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Bug: Windows PowerApp Player - Cannot use offline mode

The PowerApp Player for Windows (from the Windows Microsoft Store) supports the SaveData and LoadData commands for offline use of Apps. However, if you download an App then later start the PowerApp Player while offline, no Apps are shown. So it is effectively impossible to use a PowerApp while offline when using a Windows device.

It seems that if you start an App while online, then go offline, it will work (assuming it is 'enabled' of offline usage) so the issue simply seems to be that downloaded Apps are not correctly appearing on the list of Apps to choose from when starting the Player while offline.

We have a need to run PowerApps offline on existing Windows hardware (so moving to Android/iOS, where offline mode works fine) is not an option.

Is this a bug that the Micorosoft team are aware of? Is it being worked on and is there an estimate for resolution?

Thanks,

Paul

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Any updates?

@PaulD1we are still working on the fixes and will update you as soon as we release it. Really appreciate the patience.

@Kavishi_MSFTThanks for the response. We appreciate you all working on getting this solved!

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@Kavishi_MSFT  Any updates


@Anonymous 

We are still working on it. Fix should be available in about 4 weeks. Apologies for the inconvenience 

Thanks @Kavishi_MSFT - please know that this is something we get asked for *a lot*. Many of our customers have invested in Windows tablets/hardware for their sales force and really want to use those devices while visiting customers where an internet connection cannot always be guaranteed.

@Kavishi_MSFT, as @PaulD1 said, thank you for this. There are a number of scenarios that we will be able to fully realize with offline capabilities on Win10 devices. It is a big deal for us and we greatly appreciate you and the team sticking in there to make this happen. 

 

@Anonymous, @PaulD1, and @Roxa thank you for keeping this topic active!

 

Looking forward to checking this out in a few weeks!

We understand and apologize for the delay in fixing the bug. We are working on it with priority and will update you as soon as I have the ETA. Thank you for your patience.

Following this thread, as I am facing the same issue. It works with Android, but not with Windows. Hope to get this fixed soon.

Adding @Chris to provide an ETA

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