Office 365 and Passcode

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mooseknucklechuck, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. mooseknucklechuck macrumors newbie


    Mar 1, 2018
    Just bought my wife an apple watch series 3. Her work requires a passcode (or facial recognition) for her remote email account. Her passcode requires numeric, alphabetic and special character. This is now required every time she wants to access her watch. Can we delete the email app from the watch? Not that I can tell. Passcode disablement is greyed out.

    Any suggestions? Work arounds? This flaw makes her want to return the thing.
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Can she uncheck the work email in the watch app?
  3. anthlis macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2016
    Note I'm a user (engineer) not IT... I have to have the MS Authenticator and MS Company Portal apps on my iphone and the only thing I had to do was change from a 4-digit passcode to a 5-digit passcode on my Watch (obviously different to the Office 365 strong password) to be able to see my work emails through the watch. Seems it could be down to your wife's IT dept than Apple or Microsoft? Assuming you mean the Outlook email app on the watch - yes it can be deleted.
  4. KrisLord macrumors 65832

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    Outlook email or iOS built in email?

    Is it wanting a password to unlock the watch when you’ve taken it off, or every time your raise your wrist?

    I’ve got the outlook app for work and they enforce some security but it doesn’t sound as strict as your wife’s. My watch just needs a pin to unlock in the morning, but this is needed anyway to enable Apple Pay.
  5. mooseknucklechuck thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 1, 2018
    She cannot. It's the iOS email
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    Not the Outlook app. It's the built in iOS email connected maybe I will try changing it to the Outlook app. Yes it up to her IT dept
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    Thanks I'm going to try this
  6. sean000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    Definitely switch to the Outlook app. That should solve your issue. Our Office365 configuration requires only a 4 digit passcode, so I can get away with using either the Outlook app or the native mail app. I actually prefer using the Outlook app for mail, but I do use the native calendar’s activesync to sync calendar items to Fantastical.

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