How to download Outlook: Outlook needs no introduction: it is the famous Microsoft application for managing e-mails with integrated calendar. However, there are still many users – clearly novice with the world of information technology and technology – who do not know how to download it and write to me for clarification in this regard: it is possible to download Outlook without downloading the rest of the package. Office? It’s free? Is there a way to have Outlook on smartphones and tablets too? With today’s guide, therefore, I will try to definitively answer these questions.
Let’s start with the first: yes! Outlook can be downloaded individually without Word, Excel or the other Office suite applications; the answer is negative for the second question: Outlook is not free. Whether the application is downloaded together with the rest of the Office package or individually, in order to use it you need to subscribe to a monthly subscription to Microsoft 365 (with the possibility of taking advantage of a free trial period of 30 days) or you need to purchase a single license for the software.
As for the mobile sector, you should know that Outlook is available for free in the form of an app for smartphones and tablets, it is compatible with both Android and iOS / iPadOS and its download is not linked to that of the other apps in the Office package. But now, just chat and let’s move on: to learn more about Outlook and how to download it on any device, read on: find all the details right below.
How to download Outlook on PC
Interested in understanding how to download Outlook on PC ? Then follow the directions in the following steps below. In the following lines, in fact, you will find illustrated how to proceed on Windows, both by downloading the entire Office package and the single version of the application.
How to download Outlook 365
As I told you at the beginning of the tutorial, Outlook is an integral part of Microsoft’s Office package and in order to use it together with the rest of the suite’s applications, you need to subscribe to Microsoft 365 : a service that costs 7 euros / month (license valid for 1 computer) or 10 euros / month (license valid for 6 computers) allows you to use all the applications of the Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and OneNote), receiving the related updates in an unlimited way.
The plan also allows you to get 1 TB of online space on OneDrive , 60 minutes of conversations per month on Skype and to use the Office mobile apps without limitations (as there are limitations for devices with dimensions equal to or less than 10.1 ” , as I will explain better in the final part of the tutorial ). Those who subscribe for the first time to the subscription can enable a free 30-day trial with no obligation to renew.
That said, to download Outlook 365 on your computer together with the rest of the Office package, start the browser you usually use to surf the Net on your PC (eg Chrome) and visit the Microsoft 365 website . Later, if you want to enable the trial period, click on the Try it free for 1 month link next to the wording Microsoft 365 Family and log in with your Microsoft account (if you don’t have one yet, you can read the my guide on the subject, to fix it immediately).
If you do not want to enable the trial period or you are unable to do so, proceed directly with the Microsoft 365 paid subscription, by clicking on the Buy Now button (to pay once a year) or by selecting the link Or buy x, xx € per month (to pay on a monthly basis).
Next, if you haven’t yet provided Microsoft with a payment method, select the Get started now link! Add a payment method below and choose whether to use your credit card or prepaid card or PayPal. Then, if you have not yet indicated your address to Microsoft, select the Add profile address link and fill in the fields you see appear on the screen with the required data; then click on the Save button .
After completing the above steps, click on the Subscribe button and, in the new page displayed, select the Install Office link in the Install box located on the left. Then proceed to start the download of the Office package, by pressing the Install button in the window that in the meantime has opened on the screen.
After being able to download Outlook , open the .exe file obtained and, in the screen that is shown to you on the desktop, press the Yes button and wait for all the components necessary to perform the installation of Office to be downloaded from the Internet.
Once the setup is complete, press the Close button and start Outlook, clicking on the appropriate link that has been added to the Start menu . At the first launch of the program, you will be asked to enter your Microsoft account data , after which you will have to configure the use of the client (as I explained to you in my guide focused specifically on how to access Outlook).
Keep in mind that if you have activated the Microsoft 365 trial and want to avoid paying when it expires, you must first disable the automatic renewal of the subscription. To do this, visit this web page .
How to download Outlook for Windows 10
If you have a PC with Windows 10 , you can download Outlook individually , without having to download the rest of the Office package as well. To do this, you just need to go to the Microsoft Store . In this case, however, you will have to purchase the standalone version of the program, at a one-off cost of 135 euros (higher updates not included in the price).
That said, to download Outlook for Windows 10 , visit the section of the Microsoft Store dedicated to the program , click on the Buy Now button , then on the Complete Transaction button and provide the payment details that are eventually requested, in order to complete the ‘purchase. If necessary, sign in to your Microsoft account.
Alternatively, you can also use the Microsoft Store to activate a Microsoft 365 subscription by clicking the Up to 6 users button or the For 1 user button , depending on the subscription you want to try and / or activate. Then, wait for the browser to open and go ahead with the activation of the chosen plan, following the instructions on what to do that I have already given you in the previous step .
After subscription, click on the button to proceed with the download that appeared in the Microsoft Store window, then start the program, selecting the relative link that was added to the Windows 10 Start menu . Even in this case, when the software is first started , you will be asked to enter your Microsoft account details , then you will need to configure the use of the client to be able to start serving it.
After successfully downloading Outlook, if you have enabled the trial period of the Office package and want to avoid paying when the trial expires, you need to worry about turning off the automatic renewal of the subscription from this web page .
How to download Outlook on Mac
Do you have an Apple branded computer and would you like to understand how to download Outlook on Mac ? In this case, I inform you that you can perform the operation in question either by downloading the single application from the Mac App Store (the download is free, but the application requires a subscription to Microsoft 365 to be used) or through the website by Microsoft , by downloading the entire Office package (always upon subscription to the Microsoft 365 plan).
In the first case, visit the section of the Mac App Store dedicated to Outlook , press the Get button , then the Install button and, if requested, authorize the download using the Apple ID password or Touch ID (if your Mac supports the above technology).
To download Outlook from the Microsoft website, on the other hand, you must proceed in the same way as I illustrated in the step at the beginning of the guide for Windows , and install the program using the .pkg file obtained.
More precisely, in this second case, what you have to do is open the installation package obtained, press the Continue button in the program window that is shown on the desktop and then the Accept and Install buttons . Finally, you have to type the password of your user account on Mac and press the Install and OK buttons , to complete the setup.
Regardless of whether you have chosen to install Outlook via the Mac App Store or via the file obtained from the Microsoft website, once the installation is complete, you can start the program by selecting the relative icon added to the Launchpad . Once this is done, you will be able to log into your Microsoft account and, if you have not already done so from the Microsoft site, activate the Office 365 subscription you want to try and / or subscribe.
After completing the above steps, you will be prompted to configure the use of the client for email. If you have enabled the trial of Microsoft 365 and after passing the trial period you do not want to pay, please disable the automatic renewal of your subscription by connecting to this web page .
How to download Outlook on mobile
Microsoft Office is also available for portable devices, where the apps of Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc. have been released individually and free of charge , as long as the device in use has dimensions equal to or less than 10.1 ″ , otherwise it is still necessary to subscribe to Microsoft 365, which, among other things, unlocks full access to all functions of the applications that make up the package.
That said, the procedure to follow to download Outlook on your mobile phone (as well as on a tablet) is very simple and can be done on both Android and iOS / iPadOS. For all the details of the case, read on.
How to download Outlook on Android
If you are wondering how to download Outlook on Android , all you have to do is take the latter, unlock it, go to the home screen or drawer, visit the Play Store section for the app and press the Install button . Then, start Outlook by pressing the Open button that appeared on the display.
If, on the other hand, you are using a device on which the Play Store is not present (e.g. a Huawei smartphone with AppGallery), you can download Outlook via an alternative store , as for example I explained to you in my tutorial on how to install apps on Huawei.
After completing the Outlook download and installation process and once the app’s main screen is displayed, tap the Get Started button and set up the email accounts to use. If you have a Google account set up on your smartphone, you may be automatically offered to access Gmail from Outlook.
Next, follow the short initial Outlook tutorial and start using the application, as I have detailed in my guide on how Outlook works.
How to download Outlook on iPhone
Let’s see now how to download Outlook on iPhone (and iPad). To begin with, take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and visit the App Store section related to the application . Next, tap the Get and Install buttons and authorize the download via Face ID , Touch ID or Apple ID password . Then open Outlook by selecting the Open button that appeared on the display.
Now that you see the main screen of the application, configure the email accounts to use, selecting those that are automatically proposed to you by the app (based on the data saved on the device) or adding new ones, pressing the Add account button and providing the required data.
After completing the above steps, follow the quick introductory tutorial that is proposed to you and start using all the various features made available by the application.