If you have an Android phone, you may have noticed that you can’t access SharePoint on your mobile device. When one of the major benefits of SharePoint is that it is available anywhere, anytime, not having access to it can be frustrating. Luckily, there is both an easy explanation for this problem and an easy solution.
If you have received a “401 Unauthorized” error when trying to access SharePoint on your Droid or other Android enabled device, it is because the default browser on Android phones blocks the authentication pop-up window that enables a user to login to SharePoint.
To get around this problem, simply go into the Android Marketplace and download the Firefox browser app. Firefox is approved by Microsoft to support SharePoint 2010.Â Then use your new Firefox Android app to visit your SharePoint URL, login and access your site!