For related "What's New" information, see:

March 2017

Read the mobile apps feature summary for March 2017.

All devices

Slicer interactions

We've improved touch interaction for time slicers.

iOS devices

Ask questions of your data with Q&A - and give us feedback

Try asking questions of your data with Q&A, and then give us a smiley or frowny face to let us know how we did.

Use 3D touch for common actions

Deep-press the Power BI app icon on the home screen of your iPhone 6s or later to access notifications, search, and recently used dashboards.

Support for right-to-left languages

If you have a device configured to Hebrew or Arabic, you'll see the Power BI app in the right direction. See the list of Supported languages in the Power BI mobile apps.

Android devices

Connect to more than one SSRS server

Now you can have connections to up to five SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) servers at the same time.

Request access to dashboards

If you scan a QR code for a dashboard that you don't have access to, now you can submit a request for access right from the mobile app.

February 2017

All devices

Scrolling made easier

Now you can scroll in bar and column charts in a report by touching the chart itself, rather than touching the scroll bar on the side.

iOS devices

Ask questions of your data with a preview of Q&A

With Q&A, you ask questions about your data in your own words, and Power BI provides the answers. Q&A is already in the Power BI service on http://powerbi.com. Now it's also available in the mobile app on your iPhone or iPad.

Connect to more than one SSRS server

Now you can have connections to up to five SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) servers at the same time.

Android tablets

The Power BI mobile app for Android tablets is now available globally. Get started with the Power BI mobile app for Android tablets.

iOS and Android devices

New menu for dashboard tiles Navigate to the underlying report, expand the tile, or manage an alert, all directly from a menu on the tile on a dashboard.

This menu is new for iOS, Android phones in landscape mode, and Android tablets. It was already in Windows and Android phones in portrait modes.

January 2017

Read the January 2017 mobile apps blog feature summary.

All devices

Load more than 100 rows in tables and matrices Now, if you have a large table or matrix on your dashboard or report, we show as much data as possible in the tile. Then in focus mode, you can scroll down to load additional rows.

Phone report - general availability Power BI phone reports are now generally available. In Power BI Desktop, you can tailor a portrait view of an existing report for mobile viewers. Learn more about authoring phone reports in Power BI Desktop and the report experience on phones.

iOS

SSRS Authentication using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Preview Now you can sign in to on-premises SQL Server Reporting Services servers from your mobile device with your organizational account. Read more about using OAuth to connect to SSRS servers.

Android

SSRS Authentication using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Preview Now you can sign in to on-premises SQL Server Reporting Services servers from your mobile device with your organizational account. Read more about using OAuth to connect to SSRS servers.

New and improved: Annotate and share insights quickly Sharing and annotating are now fully functional on Android devices. The improved menu makes it easier and quicker to annotate and share insights, and you can also share an annotated report or directly from the Power BI app.

December 2016

Read the December 2016 mobile apps blog feature summary.

All devices

Offline background refresh

To make sure you can access your latest data while offline, we perform a refresh in the background of the app so your business information is up to date, even if you haven’t accessed it for a while. To make sure certain dashboards are always up to date, just mark them as favorites. Learn more about offline capabilities in the Power BI mobile apps.

iOS devices

Annotate and share

Now you can annotate and share a tile, report, or visualization from the Power BI mobile app for iOS.

Request access to dashboards

If you scan a QR code for a dashboard that you don't have access to, now you can submit a request for access right from the mobile app.

Custom URL on image tile

If an image tile has a custom URL defined by the dashboard owner, when you tap the tile you go directly to that URL without opening the tile in focus mode.

iPhone

Apple watch improvements

You can now refresh Apple Watch data directly from the Watch app. In the dashboard index page, deep press to refresh your data. (The Power BI mobile app must be running in the background on your iPhone for this to work).

Android

Custom URL on image tile

If an image tile has a custom URL defined by the dashboard owner, when you tap the tile you go directly to that URL without opening the tile in focus mode. Also, dashboard tiles containing predefined custom URLs can now redirect readers to reports within the app.

November 2016

Read the November 2016 Power BI mobile apps feature summary.

Android tablets

Power BI mobile app for Android tablets Yes, the preview is here.

Android devices

Preview: Intune Mobile Application Management Power BI support for Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Manager (MAM) is now in preview for Power BI Pro users on Android devices.

Favorites Tag your favorite dashboards on your Android device, and see all your favorite Power BI dashboards and Reporting Services mobile reports and KPIs collected in one convenient location.

iOS devices

Links URLs in tiles and visualizations are now clickable, and open in a browser.

Windows devices

Center a map to focus on data near you in your location

September/October 2016

Read the October 2016 Power BI mobile apps feature summary.

All devices

Favorites as landing page If you’ve marked any of your dashboards as favorites, then your landing page will be your Favorites entry.

Improved navigation The main navigation has a new look, and groups navigation has moved to the groups catalog.

Report and dashboard performance improvements Improved the experience of loading reports and dashboards in the Power BI mobile apps

Enhanced alert notifications Notifications for your data-driven alerts now contain more information on what triggered the alert and why.

iOS on iPhones

Apple Watch refresh improvements The Apple Watch mobile app has been improved for Watch OS3

Android phones

Added manual tile refresh You can now manually refresh your dashboard tiles. For tiles based on DirectQuery, this will retrieve the latest data from the dataset.

Windows 10 phones

Geographic filtering On your Windows 10 phone you can now filter your report based on your current location, and see only the data you need.

SandDance visualization This custom visualization is now available on the Surface Hub

August 2016

All phones

Favorites View your favorite dashboards from all Power BI mobile apps, and manage the list of favorites from the Power BI mobile apps for iOS and Windows 10 devices. Read more about favorites in the Power BI mobile apps.

Dashboard data classification See the data classifications that dashboard owners have assigned their dashboards. Read more about classifying dashboards.

Data-driven alerts Get notified by an alert when your data changes in pre-set ways for KPI, gauge, and card tiles. Learn more about:

iOS on iPhones and iPads

Tiles full-screen in focus mode on iPad When you tap a tile on your iPad, the tile will now open full-screen in focus mode, taking advantage of the entire iPad screen size.

Manually refresh tiles Manually refresh your tiles by opening the dashboard in the Power BI mobile app for iOS and pulling down from the top of the screen.

Support for Intune MAM Added support for Microsoft Intune mobile application management (MAM) capabilities.

Read more about Microsoft Intune on Power BI mobile apps.

Windows 10 devices

Full-screen and presentation modes Display reports in presentation mode on Surface Hub, and display dashboards, reports, and tiles in full-screen mode on Windows 10 devices.

July 2016

All phones

In the Power BI service you can now create a view of a dashboard specifically for phones in portrait mode.

Android phones

Favorites tab Access all your favorite dashboards from a single location.

Improved security management Select a risk classification for the business data presented in a specific dashboard.

Improved warning and banners We’ve improved warnings and banners for the mobile app.

QR codes for report pages A QR code generated in the service will link to a specific page rather than the entire report.

Improved alerts Data-driven alerts are now formatted based on your device’s locale.

iOS on iPhones and iPads

Improved security management Select a risk classification for the business data presented in a specific dashboard.

Mobile insights View summary data (max, min, and all) on clustered column chart tiles.

Improved manual refresh You can now manually refresh your dashboard tiles. For tiles based on Direct Query, this retrieves the latest data from the data model.

Improved warning and banners We’ve improved warnings and banners for the mobile app.

QR codes for report pages A QR code generated in the service will link to a specific page rather than the entire report.

General improvements We’ve improved error messages for tiles in the mobile app.

Windows 10 devices

Improved security management Select a risk classification for the business data presented in a specific dashboard.

Improved warning and banners We’ve improved warnings and banners for the mobile app.

June 2016

See the June Power BI mobile apps blog post for more details.

QR codes now display in augmented reality (iOS)

Now when you scan a QR code generated by the Power BI service, the tile renders in augmented reality.

More about connecting to data in the real world.

Filter data with barcodes (iPhone)

Now you can scan barcodes printed on products or shelves at your store to display related Power BI reports filtered by the scanned value.

More about filtering your data with barcodes.

SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services mobile reports

Now you can drill through from a Reporting Services KPI or a mobile report to another mobile report or to any custom URL.

Notification center

The notification center in your Power BI mobile app shows new data or dashboards that are shared with you, or changes to groups you belong to.

May 2016

iOS devices and Android phones

  • QR codes are now available for reports, too. Scan the code with your Power BI app to go directly to a related report, with no navigation or search needed.
  • Improved data management for SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services: Reduced load times and data consumption on your device.
  • SQL Server 2016 themed mobile reports: See themes for mobile reports on your device.
  • Geofiltering: Filter reports by your current location.

April 2016

See the April Power BI Mobile Apps blog for more details.

All apps

  • Select more than one option in a report slicer.

Android mobile app

  • SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services mobile reports now on Android phones.
  • Report gallery Open your reports directly in the report gallery.
  • NTLM authentication support for mobile reports in SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services.

Power BI app for Windows 10 devices

  • Presentation mode Display Power BI dashboards and reports in presentation mode from the Power BI app.
  • SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services mobile reports now on Windows 10 devices.
  • See data tooltips when you hover your mouse over a dashboard tile.

March 2016

Read the Power BI Mobile Apps blog for March 2016.

iPhone mobile app

Apple Watch View your Power BI tiles and KPIs on your Apple Watch.

iOS 9.0 and later To accommodate the best possible experience and new features for Power BI, we are now supporting only devices running iOS 9.0 and later.

Global search Added a new “recently viewed” list and global search so you can find the data you need quickly.

Report gallery Open your reports directly in the report gallery.

Fresh data offline New background refresh automatically updates your cached data when you’re online, so you have the freshest data even when you're offline.

Bing and R tiles Open Bing and R tiles in focus mode.

Android mobile app

SQL Server 2016 mobile reports and KPIs View SQL Server 2016 mobile reports and KPIs, and navigate between SSRS folders.

View reports Open reports from tiles on your dashboards.

Fresh data offline New background refresh automatically updates your cached data when you’re online, so you have the freshest data even when you're offline.

Power BI app for Windows 10 devices

Quick access Access your dashboards, reports, and groups quickly with a new “recently viewed” list and global search so you can find the data you need.

Bing and R tiles Open Bing and R tiles in focus mode.

More live tiles on your Start screen Pin KPIs and row cards to your Start screen as live tiles, so you can see all of your critical metrics at a glance.

Pinch to zoom Use pinch-to-zoom on your tablet to examine dashboards in greater detail.

Notifications Get notified when your datasets, reports, and dashboards update with new data.

Report gallery Open your reports directly in the report gallery.

February 2016

Android

View dashboards in landscape mode on Android phones.

Power BI app for Windows 10 devices

View dashboards in landscape mode in Windows 10 phones.

View reports on your Windows 10 phone.

Faster time to insights on your Windows 10 mobile dashboards: Share a tile snapshot or open a report directly from the dashboard.

January 2016

All of the January improvements are already in the new Power BI app for Windows 10 phones, released in December 2015. Now they're rolling out to the other Power BI apps for mobile devices. Read the blog post about these improvements.

Real-time data support Dashboards refresh in real time, so you don't need to refresh them manually.

Offline indicators When you don't have signal, you see an offline indicator at the top of your dashboard.

Access cached data Cached data no longer expires, so you have access to your cached data indefinitely while offline.

R tiles and web widgets View these new tile types in dashboards on your mobile device.

Bing dashboards In the Power BI service, you can now create dashboards with Bing search results, and view them on your mobile device.

Report pages pinned as tiles to dashboards Now that you can pin a whole report page to a dashboard in the Power BI service, you can view report pages in the Power BI app on your iPhone or on your Android phone.

December 2015

The Power BI team ended 2015 strong, with several major additions and updates.

SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services mobile reports in iOS

Now you can view your SQL Server mobile reports in the Power BI app on your iOS device, be it iPad or iPhone. Read more:

Power BI app for Windows 10 phones

The new Power BI app for Windows 10 phones is optimized for touch and mobile productivity. Explore dashboards and reports, invite colleagues to view data, and share insights over email to engage your team. Plus you can pin Power BI dashboards to your Windows phone Start screen.

Other additions

Read the Power BI mobile apps December blog post for more details.

  • Receive notifications when a colleague shares a dashboard with you. (iOS)
  • View entire pinned report pages in your dashboards. (iOS and Android)
  • Scan a QR code and go directly to a relevant tile on your Android phone.

November 2015

Read the November 2015 Power BI mobile blog post.

All Power BI mobile apps

  • A new welcome experience.
  • Improved chart data capacity.

iOS and Android mobile apps

iPhone mobile app

The Power BI app for Windows devices

October 2015

Read the mid-October Power BI mobile blog post.

All Power BI mobile apps

  • Line charts with a percentage-based Y-axis now calculate the visual range according to your actual data. The graph now starts from the lowest data point in the chart, instead of from a default value.

  • Line, column, and bar charts can now have data labels.

iPhone

  • Stay up to date with your groups' newest dashboards -- receive notifications on your iPhone each time a team member adds a dashboard to one of your groups.

  • You can now view dashboards horizontally, just by turning your phone. Read more about landscape mode in the iPhone app.

September 2015

Improvements in the Power BI mobile apps -- Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad), and Windows. Read the mid-September Power BI mobile blog post.

Android

  • Support for group workspaces: Collaborate with colleagues in group workspaces. 

  • Support for non-authenticated users:  For the few scenarios when users fail or can’t sign in to the app, we added a fast, convenient way to contact support and send feedback.

  • Improved user experience when accessing dashboards using role-based security.          

  • Improved data formatting of charts and alignment of all dashboard tiles. 

iOS (iPhone and iPad)

  • New & improved navigation: New drawer navigation maximizes screen real estate and improves navigation throughout the app. 

  • Group workspaces: Collaborate with colleagues in group workspaces. 

  • Authentication process upgrade Quality, performance, and functionality improvements enhance the app authentication process, including support for SSO (Single Sign-On). 

  • Improved data representation of line chart tiles to better compress the x-axis.

  • Improved user experience when using with role-based security.

  • Touch-optimized improvements for matrix chart tiles: Now you can easily scroll through your matrix data and view all its data easily and intuitively.

  • Improved data formatting of charts and alignments of dashboard tiles. 

  • Removal of iOS 7 support: To maintain highest security standards for Power BI, we will no longer support iOS 7 installed devices. iOS 8 and above is required. 

  • Send feedback and rating added in app: Added in-app capability to send feedback and provide ratings so that we can increase the community’s influence on our roadmap and promote issues easily and directly from the app.

Windows 

  • Improved map tile rendering in in-focus mode to maximize screen real estate.

  • Improved user experience when accessing dashboards using role-based security. 

  • A new capability allows you to browse back and forth through dashboard tiles exploring them directly in in-focus mode without the need to return to the dashboard to select the next tile.

  • Additional stability and performance improvements.