Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile calls on mobile devices without augmented reality support

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile makes conducting repairs and remote inspections easy by providing technicians with the ability to launch one-to-one and group video calls with remote collaborators inside or outside of their organization, even if users have mobile devices without ARCore or ARKit support.

Due to limitations of mobile devices without ARCore or ARKit support, technicians and remote collaborators cannot provide instructions using 3D annotations on a live video feed. Instead, technicians share a live video feed of their environment and then both technicians and remote collaborators add 2D annotations to snapshots. Learn about the snapshot feature capabilities.

Prerequisites

How it works

  1. The technician launches and signs in to Dynamics 365 Remote Assist on their iOS or Android phone or tablet.

  2. After signing in, the technician receives a notification about using Dynamics 365 Remote Assist on a mobile device without augmented reality support.

    Screenshot showing Dynamics 365 Remote Assist on a mobile device, with the notification "your device doesn't support augmented reality, but that's ok".

  3. When the technician dismisses the notification, they'll see the Contacts page.

    Screenshot of theDynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile contacts screen.

  4. The technician selects the remote collaborator's name, and then selects Launch call.

    Screenshot of the Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile video card.

  5. If the remote collaborator receives the call on a mobile device with both Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile and Teams mobile installed, the remote collaborator can only answer on Teams mobile. Both users have the same capabilities.

    If the remote collaborator answers the call on Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile, the technician's live video feed is shared to the remote collaborator's mobile app screen.

    Technician Remote collaborator
    Screenshot of technician's mobile app screen with live video feed. Screenshot of remote collaborator's mobile app screen with live video feed.

    Note

    Technicians can't place mixed-reality annotations on the live video feed; they can only place annotations on the in-call snapshots.

    If the remote collaborator answers the call on Teams desktop, the technician's live video feed is shared to the remote collaborator's device screen.

    Technician Remote collaborator
    Screenshot of technician's mobile app screen the live video feed. Screenshot of remote collaborator's Teams desktop screen with the live video feed.

    Note

    Technicians can't place mixed-reality annotations on the live video feed; they can only place annotations on the in-call snapshots.

  6. The technician is directed to use the snapshot feature to add 2D annotations on a frozen video frame of their shared environment.

    Screenshot showing Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile, with the technician's tooltip notification.

  7. If the remote collaborator is using Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile, when the technician selects the Snapshot button, the technician enters Snapshot mode, which captures a frozen frame of the technician's environment and shares it to the remote collaborator's screen. Both the technician and the remote collaborator see the mixed-reality toolbar and can place 2D annotations on the frozen frame of the technician's environment.

    Technician Remote collaborator
    Screenshot of technician's mobile app screen with frozen frame. Screenshot of remote collaborator's mobile app screen with frozen frame.

    If the remote collaborator is using Teams desktop, when the technician selects the Snapshot button, the technician enters Snapshot mode, which captures a frozen frame of the technician's environment and shares it to the remote collaborator's screen. Both the technician and the remote collaborator see the mixed-reality toolbar and can place 2D annotations on the frozen frame of the technician's environment.

    Technician Remote collaborator
    Screenshot of technician's mobile app screen with the frozen fram. Screenshot of remote collaborator's Teams desktop screen with the frozen frame.
  8. After the technician and remote collaborator are finished annotating the snapshot, the technician selects the Check mark button to save or discard the snapshot.

  9. The technician is prompted to save the snapshot to the device gallery, call chat, or both.

    Screenshot showing the save snapshot option on Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile.

  10. If the technician successfully saves the snapshot to the call chat, the snapshot can be viewed in the Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile text chat and the Microsoft Teams text chat.

    Screenshot showing the saved snapshot in Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile's text chat.

  11. The technician is then taken back to the live video call and can select the Snapshot button again to take more snapshots.

    Note

    Annotations added on a still snapshot will not appear in the technician's environment after they have been saved or discarded.

Additional capabilities

  • Both the technician and remote collaborator can send and receive messages and files from their local device in the text chat. Learn more about file sharing

    Screenshot showing the text chat in Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile.

  • Both the technician and remote collaborator can record the one-to-one Dynamics 365 Remote Assist call as long as the remote collaborator is using Microsoft Teams desktop. The recording will be saved to Microsoft OneDrive or SharePoint and the link to the recording will be sent to the Microsoft Teams text chat. Learn more about call recording

    Screenshot of Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile showing the meeting recording appearing in text chat.

  • If the technician is a Dynamics 365 Field Service customer, at the end of the call, the technician can choose to post the call logs, files, and snapshots shared in the text chat to an associated work order. Learn more about Dynamics 365 Field Service integration

    Screenshot of Dynamics 365 Remote Assist mobile when integrated with Field Service.