Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Outlook / Exchange on the LG X power

LG has dropped their own mail client, instead shipping the phone with Gmail.  So, the first thing you may ask – what do you do if you have an Exchange or other email account?  With the 4,100 mAh battery and days of battery life, the X power is a great business phone, good for long commutes, days away from the desk and never ending conference with no power outlets.   Well, the installed Gmail client does support Exchange and it works relatively well.  You can simply go into System settings, Accounts and Add an account of type ‘Exchange’.

However, if you’re a power-user of Outlook features, you’ll want to go to the App Store and download the Outlook for Android client.  It’s fast, powerful and feature filled with full view of your calendar, a great agenda widget for the home screen and more.  Best of all?  It’s free from Microsoft.  It does use about 60 MB of memory space on the phone, but that’s minimal compared to other apps (Facebook, *cough*, 200+ MB). 
When you’re first setting up Outlook, you’ll need to cancel out of the default Office 365 setup screen.  From there you can choose the account type (Exchange in our case) and it even has an Advanced settings panel to set your server, username, domain and more.    For more help you can visit the Microsoft help page for Outlook on Android
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Once set up you get a ‘Focused’ view of your inbox with messages sent just to you.  You can tune what appears there and what goes to the Other tab.  You also get to see all your folders on the server, your full calendar, contacts and a slick view into flies attached to your email.  I find it more efficient than the desktop Outlook client I use.

In a nutshell, the LG X power offers a good email experience out of the box even for Exchange users, and Exchange power users can install the Outlook for Android client for even more power and features.


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