Android app 3.0 with end-to-end encryption, Oreo, login wall detection and more

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[caption id=“attachment_3614” align=“alignright” width=“181”] Nextcloud Android app v3[/caption]

The Nextcloud Android app v3 delivers Android 8 Oreo support, End-to-end Encryption, much better handling of local and remote files, many fixes for the auto-upload and much more in over 180 pull requests reviewed and merged over the last months. It is now available on the app store and you can wait for the automatic update or get it manually now!

Major changes

The new app introduces a number of major changes like support for Android "Oreo" 8 and the integration of the Nextcloud End-to-end Encryption.

Another noticeable change will be the detection of ‘walled gardens’, like a hotel or airport wifi login wall: no need to try to sync there until you logged in! The Nextcloud app now also supports IPv6 and there have been many fixes and improvements to the auto-upload feature for images and videos.

UI improvements

There has also been a lot of UI work. One example is to make it possible to directly execute actions on a single file, rather than having to select it first and go through the menu. As you see in the screenshot, each file now has a three-dot menu from where you can directly share, move, download, favorite and more.

You can also now set a sort order per folder, so you can have each folder the way you want. We also made it more clear what the difference is between sharing via Nextcloud and other apps, for example directly sharing a picture to Signal or creating a shared link.

And, to make using the app a bit faster, viewing images now doesn’t fully download the large picture but just gets you enough of a preview to fit your screen!

Last but not least, new is right-to-left language support, improved push notifications, updating avatars and of course loads of smaller improvements and bug fixes.

The app is available on the Google Play store and comes to FDroid soon!


Will there be something of a meaningful documentation of what the app actually does? The current documentation is stuck in version 1.0 and doesn’t explain what “automatic syncing” of files means in the context of the app (hint: it doesn’t mean syncing, it rather means something like up- or download; and automatic means that it does it automatically everytime you push the righ button). Would be very helpful if we can at least check what the app is supposed to do.

@jknockaert You should take a look here where every change is documented for all the different releases:

How can i reset the passphrase for E2EE in the Android App?


I want to know that too!

After upgrading, android version got into the loop requesting confirmation account access rights… What to do?


You can’t, ever. This is an integral part of the design. It is created once, shown to you, and can be shown again (that last might not be implemented yet).

Same problem for me on two devices, trying to sync with Nextcloud 10.x server.

@jobu Nextcoud 10.x is EOL.


I suggest to update to at least version 12.0.5

I want to know that too!


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Thanks, STrike. This seems to be the problem. First the android app didn’t sync anymore, same goes now for the desktop client (on debian). I have no problem syncing with a Nextcloud 13 server.