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Stop PowerApps timeout when browser window is idle

I have a requirement to show a dashboard style app using PowerApps connecting to data held in SharePoint Online. 


As this is a dashboard the view is that the App will be shown on a screen without interaction for long periods of the day. 


Unfortunately I get a "Your session has expired" message and stops showing the App after a short amount of time. 


Can this be turned off or at least set a time in configuration e.g. 10 hours?

Any suggestions and advice would be grateful.


Instead of refreshing the Chrome browser, can I put the timer on the data connection to refresh before 8 hours time, so it can keep connected for further 8 hours? etc.


I think we tried that, and many other thing and the browser refresh was the only thing that worked for us.

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Has the browser refresh solution not worked for anyone? I have the auto refresh set for every 3 hours but the app session still times out after 8 hours. It's hard to believe this is even still an issue.

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Anyone solve this yet?  I have an extension for refreshing the browser and the users tell me they get the end session after 4 hours still.  This is a kiosk and supposed to go weeks if not months without interaction.

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What ended up working for us was to set up a scheduled task that closed the browser and re-opened the app. (We are using an app as a carousel-type solution)


We haven't had the time out issue since we set that up.

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