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Issue connecting to SharePoint 2010 Foundation site from iPhone

You can get an error when trying to browse your SharePoint 2010 Foundation site on iPhone or Safari 5.0 browser.

The symptoms: when you navigate to your Web site using its URL as or something you will get the following very descriptive error "Unexpected error - Correlation ID: 1abc234d-ab5c-6789-012a-a1b2c34de5fg Date and time: 03/08/2010 12:54:09 PM".

This error actually means:
"System.ArgumentException: Item does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user.    at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPList.GetItemById(String strId, Int32 id, String strRootFolder, Boolean cacheRowsetAndId, String strViewFields, Boolean bDatesInUtc) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPList.GetItemByIdSelectedFields(Int32 id,    String[] fields) at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWeb.GetListItem(String strUrl, Boolean bFields, String[] fields)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPMobileUtility.GetMobileFileUrl(String absolutePath, SPWeb web) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPUtility.GetMobilePageUrl(String serverRelativePath, SPWeb web) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPRequestModule.HandleMobilePageRequest(HttpContext context)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPRequestModule.PostResolveRequestCacheHandler(Object oSender, EventArgs ea)     at System.Web.HttpApplication.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute()     at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously)"

This error seems to happen only with SharePoint 2010 Foundation sites when browsed by iPhone or Safari 5.0 on other device. SharePoint 2010 Server sites are opened alright.

The solution for this issue is adding "/m" at the end of the site URL. So it would look like
In this case everything is working alright.

It seem like in Foundation version SharePoint doesn't redirect automatically to mobile view for some reason. But maybe something else causes that.

Stay tuned for more articles from Wylde Solutions 


  1. @olive: for sure! We at Wylde Solutions are focused on SharePoint 2010 at the moment. Having enormous amount of work in that direction. Though we still have several valuable clients running MOSS 2007.

  2. Did you ever find out WHY foundation isn't redirecting? Is this a bug that should be filed with MS?

  3. @Jim: I haven't researched this question too far, but in my understanding it's just some features of Standard or Enterprise version that do redirecting by default and that are missing from Foundation.
    But you are right, it seems like unexpected behavior.


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