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Exploring apps on a small screen

When you are using Qlik Sense on a small screen (480 pixels wide or smaller), you can make selections and navigate between apps, sheets, visualizations, and stories.

You cannot create or edit sheets, stories, or visualizations. You also cannot use Insight Advisor, or take snapshots.

This is part of the Qlik Sense responsive experience that adapts navigation and user interface elements to the device and browser size you are using when working with Qlik Sense.

This page discusses the process of using Qlik Sense on a small screen through a web browser. It is to be distinguished from using the Qlik Sense mobile app. For more information about using the mobile app, see Qlik Sense Mobile Client Managed app.

Using Qlik Sense on a small screen

When you use Qlik Sense on a small screen, you can explore and make discoveries in the apps.


The navigation panel at the top is used to reach the hub, app overview and the help. The navigation panel at the bottom is used to browse between sheets, stories and visualizations. You can hide the navigation panels to make more room for exploring your app. Going from portrait to landscape mode will provide more details in some situations.

The hub

You arrive at the hub with access to different streams, depending on user access rights. You can navigate between the different apps in the streams.

Discovering and analyzing

You can explore the sheets, and also go into detail and view each of the visualizations in full screen. You can navigate between the visualizations one at time and make selections in them. In full screen you also have access to the visual exploration menu at the top.

Using Insight Advisor

Click Arrow down to switch between Sheet view and Insights. For more information on Insights, see Creating visualizations with Insight Advisor.

Using data storytelling

You can play the stories in an app, not edit them. When you are playing a story you must go to sheet view to view the sheet and make selections.

Using bookmarks

You can use existing bookmarks and create your own bookmarks.

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