Install and set up Office on an Android

Install Office apps on your Android phone or tablet so you can read, review, edit, and share your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents. 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.


Step 1
If you don't have any Office for Android apps installed, download them each individually from the Google Play Store:

Note: If you try to install and receive the error “Device is not compatible” your device may not meet the system requirements.


Step 2
Tap any Office app like Word to open it.

Enter your personal Microsoft account or an Office 365 work or school account. Tap Next.

Sign in screen

Step 3
Enter the Password associated with your account, then tap Sign in.

Enter your password.

Step 4
Tap Start using Word to get started with the app.

If you have other Office apps installed on your Android device, your account and OneDrive files will be automatically added.

Tap Start Using.

Step 5
To add another account, tap Open > Add a place.

If you are using OneNote, tap Settings > Accounts.

Tap Open from the app home screen.

Select Add a place


Step 6
Choose the cloud service you want to add, such as OneDrive for business or Dropbox.

Choose your cloud service.

Enter your email address and password that you use to sign into that service.

You're done!

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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

Open a document

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.

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

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

App availability varies by country so find out what's available in your country.

Note: To use the extra features in the Office apps, you must sign in with the Microsoft account or work or school account associated with your qualifying Office 365 subscription. For a list of qualifying plans, see What you can do in the Office apps on an Android, iOS, or Windows mobile device with an Office 365 plan.

See Also

Office for Android phones: Getting started

What's new in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android

Set up other Office 365 apps for Android

How Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote apps work on Android or iOS devices

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