BBC News on your mobile

  • 29 June 2015
  • From the section Help
The mobile site on a range of devices
Image caption 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.

Image caption 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.

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 available on Android smartphones and tablets as well as for iPhone and iPad.

Recently redesigned with a fresh look and feel the latest version of the app features a fuller range of content, greater personalisation and better overall performance and can be downloaded for free on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

New features include:

•Top Stories: The latest, breaking news selected by our editors

•My News: Create your own personalised feed from thousands of topics so you can get more of the news that matters to you

•Most Popular: Keep up to date with the most read stories and most viewed video across the site

•Find content fast: The app can suggest topics based on stories you've recently viewed and what's in the news now and you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Search available in the side menu and Add Topics screen

The app offers stories and video, breaking news alerts including support for smart watches and access to the BBC News Channel in the UK and live World Service radio internationally.