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:
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
- Open OneDrive and sign in.
- Follow the instructions to finish the setup and start syncing.
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.
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.
- Sign in to Office.com with your Microsoft 365 account.
- Launch an Office app to get to work.
Work in a browser with Office Online
- Get started with Office Online in Microsoft 365
- Get started with Word for the web
- Get started with Excel Online
- Get started with PowerPoint for the web
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