Important You need a SharePoint Online or qualifying Office 365 business subscription to use the OneDrive for Business app. If you’re using Office 365 Home, or want to store personal files in the cloud, use OneDrive.com and the associated OneDrive app. For more information on the differences between OneDrive for Business and OneDrive see What is OneDrive for Business?
Note Your device must be running iOS 7.0 or higher.
To sign in to the OneDrive for Business app on your iOS device, enter your SharePoint or Office 365 username and password and then tap Sign In.
Note Depending on your authentication type, you may need to tap Advanced Options and enter your SharePoint URL and login using a corporate user account. For a list of authentication types this app supports, see the section Supported authentication types for the OneDrive for Business app.
To sign out of the app, tap Settings > Sign Out. Tap Sign Out again if you’re sure you want to sign out of the app.
Once you’re signed in, the OneDrive for Business app takes you directly to your files and folders. Tap any item to open it.
Labels under each item tell you when it was last updated, and if it’s currently shared. A download symbol appears if a file is available for viewing offline.
There are three options for viewing your files:
Note If the Recent view is greyed out, it means your configured SharePoint environment doesn’t support that option.
You can download OneDrive for Business files to your iOS device to make them available for viewing when you’re offline.
The file is now listed when you tap Offline. Note the following details about viewing files offline:
When you open a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document in the OneDrive for Business app you can view and edit it from the Office app on your iPhone. To do this you must have Office for iPhone installed on your device. The Office for iPhone app is available as a free download from the App Store if you have a qualifying Office 365 subscription. You can also open another app to view the document.
Note If you’re opening a non-Office file, your only option is to open it in another app.
Important If you select the Open in Another App option, don’t select the Office app from the list because you’ll create a duplicate, offline copy. At this point, if you decide you do want to open the document with Office for iPhone, follow the steps above in View and edit a document in the Office app.
When you open a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document in the OneDrive for Businessapp you can view and edit it using Office Online in the Safari browser on your iPad or by opening another app to view the document.
You can share a OneNote notebook in the OneDrive for Business app. If you have the OneNote app installed on your device, you can also view and edit a OneNote notebook. The OneNote app for iPhone or iPad is a free download in the Apple App Store.
Note You can’t rename folders using this app. To rename a folder, go to the site in a browser. For more information, see Create or delete a folder in a list or library.
You can share files in your OneDrive for Business with people in your organization.
Note Sharing a file with someone outside your organization is only possible if your O365 tenant administrator has activated that feature. For more information see Share sites or documents with people outside your organization.
Note You can share a file with only one person at a time. If you want to share with more people, repeat this procedure.
You can upload files you’re storing in other services, such as OneDrive, to OneDrive for Business. This includes any pictures or videos stored in the picture library of your iOS device.
In order for you to log in to the OneDrive for Business app, an administrator must configure your SharePoint environment by using one of the supported authentication types in this table.
|Org-ID||Organizations with an Office 365 or SharePoint Online tenant without any federation.||Yes|
|ADFS and Org-ID federation||Organizations with a hybrid Office 365 or SharePoint Online tenant with users federated from an on-premises directory.||Yes|
|Windows authentication (NTLM)||Organizations with a SharePoint environment configured to allow NTLM claims-based Windows authentication.||Yes|
|Forms-based authentication (FBA)||Organizations with a SharePoint environment configured to allow Forms-based authentication or other compatible claims-based authentication via a standard web control.||Yes|
|Qualified non-ADFS identity providers||Organizations with an Office 365 or SharePoint Online environment configured to allow user sign-in that is federated with an identity provider qualified for rich clients in the Works with Office 365 – Identity program.||Yes|
|All other non-ADFS identity provider||Organizations with a SharePoint environment configured to allow a non-ADFS identity provider.||No|
|Kerberos authentication||Organizations with a SharePoint environment configured to support Kerberos authentication.||No|
|Basic authentication||Organizations with a SharePoint environment configured to support Basic authentication.||No|
Note If you’re an Office 365 multi-tenant user you can connect from the OneDrive for Business app in any network environment including Wi-Fi and cellular data. If you’re not using multi-tenant Office 365, you can connect only when using your organization’s on-site Wi-Fi network. Contact your SharePoint administrator if you’re unsure which user you are.
For additional technical information about this app and how it works on your iPhone or iPad, see How the OneDrive for Business app works on an iOS device.