Teams (How To) Mobile Android App

This article will provide instructions on installing and using the Microsoft Teams app for Android devices.


Teams Android App

Getting on WiFi

  1. Begin by opening your Settings
  2. Tap on Connections.
  3. Turn on your Wi-Fi and make sure you connect to the UWMWiFi.
  4. Select the Don’t validate option under the Select Certificate option. 
  5. You will be prompted to log in with your ePantherID and password
  6. Click connect to finish your WiFi set up. 
For more detailed instructions on how to connect to WIFI check out the KB article here.

Installing App for Android

  1. Begin by opening your Google Play Store
  2. Tap on the Search button in the top menu.
  3. Tap to place your cursor in the search bar at the top. 
  4. Type in Teams and press the Search button on your keyboard.  
  5. Locate and tap on the Microsoft Teams app.
  6. Tap on the green Install button
  7. This will install the app.

Opening Teams App and Signing In

  1. Locate and tap on the Teams app.
  2. You will be prompted to Sign in or Create an Account with Microsoft
  3. Select Sign in.
  4. In the text box type in your email address. 
  5. On the next screen type in your password. 
  6. Authenticate with your desired multi-factor method. 
Note: if you tap remember me for 14 days you will remain logged in for the duration. 

Setting Status

  1. Tap your Hamburger menu in the top left corner of your Teams app. 
  2. Tap your current status, which is based off your Office 365 Calendar
  3. From the list select your desired status.
  • Available
  • Busy
  • Do not disturb 
  • Be right back
  • Off Work
  • Away
  • Reset status
  1. Your new status will now be displayed.
  2. To synch your status back with your Office 365 Calendar tap on the Reset status option from the menu. 

Setting Notifications

To access your notification settings:
  1. Tap your Hamburger menu in the top left corner of your Teams app.
  2. Tap Settings
  3. This will display a list of app settings that you will be able to modify.
  4. Tap Notifications
  • Setting Working Hours
  1. Tap Quiet hours
  2. Tap to toggle the button on for Daily quiet hours
  3. Adjust your quiet hours in the Start and End sections.
  4. You will now be set to not receive any notifications on your phone during quiet hours. 
  • Additionally, you can set Quiet days.
  1. Tap Quiet days
  2. Toggle the button on for Quiet days.
  3. Automatically, Saturday and Sunday are selected as Quiet days in Teams. If you wish to remove Saturday and Sunday from this list, tap on each day to deselect. From there, tap on the days you wish to block notifications from the Teams app on your device. 
  • You can also set your notifications not to come through on your phone when you are Active on desktop
  1. Navigate back to Settings > Notifications by tapping the back arrow in the top left corner of your screen. 
  2. Under Receive notifications tap to check the box for Only when inactive on desktop/web. You will no longer receive notifications on both devices while this option is selected.

Other Settings

Changing Light and Dark mode
  1. Tap your Hamburger menu in the top left corner of your Teams app.
  2. Under Settings > General, tap to toggle the button for Dark theme
  3. You will be prompted to close and restart your Teams app. 
Turn Read Receipts Off
  1. Tap your Hamburger menu in the top left corner of your Teams app. 
  2. Under Settings > UWM tap Messaging
  3. Tap to toggle Read receipts off. (Distinguished by the un-highlighted bubble.)
Setting Default Tabs (At the Bottom)
  1. Locate the Navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. 
  2. Tap on the Expand button (the gray bar).
  3. Tap the Reorder button.
  4. This will bring up a list of your Teams apps. 
  5. Press and drag on the hamburger icon to the right of the app title to rearrange in your desired order. 
  6. When you have finished rearranging your apps tap the Save button. 
Note: The maximum number of apps you can have in your Navigation bar is 5.

Synching Contacts (Your phone’s existing and future contacts)

  1. Tap on the Expand button on your Navigation bar
  2. Tap on Calls
  3. Tap on the Phone book button in the top right corner of your screen. (Book with a pound sign on it)
  4. You will be prompted whether or not you would like to give the Teams app permission to access your contacts.
  5. Accept the prompt to synch your contacts. 

Making a Call

  1. Tap on the Expand button on your Navigation bar
  2. Tap on Calls.
  3. Tap on the Make a call button in the lower right corner of your screen. (Purple phone with a plus sign button)
  4. Type the full 10 digit number in your dial pad and press the call button.
  5. Alternatively, tap the People heading and search by typing in the contacts name. 
  6. You can also make a call from your call History or Voicemail sections by tapping on the call.

Receiving a Call

  • When you receive a call in Teams, you will answer it the same way you answer a regular call on your device. 
  • You will know it is a Teams call vs a normal cell phone call because it will say Microsoft Teams Audio on the incoming call. 

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Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-01-07 10:07 CSTUpdated:2021-09-28 15:46 CST
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