The Device Preview functionality has been removed from the October 2017 release of Photoshop CC. Additionally, the Preview CC iOS app is no longer available for download or actively maintained as of October 2017. If you have a previously-downloaded version of Preview CC on your iOS device, you can continue to use it on an as-is basis with earlier versions of Photoshop.

The information on this page is relevant to earlier versions of Photoshop.

Device Preview on different devices

Get real-time previews of your Photoshop designs on multiple iOS devices with the new Device Preview feature in Photoshop and the Adobe Preview CC mobile app. Changes you make in Photoshop CC are displayed in Preview CC in real time. You can reliably connect multiple iOS devices to Photoshop using USB or over Wi-Fi. 

If you have a document with artboards, Device Preview attempts to show you the correct artboard by matching the size and position of the artboard with the size of the connected device. You can also use the navigation bar to preview a specific artboard on the device or swipe through artboards that have matching widths.

Connect Preview CC with Photoshop

Connect multiple iOS devices to Photoshop via USB or over WiFi. Creative Cloud seamlessly pairs your devices with Photoshop.



Ensure the following before connecting Preview CC to Photoshop over Wi-Fi:

• You are signed in to Creative Cloud in both Photoshop and Preview CC.

•The computer running Photoshop and the device running Preview CC are on the same Wi-Fi network.

• The Device Preview panel in Photoshop is open. To open this panel, in Photoshop, select Window > Device Preview.



Ensure the following before connecting Preview CC to Photoshop using a USB port:

• Preview CC is up and running on your device.

• The USB cable is connected to the computer running Photoshop.

• The Device Preview panel in Photoshop is open. To open this panel, in Photoshop, select Window > Device Preview.


If you're unable to see a device listed in the Device Preview dialog while connecting it, click Check For Devices.


Having trouble connecting to your device? See Troubleshooting Device Preview connectivity

Once the connection has been successfully established, the Device Preview panel in Photoshop displays the name of the connected device. Any changes you now make to the design in Photoshop are reflected in the preview on the device. When you rotate your device, the content being previewed is rotated automatically.


While connecting to Photoshop for the first time, Preview CC requires that the Device Preview panel in Photoshop is open. Any subsequent connections don’t require this panel to be open.

Check for devices

If you're unable to see a device listed in the Device Preview dialog while connecting it, click Check For Devices.

Photoshop Device Preview tab - no devices connected
Check For Devices when no devices are connected

Photoshop Device Preview tab  - device already connected
Check for devices when a device is already connected

Support for artboards

You can swipe to navigate between different artboards and preview them on actual devices. For example, you can preview an iPhone artboard on an iPhone while simultaneously previewing a larger version of that artboard on an iPad, reducing the time required to test designs on multiple screens.

Preview CC automatically selects and displays the appropriate artboard based on the device screen size.

Common questions

Is Preview CC available for Android?

Preview CC is not yet available for Android. 

Which version of Photoshop does Preview CC work with?

Preview CC works with Photoshop CC 2015, which is available as a free update for Creative Cloud members. You can download Photoshop CC 2015 as an update via the Creative Cloud desktop app. See this Help article to learn how to install or upgrade to Photoshop CC 2015.

Which devices does Preview CC support?

Preview CC works with iOS devices running iOS 8 or above:

  • iPad Pro
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPod Touch (5th generation)
  • iPad 2
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3

Learn more about Preview CC

Adobe Preview CC FAQ answers several other frequently-asked questions about Preview CC. 

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