With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has finally improved the out of the box mobile browser navigation.

If you connect to a SharePoint 2013 site with a mobile browser, you will go to the mobile version of the site – ok, this is exactly the same since SharePoint 2007.

The news are:

  • you can switch to the PC View (if your browser can support it off course) and will have the same view than if you connect from your workstation
    • Just hit the Options button at the top right

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    • Then choose Switch to PC View

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    • You are now switched to the standard version
    • If you want to go back to the mobile version, repeat the steps: hit the Options button

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    • Then choose Mobile view

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  • if you defined a navigation bar (the top bar), you can now also see it/use it with your mobile browser (you must have reached the mobile version)
    • Hit the Page title

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    • Then, the navigation bar is shown, allowing you to use it

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