Description: The following article mainly shows us something about how to set up office 365 email on iphone and the ways to login portal 365.
Welcome to office 365 questions, my name is Elliot Munroe, I work for the Oz biz web group on the Gold Coast of Australia, we are a Microsoft Partner who specializes in cloud services for small to medium businesses.
There are two ways to set up office 365 email on your iPhone that you might like to use. One of them is straight through the mail app, which is down here at the bottom, so this is the standard Apple Mail app.
Now I’ve deleted all my email accounts for sake of this demo, but I’m going to show you how to add a new one. So if we go to settings here, we go down to mail contacts and calendars. We can click Add Account, and this is going to let us add our office 365 account, so we click exchange account and then we put in our email address and our password.
If you’re not sure of your email address and your password, contact your administrator and they’ll be able to provide you with that information, so I’ve put in my password here and it’s going to verify with the office 365 servers that my email and password are correct and bring down all those details.
If you find this doesn’t work for you and your office 365 administrator, make sure that the auto discover information is configured correctly on your domain. So this verification takes a little while, once it’s finished, the connections have been successful, let me sync the different aspects of my office 365 Exchange Online connection.
I’m going to turn on notes and keep my existing notes on my iPhone, we click Save, and this will setup the account, just like any other account on your phone. So once you’ve added that account, we want to set that as the default account for our mail contacts and calendars.
And the way to do that is inside the mail contacts and calendars section, and we go down to default account. So we tap here and change this to exchange, that’s going to change it to our office 365 account and we do the same for contacts and calendars as well, so we changed the default account for the contacts here.
And lastly, the calendars at the bottom, so that means that every new team our contact or appointment that you create is going to be syncing with office 365 by default. So if I close out of settings and I go to mail, my exchange email is not going to come down straightaway, because it’s going to sync things in the background as well.
It should come down in the next few seconds, now while that happens, I’m going to show you the other way that we can set up office 365 on our phones, and that’s with the Outlook Web App or the OWA app. Now I use this, because it has some features that the existing app doesn’t have. So if we go to the App Store and we search for OWA, and we click on the first result, which is OWA for iPhone, that’s going to let us download that.
So that’s downloading in the background. While that downloads or where that’s going to go, it’s going to go here on the right hand side, I’m going to go back to my email and we’ll see that my emails come here now, so that is to set up that way through the Apple app, and I’m going to open up this OWA app.
Once it’s done, now the cool thing about the OWA app is that it let us do a few things that the existing mail app on the iPhone doesn’t do. And one of those things is shared calendars, so you might notice if you’re using an exchange account and someone sends you a R or shares a calendar with you, you want to be able to access those calendars on your phone and perhaps it’s your boss’s calendar and you want to be able to add appointments to their calendar.
You can’t do that with the usual mail app, that’s where this OWA app comes in handy, because it gives you the ability to do that. So if we click continue here and we sign in, just the same way on this OWA app, so I’m going to put my details in. Then it’s going to bring down pretty much exactly the same account, but inside this app, there are a few little things which are different about this app, things like you can’t click on phone numbers in emails, which can get quite annoying.
And there are a few other little things which you might not like as much as you like the mail app on the iPhone. But I use this for my main email app, once you get used to it, you’re not going to have any issues. So there’s a little setup screen here, which gives you some information. This looks just like the apps on Windows Mobile devices, so if you’re used to a Windows Mobile Device, this is going to look quite intuitive to you.
And we can go to the Inbox, all the emails that come through on my normal email are coming through on my OWA up as well, so you can use both apps and if we open up this little thing now in the bottom left hand corner here, this gives us access to our calendar as well. So our calendar information is here, this app is going to be running a little bit slowly while it brings down all that information at first.
But once it gets going, you’ll find it’ll work exactly the same way. If you have shared calendars, you can access them by clicking this little menu button on the bottom right hand corner. And going to calendars, and it’s going to bring up all the other calendars since I’ve got no calendar shared with me, I’m only going to see my own calendar.
If you have any questions about setting up office 365 email on your iPhone, you can leave a comment or make an enquiry on our website,thank you.