[Bug] Can't write under the image in file in Mobile App


[ ] iOS

Obsidian Mobile version: v1.4.2 (last)

Hi everybody!

I don’t sure that this is a bug but its very strange. When you add a picture to file in mobile app - you can’t write anything under the picture - you can only above.

Is it only my situation? Maybe i just do something wrong?


What happens when you try to select below the image?

(Tip: on iOS, you can hold the spacebar to make the keyboard into a trackpad, and then move your cursor to where you want. This works across the entire OS — on every app.)

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Ryan, thanks for answer!

What happens when you try to select below the image?

Unfortunately just nothing. Really nothing happens.
And i tried your advice - it doesn’t work too… or i do something very very wrong. I really can’t put cursor below image every time i add image.

Of course i can do this in Source mode.
But this is very strange UX pattern - change edit mode from visual to source just for putting cursor below. It can’t be idea of Obsidian’s devs i think.

Here - https://monosnap.com/file/J5RYKnfTx03ZTt0GRjJpIGAjatxN9A - i upload screen recording of my typical torment with mobile app and images…)
May be it can help…
And on video by the way there is a moment when i try your advice… and again, nothing… :sob:

Can you try with the default theme (Settings > Appearance > Themes)?

Can you try in Restricted mode (Settings > Community Plugins > Restricted mode) and restart Obsidian?

Try those things and report back :+1:t3:

Ariehen, thank you for your time!
Tried both - no changes…((
Should i make a new video?)

By the way - can somebody share video how you’re adding image to Obsidian page and can write below it? Ideally on iPhone?
Just for motivation - and for seeing that its possible!)

Added an image already in my vault by typing ![[cir... and Obsidian auto completed it.


Yeah, i see, thanks! :+1:
I guess I incorrectly expressed my thought. Its OK when i add image somewhere in the middle of post, when there are text strings below.
But when you add image from media library in the last string? Can you write something below? Create a text string below image?

Sure, I’ll try it again.

Please post the exact steps from:

  1. Open Obsidian… :grin:

Ina test note, I was able to do it once, then couldn’t do it a second time. Seems to be impossible in Live Preview some conditions.

Two workarounds for now are:

  • Switch to source mode momentarily to add lines
  • Add “move cursor” or “move line” commands to the mobile command bar to allow you to move the caret below the image

I saw the “repro” tag, so figured you (or someone) was able to reproduce it, but I tried for about 10 ten minutes in blank notes, different vaults, imported or existing images, but I could always insert the cursor and write below the image.

Ryan, thanks again!
Yes, both approaches work! Not very handy, but it works)
i m very happy that somebody else sees that moment too and i m not crazy… mostly))

By the way - what kind is your gadget? Apple or Android?