Install and set up Office on an iPhone or iPad

Create, edit, and save Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files almost anywhere with the Office mobile apps for iOS devices.

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.

Set up Office apps on an iOS device

1. Download the Office apps

If you haven't already installed any of the Office apps on your iPhone or iPad, you can download one or all of them by searching for them individually in the Apple App Store. If you're viewing this page on your iOS device, you can directly click these links:

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

OneNote

2. Set up your account on the Office mobile apps

Use the tabs below for instructions on how to sign into an Office app for the first time or to add additional accounts to an Office app you're already using.

You can also watch these steps in a video: Play a video Video: Log in to Office for iPad or Play a video Video: Log in to Office for iPhone

Install and sign in to any Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote app for the first time
  1. Once you download it, tap any Office app to open it. Swipe through the introduction, and tap Sign In.

  2. 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 subscription, and then tap Next.

    Sign in screen
  3. Type your Password, and then tap Sign in.

    Note: To troubleshoot sign in issues, see What you can do in the Office apps on an iOS or Android device with an Office 365 plan.

    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.

  4. Tap Create and Edit Documents to start working on your documents.

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.

Note: What work documents you can edit depends if you have a qualifying Office 365 for business or education subscription and if you have an Office license assigned. See What you can do in the Office apps on an iOS or Android device with an Office 365 plan.

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

3. Open documents in an Office mobile 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

Find help for the apps or check the system requirements

Select from below to see how you can access help from within the app to learn more about deleting, sharing, saving, and syncing files, or using the app if you're offline. Or to check if your device meets the system requirements for the app.

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

Set up Office apps and email on iOS devices

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