You may find the Outlook app more efficient and effective than your default email app.
Maybe you use Microsoft Outlook on your computer. But what do you use on your mobile phone or tablet? You can use the built-in email app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Another option is the Microsoft Outlook mobile app. The Outlook app supports Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and other services so you can set up and access multiple email accounts. You can choose what happens when you swipe a message. You can attach files from a variety of sources. And you can view and work with your calendar. Let’s check out how to use the Outlook app on your mobile device.
For this article, I’m using the Outlook app on my iPad, but it works similarly on an iPhone, iPad, and Android device. If you don’t already have it, you can snag the app for iOS from Apple’s App Store and for Android from Google Play. After you launch the app the first time, tap on the Get Started button. The app may suggest an account to add. You can add accounts for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud as well as accounts accessed through your Internet Service Provider. After you’ve set up all your email accounts, the app informs you of some of its features and takes you to the inbox of the last account you added.
By default, the app displays your inbox in Focused mode. What’s that? Outlook’s Focused Inbox displays your most important messages at the top of the list. But the feature requires time to learn which messages should be deemed important. When you first start the app, you may see no messages in the Focused Inbox. In that case, tap on the button to View Other Messages or tap on the header for Other.