Why can't I add and/or edit one-time budgets from the mobile app

On the computer web-based site, Mint lets you add a budget category as either reoccurring or one-time. Reoccurring budget categories automatically get pre-populated into every future monthly budget, while one-time budget categories only exist for the current month and don't show up in future months.

However, in the mobile app for iPhone (and possibly also for Android, I don't know as I've never used the Android version), you don't get a choice and all budgets categories you add are automatically set to the reoccurring type. Even worse, if you used the computer web-based site to add a one-time budget category and then try to edit the budget's amount later from the mobile app, it fails to save the edit and throws an error that says "Could Not Save Budget:  Sorry, could not save your budget changes. Please try again." However, edits to reoccurring budget category types work fine from the mobile app. Please fix the edit issue on the mobile app, and also add the ability to choose whether you want to create a reoccurring or one-time budget category in the mobile app.



I'm sorry for any inconvenience caused by the limitations of the Mint mobile app.  The app does have limited functionality compared to the website, and Budgets are not the only area which this is true.  I will pass along your feedback, and I have also tagged this post as a feature request so the developers can see it for future consideration.


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