Adding OC Email to Your Mobile Device

Having the ability to receive your email on your mobile device can help keep you more closely connected to your courses and your students. This article will provide step-by-step instructions on how to best connect your address to your mobile devices and tablets.

Step 1: Download the Outlook App

Whether you are an Apple user, Windows user, or Android user – all three of these app market places will have the Microsoft Outlook App available to you (for free!).  Select the app download link below that fits your mobile/tablet device operating system:

Google Play Icon Download the Microsoft Outlook App from the Google Play Store
Apple App Store Icon Download the Microsoft Outlook App from the Apple App Store
Windows App Store Download the Microsoft Outlook App from the Microsoft App Store

Step 2: Setup Email Account Settings

Once the Microsoft Outlook App has been downloaded on your device, click on the app icon to get started (this demonstrate uses screen shots from an iPhone, but the setup should be very similar across other devices).

Launch Microsoft Outlook App


When launching the app for the first time, you should be prompted with a screen asking you to add an account.

Asking to add account


Type your full email address into the open field and then click on the blue button for ADD ACCOUNT.

Type in your full address and click Add Account button


On the next screen you will be asked to provide your email password and also to give a description of the email account. The description that you use for the account can be anything that you want (I like calling mine “OC Work Email”).

Provide your email password and a description for the mail account, click sign in to continue


When you first sign in, it may ask you if you want to connect additional email accounts to the Outlook app. You can do this if you’d like, but if you are interested in getting right to your inbox you can just click on the “Maybe Later” option.

click maybe later option to proceed to inbox

Once you get to this point, outlook might try to give you some helpful tip screens. Just scroll through them. And, if all was entered correctly, you should be able to see your OC Email start loading into the app mail inbox!