Video: How saving works in Office for iPhone

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Watch this video to learn saving tips for Office for iPhone.

Key points in this video

  • By default, Office for iPhone uses AutoSave. AutoSave is always on and saves your changes as you work. If at any time you lose your internet connection or turn it off, any pending changes will sync as soon as you’re back online.

  • You can work offline. If at any time you lose your internet connection or turn it off, any pending changes will sync as soon as you’re back online. If you need to work in a location without an internet connection, open the documents that you need on your iPhone before you go offline. This downloads the files locally and any edits you make will upload when you’re online again.

  • To turn AutoSave on or off, tap File File button , and then tap the AutoSave button.

  • Save As is called Duplicate. Tap File File button > Duplicate.

Video transcript

[Introduction music]

With Office for iPhone, your files are saved automatically. This is called AutoSave. And you can see that AutoSave is on when this button has 2 arrows.

You can also see it’s on when you tap the button.

With AutoSave on, Excel, PowerPoint and Word save frequently for you, so you don't have to worry about it.

If you want a familiar method of saving on your own terms, you can turn AutoSave off.

Notice that when AutoSave’s off, the arrows go away. So tap the File button and then tap save when it’s off.

And if you happen to forget that AutoSave is off, no worries. If you close the file by tapping the Save and Close arrow, you’ll be asked to save your changes.

One last note about saving. People often ask: where’s Save As?

It's called Duplicate. Tap the File button, Duplicate, and then choose if you want keep the changes in the duplicate file, or in both the duplicate and the original.

And then save the copy of the file to a location of your choice.

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