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MC411432: We’ve changed the minimum iOS system requirements for Outlook for iOS and watchOS

Outlook for iOS is supported on the two most recent versions of iOS. When a new version of iOS is released, Outlook’s Operating System requirement becomes the two most recent versions: the current version of iOS and watchOS and the previous version.

MC411432: We've changed the minimum iOS system requirements for Outlook for iOS and watchOS

With iOS 16 currently in beta, Outlook for iOS is preparing to drop support for iOS 14. In addition, once iOS 16 is released to GA, the system requirements for Outlook for iOS will be updated to reflect support for iOS 16. Microsoft will update the minimum system requirements for Outlook for iOS app from iOS 14 to iOS 15.

Microsoft will retire support for watchOS 7. watchOS 8 and 9 will be the only supported versions for Apple Watch.

How does this affect me?

After iOS 16 is released, Outlook devices running iOS 14, or lower will no longer receive Office app updates.

At that time, customers will be able to continue to use the older version of Outlook for iOS. Once they update their device to iOS 15 or above, they will receive the newest version of Outlook.

Over time, Outlook for iOS on iOS 14 devices will eventually stop synchronizing email and calendar data, unless they have a supported version of iOS.

This change does not affect anyone using Outlook for iOS apps on iOS 15 or above.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

We recommend that you communicate this change to your users to ensure they update their device operating system.

Learn more

Please click Additional Information to refer to the current minimum system requirements for Office 365.

Message ID: MC411432
Published: 08 August 2022
Updated: 08 August 2022
Platform: iOS, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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