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Disable PowerApps from constant phoning home?

PowerApps is like a little E.T. constantly wanting to phone home. This is probably a great addition in high-bandwidth situations, but for developers with low-bandwidth connections, aka Satellite-based, it's horrible. How to disable PowerApps from constantly phoning home, as it delays development exponentially while waiting for it to send and receive endless packets.


AutoSave has already been disabled to prevent that lockup from occurring every two minutes.

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Hi @GDSI ,

The problem you have is that is is a cloud-based app and a lot of the validation including all the "red and blue lines" in formulas and the presumptive values offered rely on being online. As well, any gallery, form or control items need to resolve their values when they are displayed, even in Edit mode. You could try switching off the internet at the time and rely on your skills, but other then that, if online, Power Apps will (by its design) be in constant contract with any linked data sources.


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I figured if I turned of the wifi, that the app would just go into complete paralysis, but I'll give it a shot. #mykingdomforanondemandcompiler 



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