OWA for Android

Important: If you’re on a mobile device, for the best experience we recommend that you install the latest Microsoft app for your device: Outlook for iOS or Outlook for Android.

If you have an Office 365 for business or education account, you can use OWA for Android to access your email, calendar, and contacts. The app looks and feels like signing into your account using a web browser, without having to enter your user name and password each time. The app adds features that you won’t see when signing in through a web browser, such as contact sync, reminders, and new message notification.

How do I install OWA for Android?

Go to the Play Store on your Android device and install OWA for Android. To learn how to install OWA for Android, see OWA for Android in the Play Store.

When you first launch the app, you’ll be asked to enter your Office 365 name and password, which are then stored on your device. Depending on the settings used by your organization, you may be prompted to configure the app or your Android device to require a passcode or PIN.

What if I want to know more?

  • Offline synchronization copies message information from the previous three days, plus one month of past and up to six months of future calendar information. If you have more than 750 future calendar items in six months, only three months will be synchronized.

  • In addition to your Inbox, Drafts, Contacts, and Calendar, five other message folders that you’ve used recently will be synchronized for offline access. Which folders are synced will change depending on how often you access them. As an alternative, you can select up to five message folders to sync. Each folder that you choose will take the place of one of the five that would have been automatically synced.

  • You can’t sign out from OWA for Android. To remove your sign in information and any downloaded content, remove the app from your device.

  • For information about how to connect to your account using the email, calendar, and contacts apps that come preinstalled on your devices, see Set up email on an Android phone or tablet.

  • To learn more about the app, see the blog post that introduces and describes OWA for Android now available on select devices.

  • If you have an Office 365 account see Office 365 Android phone or tablet setup for information about how to use Office 365 on your phone.

  • To leave suggestions or feedback about OWA for Android, please visit OWA for Devices feedback and suggestions.

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