Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad
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If you sign in to the app with a free Microsoft account or an work or school account associated with a qualifying Office 365 subscription, you'll have access to the app's extra features as well as other Office 365 apps for iOS.
Note: Are you on a MacBook or Mac? You'll install the desktop version of Office.
Set up Office apps for the first time:
Tap any Office app like Word to launch it.
Tap Sign in if you already have a Microsoft Account or an Office 365 work or school account.
Note: Or tap Create an Account to create a new Microsoft Account using any email address you already have.
Enter your personal Microsoft account or your work or school account. Tap Next.
Note: For a new Microsoft Account, create a password and then follow the prompts to verify your identity.
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.
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.
To add another account, like OneDrive for Business or Dropbox, tap Account > Add a Service.
If you're using OneNote, tap Settings > Accounts.
Choose the cloud service that 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.
From the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint app, open or create a document and tap AutoSave > Help and Support. In OneNote, tap Settings > Help.
Or, select a link in the table below to view the help in a web browser.
iPhone or iPad help
Your device must be running iOS 8.0 or later.
App availability also varies by country. Find out what's available in your country
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.