Unable to edit hosted feature layers in ArcGIS Field Maps

Last Published: October 4, 2023


Mobile workers use maps to collect data and perform inspections in the field using ArcGIS Field Maps. It is possible to update the location of assets and observations by editing the map's hosted feature layers. In some cases, hosted feature layers are not editable upon launching the ArcGIS Field Maps app.


The hosted feature layers are not enabled for editing in ArcGIS Online.

Solution or Workaround

To resolve the issue, complete the workflow below:

  1. Log in to ArcGIS Online with an organizational account.
  2. Click Content, and click the My Content tab. Select the hosted feature layer to open the item details page.
  3. On the item details page, click the Settings tab.
View the Settings page when clicking the Settings tab.
  1. On the Settings page, navigate to the Feature Layer (hosted) section.
  2. Under Editing, check the Enable editing check box.
Checking the Enable editing check box enable the hosted feature layer to be editable.
  1. Click Save to save the changes.

The following image displays the editable hosted feature layer in ArcGIS Field Maps.

An editable hosted feature layer displaying a coordinate location in the ArcGIS Field Maps app.

Article ID:000025237

  • ArcGIS Online
  • Mobile Applications

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