OWA for iPad guide – #office365

The iPad OWA App

After the release of the much anticipated OWA app for iPhone and iPad, I decided to download and see if it ticks the boxes over the native iPad email client.

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Firstly started off with finding the app in the AppStore – as you’d imagine ‘owa’ in search pings it up fairly quickly.

From here I downloaded and installed the app

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Entered my email address and password – in this case I used my Office365 subscription for work emails.

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We’re then welcomed to the OWA app with a short swipe introduction into where buttons are and what we can do in OWA.

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When we’ve gone through this we can select ‘go to inbox’ where we see a very ‘Outlook 2013’ interface, which in my opinion (admittedly after a little getting used to), is definitely the most uncluttered Outlook yet. Very clear and plain. Personally I’m not looking for a lot of clutter, the content for me is the most important, and emails are only as good as the content you receive. 🙂

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The nicest feature for me would be the bottom left hand corner button, which takes us to another ‘pane’ where you can select your Mail, Calendar, People, or Options areas. Having this on a separate pane certainly keeps with the clear and uncluttered look for OWA.

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Moving into the calendar we’re met with another clear screen.

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People shows us our contacts and groups – I’ve used the groups as a screenshot as I’m sure my contacts wouldn’t want their emails available to all 🙂

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Finally options;

  • Allows Automatic replies
  • Change Time Zone
  • Email Signature
  • Set a passcode
  • Synchronise Contacts
  • (Terms and Conditions / Feedback)

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Another handy feature is the ability to go from a compact view to a full screen view just by clicking the ‘Goggle’ button.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the tour of the OWA app for iPad, as you would imagine a very similar scenario for the iPhone app which I believe is only available to iPhone 4S onwards.

Any questions please comment and I will do my best to answer.


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13 Responses to OWA for iPad guide – #office365

  1. cal o365 says:

    I’m wondering if this app works under ADFS and Shibboleth environment?

    • Guru365 says:

      It will work as long as you have an Office 365 subscription regardless of the underlying infrastructure and whether you use adfs as single sign on. It doesn’t work without the O365 subscription though

  2. Sabastian says:

    after configuring the OWA for one user and if we would like to use OWA for another user on the same IPAD then where is that logout option so that users can log off from the OWA?

  3. Sabastian Gomes says:

    now i have found it…goto settings in I-Pad then tap OWA on the left hand side, you will find OWA Reset radio button on the top right hand side. Just turn it ON and you will get an option to login to OWA……Thanks for the follow up…….

  4. Eric Dukes says:

    I have it working great on my iPad, but how can I print an email?

  5. Martin Marburger says:

    How to print an email?

  6. Ed says:

    Is there a way to print emails within/from the OWA IPad app?

    • You would be looking at a 3rd party app on you ipad if it integrates with owa for ipad. As far as I know there is no function built in for ipads to print and it would have to tie in with the Microsoft api and I don’t think it is possible

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