Download and Configure BambooHR's Mobile App

How do I download and configure the mobile app?

Purpose: To learn how to download and configure the BambooHR mobile app for the iPhone and Android platforms.

Did you know we have BambooHR Learning courses about the mobile app? Click here learn more about what is included in these courses.


Search and install

Search for BambooHR in the App Store. Once you locate the app in the search results, tap on the download option. Once the app is installed, tap Open.

Have you downloaded BambooHR Hiring yet to help you stay updated on your jobs and candidates? Check it out!

Enter BambooHR login information

You will get a prompt to enter the information of your BambooHR account:

  1. Enter your company's subdomain. The subdomain is the first part of your BambooHR Login URL. For example, if I usually go to when logging in to BambooHR, I would only enter efficientoffice into this field.
  2. Enter the full email address that you use when logging in to BambooHR.
  3. Enter your BambooHR password.
  4. Tap Log In.


Upon logging in to the BambooHR mobile app, you will get a prompt asking you to opt in or opt out of receiving notifications for time off requests.

What push notifications are sent with the mobile app?

The following push notifications are sent from the mobile app:

  • Time Off Requested - Sent to the approver.
  • Time Off Approved - Sent to the requester.
  • Time Off Denied - Sent to the requester.
  • Time Off Cancelled - Sent to the user who approved the request.
  • E-Signature Requested - Sent to the user whose signature was requested.
  • Company Announcements - Sent to the user if the announcement was published as an email.
  • Celebrations - Sent to the manager one day before the celebration.
    •  Includes any birthday or anniversary, based on the user's Celebrations widget settings.
  • Celebrations - Sent to the manager on the day of the celebration.

Additional settings

Within Settings, you can select various options to log in to the mobile app.

  1. Use Touch ID to Log In: A Touch ID allows you to use your previously authenticated fingerprint. If you do not have a Touch ID or Face ID, you will see an option to create a login pin. 
  2. Rate BambooHR: Do you like the BambooHR app? Please tell us what you love about it.
  3. Send Feedback: Do you think there is something to improve in the app? We would love to hear your feedback.
  4. Log Out: Tap Log Out to exit the app.
  5. BambooHR Hiring: Want to make your recruiting life easier? Check out the BambooHR Hiring app.
  6. Email BambooHR Support: Need help? You can send us an email!

If you have the Google Single Sign-On integration turned on in your account, please note that this will extend to the mobile app.

If you logged in to an older version of the mobile app, you might see an option to log in with an email and password even if your account has this option turned off. Once you enter your credentials, you will see an error message if your administrator has turned off the option to log in with an email and password instead of Google Single Sign-On. To resolve this error, you will need to update your BambooHR mobile app to its latest version in the App Store.

What features are included in the mobile app?
Feature Mobile Web
Access Levels

Add New Employees


API Keys



Company Directory

Company Files

Custom Fields


Employee List

Employee Profile

  • Benefits Tab

  • Custom Tabs

  • Covid-19 Tab

  • Documents Tab

  • Emergency Tab

  • Job Tab

  • Notes Tab

  • Pay Info Tab

  • Personal Tab

  • Time Off Tab

  • Training Tab

Employee Satisfaction

Employee Wellbeing

Help Menu

Hiring (Hiring App)



Onboarding and Offboarding

Org Chart


Rehire Employees



Single Sign-On

Terminate Employees

Time Tracking

What's next?

Did you know that you can request time off from the mobile app?

Would you like to see the Company Directory from the mobile app?