App Settings Screen

Article Number:040473

App Settings are where you configure your app's form, views, graphs, notifications, permissions, and other items to adjust your app to your business needs.
You can make changes to the App Settings whenever you need, even after the app is activated.

This article covers how to open the "App Settings" screen and how to apply the configured settings to the app.
For details on the setting options, refer to App Setting Options.

Opening the "App Settings" Screen

To navigate to the "App Settings" screen, click either of the following buttons on the "View" screen or the "Record Details" screen.

Screenshot:Opening the "App Settings" screen

  • App Settings button (App Settings button): Clicking this button opens the "App Settings" screen.
  • Down Arrow button (Down Arrow button): Clicking this button displays a menu of shortcuts to the setting screens of each setting option. The details are as follows:      
    Menu option Description
    Open Settings of This View
    (Appears only when you are viewing an existing view)
    Opens the settings screen of the view that is displayed onscreen.
    Save Current Column Widths
    (Appears only when you are viewing an existing view)
    Opens the settings screen for saving the column width.
    Open Settings of This Graph
    (Appears only when you are viewing an existing graph)
    Opens the settings screen of the graph that is displayed onscreen.
    Open Settings of This Form
    (Appears only when you are on the "Record Details" screen)
    Opens the form settings screen.
    Form, Views, Graphs, Settings Opens the corresponding tab of the "App Settings" screen.
    General Settings, Notifications, Customization and Integration, Permissions, Advanced Settings Directly opens the settings screen for the setting option you select.

Applying App Setting Changes

After making changes to the App Settings, you need to click Update App on the upper right side of the screen to apply the changes to the app.
When there are any setting changes that are not yet applied to the app, the banner message "Setting Changes Are Not Applied" appears on the upper part of the screen, and the Update App button becomes clickable. When you click the Update App button, the banner message disappears.
Screenshot: The screen when there are setting changes that are not yet applied to the app

It is also possible to save the changes made to the App Settings as a draft or discard the changes. For details, refer to the following page:
Is it possible to save changes to the app settings as a draft without applying them to the actual environment?

You can also use the Preview feature to check whether the setting changes work as intended before applying them to the actual environment.

Users Who Can Access App Settings

App Settings can be accessed only by Kintone Users & System Administrators and users with the permission to manage the app. The App Settings button is not displayed for users except Kintone Users & System Administrators and users with the permission to manage the app.
By default, the user who created the app is granted the permission to manage the app.

To configure the permission to manage the app, contact the user who currently has the permission to manage the app, and ask the user to carry out the following steps.

  1. Navigate to the "App Settings" screen, select the App Settings tab, and then select App under the Permissions.

  2. In the User, group and department to grant permissions to section, add users, groups, or departments to whom you want to grant the permission to manage the app. Screenshot: The "Permissions for App" screen

  3. Select the Manage app option for the users, groups, or departments you have added.
    Note that, in the permission settings, any permission set that is located higher on the list takes precedence. Screenshot: Example setting on the "Permissions for App" screen