Get Started with Tableau Mobile
Tip: Want to deploy Tableau Mobile for your organisation? See the Tableau Mobile Deployment Guide(Link opens in a new window).
Tableau Mobile is the companion app for Tableau Cloud and Tableau Server, giving you access to your Tableau site on the go. Available for Android and iOS, Tableau Mobile lets you interact with the content on your site and discover data insights, even if you’re offline.
Note that Tableau Mobile is for viewing content that has been published to Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server. It is not an authoring tool.
Get Tableau Mobile
Check the Tech Specs for Tableau Mobile(Link opens in a new window) to see operating system and Tableau version requirements.
Added in March 2023
Change your theme to dark mode
We've added a new dark mode theme to Tableau Mobile. To turn on dark mode, select Settings > Theme. Pick from the system default, which will respect your preference for dark mode if set at the system level, light mode and dark mode.
Interact with underlying data
When you view the underlying data for a visualisation in Tableau Mobile, you now get an interactive table that you can filter by field. To view the underlying data, from the actions (…) menu on a view, select Download > Data.
The options for View Data on Tableau Mobile are the same as those for Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server but optimised for a mobile screen. You must be connected to Tableau Cloud or Tableau Server version 2023.1 or later to see the new View Data experience. For information about the data shown by View Data and how to customise it, see View Underlying Data.
A faster way to open links. Now when you open a link to a view or metric, you will automatically get the option to sign in to the relevant site before being taken to the content. Previously, if you weren't signed in, you would see an error and need to manually sign in to the site. For more information, see Open external links to views and metrics.
See your recent searches. When you search on Tableau Mobile, you'll see the five most recent searches that you've made.
Share directly with users via Tableau. When you share, you now have the option to share that content directly with users via Tableau, which means that the content will appear in the recipient's Tableau notifications and on Shared with Me. Previously, you could only send a link to the content using third-party apps, so the content did not appear in Tableau notifications or Shared with Me. For more information, see Share content.
More content available as offline previews. Tableau Mobile now stores offline previews of views and workbooks set as your start page as well as views and workbooks in collections that you have added to your favourites. For more information, see Interact with offline previews.
Improved data encryption. Tableau Mobile now has an additional layer of encryption that keeps your data more secure. For more information, see Data encryption on mobile devices.
To use Tableau Mobile, you must sign in to an account on either Tableau Server or Tableau Cloud. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for a trial of Tableau Cloud(Link opens in a new window).
Before you sign in, make sure you're connected to your corporate VPN, if necessary. If you experience repeated trouble signing in, contact your Tableau administrator. The way you authenticate can vary based on your Tableau environment.
Tableau Server versus Tableau Cloud
Using a web browser, visit your Tableau site. To determine whether you are using Tableau Server or Tableau Cloud, compare the URL in the address bar to the following examples.
A site on Tableau Server:
A site on Tableau Cloud:
You can’t sign in to Tableau Public (https://public.tableau.com) with the Tableau Mobile app. However, you can visit the Tableau Public website(Link opens in a new window) using a mobile browser.
Sign in to Tableau Server
In Tableau Mobile, select Get Started, if you don't see the Sign In screen.
In the Server URL field, enter the address of your Tableau Server. Begin with
http://and end before the
/#symbol. For example,
Note: If you omit
http://from your URL, Tableau Mobile will attempt only secure (HTTPS) connections.
HTTP isn't used when you omit
http://, because it lacks server verification and the ability to keep the communications confidential. If your server uses HTTP, you must enter
http://at the beginning of your URL to connect to that server.
You may also see a list of custom servers added by your administrator. Select one of these servers to sign in.
Select Connect to Server.
You are taken to your server’s sign in screen. If you are unable to sign in, contact your Tableau administrator for assistance.
Sign in to Tableau Cloud
- In Tableau Mobile, select Get Started, if you don't see the Sign In screen.
- Select Connect to Tableau Cloud.
- You are taken to the Tableau Cloud sign-in screen. If you are unable to sign in, contact your Tableau administrator for assistance.
- Select the menu icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.
- Select Settings to change app defaults.
- To access a different Tableau site on Tableau Cloud, select Sign Out, then sign in to the new site.
On Tableau Server, select Switch site.