Introduction: Use Your Tablet As Raspberry Pi Screen

You need a certain type of monitor to use Raspberry Pi. Most of people do not have a monitor specifically for his/her Raspberry Pi. By taking this method, you can make your tablet or smartphone a screen for your Raspberry Pi. This will increase your productivity when you work with Raspberry Pi since you don't have to connect it with a PC screen.

Note that this technique works only when your Raspberry Pi and tablet/smartphone are connected to a same WiFi network.

For the detailed procedure, please refer to my blog.

Step 1: Check Raspberry Pi IP Address

You will be required IP of your Raspberry Pi in the following steps. You have to connect Raspberry Pi with screen and open the command line to In order to check the IP. Enter ifconfig or hostname -I. Keep the IP!

Step 2: SSH Client Setting - 1

SSH (Secure Socket Shell) client needs to be installed on your device. For example, Serverauditor is available both for Android and iOS devices. As an example, check my blog to set up SSH client, Serverauditor.

Step 3: VNC Server Installation and Setting

You can do this either on your tablet as now your SSH is available. Of course, you can do this on your Raspberry Pi connected with a PC monitor. Open a console line and enter the command by referring my blog.

Step 4: Install & Set Up VNC Viewer App on Your Tablet

Now you need to install VNC viewer app on your device. Many similar apps are available. The most famous one is the app by Real VNC. Once you install a VNC app, you need to set it up. You will need to enter Raspberry Pi IP followed by ":1" which is a display number. Also you will required VNC server password that you create in the previous step.