Android users frequently use the back button on the lower panel of the Android interface to perform a back operation and return to previously viewed screens

android back button

By default, with a canvas app, this button invokes the Android prompt to close the app.  Clicking ‘Close’ will result in any data that isn’t saved being lost

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There is an experimental feature that allows the Android back button to be activated so it operates in the way Android users are familiar with

Two steps are required to activate this

Step 1: Open the settings for the app and under Experimental features, turn on Android back button

android back button

Step 2: Within Power Apps Studio, select the App.BackEnabled property and change to ‘true’


Publish the changes and open the app in an Android device

Click through several screens and now you’ll find that using the Android back button works as expected and you can navigate back to previous screens

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