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As part of our ongoing effort to keep our users informed, please be aware of the recent announcement regarding changes for Outlook Mobile and iOS/watchOS system requirements.   Further information is provided below.

Quick Summary:

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.


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

Message Summary

From Microsoft:  We’ve changed the minimum iOS system requirements for Outlook for iOS and watchOS.  Please note the changes below.

Ref: MC411432 · Published Aug 8, 2022

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.

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.

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If you have questions regarding Outlook Mobile and iOS/watchOS system requirements change, please contact our Help Desk

Source:  Microsoft

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