Work from anywhere - overview

Away from your desk? No more laptop battery? No problem! Handle your work from anywhere with Office on your phone or tablet.

Pro tip: Keep your work-life balance in check by turning off notifications for your work apps on your personal devices.

Use the four tips below to work wherever you are.

Download an infographic to get tips for working from anywhere:

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Thinking of working from home regularly?

Use this template to analyze your habits and the way you like to work to create a plan that works as you transition to a home office. Gather the materials and furnishings to optimize your space and keep you efficient and on-task. Download the template

Install Outlook and keep in touch

You can stay on top of emails and appointments with Outlook on your phone. Download the app, then launch, sign in, and set up your account.

Get more details for how to install Outlook on a phone.

Save your files to the cloud

Store your business files in Microsoft Teams or SharePoint. That way you and the other people in your company can access them even when you're not in the office.

Set up the SharePoint and Microsoft Teams mobile apps

You can store your personal files in OneDrive and sync them from your phone.

Sync files with OneDrive

  1. Open OneDrive and sign in.
  2. Follow the instructions to finish the setup and start syncing.

Need a little help? Get advice on where to store files, how to use the OneDrive mobile app and how to sync files and folders.

Open and edit your files from any device

Work on your phone or tablet

Install the Office apps on a phone or tablet and work wherever you are. Download the apps, then launch, sign in, and set up your account.

Learn more about installing the Office app on: Android | iOS.

Not sure what you can do on your phone or tablet? Read more about using the Office apps:

Work on an iPad or iPhone Work on an Android phone or tablet
Office app for iOS Office app for Android
Use Word on a mobile device Use Word on a mobile device
PowerPoint for iPhone Help PowerPoint for Android Tablets Help
PowerPoint for iPad Help PowerPoint for Android Phones Help

Work in a browser

You can also create and edit documents right from your browser. Open files, edit text, adjust formatting, add pictures, and create graphs in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You can even work in a document at the same time as a colleague or customer when you've shared your file with them.

  1. Sign in to Office.com with your Microsoft 365 account.
  2. Launch an Office app to get to work.

Work in a browser with Office Online

Join online meetings remotely

From your laptop:

  • In Microsoft Teams, click Meetings button on the left side of the app and you'll see a list of all your meetings for the week. Find the meeting you want, and then click Join.

From your phone:

  • Both before and during the meeting, you'll see the meeting notice in your chat list or a channel conversation in Microsoft Teams.

    You can join from that meeting notice or from the Meetings calendar