A report is an interactive view of your data, with visuals representing different findings and insights from that data. You create and customize reports in the Power BI service (https://powerbi.com)or in Power BI Desktop. When you create reports in Power BI Desktop, you can create a version of the report optimized for phones.

Then you view and interact with those reports in the Power BI mobile app for Windows 10.

Open a Power BI report

You can open reports in My workspace or in a group on your Windows 10 phone in several ways:

  • Scroll down to your reports, or
  • Tap View all content > Reports.

  • Or tap the search icon to see the list of reports you've visited recently or to search for it by name.


      If you import whole Excel files into Power BI, they have an Excel icon. When you tap them in the app, they open in the Power BI service in a browser window.

  • Or on a dashboard, tap the vertical ellipsis on the tile, then tap the Open Report icon .


      Not all tiles can open in a report. For example, tiles you create by asking a question in the Q&A box don't open reports when you tap them.

See other pages in a Power BI report

  • Tap the tabs at the bottom of the page. 

Sort a chart in a Power BI report


  Sorting isn't available on Windows 10 phones.

  1. Tap the chart. 

  2. Tap the ellipsis (...) in the upper-right corner, tap the Sort by arrow, then tap the field name.

  3. To reverse the sort order, tap the Sort by arrow, then tap the same field name again. 

Cross-filter and highlight a Power BI report page

  • Tap a value in a chart.

    Tapping the red "030-Kids" bubble in the bubble chart highlights related values in the other charts. Because the column chart in the upper-right shows percentages, some highlighted values are larger than the total values, and some are smaller. 

Use slicers to filter the report page

When designing a report in the Power BI service (https://powerbi.com), you can add slicers to a report page. Then when you or your colleagues view your reports on your mobile devices, you can use the slicers to filter the page.

  • Select a value in a slicer on the report page.

Filter a Power BI report

You can always filter individual visuals in a Power BI report by using the fields in the visual itself as filters. You can also filter whole pages in a report, if you or the report creator has added filters to the page in the Power BI service (https://powerbi.com). In the Power BI service, you can also add other fields as filters for a specific visual. 



  • If you don't have Edit permission for a report, you can change the filters, but you can't save those changes.
  • Report filtering isn't available on Windows 10 phones. However, slicers are available on phones. See Use slicers to filter the report page.
  1. In a report, expand the Filters pane.

    If the report creator has set page-level filters, when you select a visual you see visual-level filters for that visual, and page-level filters for the whole page.

  2. Select check boxes for the values you want.

  3. Or you can switch the filtering mode. Tap Basic filtering and select Advanced filtering to select values using expressions instead.

    Number fields offer expressions such as is less thanis greater thanis not, and is blank.

    Text fields offer expressions such as contains, doesn't start with, and is not.

  4. To add other fields to the Filters pane, go to the Power BI service (https://powerbi.com), add filters to the page, and save the report.

Drill down and up in a chart

In charts with up and down arrows in the upper corners, you can drill down to see the values that make up one part of the chart. To add drill down to a visual, edit the report in the Power BI service (https://powerbi.com).


  Drill down and up isn't available on Windows 10 phones.

  1. Tap the arrow in the upper-right corner to turn on drill-down.

  2. Double-tap a bar, column, or other part of a chart to drill into the details for that part — in this case, the OH column for stores in Ohio.

  3. To drill back up, tap and hold or right-click the chart, and tap the up arrow in the upper-right corner.

Go back to My Workspace

  • Tap the back arrow, or tap the report name > My Workspace.

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