Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)

Welcome to the Excel for iPad & iPhone forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve.

Take a look at the feedback that we are currently working on and what feedback we have already completed.

How can we improve Excel for iPad & iPhone (iOS)?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Take picture and insert/link into sheet on the fly

    I was once asked to make/find the following app: allow a person to input data and have calculated results appear instantly AND be able to easily take pictures and link them to the data on the fly. I never made/found such an app. Fortunately, Excel for the iPhone satisfies the first condition.

    The person using the app is checking equipment, so they enter data and take a picture and move on to the next equipment. It is impractical to import all of the pictures afterwards, since they all have similar default names, so you have to check each picture for…

    17 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      3 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have offline access to selected files from cloud services

      An option to have selected files from cloud services within the app (OneDrive and Dropbox hopefully). When a file is marked to be available offline, it should be downloaded, auto-synced as changes occur for it, and be available when I do not have an Internet connection. Also it should not download every time I open it. When I work on it without Internet connection, it should save changes waiting for a next connection to sync changes to the cloud.

      This user experience is very vital and essential.

      26 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        5 comments  ·  Opening and Saving Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Give it More of a windows look

        Give it that famous windows theme rather than a iOS App. Its a Microsoft app not a Apple App

        2 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • it would not submit from my ipad

          I could fill out the whole form but it would not submit

          1 vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Header and Footer functionality

            Currently Headers and footers cannot be applied to excel work books. This is a feature my client would like to have available on the mobile application.

            5 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Cell Tab

              Enable the tab and enter keys to go to next unlocked cell, currently it will go to next cell even if locked for editing and show a warning.

              3 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • We need English UK date format 02/12/2015 ?

                We need English UK date format 02/12/2015 ?

                3 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  1 comment  ·  Data Import  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Editing by multiple users

                  Opening and editing the same file (on a sharepoint/OD4B site) in Excel app by multiple users, like it is possible in Excel online.

                  5 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    0 comments  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow you to change your cursor direction

                    Just like in the full version of Excel

                    7 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please fix: Virtual keyboard covers cells that is edited

                      If you use the Freeze Panes function to freeze the first 10 rows (on an iPad Mini screen) and tap to edit a cell in one of the rows below the frozen rows, the virtual keyboard comes up, but it will cover the cell that you wanted to edit. Worse, there is no way to scroll up or down, because the only cells that are visible are frozen! So the only way is to unfreeze the worksheet before editing and then freeze again. Please fix this!

                      One option would be that the entire worksheet moves up to show the cell…

                      4 votes
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        1 comment  ·  Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 7 votes
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Formatting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 4 votes
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            0 comments  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Edit source data for charts

                            It would be nice if there is an easier way to add column and row headers to a chart. Currently there is no choice, unless you organize your data such that the intended headers are immediately adjacent to the data

                            6 votes
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              1 comment  ·  Charting, Mapping and Visualizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the great feedback. We’ll definitely consider this in the next round of features for the iPad/iPhone. Please continue to vote on this feature idea which will increase its likelihood of getting in the product.

                              1/26/17
                              This feature request is still on our backlog but there is nothing we can commit to at this time.

                              Thanks,
                              Scott [MSFT]

                            • Formula auditing

                              When I double-tap on a cell with a formula, Excel helpfully assigns different colors to the elements of the formula, and highlights the cells that are linked to the formula with the same colors. But at the same time, it also brings up the virtual keyboard obscuring half the screen, as it assumes that I want to edit the formula. In many cases, I just want to quickly audit formulas without editing them with the keyboard. Can you think of a way that allows users to audit formulas without covering the screen?

                              3 votes
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • handoff

                                You should add handoff support for both word, excel, powerpoint and outlook on mac and iOS.

                                7 votes
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the ability to create PivotTables

                                  Allow creation and design of PivotTables

                                  (Note: Updated title and description for clarity on 2015-12-10, Dan [MS])

                                  24 votes
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    1 comment  ·  PivotTables and Power Pivot  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow naming of ranges and tables

                                    Currently, cannot edit names of ranges or tables. Naming is an extremely helpful feature when dealing with other limitations of the mobile versions.

                                    16 votes
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Have excel close and save any open worksheets before an update.

                                      On the last 2 updates to my iPhone, the ap called up the upgrade when I opened a worksheet. This worksheet had years of daily medical info in it. When the update came through the open spreadsheet was totally wiped clean. very bad news for me. It didn't used to do that. The update should close and save all open spreadsheets before updating.

                                      8 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve "fill" button

                                        The "Fill" button in the pop-up menu is extremely helpful, but I wonder why I can only use it to drag formulas down or right. I often want to drag them up or left.

                                        0 votes
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        1 2 4 Next →
                                        • Don't see your idea?

                                        Feedback and Knowledge Base

                                        How it works

                                        • Create a user account if you want to add a new suggestion or vote on existing suggestions.
                                        • Select one of the feedback forums listed.
                                        • Check out the ideas others have suggested and vote on your favorites.
                                        • Be sure to search for your suggestion but if you can’t find something similar enough, you can submit your own.
                                        • Keep suggestions focused on a single idea per post and limited to 25 words or less.
                                        • When you post an idea to our forum, others will be able to subscribe to it and make comments.