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How to Control Raspberry Pi Through PiBuddy

PiBuddy is an open-source Android application for Raspberry Pi to control the device from mobile. Apart from giving you the authority to control your Raspberry Pi, you can also view system information like CPU resources, disk usage, and memory information, as well as the freedom to turn on and off your device at any time. Thus, it saves your device from improper shutdown.

In this article, we will guide you on how you can use the PiBuddy application on your mobile to control your Raspberry Pi device.

How to Control Raspberry Pi Through PiBuddy

To use PiBuddy on a Raspberry Pi device, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: First, enable the SSH service on your Raspberry Pi device by opening the terminal and applying the following command:

$ sudo raspi-config

Select the “Interface Options” and there you will find the “SSH” option.

Click on the “SSH” option and then choose the “Yes” option to enable the SSH service on Raspberry Pi.

Step 2: Next, you will need to install the PiBuddy application on your mobile from the Google Play store.

Step 2: After successfully installing the PiBuddy application, open it on your mobile.

Step 3: Now, provide the IP address of your Raspberry Pi with the username and password. Once it’s done, click on the “Connect” button.

You can also choose the “SCAN FOR AVAILABLE DEVICES” option to find out your Raspberry Pi device.

There you can connect with it by clicking on the available IP address that appears on your screen.

There you will be able to see your system resources like CPU and memory usage, disk space and the username.

Step 4: Click on the terminal icon to use the Raspberry Pi terminal..

Step 5: To add a command, enter any command in the section and press the “Send” button to execute the command.

Step 6: If you want to restart your Raspberry Pi device, you can simply click on the “RESTART” button, or you can click on the “POWER OFF” button to turn off your Raspberry Pi device.


PiBuddy is a perfect Android application designed for the Raspberry Pi user to remotely control the device from the mobile. You can easily install it on your mobile from the Google Play Store and once the installation is completed, you can control your Raspberry Pi using the device’s IP address. At the PiBuddy dashboard, you will be able to see your system resources, restart and power off your device, and the authority to use the Raspberry Pi terminal to install the packages from your mobile.

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Awais Khan

I'm an Engineer and an academic researcher by profession. My interest for Raspberry Pi, embedded systems and blogging has brought me here to share my knowledge with others.