How to Check Outlook Version without opening Outlook?

Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Amit Bansal

It’s essential to be aware of the specific platform version you are using.

Many users are often unaware of their Windows setup version, and they might not even know which version of Microsoft Office they have.

The reality is that you don’t necessarily need to be an expert when working with Microsoft Word, Excel, or Outlook.

Have you ever wondered whether you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Outlook?

In this article, you will discover how to determine the exact version of Outlook you are using and whether it’s the 32-bit or 64-bit version installed on your computer.

What version of Outlook do I Have? (Let’s Find Out)

Microsoft Outlook is a versatile platform that operates seamlessly across various devices, including personal computers, web-based Outlook (Outlook.com), Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Android phones/tablets.

Let’s find out the version of Outlook you are using:

How to determine Outlook version of your Personal Computer?

determine Outlook version of your Personal Computer

Follow the step-by-step guide:

  • Open Outlook from your desktop
  • Click the File tab from the left-hand corner of your Outlook screen.
  • Click on Office accounts, or Go for the help option and ask for Outlook, it will walk you through the version of your current application.
  • Under Product Information, you’ll see the general version of Office installed on your computer.
Outlook Product Information
  • For more detailed version information, you can refer to “About Outlook” and click to get updated whether you’re using the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Outlook.
About Outlook
  • About the Outlook dialog box appears: you can check and verify the product ID, serial ID, and whether you’re using 32-bit or 64-bit.
How to determine Outlook version

Now that you know which version of Outlook you’re using, It will help you to update and grab the latest version.

The above step is applicable to Microsoft Office 365, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2010. Outlook 2007.

Using Command Prompt to Check Outlook Version

You can also find out which version of Outlook you’re using using the command prompt.

Just open the command prompt and type in “reg query “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\x.x\Outlook”.

This command will show you the Outlook version number installed on your computer.

It’s a handy method if you want to check your Outlook version without actually opening the Outlook application.

How To Check the Version of Outlook.com [Web Based]

Outlook.com is a web-based platform that is easily opened like other email service providers Gmail, Rediff mail, Yahoo, and so on. It is not installed on your computer and doesn’t have version information.

Every time you open Outlook.com it will fetch the latest update and give better service to their user. There’s no version or 32-bit or 64-bit information for Outlook.com.

Check the version of Outlook.com

How To See What Version of Outlook I Have for iOS [iPhone/iPad]

For iPhone or iPad users, iOS manages Outlook email, calendar, and all related services. You can easily add any email account that uses POP or IMAP, Gmail, Yahoo, Rediff mail, Mail, or Outlook.com account.

Let’s dive in to find out the version of Outlook for iOS, here are a simple few step:

  • Open Outlook from your iPhone >> Select Settings (Gear Symbol) from the bottom of your screen.
iOS outlook on my iPhone
  •  Hit Help & Feedback (available on the top of the screen)
desktop version of outlook iPhone
  • The Help & Feedback page appears to scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will find the version of Outlook [refer: Snapshot]
office 365 outlook version iPhone

iOS Outlook users observe regular update on their mobile phone, which changes and update the version from time to time.

Find Out What Version of Outlook Mac You Have.

Mac users having Microsoft Outlook installed in simple steps arrange to get the version of Outlook they are using, walk me through to find out:

  • Open Outlook (next to the Apple logo) on your Mac >> and then click Outlook in the top-left corner of the screen >> Hit About Outlook from the drop-down list.
  • Outlook about dialog box pops up with complete information.
Outlook mac version

After all, finding the Outlook version on any device you work on is not rocket science.

Conclusion

In conclusion, being able to check your Outlook version without having to open the application is a convenient and valuable skill for anyone who relies on Microsoft Outlook for their email and productivity needs.

Whether you need to troubleshoot compatibility issues, verify software updates, or simply satisfy your curiosity about your Outlook version, the methods discussed in this blog post provide straightforward solutions.

By using any of these methods, such as checking the program files, utilizing the “About Outlook” option, or employing the command prompt, you can quickly and easily determine your Outlook version.

This knowledge can be particularly useful when seeking support or ensuring you have the latest features and security updates.

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Amit Bansal

Hello, my name is Amit Kumar Bansal, and I am the founder of MailSmartly.com. Through this blog, I focus on Microsoft Outlook, offering insightful and informative content. Additionally, I produce educational videos on YouTube to further enhance the understanding of my audience. visit my YouTube Channel

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