Install and set up Office on an Android with Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

Note: This topic applies only to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China.

Select what you want to do on your Android phone or tablet:

Looking to set up email on your device or learn what other Office 365 mobile apps are available? See Mobile setup for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

Install and sign in to any Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote app for the first time

  1. If you don't have any Office for Android apps installed, download the apps from the local Android Store.

  2. Tap any Office app to open it. Swipe through the introduction, and tap Sign In.

  3. To use the extra features in the app, on the Sign in page, type the personal Microsoft account or work or school account that's associated with your Office 365 operated by 21Vianet subscription, and then tap Next.

    Sign in screen
  4. Type your Password, and then tap Sign in.

  5. Tap Create and Edit Documents to start working on your documents.

    After you complete the sign in process on one of the Office apps, your account and the OneDrive for Business service is automatically added to the other Office apps installed on your Android device.

I already have Office apps installed, but I want to add an additional account

If you installed any Office for Android app, but set it up with a different account, for example a Microsoft account like outlook.com, you can also add your work or school account to access documents you saved in OneDrive for Business, SharePoint team sites, or document libraries.

  1. Open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote on your Android device.

  2. In Word, Excel, or PowerPoint tap Account, and then tap Add a Place.

    If you are using OneNote, tap Settings > Accounts.

    Select Add a place
  3. Depending on which OneDrive service you want to access (for example, OneDrive for your personal documents or OneDrive for Business for your work or school documents), tap OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, type your personal Microsoft account or the work or school account associated with your Office 365 operated by 21Vianet subscription, and then tap Sign in. The service is now added to your account.

    Tip: After you complete the sign in process on one of the Office apps, your account and the OneDrive for Business service is automatically added to the other Office apps installed on your Android device.

Open documents in the app

  • Tap the service where you want to view your files. For example, to view Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents, tap:

    • Open > OneDrive - Personal where you store personal documents

    • Open > OneDrive - <your business name> where you store your work or school documents

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

    Open a document

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

Find help for Office for Android

Access help from within the app to learn more about deleting, sharing, saving, and syncing files, or using the app if you're offline.

Find help in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on your Android Find help in OneNote on your Android

System requirements

Office for Android can be installed on Android phones or tablets running:

  • Android KitKat 4.4.X (Android M is not yet supported)

  • 1 GB RAM or more

  • A screen size of 10.1 inches or smaller

See Also

Mobile setup for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

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