Android Files app 3.6.0 is here with better notification handling, NC 16 features and storage path chooser

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We’ve made available the 3.6.0 version of our Android client just now on the App store! This release introduces notification handling and Nextcloud 16 integration features as well as a series of fixes and minor improvements. Read on to learn more and see some screenshots!

Location picker lets you choose storage location
The app shows you the note you received with a share
Approve a login in notifications or the lock screen


This release brings some large and many smaller features.

  • When you dismiss a notification this gets communicated to the server so you don’t have to dismiss them twice
  • When a notification has actions (like accepting a share or approving a login) you can see and act directly in the notification drop-down or lock screen (of course the latter can be configured if you want to avoid this risk)
  • You now see the avatar of the person who shared files with you, like in the web interface (see screenshot).
  • You can now see notes added to a share by the sender
  • The file picker lets you choose the storage location
  • Minor changes include the removal of expert mode, a warning when the server is unavailable and when it is outdated (older than Nextcloud 14). Releases older than Nextcloud 12 are no longer supported.

    As always, many other fixes and small improvements were made. We’d like to shout-out to our awesome community of contributors, thanking Andy Scherzinger for his work on the location picker, ezequarii for many under-the-hood refinements and ardevd for bug fixes, among many others! You make the Nextcloud Android app great.

    So what are you waiting for?

    You can grab the latest version from the app store. F-droid users, stay tuned, it is on its way!


After upgrade to 3.6.0, and try to new notification drop-down, I noticed if I choose cancel,
nextcloud will keep repeat popup notification again and again and again, until I click cancel login on desktop/web ui page.
Is it intention to do that?

Indeed this is happening.
It seems that “cancel” on notification triggers a reload on login and therefore a new notification is sent.
I’ll create a ticket for this, but this seems to be a wrong behaviour of the two factor notification app.

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Gallery still loading pictures indefinitely. The same with the previous version of the app.

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You mean the “Cloud Gallery” app, or the “Photos” option from the hamburger menu of the “Nextcloud” app?

The Photos option. It is a known bug:


My Photos screen does load … eventually. It’s pulling in all 4,000+ photos and building thumbnails. It’s impressive results too because some are a weird format high-res microscope camera that my daughter sent me and the thumbnails look divine.

I opened the Photos screen and forgot about my phone for a while. Came back and all 4K+ placeholders were there and some thumbnails.

I bet a organized call to images would make it work great, like only folders with photos, and top level pictures appear at first.

As far as I know @tobiasKaminsky is lookung into it again these days. The real issue here is that there is no nice interface o the server side to request this information. SO at the moment we can simply search for images and will get all of them at once :frowning:
Searching and loading in blocks of let’s say 20-30 images would help this view to speed up. The iOS app seems more responsive while it fakes this by loading all the thumbnails of all images in the background over time so whenever you open this view the work has been done days, weeks, month ago all being done in advance.
We decided to not implement such a behavior/trick on the Android client.

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Yes, I am currently looking in it again.
Technical background: the server search part seems to have problems to limit a search.
I want to get only 50 images, and after scrolling to bottom it will reload the next 50 images.
But this fails on server, so we have to wait for a fix on server side.

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Great that the Photos issue is being looked at, thanks!

I have a lot of pictures and I need to browse them through by date. Used OneDrive previously, but in their Android app the feature was implemented with a slider showing the month and year, but not very clearly. Wishing for a better solution in NC app.

How it is possible to download a picture to the local gallery? I miss “download” or “save to”. So, i always take a screenshot :woozy_face: I see “open with”, but the viewer can’t “save to”.