What is the AWS Management Console? - AWS Management Console

What is the AWS Management Console?

The AWS Management Console is a web application that comprises and refers to a broad collection of service consoles for managing AWS resources. When you first sign in, you see the console home page. The home page provides access to each service console and offers a single place to access the information you need to perform your AWS related tasks. It also lets you customize the Console Home experience by adding, removing, and rearranging widgets such as Recently visited, AWS Health, Trusted Advisor, and more.


The language selection option has moved to the new Unified Settings page. For more information, see Changing the language of the AWS Management Console.

The individual service consoles, on the other hand, offer a wide range of tools for cloud computing, as well as information about your account and about your billing.

Using the device of your choice

The AWS Management Console has been designed to work on tablets as well as other kinds of devices:

  • Horizontal and vertical space is maximized to show more on your screen.


  • Buttons and selectors are larger for a better touch experience.

The AWS Management Console is also available as an app for Android and iOS. This app provides mobile-relevant tasks that are a good companion to the full web experience. For example, you can easily view and manage your existing Amazon EC2 instances and Amazon CloudWatch alarms from your phone.

You can download the AWS Console mobile app from Amazon Appstore, Google Play, or iTunes.