Install Power Apps mobile
If you're not signed up for Power Apps, sign up for free. Then choose the download link or scan a QR code to download Power Apps mobile.
For more information on Power Apps for Windows, see Power Apps for Windows.
Required privileges and supported devices
Review the following privileges and supported devices to run Power Apps Mobile app:
Other mobile apps
The table below outlines which mobile app you can use to run your app.
|Mobile App||Apps you can run|
|Power Apps mobile (covered in this topic)|
|Power Apps for Windows|
|Dynamics 365 for phone and tablets||
|Dynamics 365 Sales Mobile|
|Field Service Mobile|
Open Power Apps on your mobile device, and sign in by using your Azure Active Directory credentials.
If you have the Microsoft Authenticator app installed on your mobile device, enter your username when prompted, and then approve the notification sent to your device. If you run into issues signing in, see Troubleshoot issues for Power Apps mobile app.
Find the app
- Model-driven apps
- Canvas apps
The apps that you used recently will show on the default screen when you sign in to Power Apps mobile.
The Home is the default screen when you sign in. It shows the apps that you used recently and the apps that have marked as favorites.
If you don't have any apps, then when you sign in, you will land on the All apps screen. The list of apps is organized in alphabetical order. Type in an app name in the search bar to find an app.
- Settings: Access app settings and sign out.
- Search: Use the search to search for apps. When you run a search, it will only search for apps that are on the screen you're on.
- Favorites (canvas apps only): Displays canvas apps that you have pinned to favorites.
- Recent apps: Displays both model-driven and canvas apps that you have recently used.
- Home: Displays favorite apps and recently accessed apps sorted by open date.
- All apps: Displays all canvas apps and model-driven apps to which you have access, including apps you created and apps that others shared with you.
- More (canvas apps only): Displays featured and sample apps.
- Details: View information about the app including run the app, add a shortcut for the app, and add the app to favorites.
- Sort apps: You can short by the app name or modified date.
Add to favorites
You can only add canvas apps to your list of favorite apps.
Swipe left and then select Favorite. A yellow star will appear next to app name when it's added to favorites. You can also select Details and then add the app to favorites.
To remove the app from the list, swipe left again and then select Unfavorite.
You can sort both canvas apps and model-driven apps. You can short apps alphabetically by name or by modified date. The short option is available on Home, All apps, Featured apps, and Sample apps screen.
If you know the name of the app that you want to run, then use search to quickly find the app. You can search for both canvas apps and model-driven apps.
To find an app, enter the app name in the search field. The app will only search for apps that are on the screen you're on.
Refresh the list of apps
On the Home, All apps or any other screen with a list of apps, swipe down to refresh the app list.
You can add a shortcut for both canvas apps and model-driven apps to the home screen of your device for quick access.
Use Safari to add a shortcut (iOS 13 or earlier)
On the app that you want to create a shortcut for, swipe to the right and select Shortcut.
Scroll down and select Add to Home Screen
For iOS devices that have multiple browsers installed, use Safari when pinning an app to home.
Use Siri shortcuts to add a shortcut to the Home screen (iOS 14 or later)
The Power Apps mobile app is now integrated with Siri shortcuts, which gives you the ability to add a shortcut to the Home screen, launch apps with Siri, and create new workflows. For more information on how shortcuts work on iOS, see Shortcuts User Guide. This feature requires Power Apps mobile version 3.20092.x or later.
Users on iOS 14 or later can use Siri Shortcuts to pin an app to the home screen. The new experience works for both model-driven and canvas apps. When you add a Siri shortcut, the app is added to the iOS Shortcuts app and from there you can add the app to your home screen.
On the app that you want add a shortcut for, swipe to the right and select Shortcut.
Add a custom phrase to open the app using voice commands and then select Add to Siri.
The app is added to the Shortcuts app on your mobile device. Open the Shortcuts app and select the ellipsis (...) above the app name.
Select Add to Home Screen.
On the upper right corner, select Add and then select Done.
Go to your home screen to find the pinned app.
You can customize the shortcut icon but it is limited to the customization options in iOS. For more information, go to Modify shortcut icons.
Pin to home on Android
Select the ellipsis (...) on the app tile, select Pin to Home, and then follow the instructions that appear.
See non-production apps
By default, only production model-driven apps are shown in the list of apps.
To see model-driven apps from non-production environments, select the Settings menu , and then turn on Show non-production apps. Follow the instructions that appear.
Run an app
To run an app on a mobile device, select the app tile. If someone else created an app and shared it with you in an email, you can run the app by selecting the link in the email.
Run a canvas app
If this is the first time you're running a canvas app by using Power Apps mobile, a screen shows the swipe gestures.
Close a canvas app
Use your finger to swipe from the left edge of the app to the right to close an app. On Android devices, you can also press the Back button and then confirm that you intended to close the app.
Pinch and zoom in on a canvas app
Give consent to a canvas app
If an app requires a connection to a data source or permission to use the device's capabilities (such as the camera or location services), you must give consent before you can use the app. Typically, you're prompted only the first time you run the app.
Use a model-driven app
The following image shows an example of a model-driven app screen after you've signed in. To learn how to use model-driven apps running on Power Apps mobile, go to Use model-driven apps on Power Apps mobile.
Give consent to a model-driven app
If an app requires a connection to a data source or permission to use the device's capabilities (such as the camera or location services), you must give consent before you can use the app. Typically, you're prompted only the first time you use the app.
Close a model-drive app
Select the site map , and then select Apps.
An app maker can customize the navigation bar and show or hide the Home, Recent, Pinned buttons in the site map. An app maker can also make groups collapsible. For more information, see Hide or show the Home, Pinned, Recent, and collapsible groups.
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