Open a site in SharePoint Online on an iPhone or iPad

If you’re using an Apple iPad or iPhone 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.

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 a web browser, such as Safari, 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.
  4. In the lower left corner of the screen, touch the tiles icon to see a list of navigation tiles.
    Use the Office 365 navigation tiles to go to sites, libraries, and email

  5. Touch 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
  6. Choose a site, such as Team Site.

Open your OneDrive for Business library

  1. Open a web browser, such as Safari, 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. In the lower left corner of the screen, touch the tiles icon to see a list of navigation tiles.

    Use the Office 365 navigation tiles to go to sites, libraries, and email
  4. Choose OneDrive.

 Note    The tiles that you see are dependent on your Office 365 subscription. A OneDrive for Business app is available for iPad. You can use that app or view your OneDrive for Business content in the browser window

Move from your email in OWA to a SharePoint site

On your iPad or iPhone, you can easily move to a SharePoint site from your email in a browser window. This is useful if you want to check your email before you visit a team site, OneDrive for Business, or other location in Office 365.

  1. Open a web browser, such as Safari, on your device.
  2. In the address bar, type http://portal.microsoftonline.com.
  3. Sign in using your Office 365 account or your organizational account.
    Your email opens in Outlook Web App (OWA).

    Email displayed in OWA on mobile device
  4. In the lower left corner, touch the tiles icon to open a sites menu.

    List of SharePoint sites on a mobile device
  5. Choose an option, such as Sites or OneDrive.

 Note    The options that you see on the sites menu depend on your Office 365 subscription.

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 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

In mobile view, you see the site formatted to display nicely on your phone.

 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

 Note    Mobile view is not available for all SharePoint sites.

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