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IzzyWizz
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Lock tablet to a specific PowerApp

Hi,

I am a PowerApps beginner but I have now managed to make a few apps that are running successfully where I work. These are all used by individuals on their own work tablets via their own account and the PowerApps app. 

I have now made an app that I can use to sign in visitors, I just hand my tablet over to them so that they can answer some questions and hand it back. But this gives them access to everything on my tablet. Is there any way that I can lock the tablet to show only the one app that I want them to see and not be able to navigate away to anything else?

I could use a JotForm with its kiosk mode but I would much prefer to use the PowerApp if I can.

Thanks,

Izzy.

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timl
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Hi @IzzyWizz 

Assuming that you have an Android tablet, you can "screen pin" the Power Apps player. This would prevent the other user from accessing any other app on your device.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ho-to-pin-apps-in-android-5-lollipop/

If you were to login to the Power Apps player using an account that only has access to your 'visitors sign-in' app, that would prevent the user from accessing any other Power App. You could also combine the above with a guest profile. This would save you from needing to sign out of the Power Apps player, and to sign on using the more restrictive account.

https://www.howtogeek.com/333484/how-to-set-up-multiple-user-profiles-on-android/

 

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timl
Super User
Super User

Hi @IzzyWizz 

Assuming that you have an Android tablet, you can "screen pin" the Power Apps player. This would prevent the other user from accessing any other app on your device.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ho-to-pin-apps-in-android-5-lollipop/

If you were to login to the Power Apps player using an account that only has access to your 'visitors sign-in' app, that would prevent the user from accessing any other Power App. You could also combine the above with a guest profile. This would save you from needing to sign out of the Power Apps player, and to sign on using the more restrictive account.

https://www.howtogeek.com/333484/how-to-set-up-multiple-user-profiles-on-android/

 

Hi,

Thanks, I will give that a try. I am surprised that there is not a solution from within PowerApps. It seems an obvious thing that people might want to do.

Izzy.

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