Use Your Android Phone or Tab to Connect to Linux Server via SSH
Suppose there’s something went wrong with your server but you are currently not in front of your computer and you need to fix this as soon as possible. If you own an Android phone or tab, SSH clients for Android OS can save your life in such cases.
Android SSH Client
Currently there's a few SSH clients available on Google Play Store but I have been using JuiceSSH for years and it would be my personal recommendation if you ask me for a good and trusted SSH Client for Android.
Downloading and Installing JuiceSSH on Android
- Open Google PlayStore on your phone or tab
- Search for JuiceSSH
- Install and launch JuiceSSH
How to Use JuiceSSH to Connect to Your Linux Server via SSH
If you open JuiceSSH app for the first time you will be presented with an interface similar to the one shown on the following screenshot. Press on
Then you will be prompted to enter your username along with server IP. In this example I'm using
root as username and
192.168.68.115 as server IP. Replace username and Server IP with your values and press
If you are connecting to the server for the first time you will be asked to grant the key fingerprint. Press
You will be then prompted to type your password. Type the password and press
If you entered your Username, Server IP and Password correctly you should be presented with a screen similar to the screenshot provided below.
Congratulations you have successfully logged into your server over SSH through your Android device.
Here's a video demonstration
This article is a part of a series.
- Part 1: How to Use SSH to Connect to a Linux Server
- Part 2: How to Connect to Linux Server From Mac or Linux
- Part 3: How to Connect to Linux Server From Windows
- Part 4: This Article
- Part 5: How to Connect to SSH on Different Port (Port other than 22)
- Part 6: How to Generate SSH Key And Connect to The Server Without Password