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Using the Microsoft Office mobile apps for iOS and Android with Sync

Microsoft provides a full suite of mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint. You can open and edit your documents and files stored in Sync, directly from these apps (editing requires an Office 365 subscription).

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Open and edit with Microsoft Office mobile on iOS

iPhone and iPad (iOS):

  1. Open the Microsoft Word or Excel mobile app.
  2. Tap Open at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap … More from the Places list.
  4. Tap Browse (if you are on Recents).
  5. Tap Locations at the top left corner of the screen.
  6. Tap Sync – Secure Storage from the Locations list.
  7. Browse through your Sync account and tap the document.
  8. The document will open within the Microsoft app. You will need to be signed into your Office 365 account to edit the document and save it directly back to Sync.
  9. Edit the file in the Microsoft app.
  10. When you tap the back arrow in the Microsoft toolbar, your edits will be saved directly to Sync and be available on other connected devices, as well as the Sync.com web panel.

Open and edit with Microsoft Office mobile on Android

Android:

  1. Open the Microsoft Word or Excel mobile app.
  2. Tap Open at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Browse from the Places list.
  4. Tap the menu icon ().
  5. Tap Sync.
  6. Browse through your Sync account and tap the document.
  7. The document will open within the Microsoft app. You will need to be signed into your Office 365 account to edit the document and save it directly back to Sync (recommended). If you are not signed in, you would be prompted to save your edited document locally on your mobile device, and would then have to share it back to Sync as a copy.
  8. Edit the file in the Microsoft app.
  9. When you tap the back arrow in the Microsoft toolbar, your edits will be saved directly to Sync and be available on other connected devices, as well as the Sync.com web panel.




   

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