Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad with Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

Note: This article applies only to Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Select how you want to set up Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) on your iPhone or iPad

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 on an iPhone or iPad for the first time

Your device must be running iOS 8.0 or later.

  1. If you haven't installed any of the Office apps on your iPhone or iPad as yet, download one, or all of them from the Apple App Store.

  2. Once you download it, 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 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.

Opening 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 or tap Open > OneDrive - your business name and 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

Already using Office on iPhone or iPad with a personal Microsoft account? Add your work or school account

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

  1. Open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote on your iPhone or iPad.

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

    If you are using OneNote, tap Settings OneNote Settings icon > Accounts.

    Add a Place screen

  3. Tap OneDrive for Business. Type your work or school account, 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 iPhone or iPad.

Opening 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 or tap Open > OneDrive - your business name and 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

How to find help topics in the app

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

Find help in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint
  • Open or create a document and tap AutoSave > Help and Support.

Find help in OneNote
  • Tap Settings OneNote Settings icon > Help.

Or, select a link in the table below to view the help in a web browser.

App

iPhone help

iPad help

Discover Word
Discover Excel
Discover PowerPoint
Discover OneNote

See Also

Set up email on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Mobile setup for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

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