Teams (How To) Accessing and Installing Teams App on a Mac Computer

This article will provide instructions for accessing the Microsoft Teams app on a Mac computer. It also provides instructions on how to install the Teams app on a computer that is not managed by the university, and how to login to the Teams app once installed.

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Accessing Teams App on a Mac Computer

If you have a Mac computer that is managed by the university, you will already have the Microsoft Teams app installed on your device. Below are instructions on how to open Teams.

  • Begin by placing pressing Command + Space on your keyboard to bring up Spotlight Search.

Mac Spotlight Search

  • Type in Teams.
  • This will search your computer for the Teams app and the icon to open Teams will appear.

Mac Spotlight Search Teams

  • Click on the icon for Teams
  • This will open Teams and you will be prompted to login with your UWM credentials.

Logging in to Teams Desktop App

  • Begin by opening the Teams app
  • In the text box that says Sign-in address enter your UWM email and click Sign in.

Teams App Login Email

  • This will open a new window for you to enter your UWM password

Teams App Login Password

  • Enter your password and click Sign in.
  • Confirm your identity via your desired Duo security method (Push/Code entry).
  • This will open Teams and you are ready to begin.

Installing Teams App

  • Begin by signing into Office 365 online.
  • From your Office 365 home page click on the link for Teams.

Office 365 Homepage

    • You can also access Teams by clicking on the app launcher in the top left corner of your window.

App Launcher

  • This will open Microsoft Teams online.
  • From here, click on the button to Get App in the left navigation panel.

Teams Get App

  • This will begin downloading the Teams installation package.
  • Once the download is complete click on the download file.

Teams Download File

  • This will open the Microsoft Teams Installer which will guide you through the installation. 

Installation Screen 1

  • Click Continue.
  • Select Install for all users of this computer as a destination for your software to be installed.

Installation Screen 2 

  • Click Continue.
  • You will receive a warning about how much space the installation will use on your computer.

Installation Screen 3

  • Click Install.
  • A small window will appear for you to enter your password. 

Installation Screen 4

  • Enter your password and click Install Software.
    • Note: If you get to this step and you receive an error message you most likely have a university managed device and should contact the UWM Helpdesk for assistance. 
  • This will run the installation.

Installation Screen 5

  • When the installation is complete you will get a message that the installation was successful

Installation Screen 6

  • Click Close.
  • A small window will appear asking if you want to move the Microsoft Teams Installer to the trash.

Installation Screen 7

  • Click Move to Trash


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OwnerHelp Desk K.GroupUW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created2016-07-08 12:18:34Updated2023-06-05 12:44:58
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