Get Started with Tableau Mobile
Tip: Want to deploy Tableau Mobile for your organization? See the Tableau Mobile Deployment Guide(Link opens in a new window).
Tableau Mobile is the companion app for Tableau Online 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 Online 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.
Stay up to date with notifications in Tableau Mobile. You no longer need to rely on email for messages about sharing, @mentions, or important status updates. Now, you'll see notifications about these events right in the app. For more information, see Check notifications.
Access your start page. When you sign in to Tableau Mobile, you'll now see the same start page you have on Tableau Server or Tableau Online. For more information, see Access your start page.
Organize your favorites. You can now drag and drop items in your favorites to put the most important content first. For more information, see Organize your favorites.
Transition from previews to the latest view faster. The latest view now loads automatically while you look at offline previews of your favorite views. Previously, you needed to select a button to load the view. For more information, see Interact with offline previews.
Directly open links to metrics and views. If someone shares a link with you, or if you receive a notification email with a link, that link now opens directly in the app. For more information, see Open external links to views and metrics.
Get a content overview on the Home screen. The new Home screen shows your favorites, recents, and recommendations, so you can access frequently used content from one place. For more information, see Get a content overview.
Discover recommended views. Tableau Mobile now recommends views that are trending or relevant to you based on your browsing habits. For more information, see Discover recommended content.
View data quality warnings. Learn if there are issues affecting the data you're viewing, such as stale or deprecated data. For more information, see Data Quality Warnings in the Tableau Online Help(Link opens in a new window).
Toggle between list and grid view for favorites. For more information, see Access favorites.
To use Tableau Mobile, you must sign in to an account on either Tableau Server or Tableau Online. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for a trial of Tableau Online(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 Online
Using a web browser, visit your Tableau site. To determine whether you are using Tableau Server or Tableau Online, compare the URL in the address bar to the following examples.
A site on Tableau Server:
A site on Tableau Online:
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 Online
- In Tableau Mobile, select Get Started, if you don't see the Sign In screen.
- Select Connect to Tableau Online.
- You are taken to the Tableau Online sign in screen. If you are unable to sign in, contact your Tableau administrator for assistance.
- Navigate to the Home, Favorites, or Explore screen, and select the dots (...) in the upper-right corner of the screen.
- Select Settings to change app defaults, or select Sign Out to access a different Tableau site.