Datadog Mobile App
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Datadog Mobile App

The Datadog Mobile app enables you to view alerts from Datadog on your mobile device. When receiving an alert via Slack, e-mail, Pagerduty or other pager apps, you’ll be able to investigate issues by opening monitor graphs and dashboards on your mobile device.

Installing

Download the app from the Apple App Store for your iOS device, or from the Google Play store for your Android device.

Logging in

You can log in using standard authentication, Google authentication, or SAML - for both the US and the EU region.

Enabling SAML

SAML login requires you to set up and authenticate your SAML provider with Datadog. Before trying to login with SAML,

  1. Start by logging in to your Datadog account profile page in a browser and click the Link mobile device button of the organization you want to log into. This pops up a QR code.
  2. Use your default phone camera app to scan the QR code and then tap the suggested link to open the Datadog App. The org UDID is automatically inserted into the login screen.
  3. Optionally, you can manually enter the SAML ID by opening the Datadog Mobile app, clicking login with SAML, and entering the SAML ID manually.
  4. Now log in using your normal SAML login flow. By clicking Authorize when logging in, you link this mobile device to your account. For security purposes, you will have to go through this flow once per month.

Note: The mobile app does not currently support IdP-initiated login (authentication starting from the SAML identity provider). Contact Datadog Support for more information or if you have any issues with SAML authentication.

Monitors

On the Monitors page, you can view and search all of the monitors that you have access to in your Datadog org. You can specify by field name and build-specific search queries based on your tagging strategy. For more information about search, see the Manage Monitors Search section. For example, to filter on metric monitors related to the SRE team that is being alerted, use the query "status:Alert type:Metric team:sre". Click into individual alerts to see details, which can be filtered by type and by alert time. You can also mute the alert. Your ten most recent searches are saved so that you have faster access previous queries.

Note: To set up or edit monitors and notifications, you need to do it in the Datadog web app. All monitors set up in the web app are visible in the mobile app. For more information, see Creating monitors.

Dashboards

On the Dashboards page, you can view and search all of the dashboards that you have access to in your Datadog org, and filter them using the same template variables you have set up in the Datadog web app. Click on an individual dashboard to view it.

Note: To set up or edit a dashboard, you need to login to the Datadog browser app. For more information, see Dashboards.

Quick Actions

Long-press on the app icon to surface a quick-action sheet of your top five Frequently Viewed By Me dashboards for iOS (measured by view count and recency) and your five most opened dashboards on mobile for Android. Press on a result to open the dashboard in-app.

Search from Home Screen

iOS only: Within iPhone Search, filter and search for the name of any desired dashboard. Press on a result to open the dashboard view directly on the mobile app, or press the “Search in App” button to open the search query in the in-app Dashboard List page.

Shortcuts and Siri Suggestions

Android: Create shortcut icons for your dashboards by touching and holding the Datadog app icon, then lift your finger. If the app has shorcuts, it displays a list. Touch and hold the desired shortcut, then drag and drop it to another location on your screen to create a unique shortcut icon.

iOS: Create Siri Shortcuts for Datadog dashboards and monitors through the Shortcuts App. For a shortcut to be available for creation, you must execute the desired action at least once in the app. For example, to create an “Open AWS Overview Dashboard” shortcut, open the AWS Overview Dashboard in your mobile app at least once.

With the shortcut, you can access your dashboards and monitors through three key actions:

  • Pin the shortcut as an icon in your home screen. To do so, access the Shortcuts app, and open the edit menu for your dashboard shortcut.
  • Siri Voice: say your shortcut name, such as “Open AWS Overview”, and Siri opens your dashboard in-app.
  • Siri suggestions: Siri learns your routine, and suggests dashboard shortcuts when you most need them, through a home or lock-screen banner, iPhone search, or iOS 14 Siri Suggestions widgets.

For more information on Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions, refer to the Apple Siri Documentation.

Handoff

iOS Only: Use Apple Handoff to continue your task across Apple devices. While in use, the icon of the Datadog mobile app appears on your Mac at the left end of the Dock. Click on the icon to open your current dashboard or monitor on your Mac.

For Handoff to work, each device must:

  • Be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID
  • Have Bluetooth enabled
  • Have Wi-Fi enabled
  • Have Handoff enabled

For more information on Handoff, refer to the Apple Handoff Documentation.

Account

Switch organizations or log out from the Account page.

Troubleshooting

For help with troubleshooting, contact Datadog support. You can also send a message in the Datadog public Slack #mobile-app channel.

Further Reading

Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles: