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.

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
For assistance logging into or installing the Teams App please contact the UWM Help Desk:




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Owner:Dustin S.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-07-08 13:18 CDTUpdated:2019-09-16 09:51 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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