Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad

NEWLY ARRIVED! Apply now to be an Office Insider for iPhone and iPad!

There are a limited number of spots available. Those who are accepted into the Office Insider program will get early access to the newest features, fixes, and improvements for Office on iOS. What is Office Insider?

If you have a qualifying Office 365 plan and sign in to the app with the Microsoft account or work or school account that's associated with your Office 365 subscription, you'll have access to the app's extra features as well as other Office 365 apps for iOS.


Step 1
If you haven't already, download the Office apps individually on to your iPhone or iPad:


Step 2
Enter your personal Microsoft account or work or school account associated with your Office 365 subscription, and then tap Next.

Sign in screen

Step 3
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

Step 4
Tap Turn on Notifications to enable alerts or Not Now to opt out.

Tap Create and Edit Documents 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.

Step 5
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


Step 6
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

Your device must be running iOS 8.0 or later.

App availability also varies by country. Find out what's available in your country

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.

To learn more about Office apps on the iPad Pro, see the Office blog post Microsoft Office apps are ready for the iPad Pro.

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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