Open a SharePoint Online site on an Android device

If you’re using an Android phone or tablet and your Office 365 subscription includes SharePoint Online, you can use your device to view sites, such as team sites in SharePoint Online. You can also view files that are in your OneDrive for Business library. This makes it easy to view information on sites, collaborate with colleagues, access shared documents, and stay connected with your work.

Recent improvements to SharePoint Online have made SharePoint even more touch friendly than before. For more details, see SharePoint Online introduces the Touch Design mobile experience.

Ready to try it out?


Open a SharePoint site

  1. Open the web browser on your device.
  2. In the address bar, type the website address (URL) for SharePoint Online.
    For example, our URL is http://contoso14.sharepoint.com.
    Your URL will include your domain name instead of Contoso14.
  3. Sign in using your Office 365 account or your organizational account.
  1. In the navigation links across the top of the screen, choose Sites.
    You'll see a list of SharePoint sites organized into lists, such as Sites I'm Following and Promoted Sites.
    Promoted sites in SharePoint Online on a mobile device
  1. Choose a site, such as Team Site.

Open your OneDrive for Business library

  1. Open the web browser on your device.
  2. In the address bar, type the website address (URL) for your site in SharePoint Online.
    For example, our URL is http://contoso14-my.sharepoint.com.
    Your URL will include your domain name instead of Contoso14.
  3. Sign in using your Office 365 account or your organizational account.
  4. In the navigation links across the top of the screen, choose OneDrive.

Change how a site is displayed

You can choose between two kinds of views—mobile view and pc view—for some kinds of SharePoint sites and your OneDrive for Business library. In mobile view, you see the site formatted to display nicely on your device. In pc view, you see navigation links across the top of the page, as shown in the following image:

SharePoint site in pc view on a mobile device

 Note    Mobile view might not be available for all of your SharePoint sites. When mobile view is not available, sites are displayed in pc view automatically.

Switch from mobile view to pc view

  1. In a site or library, touch the ellipsis () in the lower right corner of the screen.
    Menu to swtich from mobile view to pc view on a Windows Phone
  2. Choose Switch to pc view.

Switch from pc view to mobile view

  1. In the SharePoint site, in the upper right corner of the screen, touch Settings (Settings button ).
  2. In the Settings menu, choose Mobile View.
    Settings menu in a SharePoint site in pc view

For more information, see Use a mobile device to work with SharePoint Online sites.

 
 
Applies to:
Office 365 Enterprise, Office 365 Enterprise admin, Office 365 Midsize Business, Office 365 Midsize Business admin, Office 365 Small Business, Office 365 Small Business admin, SharePoint Online Enterprise (E1), SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online Midsized Business, SharePoint Online Small Business