How to access shared Office 365 on new tablet

  exdragon 15:38 22 Apr 2019

Hi - can anyone help, please? My partner is sharing his Office 365 subscription with me and I currently have it on a desktop and Android tablet. I now have a new tablet (Android) and wish to use Office 365 on it but I don't know how to do it. Between us we've spent a couple of hours with Microsoft but are none the wiser.

I can't see how downloading any of the apps myself will identify the tablet as being an extra shared device on his account. I did download Outlook and tried to set up my email address, but that wasn't recognised; I tried it with his address but his password wasn't recognised either. Additionally, the screen on which anything was entered wanted to create an IMAP account but I want POP3.

Going round in circles again.

  Kevin Alders 17:15 22 Apr 2019

I can't see how downloading any of the apps myself will identify the tablet as being an extra shared device on his account.

It won't. You just download the Android Apps such as Excel, Word Mobile etc and sign into Your Account via the app.

  exdragon 17:17 22 Apr 2019

Thanks, Kevin - is that into my Microsoft account?

  Forum Editor 17:28 22 Apr 2019

If this is a 365 personal account it is limited to one user, but that user can install the software on multiple devices.

The best way is to login to your partner's 365 account and download the software from there. As part of the download process, you'll register your device on the 385 account.

You can set up a POP account if you wish.

  exdragon 17:31 22 Apr 2019

I've got Word abd Excel but can't get the email account set up. I've got the Get Started screen but when I put in my email address, I don't see anywhere to enter the POP3 I/C AND O/G SETTINGS.

  exdragon 17:39 22 Apr 2019

Didn't mean to shout!

  Forum Editor 17:40 22 Apr 2019

Just to be clear - are we talking about Outlook in Office 365?

Are you trying to set up an existing Outlook.com email address? If not, you can set up a POP account, but you'll need the server settings for your POP mailbox, wherever that is.

  Kevin Alders 17:44 22 Apr 2019

> As part of the download process, you'll register your device on the 365 account.

Only on Windows and MAC. On a mobile device running iOS or Android it is not required.

  exdragon 18:02 22 Apr 2019

FE - is his 365 account the same as his Microsoft account? I'm in the latter and can see where he has it on his devices, but I can't see where to download anything. There's an option to add a device, but I assume that's for him to add another. There's no mention of him sharing with me. Sorry to be thick.

  exdragon 18:12 22 Apr 2019

It isn't an outlook.com address, it's a plusnet.com one and I have the settings, just nowhere to put them! I think I'll just delete everything and buy my own copy of 365!

I can find his sharing page: I'm already listed as sharing and the other option is Start Sharing, which I guess I don't want. I can't see anywhere to download anything.

  Kevin Alders 22:41 22 Apr 2019

I think I'll just delete everything and buy my own copy of 365!

No need for that if your partner has Office 365 Home. What your expecting and confusing is some form of 365 install on a Tablet. That does not exist anymore be it iOS or Android.

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