Set up embedded Guides in the Field Service mobile app (preview)

[This article is prerelease documentation and is subject to change.]


  • This is a preview feature.
  • Preview features aren't meant for production use and may have restricted functionality. These features are available before an official release so that customers can get early access and provide feedback.

With embedded Guides (preview), you can create and view Dynamics 365 Guides on your mobile device. The application lets users create and manage interactive instructions that help perform tasks in the real world. You can now use your phone or tablet to create, edit, and view guides.

This feature lets you:

  • Access guides using your iOS or Android mobile device (tablet and phone).

  • Use guides already created in your existing environment.

  • Easily navigate through guide content using sort, filter, and search.

  • Access text instruction, photos, videos, Power Apps workflows, and website links.

  • Analyze guide execution time from recorded session data that includes location, device type, duration, time spent on each step.


  • Embedded guides on mobile devices currently support English only.


Set up embedded Guides in the Field Service mobile app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Field Service app.

  2. Sign in using your environment credentials.

  3. Enable non-production apps.

  4. Select the environment with Guides installed to start the experience. If Field Service is installed on the same environment, navigate to the the Library option in the bottom navigation to see your guides.

Turn on usage data collection for embedded Guides

Dynamics 365 Guides enables customers to capture usage statistics and detailed time-tracking information. This data is turned off by default, but an admin can turn on data collection for specific users.

  1. Go to the Power Apps admin center and sign in with your admin account.

  2. Select Guides. A new tab for the Guides model-driven app opens.

  3. Change the area to Settings.

    Screenshot of the Main Settings for Guides in Power Apps.

  4. Select New.

  5. In the New User Settings screen, under User Settings, enter the following information:

    • Name: Opt in for [User name]

    • Record Guide Usage: Yes

    • Belongs To: [User name]

    Screenshot of the User Settings for Guides in Power Apps.

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