A mobile client is a dedicated SWITCHdrive app for mobile devices, for example iPads, iPhones, Android-tablets and Android-phones. You can download the SWITCHdrive mobile client from the app-stores of Apple or Google. Just search for the "switchdrive" app in their app-stores or open your personal switchdrive settings in a browser and click the appropriate app button:


It is easy to access your data on SWITCHdrive with a mobile device (for eample an iPad, an iPhone or an Android device). Download the SWITCHdrive-App from the corresponding App-Store or from the Play-Store.

If you don't need to modify the shares of your data, you can also install a 3rd party app like "Documents" from OnlyOffice or from Readdle which have additional features. For example, the Documents-app of Readdle lets you configure several cloud services side by side and allows you to full synchronise any folder in your SWITCHdrive account to the mobile device, besides many other nice features.

The Documents-app of OnlyOffice lets you also modify office documents right on your mobile device and store the changes back to your SWITCHdrive account. 

Follow these instructions to configure the WebDAV connection in such 3rd party applications:

1. Open a web browser and login to your switchdrive account. Then click on the Settings icon to display your switchdrive stettings. 

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2. Locate the WebDAV's address box and copy the entire content of this text box to your clipboard.

3. Go to your 3rd party app and locate the WebDAV configuration. For example, in the Documents-app of OnlyOffice, you have to click on the samll "Clouds" icon at the bottom and then to click on the WebDAV entry on the left.

Screenshot 2019-11-15 at 11.06.484. In the WebDAV configuration box, paste the just copied WebDAV address to the Server entry, add your login name and your password and click on the Next button.

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You can now access all your files in your SWITCHdrive account also on your mobile device.

The WebDAV address looks like this:


You can find your personalised path if you login to https://drive.switch.ch and click on settings in the lower left corner.

Please be aware that the @ in your USERNAME, which is your email address, needs to be replaced by %40 to make it URL compatible. So example@switch.ch becomes example%40switch.ch.

Under Windows make sure that the service "WebClient" is started otherwise WebDAV does not work properly.

Make also sure you use https: and not just http: when connecting via WebDAV. 

To access your SWITCHdrive data on a mobile device, you can also create a dedicated app password that is only used by your mobile devices.

The great advantage of using such app passcodes is that you can create them easily, but also delete them quickly. If for example when you loose your mobile device you could login to your SWITCHdrive account and immediately delete the app passcode. From this moment on your mobile device won't be able to access your data in your SWITCHdrive account any more.

When creating app passcodes for your mobile devices, you can also keep your SWITCH edu-ID password unexposed to these mobile devices.  

To create a new app passcoce, use the SWITCHdrive Web-Client and open the Security section in your personal settings. Scroll down until you see the App passcode section. In the example below, only one passcode with name "iPad" exists.

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To create a new app passcode, enter a new app name and click on the button "Create new app passcode".

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Take you mobile device and enter the Username and Password to access your data with your mobile device. Once the mobile device is connected, click the Done button. The Username and Password will disappear and there is no way to show this password again. If you have lost your password or have made a typing error, recreate a new passcode from scratch.

For Android devices, click here for the mobile user manual of ownCloud (and click here for the latest Release Notes).

For iOS devices, there are two versions of mobile clients and of user manuals available:

For the new iOSX client click here. (This new iOS client is recommended for new mobile devices running iOSX V11 or later and was completely redesigned in spring 2019) 

For the legacy iOSX client, click here (and click here for the latest Release Notes).

On Android devices you click on a file and check the box 'Keep file up to date'.

On iOS devices you have to tap on the ­ to keep it synchronized.

You can prevent SWITCHdrive to use mobile data. This is useful if you are on a data plan that does not allow unlimited data tranfer.

On Android devices go to Settings->Data usage and then choose SWITCHdrive and check 'Restrict background data'

On iOS devices got to Settings->Cellular and scroll down to SWITCHdrive and swipe the slider off. If SWITCHdrive is missing in that list, you have to use SWITCHdrive first while on a mobile data network. As soon as some data has been transfered over a mobile data network, SWITCHdrive will be shown on that list.