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  1. Filter charts in mobile app (iPhone & Android)

    Give power bi mobile app ability to filter data fields like in desktop version. Include via side bar slider perhaps

    277 votes
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      28 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter-related functionality.

      If you have a few moments, please take the following survey to share your thoughts. The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete, and will help ensure that what we’re building meets your needs. We appreciate your feedback!
       
      https://aka.ms/x998cx

    • Allow PowerBI mobile app to open local files

      Hi, Power BI allows us to create great insights supporting our daily jobs. While we can use the desktop version in my company, we have a security issue with publishing to Cloud. Data protection is heavily focused.
      To avoid breaking any internal rules on data protection, we would definitely benefit from option where PowerBI mobile would allow users to open local files without having them pushed to Cloud via Publish function in PBI desktop.
      Viewing local files works great with Word/Excel/PowerPoint on mobile.
      Thanks for considering / reply

      Gab

      113 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Location aware dashboard filters

        Being able to automatically filter a dashboard based on gps position. A location aware dashboard filter.

        Say a company has 100 stores divided by 10 regions, each store has a region manager who weekly visits the store to monitor progress. It would be super awesome if the Power BI dashboard automatically slices the dashboard to the location of the store.

        92 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 84 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We are happy to share that the preview of Q&A in now available in the Power BI iOS app. With a unique chat-like experience that’s tailor-made for natural language, you can ask questions of your data and receive answers in the form of charts and graphs directly on your mobile device.
            We are eager to hear your feedback, Reply us with your feedback or Join the discussion in the Q&A Discussion on Power BI community.

            More details in this blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/now-in-preview-conversational-bi-with-q-a-on-power-bi-mobile-apps-ios/

          • Slicers in Dashboard on Mobile App

            If you pin the whole page with slicers to the dashboard you can use these slicers at the dashboard in Power BI web version without opening the report.
            However, this functionality (using slicers directly at the dashboard) doesn't work on mobile devices without opening the report.
            Please add the functionality of using slicers at the dashboard also for mobile devices.

            56 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hey all – we’re looking into how best to tackle this and other filter/slicer-related functionality.

              If you have a few moments, please take the following survey to share your thoughts. The survey takes ~10 minutes to complete, and will help ensure that what we’re building meets your needs. We appreciate your feedback!
               
              https://aka.ms/x998cx

            • Power BI plus Cortana

              Use Cortana on Windows to navigate reports....

              43 votes
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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create a kiosk mode for the Power BI app

                Create a kiosk mode within the Power BI mobile applications. It would display a specific report on the startup of the Power BI app, allow you to auto refresh the report on a specific interval, and alternate through slides on a specific interval.

                38 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Voice Activation

                  I would like to be able to control and get insights from the Power BI app for phone and tablet by voice commands

                  35 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Resize items

                    An iPad user expects to resize items using their fingers.

                    I can't resize my charts in the iPad. Since the iPad is smaller (al telecast the iPad mini is). Than a desktop, you need to be able to save a different size for your iPad charts than for the charts you view from your laptop.

                    34 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Android wear

                      Build support for Android wear as well as a watch face

                      28 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make mobile app responsive

                        Today's mobile app works fine on large screen but once you use it on a phone elements become too small to use it without zoom on it.

                        It will be great if app screen evolves to be responsive so elements like visuals position adjust to small screens with single direction scroll and slicers popup to the entire screen

                        27 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Page / Report level filters not available on Mobile App.

                          Filter panes are not available in reports on Mobile application.

                          26 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Scroll through tables on Ipads

                            Currently on the Power BI Ipad App, I can't scroll through tables. It requires me to click the down arrow on the table and it has an affect on usability.

                            25 votes
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                              under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Good containerized Power BI mobile app

                              Would be possible to make a Good Technology containerized Power BI mobile app, that will support BYOD. Like this app? https://www1.good.com/secure-mobility-solution/mobile-business-intelligence-security.html

                              25 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to click/select hyperlinks and/or copy in mobile apps

                                I have a dashboard that contains a table with a list of locations I want to visit. I have a url to the location's website and a link to google maps in the table. But the links aren't clickable or copyable in the Android app. Being able to quickly pull up the map and get directions or obtain more info from the website is what makes the dashboard actionable. Please support links that I can click (or at least copy) in the mobile apps.

                                24 votes
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                                • Email-like background data push for mobile reports

                                  Knowing that Datazen has been eaten by Microsoft and Datazen's visuals and designers will be re-branded as SSRS Mobile Reports, one thing lacking with the Datazen mobile app and Power BI app is the notion of having the data pushed in the background when the app is not active or in-use. So far, the Datazen mobile app has been OK with refreshing and caching the data when the app is active, but the data should be pushed much like email is pushed. If it is not pushed, then the app should pull the data according to a setting I provide.

                                  23 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Apply the same filter across multiple pages

                                    I have a report that requires more than one page in the mobile view. The problem is both pages should reflect the same filters. I do not expect users to select the same filters again and again; the filters should be selected on the first page and apply to all subsequent pages.

                                    This idea was previously posted under the heading "Make filters that can apply across all pages in a report". However, it will not longer accept votes as it is marked as completed. Is an option available to apply page level filters from the report/dashboard to subsequent pages?

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Notifications on dashboard refresh

                                      It would be good to gave a notification sent over email when the dashboard is getting refreshed.

                                      21 votes
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                                      • turn off mobile access

                                        I'd like to turn off power bi mobile access. I don't want some of my employees using powerBI on mobile devices.

                                        20 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • View model metadata (tables, relationships, columns, measures) for all models across a tenant

                                          I would like to be able to query the tables, columns, DAX calculations (columns and measures), and data source queries for datasets published to PowerBI.com. This would allow me to determine if I have many similar models that could be combined, or if I have multiple models defining the "same metric" differently. Having this information would help manage usage of space in Power BI and provide information for organizations to see where they are perhaps in need of master data management (or simply conversations about data definitions). If we could combine this metadata with usage information (which datasets are used,…

                                          18 votes
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