Create a flow from your phone

Create a cloud flow from your phone by using a Power Automate template. On the Templates screen in Power Automate, you can select the Mobile category to find templates designed to work on your mobile phone.

In this topic, we'll follow an example to create a flow that sends a push notification to your phone when you get mail from your boss.

If you're unfamiliar with Power Automate, get an overview.


To complete the example in this topic, you'll need the following:

  • Access to Power Automate.

  • The Power Automate mobile app for Android, iOS, or Windows Phone on a supported device. The graphics in this topic reflect the iPhone version of the app, but the interface on an Android device or Windows Phone is similar.

  • To use the template demonstrated in this topic, you'll also need:

    • Office 365 credentials.
    • Push notifications enabled on your phone.

Find a template

  1. Open the mobile app, and then tap Browse at the bottom of the screen.

    Browse icon.

    You can find a template in any of these ways:

    • Specify a keyword in the search box at the top of the screen.

    • Tap an option in the list of services.

    • Scroll down to show a variety of categories, and then tap a template in any category.

      Browse tab.

      For this tutorial, you'll open the template that sends a push notification when you get mail from your boss.

  2. In the list of services, tap See all.

    Show list of services.

  3. Tap the Notifications service icon.

    Push notifications.

  4. In the search bar, type boss, and then tap the template to send a push notification when you receive a message from your boss.

    Choose template.

  5. In the screen that gives details about the template that you've selected, tap Use this template.

    Confirm template.

Finish the flow

  1. If prompted, tap Sign in, and provide your credentials for Office 365 Outlook, Office 365 Users, or both.

    Sign in to Office 365.


    You can use the same connections when you create other flows.

  2. In the upper-right corner, tap Create.

    Tap Create.

    Your flow is created and it checks for email from your boss until you pause or delete the flow.

    Completed flow.

Next steps