Set up Microsoft Office on your iPhone or iPad

Davidson College provides Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus free of charge to all faculty, staff and students. The ProPlus version allows you to install a full copy of Microsoft Office locally on your computer. Our license also entitles you to install Microsoft Office on up to five devices, on or off campus, and also Office mobile apps for smartphones and tablets.

There isn't actually a full Microsoft Office app for your iOS mobile device. Instead, you can install Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint individually as described below.

Install Your First Office Application

  1. Open the App Store. If you are on-campus, you should be connected through eduroam.
  2. Search for the app you are looking for.
  3. Once you find the app:
    • Download the app by tapping the GET button.
      • If you have previously downloaded or installed the app, you might see the Download iOS_download_button_20.jpgicon instead.
  4. If prompted, authenticate via your Apple ID or Touch ID.
  5. Open the app.
  6. On the Office 365 screen, tap the Sign in button.
  7. On the Sign in screen, type in your Davidson email address and tap the Next button.
  8. Type in your Davidson password and tap the Sign in button.
  9. Authenticate using Duo Mobile.
  10. You will be prompted to turn on notifications. Tap either Turn On or Not Now, depending on your preference.

After installing your first Office application, you will not be required to sign into each individual app that you install afterwards. 


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