Microsoft Outlook for iOS Adds Touch ID to Protect your Inbox

Microsoft has updated their excellent email app Outlook for iOS with new features, with the most notable being the addition of Touch ID to protect your inbox.

Also new, for events, you now can see pictures of attendees in agenda view, while there’s a new shortcut in the day and 3-day views to create a new event—just press and hold.

As for Touch ID, it can be enabled within Outlook Settings under Preferences (iOS 9 is required).

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Once enabled, to access your inbox, it will prompt for Touch ID. Check out our screenshots below:

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Touch ID to secure your email is a great idea. Sometimes people may be borrowing your phone to make a call, or whatnot. This addition of Touch ID support can give you peace of mind nobody can look into your inbox if you have sensitive emails. Kudos to Microsoft for making Outlook so feature-rich and awesome with frequent updates.

Outlook for iOS works with email accounts from Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud.

Click here to download Outlook for iOS in the App Store. There’s also an Apple Watch app too.

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  • nando

    The inability to “push” emails from all folders like the stock email app, is too big an issue for me to be able to use day to day. Until then, default email client it is.