Use OneDrive for Business in iOS

Use OneDrive for Business in iOS

Use the OneDrive app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch device to work with your OneDrive for Business accounts as well as your personal OneDrive account.

Upload, work with, and move files the same way in OneDrive for Business in the iOS app as you do with your personal OneDrive. To learn more, see Find and work with OneDrive files in iOS.

Add a OneDrive for Business account

You can add a OneDrive for Business account to the OneDrive app for iOS, if your organization uses OneDrive in Office 365.

  1. Open the OneDrive app and tap the Me icon Person icon in OneDrive app for iOS at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap Add account.

  3. On the sign-in screen, enter the email address and password you use for your company, school, or other organization.

    When your organization uses SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Server 2016, the sign-in process is different from Office 365. On the sign in screen, tap Have a SharePoint Server URL? Then enter the web address of your SharePoint server to continue the sign-in process. The web address, also known as a URL, may look like http://portal.

Notes: 

  • For you to sign in to OneDrive for Business, your organization needs to have a qualifying SharePoint Online or Office 365 business subscription plan. Or your organization needs to have its own SharePoint Server deployment.

  • You cannot sign in with multiple work or school account from the same organization.

If you have a problem signing in with your work or school account account, try signing in at https://portal.office.com/onedrive or contact your organization's IT department.

Switch between accounts

To switch between a personal OneDrive account and a OneDrive for Business account, or between multiple OneDrive for Business accounts, open the app, press and hold the Me icon Person icon in OneDrive app for iOS at the bottom of the screen, and then tap the account name you want to use.

Screenshot of switching between accounts in the OneDrive app on iOS

You can add only one personal account to the OneDrive app. To open a different personal account, tap the Me icon Person icon in OneDrive app for iOS at the bottom of the screen, tap the account you want to sign out of, and then tap Sign Out of This Account. Then, sign in with the account you want to use.

Use a passcode

You can set a four-digit passcode to prevent other users of your iOS device from accessing your OneDrive for Business account. To do this, open the app, tap the Me icon Person icon in OneDrive app for iOS at the bottom of the screen, tap Settings OneDrive settings , and then tap the Passcode toggle to turn it on and to enter your passcode.

Support Information

The OneDrive app requires iOS 8.0 or later. It's compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app can connect to SharePoint Online in Office 365 (Enterprise, Education, Government, and Dedicated), SharePoint 2013, and SharePoint Server 2016. Windows authentication (NTLM) and forms-based authentication are supported for SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Server 2016, also referred to as on-premises. For on-premises, we do not support: Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Kerberos, basic authentication, digest authentication, self-signed Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, or multiple authentication types in one zone. For SharePoint Online, we do not support multi-factor authentication. All languages supported by SharePoint are supported by the app. For a list of languages see Language packs in SharePoint Server 2013.

More help for OneDrive for Business

See related OneDrive for Business Help.

Ask your question in the OneDrive for Business community forum.

For more help, contact your IT department or administrator. If you're the SharePoint Online administrator, you can also open a support ticket in the Office 365 admin center.

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