Your intranet in your pocket—the SharePoint mobile app for iOS is now available

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Last month, we unveiled a new vision for the future of SharePoint, and today we’re pleased to release the new SharePoint mobile app for iOS. Install it now and take your intranet with you—your intranet in your pocket. Stay connected to important content, sites, portals and people from across your intranet while on the go. The SharePoint mobile journey starts now. This is a first step, and we are excited to continue to build on what we’ve started. Let’s dive in to the details.

Watch this episode of Microsoft Mechanics with Andy Haon, principal group program manager on the SharePoint engineering team, for an in-depth look at the SharePoint mobile app:

The SharePoint mobile app

The new SharePoint mobile app helps you keep your work moving forward by providing quick access to your team sites, organization portals and resources, and even a view into what the people you work with are working on. And this new app is infused with the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph, which applies machine learning to activity in Office 365 to connect you to the relevant documents and people around you. The SharePoint mobile app works with SharePoint Online in Office 365, SharePoint Server (2013 and 2016) on-premises and your hybrid environment. Once you launch the app on your iPhone, you’ll be prompted to sign in with your SharePoint credentials. The SharePoint mobile app lets you easily switch between accounts.

The Sites tab takes you to a list of the sites you visit frequently and sites you’re following. Click on a site to see recent activity, recent files and the site’s assets (documents, lists, subsites, pages and more). You can also share the site. When you click to a team site, you immediately see how the SharePoint mobile app natively renders the site elements quickly and beautifully.

The SharePoint mobile app also links to other Office apps. For example, when you click an Office document in the Recent files pivot, it will take you directly into the corresponding Office mobile app. Similarly, when you access a SharePoint document library within a team site, you will be taken into the OneDrive mobile app for iOS to view, share, discover and manage files stored across Office 365. Learn more how the two apps work together.

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Main Sites tab. Clicking to a team site. Full navigation of a team site.

The Links tab takes you to sites and portals programmed for everyone in your company to see. These are curated by your SharePoint admin(s) from the SharePoint home in Office 365. And if you have invested in responsive, mobile-designed portals, they will shine through in the app. Microsoft, too, is investing in responsive design as a top priority to ensure all new experiences (like the SharePoint home in Office 365, Microsoft Delve and Office 365 Video) are mobile and responsive by default.

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Main Links tab. Example “Contoso Web” portal. Example Office 365 Video portal.

The People tab gives you visibility into what the people you work with are working on. Find and browse colleagues in your network. Tap on an individual to see their contact card and discover what they are working on and who they are working with based on intelligence powered by Office 365.

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Main People tab. An individual card in People.

Search—The SharePoint mobile app provides search throughout with clean results—filtered by sites, files and people. When you perform a search in the SharePoint mobile app, you are connecting through full enterprise search, so you can find content and people from across your intranet, SharePoint team sites, company portals and the OneDrive for Business folders you have access to, including content recommendations powered by the Microsoft Graph.

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Search for files, sites and people. Search results for files. Search result for sites.

Learn more about getting started with the SharePoint mobile app, including technical support information.

What’s next

The SharePoint mobile app for iOS is just a first step on the SharePoint mobile journey, and we are excited to continue to build on what we’ve started. We’ll continue delivering enhancements to the app, such as support of cross-company news and announcements, coming later this year. We are also working on Android and Windows Universal versions, which we expect to release before the end of this year.

We want your feedback and ideas. Send us input via in-app Shake, posts and votes to SharePoint UserVoice and tweets to @SharePoint and @Office365 on Twitter. We’re eager to hear your feedback and use it to continuously provide the best intranet in your pocket.

Mark Kashman, senior product manager for the SharePoint team

Frequently asked questions

Q. Can I use the SharePoint app for online and on-premises?

A. Yes. The SharePoint app will connect to your environment whether you are using SharePoint Online in Office 365, SharePoint Server 2013 or 2016, or hybrid deployments.

Q. Which authentication methods will the SharePoint mobile app support?

A. We support a variety of authentication methods and we will also have support for mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM), so the device and the application are secured for IT and the app is easy for users from the start. To learn more, please review the sign-in options for the SharePoint mobile app.

  1. Great.
    Just wondering when the same MS Office integration we have on PC and Windows Phone will be available to iOS and Android. Would be cool to get the support to edit/save directly files on SharePoint.


    • Hi Pedro,

      If you are working from within the SharePoint mobile app, and you open a document, you are opening (and editing if you modify the document) directly in SharePoint – typically via an Office Mobile app (like PowerPoint Mobile, Word Mobile, or Excel Mobile) and the file remains in SharePoint; and we leverage the OneDrive app now to manage files (upload, share, etc).

      Hope that helps, and from what I read in your comment, should be similar to the experience on PC and Windows. Our goal is to enable a common experience and capabilities across platforms.


  2. Looking forward to trying this out. Does the app support SAML authentication for on-prem deployments? If not, is support for SAML in the backlog? Thanks!

    • Hi Mike,

      We do not yet support SAML in v1. It is on the backlog. No timing to share as of now. If you are able to try it, we hope you like it.


  3. So there will be support for MAM coming soon, or is it manageable with this release.?

      • Any ideas where we can find more info on this? Configuring the app using an MDM?

  4. Looks great. When will the Android version be available? Thank you.

  5. No ADFS support for on-premise SharePoint is a let down. For customers using WAP and Azure App Proxy when will this work?

  6. Looks like a very user friendly and good app!

    I assume most companies have a news feed on the first page of their intranet but I don’t see any general news feed in the app. Would the news show up as a news site in the site list or are the other ways to make the news feed work? For day to day work you mostly use the sites you are a member of, but it would be a shame if you missed the news that your company has a new CEO. 🙂 To revert back to sending e-mails with major news to everyone would not be a preferable option either.

  7. Well done Microsoft team, downloaded the app and works really well. It would be great if SharePoint 2016 sites were rolled out in O365 preview. Started using groups it with our team

  8. We have both Office 365 and an on-prem installation. Our on-prem install is a highly customized and branded portal, that includes a responsive design. However, when I use the new app to access this site, I get the standard tile look, not the branded version. I do not want users to access the unbranded version. Is there a way to force it to show the branded version in the mobile app? Or, block the branded version from being loaded in the app?

  9. So, how do we control document sharepoint. We can attach the physical document as an attachment and send from a separate email outside the company or save to a personal one drive. What are the data security options or policies?

  10. as i can see it available only for US iTunes store. When do you expect to make this app worldwide / for rest of the app stores?

  11. doesn’t work for us – just get the sign in screen which has the – it asks for a user name and password and just blinks whenever you put those in – any idea what the problem is?

  12. With all my respect but it was pushed out to early and doesn’t really work with SharePoint at the moment. Too many parts on the server side are currently missing and small and easy adoptions haven’t been made over years to make SharePoint somewhat responsive.

    The new document libraries works great and I’m looking forward to all the new user interface enhancements to be released.

  13. Is it possible to Curate the links tab within the app if you are not using Office 365. What if you are connecting to SharePoint sites alone?

  14. I have a question about the One Drive app and the Outlook app on iOS. Right now you can add a storage account to the One Drive for Business app in the Outlook app on iOS, but when I try and add a storage account to the new One Drive app, it brings me to the sign in for the personal One Drive app not allowing me to enter my Office 365 business credentials. I can open a document in the One Drive app and attach to send an email in the Outlook app, so why can’t I add the storage account for the Business One Drive in the Outlook app?

    I did contact the support for the Outlook app and they said to contact the support for the One Drive app who said to contact the support for the Outlook app. 🙂

    All my best,

  15. is the App supporting Modern Authentication (ADAL) with MFA or do we need an app password for that

  16. How does the app determine your Recent Sites list? Thanks!

  17. Hmmm …
    I’m trying the app with our farm (2013) and as expected from Microsoft with every new functionality, there are clear issues. Sites, documents, recent content, searches show me nothing, just loading loading loading loading, just show me “people you work with” …

    Any other user with same issue and some fix?

  18. Where do I read more about the MAM or configuring the app using an MDM?

    • Hi,
      How ( SharePoint mobile app for iOS ) is different from accessing responsive or mobile view SharePoint Interanet site by mobile ? I mean we can access SharePoint Interanet site using mobile then why mobile app for iOS ? what about andorid ? can anyone explain please ?

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