Welcome to OneNote for iPad

To begin, sign in with your Microsoft account

Before you can open notebooks on SharePoint or sign in with an Office 365 subscription through your work, school, or other organization, you must first sign in to OneNote for iPad using your Microsoft account.

A Microsoft account is an email address used to sign in to Microsoft services. You already have a Microsoft account if you use any of the following:

  • Hotmail (example@hotmail.com or example@live.com)

  • Outlook.com

  • Your own email address that is registered as a Microsoft account (Gmail, Yahoo, and others.)

  • Xbox LIVE

  • OneDrive

  • MSN

  • Messenger

  • Office 365 Home subscription

If you don’t already have notebooks on OneDrive, one is automatically created for you when you sign in.

Open a notebook

In order for your notebook to be available to you on your iPad or iPhone, make sure you create your OneNote 2016 notebook on OneDrive. If you've already created a notebook on your computer, you can sync it with your iPad.

Note: Your organization may require you to use VPN on your iPad to access SharePoint notebooks when you’re away from the network. If you’re having trouble accessing a SharePoint site, this might be the cause. Your network administrator can tell you whether VPN is required and provide the configuration for setting it up on your device.

Next, on your iPad, do the following:

  1. Tap More Notebooks in the Notebook pane.

    Tip: On iPad: If you're already on a page in a notebook, tap Back button to get to More Notebooks.

    Tip: On iPhone: If you're already on a page in a notebook, tap Back button twice to get to More Notebooks. If you're in a section in a notebook, tap Back button once to get to More Notebooks

  2. In the Open More Notebooks section, tap on the notebook you want and OneNote will open it for you.

Note: If you’re away from your network and your organization requires VPN for remote network access, in iPad Settings, turn VPN on and enter your credentials to connect to the network. If you’ve tried to sign in multiple times and continue to receive an error message about an incorrect user name and password, it might be due to an issue with SharePoint server.

Sign in to OneDrive or OneDrive for Business

To open notebooks on OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, do the following:

  1. Sign in to OneNote for iPad with your Microsoft account.

  2. Tap the Settings icon Settings icon in OneNote for iOS .

  3. Tap on your account name, and then select + Add a Service.

  4. Select OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, and then sign in.

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