The iPad app for Microsoft Power BI for iOS is part of the mobile BI experience for Power BI and Reporting Services. With live, touch-enabled mobile access to your important business information on premises and in the cloud, you can view and interact with your company dashboards and reports easily, from anywhere. Explore the data in dashboards, and share them with your colleagues in email or text messages.

You create dashboards and reports in the Power BI service with your data.

Then interact with your dashboards and reports, explore the data, and share them, all from the iPad app for Power BI.

You can also view Reporting Services KPIs and mobile reports for your on-premises data in the iPad app for Power BI. You create those KPIs and mobile reports with the SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher.

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

Download the iOS app for the iPad

Download the iPad app from the Apple App Store.

Note:

  Your iPad needs to be running at least iOS 9.0.

Sign up for the Power BI service

Go to Power BI (https://powerbi.com) to sign up for the service, if you haven't already. It's free.

Get started with the Power BI app

  1. In the iPad, open the Power BI app.

  2. To view your Power BI dashboards and reports, tap Power BI. Sign in with the same credentials as your Power BI account on the web.

    To view your Reporting Services mobile reports and KPIs, tap SQL Server Reporting Services. Sign in with your SQL Server Reporting Services credentials.

    Tip: When you're in the app, tap the global navigation button in the upper-left corner to go between the two services.

Try the Power BI and Reporting Services samples

Even without signing up, you can play with the Power BI and Reporting Services samples. After you download the app, you can view the samples or get started. Go back to the samples whenever you want from the dashboards home page.

Power BI samples

You can view and interact with the Power BI dashboard samples, but there are a few things you can't do with them. You can't open the reports behind the dashboards, share the samples with others, or make them your favorites.

  1. Tap the global navigation button in the upper-left corner, then tap the Settings icon .

  2. Tap Power BI samples, then pick a role and explore the sample dashboard for that role.

    Note: Not all features are available in the samples. For example, you can't view the sample reports that underlie the dashboards.

Reporting Services mobile report samples

  1. Tap the global navigation button in the upper-left corner, then tap the Settings icon .

  2. Tap Reporting Services samples, then open either the Retail Reports or the Sales Reports folder to explore their KPIs and mobile reports.

Search for a dashboard or report

  • Tap the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner , then type the term to find.

    By default it searches all dashboards and reports, but you can search just one or the other.

View your favorite dashboards, KPIs, and reports

You can view all of your favorite Power BI dashboards, together with Reporting Services KPIs and mobile reports, on the Favorites page in the mobile apps. When you make a dashboard a favorite in the Power BI mobile app, you can access it from all of your devices, including the Power BI service in your browser.

  • Tap Favorites.

    Your Power BI favorites and your favorites from the Reporting Services web portal are all on this 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 iPad 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.

What next?

See what else you can do in the iPad app with dashboards in Power BI, and Reporting Services mobile reports and KPIs in the Reporting Services web portal.

Power BI dashboards and reports

Reporting Services mobile reports and KPIs

See also