Set up Office 365 email on iPhone

Configure Office 365 email on iPhone using iOS Mail (native) or Outlook App

For iPhones and iPads you can use the built in iOS app or you can download the Outlook App. Both will work however we highly recommend using Office 365’s Apps and sticking to the Outlook App. It is designed to work with Office 365 and has some extra features.

iOS Mail app

Go to your iphone/ipads Settings, scroll down and then tap Mail > Accounts >Add Account.


Select Exchange.


Enter your Office 365 email address, password, and a description of your account. Tap Next.

Note: Your email address should be your Office 365 business account . Such as

If you’re prompted to enter server settings, enter the following and tap Next.

  • Email: your full email address.
  • Server:
  • Username: your full email address.
  • Password: email account password.


The Mail app may request certain permissions such as accessing your calendar and contacts. To agree, tap Yes.

Then choose the apps you want your email account to sync with your iOS device and tap Save.

Now you’re all set to go!

Outlook for iOS mobile app

Open Outlook for iOS. The icon looks like this:

If you don’t have it yet, click below to download from Apple store

Note:  Available for iOS devices using iOS 10.0 or higher.

Open the collapsed menu in the upper left corner.

Note: First time using Outlook for iOS? Just tap Get Started.

Tap Settings 

Add Account > Add Email Account.


Enter your email account password and tap Sign In.


If you have 2-step verification, identify yourself using the method you chose (6 digit code, phone, or using the Microsoft Authenticator app. This may be required by your organization.

Note: Are you being prompted? Set up 2-step verification for Office 365 or use the Microsoft Authenticator app for easy verification.


Tap Yes or Allow to give Outlook permission to sync calendar, contacts, etc.

Once you swipe past the App Tour/Intro you are now ready to use Outlook for iOS!