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AFWright
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Convert Phone App to Tablet / Looking for an Update

I have a complex phone app, with around 20 pages that I need to convert to tablet. 

 

This tutorial (https://toddbaginski.com/blog/how-to-convert-a-powerapp-from-one-layout-to-another/) doesn't seem to work any longer. 

 

Looking for suggestions on how to quickly (relatively) convert the layout, resolution and orientation to tablet (landscape) from phone (portrait). 

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Anonymous
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This was so easy it was scary!!! Thanks!!!

This still works although using the Power App CLI makes it a lot easier the properties config is now called CanvasManifest.json

Hello @iAm_ManCat @would this also work for converting a tablet app to a mobile app? 

This is awesome solution that I used in the past. Things changed since then - is there any way we can update this for 2022? Inability of changing layout for the apps (especially created automatically) looks like glaring omission on MS side 😞 neglected for years

@vladisam1 ,

I used this guide and was successful in converting my canvas tablet app to a mobile app. 

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps/How-to-officially-convert-a-mobile-app-to-Ta... 

I used it too. I cannot see properties.json anymore - we have 2 json files now (manifest.json and another one deeper in the folder structure) but i am not sure how to go about them.

I see, make sure you are using 7Zip to complete this. That is how I finally got it to work. 

 

Also, check out this link for an updated process:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/forums/forumtopicprintpage/board-id/PowerAppsForum1/message-id/1... 

Thanks. BTW is it correct link - it leads me to the Sancho's post from 2019 (still using properties.json)?

Jumanamahmoud60
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Hi, it sounds like you have Exported the app rather than used the Save As > This Computer method.

 

I have just tested these steps as I described above and they are still working.

@iAm_ManCat


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