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This page discusses how to access the full features of Roll20 via mobile tablet. Only Apple and Android tablet devices (including the iPad Air, Nexus 9, and more) are officially supported at this time.

Available to all users.



How to activate "Table on Tablet"

It should "just work" when you visit the site in a tablet's internet browser. Do be advised that it is optimized for tablet, not phones, and we have no plans to attempt phone support. Note that you should ensure your device is set to receive the mobile version of the site. Loading the desktop version on a mobile device may make some features behave unexpectedly or not at all.

For Chrome or Firefox, tap the ellipsis icon (...) to the right of the search bar, and then tap either “Request Desktop Site” or “Request Mobile Site.”

The Safari-browser is not officially supported, but the procedure is similar, except you tap the aA icon in the left end of the search bar, and then select the site.

Tips for Using Roll20 on Mobile Devices

Sidebar Tap the button along the sidebar to hide or show the sidebar.

Right-click menu Since there is no "right-click" on tablets, if you want to bring up the advanced menu for tokens (which you would normally do by right-clicking on a token), just tap and hold on the token for about a second and a half, then release. The advanced menu will pop up and you can proceed.

Panning vs Selecting One finger is used for selecting and manipulating (moving, resizing, etc.) tokens on the tabletop. If you single-tap and hold on a blank area, you will perform a ping. Single-tap and hold on a token to bring up the advanced menu.

Tap with two or more fingers at once, then drag to pan around the tabletop.

Remember to hide the keyboard Mobile browsers have a tendency to show the keyboard as often as possible, which can make it hard to scroll and move around the screen. Remember that there is often a button on the keyboard which will hide it manually so that you can get your screen real estate back.

Sound and music limitations There is currently a limitation in the Safari Mobile browser which will only allow it to play one sound at a time. This means that you can only play/hear(?) one u Jukebox track at once.

Video Chat is Unsupported Mobile browsers don't currently support WebRTC, so it is currently not possible to use video chat while you are playing in Roll20. You may use Discord on your phone to have a voice chat going while you are using the mobile browser, though.

Wacom Tablets

Roll20 does not support drawing tablet functionality at this time, likewise we would not be able to guarantee success with using Roll20 on Microsoft Surface systems, iPads, etc. However, if you're using your Wacom's most recent drivers, it may work for your game.

Improve Touchscreen

  • Touch20 - Chrome browser plugin, improves Touchscreen support for Roll20

Related Pages

  • Mobile - the Roll20 Companion app for iOS/Android
  • Browser - browser-specific tips for Roll20