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How to join Microsoft Teams meeting by phone

Microsoft Teams can be used from just about any device. On the desktop, it has dedicated apps and if you’re not looking to install an app, you can use Microsoft Teams from any modern browser. Some features do not work well or at all in a browser but the web app offers a more or less stable user experience.

Microsoft Teams has dedicated apps for both iOS and Android. There are some limitations to these apps in terms of features and which settings can be changed but they can be used to make calls, send messages, and join meetings.

Join Microsoft Teams meeting by phone

In order to join a Microsoft Teams meeting by phone, you need to first have the app correctly set up on your phone.

  • Install the Microsoft Teams app for your iPhone or your Android phone.
  • Sign in with your Microsoft Teams account.
  • Make sure you’ve selected the correct team (if you’re part of more than one team).
  • Make sure the Microsoft Teams app is allowed to use the microphone and the camera.

Join Microsoft Teams meeting by phone

Allow Microsoft Teams app access to mic and camera

If you’re not sure how to allow Microsoft Teams app access to the mic and camera on your phone, follow these steps for your respective device.

iPhone/iOS

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Microsoft Teams (listed as Teams).
  3. Turn the Camera switch on.
  4. Turn the Microphone switch on.

Android

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Apps & notifications.
  3. Tap view all apps.
  4. Tap Teams from the list of apps.
  5. Tap Permissions.
  6. Turn the Camera switch on.
  7. Turn the Microphone switch on.

Join Microsoft Teams meeting by phone

These steps apply to both iOS and Android devices. If you’re looking to join a meeting, it implies that a meeting is already active. 

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams app.
  2. Go to the Teams tab.
  3. Expand the team that the meeting is in.
  4. Tap the channel the meeting is in (indicated by the camera icon).
  5. Tap the Join button on the meeting.

Conclusion

Joining a Microsoft Teams meeting on a phone is easy if you have the Teams app installed. When you first install and set it up, it will ask you to grant it permission to use the mic and camera. The one shortcoming that you have when you join a meeting from your phone is that you cannot join it from a browser. The mobile app is a must-have. 

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