You can use Outlook Web App (OWA) to manage your email and other personal information from a mobile device. Although many familiar features are supported on mobile devices, you’ll see a different set of options than you do when you use Outlook Web App on a desktop or laptop computer.
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Options for Outlook Web App on any mobile device
To use Options on a mobile device, tap More , then Options.
After you’ve made the changes you want, tap the Save or to save your changes and close Options. To cancel your changes, tap away from the options page or tap Cancel .
If you’ve already set an automatic reply, you’ll see those settings here. The only difference between automatic replies on a mobile device and automatic replies in Outlook or Outlook Web App on a desktop or laptop is that you can’t set a start and end time. If set, start and end times still apply, they just don’t show here.
Set your time zone here.
If you’ve created an email signature in Outlook Web App on your desktop or laptop, you’ll see it here. You can use that signature, or you can create a mobile signature. If you create a mobile signature, it will be used in place of your default signature when you send a message from a mobile device.
Options if you’re using OWA for iPhone, OWA for iPad, or OWA for Android
If you’re using OWA for iPhone , OWA for iPad, or OWA for Android, you’ll see additional options.
The passcode helps secure your mailbox. Your organization’s administrator may require that you set a passcode. The passcode, combined with your username and password (which you entered when you initially installed the app), lets you quickly access your account.
Contact Sync lets you copy the contents of your personal Contacts folder to the address list on your device, making them available to other applications that use the device’s address list. If you turn Contact Sync off, those entries will be removed from the device’s address list. Contact Sync is only available if your organization’s administrator has enabled it.
By default, your Inbox, Drafts, Contacts, Calendar, and 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 use Options to 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.
To learn more about OWA for iPhone or OWA for iPad, see Blog - OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad.
To learn how to install OWA for Android, see OWA for Android in the Play Store.
To learn more about OWA for Android, see the blog post OWA for Android now available on select devices.
What you can’t do in Options on a mobile device
Not every option that’s available in Outlook Web App on a desktop or laptop computer is available when you’re using Outlook Web App on a mobile device. For those options, you’ll need to sign in to your account on a desktop or laptop:
In a web browser, sign in to Outlook Web App using the URL provided by the person who manages email for your organization. Enter your user name and password, and then click Sign in.
At the top of the page, choose Outlook (or Mail). Or, choose the app launcher > Mail.
At the top of the page, select Settings > Options.
Outlook Web App options that must be set on a desktop or laptop computer include:
Changing your account password
Most mail and calendar settings
Junk email settings
Add or remove Apps
Perform a remote wipe of devices that are connected to your account