Microsoft Outlook Updated for iOS 14, Can Be Set as Default Mail App

With iOS and iPadOS 14 available as of today, Microsoft has updated its Outlook app for iOS devices to enable support for the new iOS 14 feature that lets third-party mail and browser apps be set as default apps (via The Verge).

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After installing the new version of the app, Outlook can be set to be the default mail app on your iPhone or iPad, so when you click a mail link to compose an email, it will be opened up in Outlook rather than the standard Mail app.

To set Outlook as the default, download Microsoft Outlook, open up the Settings app, scroll down and select Outlook, tap on Default Mail App, and then choose Outlook.

Expect to see other mail and browser apps implementing support for third-party details in the near future. Chrome has already updated its iOS app with support and it can now be set to replace Safari as the default browser.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14

Top Rated Comments

C DM Avatar
18 weeks ago


Apple's Mail is perfect. If you need other mail programs e.g. for your job, of course, you should be pitied.
I my job I do work on the PC with Outlook, and I always wonder why this is so f*** bad.

With Chrome exactly the same: Apple's Safari is simply the safest and fastest. Why do I buy a Mac and then install this usual junk. To give Google data as a gift?

I do not understand why this discussion is not even over. About many other things one can be quite different opinions, but to criticize Mail and Safari is already a very strange hobby.

Seems strange to almost randomly criticize essentially any other options other than ones that someone prefers.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
digitalfx Avatar
18 weeks ago


Apple's Mail is perfect.

I love Mail...but "perfect"??? I guess that depends on how you define perfect. The Mail app hasn't functioned properly for nearly a year now... far from perfect. I switched to Outlook on iPhone last year, and haven't looked back. Mainly because it actually works.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
explosive0 Avatar
18 weeks ago


Apple's Mail is perfect. If you need other mail programs e.g. for your job, you should of course be pitied.
In my job I work on the PC with Outlook, and I always wonder why this is so f*** bad.

With Chrome it is exactly the same: Apple's Safari is simply the safest and fastest. Why do I buy a Mac and then install this common junk. To support Google?

I don't understand why this discussion is not even finished. About many other things you can have very different opinions, but criticizing Mail and Safari is a very bizarre hobby.

Laughable, to be honest. Just say it works best for you, and leave it at that.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JCCL Avatar
18 weeks ago
Sorry but if you company uses Exchange........Outlook app is far better than Mail. Not to mention that mail has been having problems with notifications for a while now.

And integration between Outlook app with other Microsoft apps is perfect.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chachawpi Avatar
18 weeks ago


Apple's Mail is perfect. If you need other mail programs e.g. for your job, you should of course be pitied.
In my job I work on the PC with Outlook, and I always wonder why this is so f*** bad.

With Chrome it is exactly the same: Apple's Safari is simply the safest and fastest. Why do I buy a Mac and then install this common junk. To support Google?

I don't understand why this discussion is not even finished. About many other things you can have very different opinions, but criticizing Mail and Safari is a very bizarre hobby.

I would say Outlook is much closer to perfect than Apple Mail. Apple Mail is fine as a bare bones e-mail app but that's about it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
XXPP Avatar
18 weeks ago
You have to lose your mind to use Microsoft or google products as default on iOS.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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