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mathletes
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hello,

I have been creating interfaces for my techs to use so they can update jobs while in the field - the interface is designed to give them the information they need about a job, and allow them to quickly take notes, upload pictures, and log their time. Unfortunately, when I open the iPhone app and pull up this interface, I'm not able to edit any of the records! I can see them all just fine, but it's just not editable. According to the announcement of interfaces on iOS (https://community.airtable.com/t5/announcements/introducing-mobile-interfaces-on-iphone/ba-p/160766), we should be able to edit records, but the option just isn't appearing for me.

I'm using the List interface, and have enabled the option to allow users to edit records inline. I can edit records using the interface on desktop just fine, but the iPhone app does not allow it. Am I missing an option?

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mathletes
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Never mind, I figured it out under "Making Elements Editable" in this post https://www.airtable.com/guides/collaborate/getting-started-with-interface-designer

The answer is that you have to click into an element inside the pop-up box in the designer, which brings up a box on the right side of the screen for that element, and there's a small Permissions box, where each element is "view only" by default. Switch this to "Editable" and it fixes the issue

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mathletes
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Never mind, I figured it out under "Making Elements Editable" in this post https://www.airtable.com/guides/collaborate/getting-started-with-interface-designer

The answer is that you have to click into an element inside the pop-up box in the designer, which brings up a box on the right side of the screen for that element, and there's a small Permissions box, where each element is "view only" by default. Switch this to "Editable" and it fixes the issue

Ahmad_Yassine
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

does it work for the LIST? I can't figure it out 

It does! I would read through that post I linked above, especially the "Table Layouts" and "Making Elements Editable" sections. The trick is that when you open up the details for an item (and it pops up a box with all of the data for your record), you have to click on every single element within that box separately to enable edit permissions, one by one. 

Ahmad_Yassine
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

finally found it , thank you !