Outlook Web App options on a mobile device

If you’re using Outlook Web App on a mobile device you’ll see a smaller set of options than you do when you use Outlook Web App on a desktop or laptop computer.

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Options for Outook Web App on any mobile device

To use Options on a mobile device, tap the navigation icon Navigation, then the gear icon settings.

After you’ve made the changes you want, tap the checkmark Save to save your changes and close Options. To cancel your changes, tap away from the options page.

Options

Automatic replies

If you’ve already set an automatic reply, you’ll see those settings here. The only difference between automatic replies on a mobile device and automatic replies in Outlook or Outlook Web App on a desktop or laptop is that you can’t set a start and end time. If set, start and end times still apply, they just don’t show here.

Time zone

Set your time zone here.

Email signature

If you’ve created an email signature in Outlook Web App on your desktop or laptop, you’ll see it here. You can use that signature, or you can create a mobile signature. If you create a mobile signature, it will be used in place of your default signature when you send a message from a mobile device.

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Options if you’re using OWA for iPhone or OWA for iPad

If you’re using OWA for iPhone or OWA for iPad, you’ll see two additional options.

OWA for Devices options

Passcode

The Passcode helps secure your mailbox. Your organization’s administrator may require that you set a passcode in order to use OWA for iPhone or OWA for iPad. The passcode, combined with your username and password (which you entered when you initially installed OWA for iPhone or OWA for iPad), lets you quickly access your account.

Contact Sync

Contact Sync lets you copy the contents of your personal Contacts folder to the address list on your iPhone or iPad, making them available to other applications that use the device’s address list. If you turn Contact Sync off, those entries will be removed from the device’s address list. Contact Sync is only available if your organization’s administrator has enabled it.

To learn more, see Blog - OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad.

To learn how to install OWA for iPhone or OWA for iPad, see OWA for iPhone in the Apple Store or OWA for iPad in the Apple Store.

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What you can’t do in Options on a mobile device

Not every option that’s available in Outlook Web App on a desktop or laptop computer is available when you’re using Outlook Web App on a mobile device. For those options, you’ll need to sign in to your account on a desktop or laptop. In Outlook Web App, go to the upper corner and select Settings GearIcon > Options.

They include:   

  • Account settings
  • Changing your account password
  • Inbox Rules
  • Delivery reports
  • Retention policies
  • Most mail and calendar settings
  • Phone settings
  • Junk email settings
  • Add or remove Apps
  • Perform a remote wipe of devices that are connected to your account

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Applies to:
Outlook Web App, Outlook Web App for Office 365 Enterprise, Outlook Web App for Office 365 Small Business