BBC News on your mobile

  • 3 October 2012
  • From the section Help
The mobile site on a range of devices
The mobile site works on a range of devices and screen sizes

BBC News is available on your mobile. Simply visit

The site is designed to work on a range of mobile devices and screen sizes, whether your phone is a touchscreen one or whether you use a keypad or trackball.

When you browse the mobile site, what you see will be tailored to the device you have in your hand, for example the way you move around the news sections and the number of images you see.

UK news section
The mobile site offers a large range of news sections

We've made it easy for you to skim through the news headlines and summaries so you can easily get updated on the stories of the day.

Features and analysis stories are showcased throughout the site and we are displaying the Most Read articles, so that you can see what stories are popular right now.

The site offers coverage of live news stories for all mobile users, giving you an easy way to access quick updates around a major news story. The live page format offers short-form updates related to big stories as they unfold, for example on stories like the Budget and global news events.

The mobile site also offers in-story video clips for iPhone and Android users, giving you the same content that you've already been able to view on the desktop site or BBC News apps.

We're aiming to offer a fast, easy browsing experience whatever type of device you are using.

However, as your mobile device becomes more capable we can deliver enhanced services. For example, the video is available on iPhones and iPod touches with iOS 5.0 and above, and on Android devices with OS 2.2 and above. We hope to extend our video service to other platforms in the future, where there is a reasonable level of demand and where we can offer value for money for licence fee payers.

We have been working hard to optimise BBC News for your device and we are continually making improvements.

If you are not sure whether you can access the internet on your device, check with your mobile network provider.

Depending on the contract you have, certain costs for accessing the internet on your phone - usually referred to as data charges - may apply.

If you are not sure about the potential charges for accessing the internet on your phone, please ask your mobile network provider. You may find some costs are included in your existing price plan or that you can opt for a 'data package' monthly fee that gives reduced charges for accessing the internet

The BBC does not charge you to access mobile content.

BBC News apps: iPhone, iPad and Android

The BBC News app is now available for Android smartphones and tablets, as well as for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The app is free to download. Go to Google Play or the Apple app store to download the official BBC News app.

Get the latest and breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK, world, politics, business, technology, health, entertainment & arts and sport.

The app offers stories and video, and you can personalise the homescreen by adding and removing news categories to suit your interests.

Blackberry Apps

We have developed a series of launcher apps for Blackberry phones to give you quick access to BBC News on Blackberry smartphones 5 and above.

As some BlackBerry connections are routed overseas, BlackBerry users occasionally have problems accessing BBC content that is only available inside the UK. The application will also help to stop this from happening and make sure that, if you're in the UK, you can access everything that you ought to be able to access.

These apps are available via Blackberry App World.