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Office 365 Email/Calendar on iPhone/iPad (Faculty and Staff)

This article applies to: Email for Faculty and Staff


These instructions explain how to access your Cornell Office 365 email and calendar with your iPhone or iPad.

You can download the Office mobile apps directly from Microsoft. Then follow the steps below to configure your device for the Cornell environment. (Microsoft no longer supports iOS 9.)

We strongly recommend that, when it comes to your calendar, you only use your mobile device for viewing, not accepting or declining meetings.

Use Outlook or Outlook on the web to accept or decline meetings.

iOS Version 11: Set Up Your Office 365 Account

  1. In Safari on your iOS device, type
    https://cufs.cit.cornell.edu/o365/ios/o365.mobileconfig
    then tap Go
  2. Your device will alert you that this website is trying to open Settings. Tap Allow.
  3. A description of the Cornell University Exchange profile will be displayed. At the upper-right, tap Install.
  4. If you use a pass code on your device, enter it now.
  5. You will see a warning that the authenticity of the profile cannot be verified. That's okay. Tap Install.
  6. When asked for your email address, enter your primary email address, which is either
    netid@cornell.edu (substituting your own NetID), or
    alias@cornell.edu (substituting your Cornell Optional Email Alias).
    (How do I know which address to use?)
  7. Tap Next.
  8. When asked for your username, enter
    netid@cornell.edu
    substituting your own NetID, then tap Next.
    You must use your NetID address in this step.

Note: On-screen, your iOS device may show a username example in the format of Domain\User; do NOT follow this example. Instead, enter your username in the format of NetID@cornell.edu as described in step 8.

  1. Type your NetID password in the password field, then tap Next.
  2. Tap Done on the Profile Installed page and wait while your device syncs with Office 365.
    This may take as much as 20 minutes.

iOS Version 10: Set Up Your Office 365 Account

  1. In Safari on your iOS device, type
    https://cufs.cit.cornell.edu/o365/ios/o365.mobileconfig
    then tap Go. You will be prompted to install a new profile.
  2. Tap Install, then tap Install Now when prompted for confirmation.
  3. If you use a pass code on your device, enter it now.
  4. When asked for your email address, enter your primary email address, which is either
    netid@cornell.edu (substituting your own NetID), or
    alias@cornell.edu (substituting your Cornell Optional Email Alias).
    (How do I know which address to use?)
  5. Tap Next.
  6. When asked for your username, enter
    netid@cornell.edu
    substituting your own NetID, then tap Next.
    You must use your NetID address in this step.

Note: On-screen, your iOS device may show a username example in the format of Domain\User; do NOT follow this example. Instead, enter your username in the format of NetID@cornell.edu as described in step 6.

  1. Type your NetID password in the password field, then tap Next.
  2. Tap Done on the Profile Installed page and wait while your device syncs with Office 365.
    This may take as much as 20 minutes.

Set Your Cornell Account as the Default (optional)

If your Cornell email account is the only email account on your device, you are done.

If you have more than one account and you don't want your Cornell account to be the default account, you are done.

If you have more than one email account on your phone AND you want your Cornell account set as the default account, complete the steps below.

These steps will reset your Cornell account to be the default account.

Mail

  1. From the Home Screen tap Settings, then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Scroll down to the Mail section and tap Default Account.
  3. Tap Cornell University to place a check next to it, indicating that it is now the default account.

Contacts

  1. From the Home Screen tap Settings, then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Scroll down to the Contacts section and tap Default Account.
  3. Tap Cornell University to place a check next to it, indicating that it is now the default account.

Calendar

  1. From the Home Screen tap Settings, then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Scroll down to the Calendars section and tap Default Account.
  3. Under Cornell University you will see the a list of the calendars you have created in your Exchange account. Tap the calendar you would like to use as the default.

Remove Your Account Profile

  1. On your iOS device, tap Settings, then General, then Profiles.
  2. Tap the profile you wish to remove.
  3. Tap Remove.

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