Ability to see Dependencies on mobile

1000000% agree with this. The visual aspect of a project is party of the nucleus of teams collaborating on the project.

On mobile the dependant task icon doesn’t display in my task list like on desktop. You have to click I to a task to see if it is dependant.
Is there any way to change this?

Welcome to the Forum @richard5 and thank you for reaching out!

You are correct here. As it stands, the dependency indicator is not available in mobile just yet. I’ve merged your post with an existing thread regarding this topic that we have in the #mobile:androidios-feedback to consolidate feedback and avoid duplications. I hope it’s OK.

I would suggest to add your vote by clicking on the “Vote” button at the very top of the thread.

Have a nice day Richard!

On the Android app, I have no way of adding blocked or blocking dependencies. We use these a lot for new tasks, so this significantly hurts the mobile experience.


Hi @D_K,

Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback!

This is a popular request in the Forum and we already have an existing thread on this. To keep all feedback together, I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the existing one. :slight_smile:

I’ll loop back in should we have any updates!

Why is this still not a feature. It seems elementary and a significant part of the app. It’s 2021, “If it doesn’t work on mobile, it doesn’t work at all!”


Hi, could the blocked task icon on Android be an hourglass like on PC ?


Hi @Patrick.EMIN, thanks for providing this feedback!

We do have an existing thread for the request already in the #productfeedback category so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the existing one to consolidate feedback - I hope you don’t mind!

Hopefully this is something we can see our Product team implement in the future. I’ll keep you posted and let you know if I have any updates :slight_smile:

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Yes would love to do this in the app. This was asked back in 2018. When can this be added to the project roadmap?


Briefly describe (1-2 sentences) the Bug you’re experiencing:
I setup a task with 12 subtasks that need to be done in order. I setup dependencies for all of them that “lock” them from being done non-sequentially. On the android app however a guest in my project can check off any of them in any order. It shows they are dependent on prior ones but isn’t enforcing.

Steps to reproduce:

Create a task with a few subtasks. Add dependencies so subtask 1 must be done before 2, 2 before 3 and 3 before the main task can be checked off. Now go to mobile.

Browser version:
Chrome on Android

Hi @Casey_Stewart, welcome to the Asana Community Forum :wave:t2:

Thanks for reaching out! I can confirm that this feature is currently working as expected for mobile. While a blocking icon does appear on the desktop version of Asana, you can still proceed to complete these dependent tasks by clicking Mark complete and then Mark complete again on the pop-up that notifies you this task is currently being blocked.

This pop-up however, is not available on mobile at this time. Hopefully this is something our Product team can introduce for mobile dependencies in the future! :slight_smile:

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Oh. That feature… isn’t very useful then since most work is done via mobile. Wish I hadn’t sold the client so much on how great it was you couldn’t proceed. That really should be viewed as a bug given that functionality varies so strongly between mobile and desktop.

Good day,

1.) I found an old post from years ago about this, but we have the following problem:

We work a lot with dependencies. So that employees are forced to check off SUBTASKS before the parent tasks can be checked off, so that no one can overlook those subtasks.

Unfortunately, these dependencies do not work in the mobile app (Tested for us with the IOS app). When we create a new task and add dependencies to various items, there (on desktop) is no check icon in front of the task, but this other icon “waiting for 1 more task”.

In the IOS app, however, this is all ignored, there all tasks just show up normally with a check icon and could be checked off WHILE there are dependencies. An employee could now simply check off everything, regardless of whether he has checked off the subtasks.

Is this a bug or would one have to upgrade the account for this feature? I just can’t imagine a digital company like Asana, forgetting or not including such a feature. There are posts from three years ago where users bring this up - that can’t be true, can it? Especially for such an elementary thing. I mean, this is an absolute basic requirement. We have tasks that MUST be completed by employees via mobile app (otherwise not possible). And in order to avoid such mistakes and to create various dependencies, we introduced Asana.

2.1) In the mobile overview, I can’t have my tags show up either. I can’t activate them in the overview and I can’t see them. So mobile the tags are just not there in the table overview.

2.2.) And if I have created a tag and then want to assign it, I can’t find an overview or similar which tags exist. Should each employee remember all tags or try the whole alphabet to see which tags exist or what is the idea? One would like to create tags and these are then to be used by the team. But for this you would have to have an overview when you click on “Tags” in the overview and see which tags exist at all. For me, they only appear when I enter a letter…

I hope you understand what I mean and someone can help me. Is just a really huge problem.

For other tips I would also be really grateful, we just despair a little. Otherwise, Asana is really awesome!

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us, @Jens_Handierk! We already have a thread on this topic so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with Ability to see Dependencies on mobile to consolidate feedback.

As it stands, it’s currently not possible to see if a task is blocked by another task on mobile. I’ve gone ahead and escalated this to our product team and hopefully we can implement it in the near future. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I have any news.

In regards to Tags, I recommend you upvoting for this feature here: Show Tags on Mobile. We don’t have immediate plans to implement this option but I will also share it with our product team so they can consider it in future updates!

Today we checked. If we used the dependecy function on dektop - on asana mobile IOS App it isnt blocked. We can check up though there is a dependence

Is there any updates or plans on fixing these issues in 2022? Since this is a paid feature it’s pretty upsetting that it’s still not working properly and not being prioritized.

Currently icons in the task list don’t properly show the “Blocked” icon. As well, the “Blocking” text doesn’t appear on mobile either (When viewing a task that is blocking another task). You also can not set these or modify them on mobile.

Hi @Emily_Roman

This bug affects Asana’s feasibility for most of the business units in my organization. What’s the timeline for fixing this?

Many thanks in advance

Yes, this is still a problem for us as well. We are a construction company and are not sitting at computers all day so we use Asana MOSTLY in the field on mobile devices. Unfortunately this is where dependencies become all but non-existent. Since the mobile app doesn’t visually display dependencies, nor does it prevent people from marking dependent tasks as complete (No pop-up message, no alert or warning,) It is treated as a normal task and can be completed as such. Unfortunately this essentially renders dependencies altogether ineffective. Hopefully this feature along with others are addressed and improved in the mobile apps soon, leading to much better functionality in the field.

Any progress on this? I’m just starting to use Asana and it would be extremely annoying if I have to use the desktop website to add dependencies to tasks.

It’s nice to see that the Icons are properly showing up now in the task list.

Is being able to modify dependencies and seeing “Blocking” tasks on the roadmap anytime soon for mobile?