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Manually Adding MyWorkDrive as Storage in iOS (Detailed)

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As of July 2021 this method is no longer supported on iOS devices. Microsoft has changed the Office Online program and it no longer works the same with MyWorkDrive.

MyWorkDrive will now launch office documents to edit in Office Online by default. You can also access those files through the office apps via files on iOS iPhone/iPad


****The information below is presented for historical reasons only and will not work with MyWorkDrive clients as of July 2021.****


Microsoft frequently updates the mobile office applications, so the screen grabs and locations may vary over time. Of note, they have renamed “places” to “storage” on mobile applications – so where we refer to adding a “place”, it now appears as “storage” – all the other steps are the same.


This is not a required step. The first time you open an office document, you will be stepped through this process. However you may want/need to do it manually or may want to be familiar with the steps prior to going through it.

Version 5.4.3 and later versions of support the use of SSO for Places/Storage connections, so make sure you have updated to the latest version of MyWorkDrive if you are using SSO logins (you can download the latest here).


Open One of the Office Applications on your iOS device, in this case we opened Word.

Select the folder icon to open a file.


From the window which opens, select Add storage Account (formerly Add a place).


From the list of available Stoage Accounts (formerly Place), find and select MyWorkDrive.


Enter your Username or Email



Enter your Server Address if it is not pre-populated for you.




Enter your Password (or, if you are using SSO, you will be passed to the SSO login screen)



You’re now setup with a Other Storage in Microsoft office (formerly other Locations or Places) connected to your MyWorkDrive account. Now when you select the blue folder icon you’ll be presented MyWorkDrive as an option and can directly browser your shares.



You’ll also be able to go directly into Office files when you open them in MyWorkDrive with an Office application.