How Do I Turn Off Focused Inbox?

How Do I Turn Off Focused Inbox?

What is focused inbox?

Focused Inbox separates your Outlook inbox into two tabs: Focused and Other. Your most important email messages are on the Focused tab, while the rest remain easily accessible—but out of the way—on the Other tab. If you're not satisfied with the Focused Inbox feature, you can easily disable it.

Turn Off Focused Inbox via the Web Portal

Step 1: Login to Office 365 with your UCLA email (ending in @ucla.edu)  https://portal.office.com/

Microsoft sign in splash screen

Step 2: Click “Outlook”

After you log into Office 365, click the icon for Outlook pictured below.

Office 365 Welcome splash page

Step 3: Open Settings

Click on the gearbox in the upper right-hand corner to open Settings.

Outlook online page with settings highlighted

Step 4: Toggle “Focused Inbox” On or Off

Use the slider next to “Focused Inbox” to turn it on or off.

Settings window with focused inbox highlighted

Turn Off Focused inbox via Windows Outlook

Step 1: Select the View tab

Outlook window with View highlighted

Step 2: Select “Show Focused Inbox” to turn off Focus Inbox

Outlook window with Show Focused Inbox highlighted

Step 3: Verify that Focused Inbox is turned off

Side by side image with focus box highlighted

Turn Off Focused Inbox via Mac Outlook

Step 1: Select Outlook in the upper left-hand corner

Outlook application window with outlook menu highlighted

Step 2: Select Settings

Outlook application with settings highlighted

Step 3: Under the Email Group Select Reading

Outlook Preferences window with reading highlighted

Step 4: Uncheck Focus Inbox

Reading option window with focused inbox highlighted

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