Setting up Microsoft Outlook App on Android


Follow these steps to set up Android to access your UC San Diego email account using Microsoft 365 Exchange.

Critical Concepts

Before you begin, you need:

Steps to Take

  1. Go to the home screen by pushing the circle icon on the bottom middle of your Android device.  

    Android Homescreen

  2. Open the Google Play Store by swiping down anywhere from the middle of the screen to the bottom. 
  3. Click on the Finder search bar at the top of your screen and type Play Store.
  4. Select Play Store  

    "play" searched on android phone to find the play store app

  5. Inside the Play Store App type Outlook.

    Searching "outlook" on the play store search bar

  6. Select Microsoft Outlook.

    Outlook app shown as a search result and circled in red 

  7. Click Install.

    Install button for microsoft outlook app in the play store

  8. Select Open.

    "Open" button circled for the Microsoft outlook app

  9. Click Add Account.

    "Welcome to Outlook" screen from the Outlook app

  10. Click Continue.

    A window with a list of accounts titled "Accounts found"

  11. Type in your UC San Diego email address and select continue and password after clicking continue.  

    UC San Diego log in screen

  12. Next you will be prompted for your two-step login. Find out more about Two-step Login.
    DUO Push Prompt
  13.  Approve the Duo Push.

    DUO Push prompt from the DUO Mobile App
  14. Click the arrows to go through the Outlook Tutorial.  

    Outlook tutorial pages on the Outlook app  

  15. Your email will display after clicking the arrow button. 

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at