Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone Goes Free, No More Subscription Needed


Earlier today Microsoft CEO took his first time on stage to announce Office for iPad, to bring Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for Apple’s tablet users.

In an update today to Office Mobile for iPhone, the app no longer requires an Office 365 subscription to use for viewing and editing documents on the go. This means it’s now free for home use, as stated in today’s release notes:

What’s New in Version 1.1
•Office Mobile for iPhone is now free for home use.
•Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Microsoft office iphone

Office Mobile for iPhone first launched last June in the U.S. only, but days later was made available in the Canadian App Store. Let us know if you’re going to start using Office Mobile for iPhone.

Click here to download Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone—it’s free.


  • matt

    Does this mean that Microsoft word for iPhone is free to anyone?

  • Yes

  • FragilityG4

    I wasn’t able to use it … It still asked for an account

  • FragilityG4

    I don’t think it does …

  • Tom


  • Hotmail or Live account required. Such a dumb move to not add a “register” link in the app. Had to retrieve an ancient hotmail login.

  • FragilityG4

    I’ve survived without office on my phone this long … Not worth creating a crappy hotmail account.

  • lol true

  • Once logged in you can edit and view Word documents.

  • Anon

    Now all they need to do is make their iPad office apps free, and they will be on the right path.

  • David Johnson

    Not sure what all these blogs are talking about? Perhaps I have been reading articles from the US of A. You’d think a Canadian written blog could get it right as the iPad and iPhone that I own, which I would assume is the same as other Canadians, ISAN’T free at all. You need to have a subscription to do anything other then view the docs. Now this leads me to question the validity of the reporting on not just this blog but all iBlogs. Perhaps if these so called experts in their field actually researched before they write this crap we would all be better off.

  • Anon

    Question is, what the hell are you talking about? No you don’t need a subscription. If you would of read the previous comments, you would know that you need to sign into a hotmail, live, or outlook account in order to edit/view docs.