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SaWu
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Automatic zoom to selected control in iPhone

Hello

Please be so kind as to read my full post before responding.
Thank your for your consideration.

Recently I have noticed a "feature" of PowerApps on iPhone.
It automatically zooms in to the selected control in one of my PowerApps after selected said control.
It doesn't zoom out again after finishing input.
This behaviour is really annoying for me (and my end users).
Right now, after every input, I have to manually zoom out again to find the next control I want to change or click.

I have only noticed this annoying behaviour on our (single) iPhone device: iPhone 7, iOS 12.4, PowerApps 3.19071.14, Last test session: 544912bb-1a96-4ca7-b840-e1ba2383672c

  1. Is it possible to turn off this "automatic zoom" somewhere?
  2. Is it possible to completely turn off zooming inside PowerApps or a particular PowerApp?


Maybe related, I don't know:
This particular PowerApp is built with a responsive layout, i.e., scale to fit disabled, lock aspect disabled, lock orientation disabled, Width of all screens set to App.Width, Height of all screens set to App.Height, ...
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Thanks,
    Sa Wu.

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We are using font size of 10/11 for phone view. Is there a minimum font size required to avoid zooming in?

tahoon
Power Apps
Power Apps

Apple recommends 16px. It's on the first page of this post.

LenC
Helper V
Helper V

Any real fix for this issue?

 

The new Modern Controls and theming seems to set a style where fonts are 10.5. I'm not sure what unit system that is, as there is some kind of conversion to the device. But everyone else has been talking about this issue in terms of PowerApps' unit system.

 

So the new Modern theming standards will cause this problem incessantly? 

LenC
Helper V
Helper V

Another comment here: In the discussions I've found on this, everyone complains about the zooming. The issue is not that the app zooms when typing input. It's that the app doesn't zoom back out.  Why can't the PowerApps viewer zoom back out all the way? 

You are right, but already in the original post in this thread the issue is that the user has to zoom back manually. Only in the title this is not made clear.

It only concerns the searchable Combo Box which also has some other oddities to it. I'm using List Box and Text Field instead as a workaround (see my answer).

LenC
Helper V
Helper V

"It only concerns searchable Combo Box.".  Actually, we were seeing the issue with Text input controls, which had font size 10.5 to match the latest emerging guidance.  Increasing the font size to 13 avoided the issue.  I haven't seemed to need 16.  As for searchable combo boxes, the default of 13 also seems to have no issues - at least not on the one iPhone 12 available for testing.

 

Eric6
Advocate II
Advocate II

Ok, that's fine then. Mine was an iPhone 10-R at the time, and of course Power Apps has also developed a lot since then. Or maybe I changed the screen elements but also the font size at the same time (I don't think so, though). My app is out of commission so I cannot recheck.

Sebastian_79
New Member

Hello, 

I have the same problem in 2024!! Is there still no solution here except to change the fontsize to 16?

Is there no option to switch off the zoom within the app?

Thank you.

Greetings

Sebastian

You can replace the combo box with a combination of text field and list box with an added down arrow element. This additionally gives you more flexibility for default entries and resetting your search compared to the Combo Box. These other elements do not appear to trigger the zoom on iOS. However, I was using an older iOS at the time.

FWIW, font size 13 worked fine for me, so far.

 

Another thought: It would be interesting to see if 'use native controls' yet. It looks like that feature is currently (back) in the Experimental category as "Optimize for devices".  Would be interesting to determine if that changes the equation, one way or another.

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