Open & Execute Jupyter Notebooks in Android

Open & Execute Jupyter Notebooks in Android

Run your beloved Jupyter Notebooks on Android Devices


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Is this even possible?

Yes, it is!

Undoubtedly, Android Phones are the most accessible devices one can get their hands on. Apart from Colaboratory Notebooks which provide a web-interfact to run your Python Notebooks, It still requires the use of internet and dealing with Colab on Mobile Browsers is tedious compared to the UI of Jupyter Notebooks that one gets comfortable with easily.

I have prepared a step-by-step procedure on "How to Create, Open and Run Jupyter Notebooks on Android" wherein all of us can benefit the portability that Android Devices provide with the ease of usability of Jupyter Notebooks.

Let's get started....!

Step 1: Downloading Necessary Applications

Visit Google Play store and download these two applications:

  1. Pydroid 3 - IDE For Python

Pydroid 3 IDE

2.Pydroid Repository Plugin

Pydroid Repository

Step 2: Opening Applications

Open Pydroid 3 IDE and click on the sidebar to navigate to “Pip” and click on it.

Step 2

Step 3: Installing Jupyter in PyDroid 3 IDE

Once you clicked on Pip, it will redirect to a page with options shown in the screenshot, scroll down to click on “jupyter”.

Step 3

Step 4: PyDroid Terminal and Jupyter

Once you click on jupyter the installation will start. Once installed, navigate to the sidebar of the Pydroid IDE and click on terminal.

Step 4

Step 5: Run Jupyter Notebook Local Server

In the terminal, type the command:

jupyter notebook

Step 5

Step 6: Fun Time!

as soon as you type the command, a browser window shall open with the jupyter notebook homepage, click on new -> python3 and start coding!!!

Step 6


Run your first notebook cell, and enjoy coding on your new portable Jupyter Machine...!


Key Notes:

  • You can now run Jupyter Notebooks on your android device
  • You can save them in the .ipynb file format
  • The .ipynb notebook is stored in your local storage and can be convenient to share directly from your phone via Email, Whatsapp, Github and what not - endless possibilities.
  • You can open exisiting notebooks by navigating the file directories within the Jupyter Notebook IDE on Android.

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