Inputting Negative values on # Numeric

Using latest version of EpiCollect (v4.0.0) on iOS15. I’m seeking to capture weather data (still hoping for an auto API sometime!) but in seeking to capture a temperature, I cannot store a negative. I’ve applied decimal, but this doesn’t help.

Any ideas, pointers gratefully received.


Since iOS 13, Apple does not provide a way to enter negative numbers on a numeric keyboard on iPhones. We are not sure about iPads since the only one we have is stuck on iOS 12.5.

To overcome this issue, you can use a TEXT question instead of a numeric one.

You could go the extra step and add a regex to allow only numbers, the minus sign and the dot →

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