Dropbox, tap Open > Add a Place.

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

Add a Place screen

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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?

  1. Tap the service where your files are located. For example, tap Open > OneDrive - Personal or tap Open > OneDrive - your business name.

  2. You'll see the files you saved. 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.

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

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.

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