Microsoft Outlook

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

“The best email app for the iPhone.” - The Verge

Meet Outlook for iOS, the app that helps millions of users connect all their email accounts, calendars and files in one convenient spot. Newly redesigned, Outlook for iOS lets you do more from one powerful inbox.

See what matters most first with the Focused inbox that keeps the important messages on top. Switch between your emails and calendar to schedule your next meeting or share your availability with just a few taps. Or grab a document from your Files list and attach it to an email seamlessly.

With everything you need only a tap away, managing your busy days is now easier than ever.

Outlook for iOS works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud.


Here’s what you’ll love about Outlook for iOS:

Seamless inbox management

  • A “Focused” inbox that displays your most important messages first. The more you use it, the smarter it gets.
  • Swipe gestures to quickly schedule, delete and archive messages.
  • Smart filters to help you sort through your inbox.

Easy access to calendar and files

  • Share your meeting availability with just a tap and easily find times to meet with others.
  • View and attach any file from your email, OneDrive, Dropbox, and more, without having to download them to your phone.

Work on the go

  • Open Word, Excel, or other Office document attachments to edit them directly in the corresponding app and attach them back to an email.
  • Set your Out of Office messages directly from your iPhone or iPad.
  • Multitask seamlessly on iPad with full Split View support in iOS 9.


Like Outlook? Try other great Microsoft apps for iOS: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Skype, and Wunderlist.



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Accessibility Comments

Pretty accessible to use. They take advantages of the VoiceOver Rotor which is a nice touch. Lots of great features with in the app and little gems hidden in different places. Like being able to have different tones for different MailBoxes. Able to create a very basic filtering for moving mail in to the Focus or Other. The only thing that is puzzling is the People tab which there is not much one can do in the tab with VoiceOver.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

If you are looking for an alternative to the Apple Mail. I would look here first. Although, for many the Apple Mail would suffice and be all they need but if you like something different. This is the one to look at.

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2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Matt M 3 years 11 months ago



Submitted by Feliciano Godoy on Friday, January 30, 2015

I personally prefer the native IOS mail app. After reading this article, you may want to think twice before setting up your email with Outlook for IOS.,28…

Regards, Feliciano

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Submitted by Jared on Sunday, February 1, 2015

After reading that article I will still continue to use this app for my work email while using the apple mail app for my personal email. I do not want to set up my work email through the apple mail app since that would give my company the ability to wipe my device when I leave. Since the company I work for uses office 365 which is email hosted by microsoft I don't care if they have all my email and my email password.

Submitted by carlos on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I had down loaded the outlook mail app on my iphone 6.
I could read the email,
But when I went to compose an email i could not do it.
I would type in the to field and the subject field and it would put the to email address and the subject wich i had called test in the to field.
Also I could not find the edit box to right in the message body.
So I deleted it and configuered the mail client on the iphone 6.
Have any else had problems composing emails on the outlook app.

Submitted by Chris on Wednesday, December 16, 2015


When removing accounts from the app, what does it mean when it asks if I want to remove the account from this device or all mobile devices? Is this syncing through iCloud or does it sync between Android devices?

Submitted by Jim Homme on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I'm unsure if the calendar was changed since this review was written, but here is what I found. When you are on appointments, you can flick up and down with one finger to move among them.

Mail: I'm largely unable to edit either with my blue tooth keyboard or the one on my phone? The biggest reason is that I cannot hear the characters as I arrow among them. I may add to this post. I just got the app last night.

Submitted by Afrim on Monday, January 16, 2017

Outlook is a powerful mail client both for Windows and iOS, but on iOS I have found that it drains the battery very quickly, especially when you get e-mails frequently. My recommendation is still the mail app on iOS. Clear, uncluttered application which is easy to use and battery-friendly.

Submitted by Jake on Monday, January 16, 2017

I have to use this with my Exchange server at work due to an issue in iOS 10 which prevents connectivity in the native Mail app due to server-side certificate validation, and I hate that it doesn't support tasks or reminders of any kind. Some Outlook this thing is. Also, the calendar interface stinks--not inaccessible, just lousy.

Submitted by Simone Dal Maso on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

yes, this app is perhaps the best email client for ios, but I can leave the standard Mail app because there is a bug that prevents me to write email correctly.

When you are composing or replying to a mail, go to the text body field.
This field is not seen by Voiceover like a editText field, but as MultiLine text edit field. I don't know in English the exact term. Anyway, when you use the rotor for writing in braille, you have no feedback about what you are writing.
The braille keyboard is mute.

I tried to inform the Outlook Staff about that but the person that answered to me didn't know what is voiceover.

If you have some good contacts, please inform them about this bug.

Submitted by kevinchao89 on Sunday, July 9, 2017

Is there a list of supported keyboard commands?
I’ve figured out a couple, such as: CMD-N for new message and CMD-R to reply to message.

When using the UP and DOWN ARROW KEYS, VoiceOver doesn’t read the text on the line, but instead: it’s silent. Interestingly, line is read when using VoiceOver rotor.

Submitted by Lanie Carmelo on Sunday, May 15, 2022

I'm just trying to figure out what email client would be best for me on my iPhone and was wondering what accessibility is like now. Can anyone who uses this help?

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