How to Sign In to OneDrive from Your iPad

By Peter Weverka

OneDrive is a component of Office 365, Microsoft’s online suite of services. Before you can store, share, or co‐edit files on OneDrive from your iPad, you have to sign in to OneDrive. Read on to find out how to sign in from Office for the iPad and sign in from a web browser.

The OneDrive app

The App Store offers an application called OneDrive for managing files at OneDrive. You can get versions of the OneDrive app for the iPad, for Windows computers, and for Macintosh computers.

The OneDrive app that works with the iPad has a serious failing: You can’t use it to upload files to OneDrive. However, one of the primary reasons for using Office for the iPad is to be able to take your work with you. You can upload Office files from your laptop or desktop computer to OneDrive and be able to work on these files on the iPad.

OneDrive app on the iPad.

OneDrive app on the iPad.

Signing in from Office for the iPad

Follow these instructions to sign in to OneDrive from an Office for the iPad application:

  1. Tap the Office button.

    This button is located in the upper‐left corner of the screen. The Office window appears.

  2. Tap Sign In.

    The Sign In window opens.

  3. Enter the email address you used to subscribe to Office 365 and tap Next.

  4. Enter your password.

  5. Tap Sign In.

You can tell when you’re signed in to Office 365 because your name and the name OneDrive appear in the upper‐left corner of the Office window.

When you are signed in to OneDrive, your name appears in the Office window.

When you are signed in to OneDrive, your name appears in the Office window.

To sign out of Office 365, tap the Office button and tap your name in the Office window. You see the Account menu. On this menu, tap your log‐in name and choose Sign Out on the submenu that appears.

Signing in from a web browser

Sign in to OneDrive from a web browser to move files between folders, create and delete folders, and create and delete files. Open a web browser and follow these steps to sign in to Office 365:

  1. Go to onedrive.live.com.

  2. Tap the Sign In button.

    The Sign In window opens.

  3. 3.Enter the email address of your Office 365 account and tap Next.

    The OneDrive window opens.

  4. 4.Enter your password and tap Sign In.

    The OneDrive window opens in your browser,.

To sign out of Office 365 in a web browser, tap your username in the upper‐right corner of the screen and choose Sign Out on the drop‐down menu.

OneDrive in a web browser.

OneDrive in a web browser.