UniFi - Mobile App: Available Configurations on Mobile Controller Mode


This article explains some configurations that can be made in the UniFi Network mobile app if it is set up in Controller mode. Once the mobile app has been set up and is connected with a running UniFi Network Controller with an adopted device, its interface will mirror the web UI of the Controller with the same sections: Dashboard, Devices, Clients and Statistics. And within the More tab you'll find: Insights, Maps, Events, Alerts, Hotspot Manager, and Settings. Perform these configurations in the same manner as they would in the webUI, using the help center articles or referring to the UniFi User Guide which describe webUI configurations.

This article discusses configurations available on Controller Mode.The Standalone mode is not discussed in this article. To learn about the differences, please see: Standalone Mode vs Controller Mode.

Table of Contents

  1. Settings Available Only on Mobile App
  2. Configuring a UniFi Device
  3. Configuring a Client Device
  4. Related Articles

Settings Available Only on Mobile App

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There are a few features that are available on the mobile app's More menu, but are not available or shown in the same way in the webUI: Ping (iOS only), Wi-Fi Test, Layer 3 Adoption, Throughput Heat Maps (iOS only) and UAP-AC-EDU broadcasts. See Related Articles below for in depth descriptions of the Heat Maps and AC-EDU announcement configuration.

Ping (iOS Only)

The ping test uses ICMP packets to check the preliminary link quality and packet latency estimation between two network devices.

1. Tap to ping another device on the network. 

2. The Ping screen appears. 

3. Select Hostname. Enter the destination IP address or hostname and tap Done on the keyboard.

4. Tap Start to start the ping test. The test results will appear. Tap Stop to end the ping test.

Wi-Fi Throughput Test

You can test the wireless upload and download throughput using separate tests.

Start Download Throughput Test: Tap to begin the download test. Tap Stop Throughput Test to end the test.

Start Upload Throughput Test: Tap to begin the upload test. Tap Stop Throughput Test to end the test.

Upload: Tap the upload icon to upload the throughput test data. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Reset: Tap to reset the throughput test data (upper right corner)

Additionally, in the iOS app, within the Wi-fi Throughput Test section you will find the Connection Info tab, which displays the following:

  • Refresh: Tap to refresh the connection information.
  • UAP Device: Displays the UniFi Access Point used for the test. Tap to access details about the AP.
  • SSID: Displays the SSID or wireless network name.
  • IP Address: Displays the IP address being used.
  • Channel: Displays the channel being used by the AP.
  • Signal: Displays the percentage of signal strength, as well as the signal strength in dBm.
  • TX Rate: Displays the transmit rate.
  • RX Rate: Displays the receive rate.

Layer 3 Adoption

1. Tap to adopt a device when the UniFi Controller is off-site.

2. The Layer 3 Adoption screen appears.

3. Tap the device you want to adopt, and then tap Adopt to confirm.

Configuring a UniFi Device

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If you haven't adopted any UniFi devices to your Controller, begin there before continuing. Learn how to adopt a UniFi device from either the webUI or mobile app, see this article: UniFi - Device Adoption.

1. Once you are logged into the app and have selected your controller, select Devices from the menu. In the iOS app, this button is on the bottom bar. In the Android app, select from the menu shown when you press the menu button in the top left corner. This will bring you to a screen with a list of all your controller's devices.

2. Tap a device to select it and go to its Overview screen, where you can see its most crucial information, as well as locate or restart it. You can also tap Configure on the upper right hand corner to make adjustments to this device.



3. In the Configuration screen, you can change the Alias of the device for easier identification and configure close to the same things you would in the Web Controller. Take a look at the configuration articles available in our help center if you need help configuring specific features.

4. Scroll further down to access the Manage Device section where you can perform custom upgrades, disable, provision or forget a device.

All configurations done on either webUI or mobile app will be reflected on both once it provisions and the screen is refreshed.

Configuring a Client Device

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1. Tap on Clients in the bottom toolbar. This will open a list of all clients. Select the one you wish to look into by tapping on its name.



2. On the Client screen you can see its general information and from here you can see the results of the Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), see History, Statistics and you can Block or Reconnect them. Click on Configure in the upper right hand corner to make adjustments to this client.

3. From the Client Configuration screen you can change the client's Alias for easier identification, add a Note for any notes you wish to keep about that client, change its User Group, or Network if you want to use a fixed IP Address.

All configurations made on the mobile app or the webUI controllers will be reflected on both after provisioning and refreshing the screen.

Related Articles

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UniFi - Mobile App: Setting Up an Access Point with Standalone Mode

UniFi - Throughput Heat Maps with the UniFi iOS App

UniFi - Mobile Configuration of UAP-AC-EDU Announcements

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