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  Getting Familiar with the Teams Mobile App

This article will give you a quick introduction to the Microsoft Teams mobile app.  There are apps for both iPhones and Android phones.  These apps are very similar in usage and controls.

  NOTE:  When not connected to a Wi-Fi network, you may incur cellular data charges from your carrier, which can be especially significant if watching videos.

NOTE: If you are looking for information on the desktop version of Teams, see this article:

  Getting Started: Managing Teams for the Classroom


Use the following link to download the app on your Apple or Android device:

  Get the Teams mobile app (Microsoft download) 

After you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams app from your Apple Store (for iPhone) or Google Play Store (for Android), open the app and log in with your SEBTS ID and password.  You can have multiple log-ins if you use multiple SEBTS accounts, such as a student who also has a staff account.  See this article for details on switching accounts in Teams:

  For Owners of Multiple Microsoft Accounts: Switching Teams Account


The mobile app has the same information as the desktop versions (both browser-based and desktop app versions), only the information is laid out differently to fit the smaller phone screen.  You will see that the icons for the various functions within Teams are on the bottom of the screen, while on the desktop version, they are on the left side.  

Due to the smaller screen, the mobile app can only hold 5 icons plus the More icon on the bottom.  You can reorder or hide these icons as you want.  Here's how to do that: 

  • Since we don't make use of the Assignments function at Southeastern, here are the steps you can use to move it and replace with a more useful icon, if you would prefer to do that.
  • Touch the More icon on the bottom right and touch Reorder near the top.   In the "Edit navigation" screen use the controls at the right to drag icons into or out of the visible icon section at the top.  You may want to move the Assignments icon to the lower section and move the Files icon up into the upper section.
  • Now click Done to see the results. Use this method to set up your icons as you want.  

MAIN FUNCTIONS IN TEAMS:  (accessed by using the icons at the bottom of the screen):

- The Activity section shows recent conversation activity from contacts, whether it was from a Chat or one of the Teams you are in.


- The Chat section shows Individual or Group chats you have had with any Southeastern contacts.  Click one to see the full conversation or to continue it.


- To start a new chat, click the Pen & Paper icon at the top right of the screen:

 - Enter and find the name of the person you want, and type your message. Click the Arrow icon on the right of the entry field to send it:

- The Teams section shows all the teams you are in. Click a Team name to expand it and see its Channels. When in a Channel, you can add a new post or Reply to a previous post.

TIP:  New Conversation vs Reply:  When in a Channel, only use the New Conversation button when you want to start a conversation on a new subject.  If instead you want to reply to a previous conversation thread, click the Reply link at the bottom of that thread.  After your post is entered, the thread will move to the bottom to indicate it is the most recent post.

- If you are an Owner of a Team, you can make changes to the Team by clicking on the 3-dot ellipsis to the right of the Team name.  Use the selections to manage members, channels, edit the team's details, like name, classification, etc.


- If a Channel has files, you can view them by clicking the Files tab at the top.


-The Calendar section which shows your Outlook calendar. When you have a scheduled Team meeting, you can go here to click the Join button it when it's time for the meeting.


- In the Files section, you can see and open files which are attached to any of your Teams channels or chats.  You can also use the Search field to find files.  Just type a few characters of the name or file extension to see some search results.