How to use Jira mobile apps

Get started with the Jira mobile app

Download, verify, invite. With Jira Cloud for iOS or Android, the power to move work forward in Jira is in the palm of your hand. 

  1. Download the app for iOS or Android.
  2. Open the app and follow the prompts to sign up for an account, or log into an existing account:

    If you’re signing up for a new account: 
    Follow the steps to verify your email address
    Follow the steps to name your new Jira site
    You'll be automatically taken to a new project. Name your project, and select a project template from the dropdown menu:
Column options (example shown on iOS)

Note: If you select scrum or kanban, your project type will be team-managed, rather than company-managed. To use a company-managed project type on mobile, create the project via Jira Cloud for web.

  1. Invite your teammates to join the project. Select your account avatar, then select Invite people to site.
  2. Start using the Jira mobile app!

Manage columns with the Jira mobile app

Your board’s columns represent issue statuses.

  • To edit column names in team-managed projects, select the ‘more’ icon (︙on Android and ••• on iOS) next to the column’s name. (On Android, you can also select the column name to edit.)
  • To rearrange or delete columns in team-managed projects, select the ‘more’ icon next to the column’s name.
  • To add additional columns to team-managed projects, select the ‘more’ icon at the top of your board. (On Android, you can also scroll to the right of your board and select Add column.)

These same tasks can be completed in company-managed projects via Board settings in Jira Cloud for web.

Column options (example shown on iOS)

Create issues with the Jira mobile app

If you’re in a kanban project, select + Create on your board to create your first issue.

‘Create issue’ button on a kanban board (example shown on iOS)

If you’re in a scrum project, you’ll create the first issue in your backlog, and begin working in sprints: go to your backlog, and select + Create. 

'Create issue' buttons in a scrum backlog (example shown on Android)

Update and transition issues with the Jira mobile app

Select an issue to add comments, assign teammates, edit the description, and more; simply select each field to update it. As you complete work, whether that’s in sprints (scrum) or not (kanban), the process for transitioning issues is the same. You can either:

  • Drag-and-drop issues between columns on your board
Transitioning an issue on the board (example shown on Android)


  • Select an issue and update its status via the dropdown menu under the issue’s summary


Issue status button (example shown on iOS)

Add epics to your roadmap with the Jira mobile app

Create a visual representation of your team’s long-term plan by adding epics to your roadmap. Epic colors can be changed via Jira Cloud for web.

Chart view of a roadmap (example shown on Android)

View reports with the Jira mobile app

Track and analyze your team’s progress with reports, including burndown and velocity.

Velocity chart and burndown chart (example shown on Android)

Manage releases with the Jira mobile app

Package your completed work into releases, ready to ship. View critical release information including builds, commits, and overall status updates. 

Releases tab, awaiting the first version (example shown on iOS)

Monitor work with dashboards

Create your own personalized dashboard via Jira Cloud for web, and view it in the Jira mobile app.

A personalized dashboard (example shown on iOS)

Track progress with widgets on your home screen

Keep an eye on issues with a widget (or two) on your device’s home screen. You can add multiple widgets, and choose multiple issue filters.

Issue counter widget (example shown on Android)

Enable push notifications with the Jira mobile app

Receive push notifications and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even reply to comments on push notifications without opening the app. On iOS, long-press the notification and select Reply. On Android, pull down on the push notification to reveal more options.

To access push notification settings, either:

  • Select your avatar (account settings) > Push notifications.
  • Select Notifications in the tab bar (iOS) or bottom navigation bar (Android) > Select the ‘more’ icon (three dots) > Manage push notifications.

Choose which types of notifications you receive (issues you’re assigned, issues you reported, issues you’re watching, or any mentions you receive).

Push notification settings (example shown on Android)

On Android, you can snooze notifications for up to a week (or as little as 20mins), and you can set your working hours. (Coming soon to iOS.)

On the notifications screen in the app, you can filter notifications via the notification screen’s filter icon (inverted triangle). Choose to hide notifications after you’ve read them, and/or minimize the noise by only seeing notifications you’re assigned or mentioned on.

In-app notification filtering (example shown on iOS)