How do I set up my Outlook in Android?

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Overview:

The University of Idaho runs on the Office 365 Exchange platform. Therefore, ITS supports the use of the Microsoft Outlook app available for Android tablets and phones. This tutorial will assist you in setting up your account in Office.

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This article applies to the following operating systems:

  Android

Setting Up Outlook on Android:

Step 1: Download and Install Outlook

Go to the app store, or Google Play on most Android devices. Search for Microsoft Outlook, download and install the application.

Download and install the application.Image of the Outlook page in the Google Play store.

 

Step 2: Select Get Started

Open the application once it is installed. Select Get Started on the opening screen to add your UI email account.

Open the application once it is installed.Screenshot of the Outlook application when you open it for the first time.

 

Step 3: Enter full email address

Type your full University of Idaho email address and select Continue. Outlook should automatically detect your account as an Office 365 Exchange account and redirect you to the UI login page.

Type your full University of Idaho email address and select Continue.

 

Step 4: Sign in with password

Type in your password, and email if it does not appear automatically, then select Sign In

 

Step 5: Authenticate with DUO

Once you have put in your log in information and click sign in the following DUO mobile authentication will pop up. Select the option that is most convenient for you to authenticate. 

 

Step 6: Add more accounts or select Maybe Later to continue

Once you are logged in, Outlook will ask if you “would like to add another account now.” If you have multiple Outlook accounts or another UI account you would like to add, follow steps 1-4 above after tapping Let’s do it! 

Once you are done adding your accounts, or only have the one account, select Maybe Later to proceed.

Add another account or skip.Once you are done adding your accounts, or only have the one to add, select Maybe Later to proceed.

 

Step 7: Walk through initial tour

If this is the first time you have used Outlook on this device, it may take you through a short tour of the Outlook app features. These include the Focused Inbox, Calendar, and Attach Files features available through their interface. 

  • Press the arrow icon on the bottom-right to move through the tour.

  • Tap the check mark at the bottom right to end the tour and continue to your mailbox.

  • You can also skip this tour by selecting skip at the bottom-left of the screen.

Press the arrow icon on the bottom-right to move through the tour.Press the arrow icon on the bottom-right to move through the tour. ​​

Step 8: View your Inbox

Once you are in the Inbox view, you can see your emails, as well as icons on the bottom of the screen that lead to other features. From left to right, these icons represent your inbox, calendar, documents and contacts. The icon that is blue, and not grey, is the feature you are currently viewing.

Once you are in the inbox view, you can see your emails, as well as icons on the bottom of the screen that lead to other features.Screenshot of the Outlook application with the Inbox set up.

 

Questions?

If you have any problems using Outlook for Android after following this tutorial, or have additional questions, please contact ITS, or submit a ticket.

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