Get started with the Power BI mobile app on Android devices

The Android app for Microsoft Power BI delivers the mobile BI experience for Power BI, Power BI Report Server, and Reporting Services. View and interact with your company dashboards on premises and in the cloud from anywhere, with live, touch-enabled mobile access. Explore the data in dashboards, and share with your colleagues in email or text messages.

Dashboard in the Power BI for Android app

You create Power BI reports in Power BI Desktop, and publish them:

Then in the Power BI app for Android, you interact with your dashboards and reports, whether on premises or in the cloud.

Find out what's new in the Power BI mobile apps.

Prerequisites

Get the app

Download the Power BI for Android app from Google Play.

Power BI can run on a number of different Android devices, running the Android 5.0 operating system or later. To check on your device, go to Settings > About device > Android version.

Start when you open the app
Even without signing up or signing in, after you open the app you can flip through the sign-in pages for a quick overview of things you can do with the Power BI app on your Android device. Tap Skip to view and explore the samples, and get hands-on experience with the app. You can go back to the samples whenever you want from the dashboards home page.

Find out what's new in the Power BI mobile apps.

Sign up for the Power BI service on the web

If you haven't signed up yet, go to the Power BI service to sign up for your own account for creating and storing dashboards and reports, and bringing your data together. Then sign in to Power BI from your Android device to see your own dashboards from anywhere.

  1. In the Power BI service, tap Sign up to create a Power BI account.
  2. Start creating your own dashboards and reports.

Get started with the Power BI app on your device

  1. On your Android device, from the start screen open the Power BI for Android app.

    Power BI icon

  2. To sign in to Power BI, tap the Power BI tab and fill in your sign-in details.

    If you get a message that Power BI can't sign you in, see "Could not authenticate because your corporate SSL certificate is untrusted" for details on how to resolve the issue.

    To sign in to your Reporting Services mobile reports and KPIs, tap the Report server tab and fill in your sign-in details.

    Sign in to Power BI

Try the Power BI and Reporting Services samples

Even without signing up, you can view and interact with the Power BI and Reporting Services samples.

To access the samples, tap More options (...) on the navigation bar and choose Samples.

A number of Power BI samples are followed by several Report server samples.

Power BI mobile samples

Note

Not all features are available in the samples. For example, you can't view the sample reports that underlie the dashboards, you can't share the samples with others, and you can't make them your favorites.

Find your content in the Power BI mobile apps

Tap the magnifying glass in the header to start searching for your Power BI content.

View your favorite dashboards and reports

Tap Favorites (Favorites icon) on the navigation bar to view your Favorites page.

Read more about favorites in the Power BI mobile apps.

Enterprise support for the Power BI mobile apps

Organizations can use Microsoft Intune to manage devices and applications, including the Power BI mobile apps for Android and iOS.

Microsoft Intune lets organizations control items like requiring an access pin, controlling how data is handled by the application, and even encrypting application data when the app isn't in use.

Note

If you use the Power BI mobile app on your Android device and your organization has configured Microsoft Intune MAM, then background data refresh is turned off. The next time you enter the app, Power BI refreshes the data from the Power BI service on the web.

Read more about configuring Power BI mobile apps with Microsoft Intune.

Next steps

Here are some other things you can do in the Android device app for Power BI with dashboards and reports in Power BI, and reports and KPIs in the Power BI Report Server or Reporting Services web portal.

Power BI dashboards and reports

Reports and KPIs on the Power BI Report Server and Reporting Services web portals

See also