What's new

ArcGIS for Windows Phone version 10.1.3 was released in January 2014 with various bug fixes. The fixes detailed below were included in version 10.1.2, released in May 2013. While the 10.1.2 release focused on supporting the Windows Phone 8 operating system, it also includes enhancements and addresses some issues.

For changes in previous versions of the app, see Previous what's new topics.


Version 10.1.2 of the app includes the following enhancements:

Windows Phone 8 support

The app now functions as expected on Windows Phone 8 devices.

Search updated to use map extent or your location

Searching the map now considers your location if it displays and is in the map extent. If your location is not displayed, or is outside the map extent, search uses the center of the visible map as the center for your search.

Updated version number

The version number of this release is significantly different from the version numbers previously used. This was done to synchronize version numbers across the ArcGIS for smartphone apps (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone) and the ArcGIS system. This synchronization reflects a common path of evolution and parity going forward for the apps.

Support for additional security scenarios

Secure map services using basic/digest HTTP security are now fully supported.

If your Portal for ArcGIS is federated with one or more ArcGIS Servers, your log-in to the app is used to access the services coming from those servers; therefore, you won't be prompted for those credentials again.

Additional map functionality supported

The app now supports maps through web map version 1.7. Version 1.7 adds the ability to restrict editing on features and to include minimum and maximum scales on operational layers.


Danish and Portugal Portuguese are now supported. The language used by the app is determined by your phone's display language setting.

Screen shot of the app in Danish on the map page with the app bar extended.

Issues addressed

The 10.1.2 release also addresses a number of issues; therefore, the following are now working as expected:

  • Pop-ups with custom attribute display are now supported
  • If only the attributes of a feature are editable, you can't get to the map to change a feature's location
  • Initial feature collection layer visibility from the map is honored
  • Identify works with maps containing a raster layer
  • Sublayers of feature collections display in the layer list and their visibility can be toggled
  • Layers hidden from the legend now show in the layer list

Previous what's new topics

If you are updating from a version of the app other than version 2.6, you see additional changes. See the following topics for changes included in previous versions of the app:

  • What's new in 2.6—Released October 2012, version 2.6 honored the search scope of an organization and addressed some issues.
  • What's new in 2.5—Released June 2012, version 2.5 introduced support for editor tracking and ownership-based editing.
  • What's new in 2.4—Released April 2012, version 2.4 introduced support for additional online GIS connections, secure services, an enhanced editing and measure experience when using the GPS, better user feedback for adding attachments, and was the first localized release.
  • What's new in 2.2 and 2.3—Released December 2011, version 2.2 required Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). The Windows Phone 7.5 features the app uses include performance and application life cycle enhancements, and allowing maps to be saved to the home screen. Version 2.2 added support for KML and WMS layers, charts in pop-ups, and viewing of additional attachment types. Released January 2012, version 2.3 improved the GPS accuracy.