Hi, I’ve also experienced this issue. In the Android Obsidian app (v1.4.1 on mobile), my attempts at typing cause the keyboard to pop in and out, often corrupting the text in my files while in editing mode. This has prevented me from using the app for editing while mobile whatsoever, and appears to occur in both existing files and new files without any plugins.
On mobile I have no custom themes and have attempted this with my sole custom plug-in, dataview, turned off. I’m presently on mobile, but i have a recording of this glitch and can upload it when I get to a place with stable wifi.
In the time i opened the app to get screenshots of this glitch, i had significant data corruption, which I’ve been able to remove on desktop mode, but obviously I’d like to be able to use the app in both mobile and desktop modes. You can find these screenshots below:
Getting Exactly the same thing when trying to edit on mobile.
I seem to be able to read things fine, but note making, taking / editing is a no no.
Android 13, Obsidian Mobile v1.4.1, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
I can confirm that the workaround provided above works for the issue reported. Of course this does mean you lose the predicitive text capabilitites of your modile device so as a workaround that’s fine, but not a long term solution.
Glad to hear that you were able to source your issue @tomsb !
One thing that I used to restore older versions that had been corrupted with null characters was to use the “View Sync Version History”, and restore the last synced version that hadn’t been corrupted. I’m not sure if this works for non-Sync users, and perhaps you’ve already attempted this, but it’s what worked for me.
Definitely agree though, this is a serious bug that basically renders Obsidian useless on Android and needs to be fixed ASAP.
Same issues here, It happens on both my Samsung phone and tablet - s20fe & S8+. It happens with both samsung and gboard keyboard (I also sometimes use swiftkey). It’s been getting progressively worse issue over the last few months now and all seems related. At first it it was just suddenly being unable to add new lines to a note. Then later I’d often end up with a cursor where I could type text but was unable to create new lines, and when I’d leave in any way (eg go to home, switch note) and return any text for that line was gone. So that occurred pretty frequently, and was rather annoying, but resetting the app usually fixed it.
Same setup, no changes. Suddenly started doing the obj inserts around November. I received all the different inserted OBJ buttons, dots etc the OP displayed. The unpredictability of the corruption made mobile unusable - can’t spend one’s life monitoring for files to version revert.
Turning off predictive text works, but personally doing that is more feasible on the tablet.
Me and my boyfriend also report this issue. Both devices are on Android 13, running the latest One UI (he has a Galaxy Z Flip 3, I have a Galaxy Tab S6 Lite). This doesn’t happen on my Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 (running Android 10)
Haven’t made moves to downgrade Obsidian and I’m not keen on playing with Odin to downgrade his phone or my tablet, lol. Sounds like this bug is localized to Samsung devices???
Edit: I was also using a physical Bluetooth keyboard. Boyfriend was using Gboard with autocorrect off, I believe.
This is a massive data corruption issue. it has trashed most of my documents. It was first reported in Aug 22, five months ago. i know this is an OSS project, but this basically corrupts our Obsidian data and renders the tool useless. Is there any way we can get some resources and priority on this? the workarounds proposed are not working for me.
The default Samsung Keyboard has Predictive Text enabled as an option; with this enabled, the keyboard flickers between normal functioning and selecting all text in the primary entry box, which disables the keyboard. This effect only occurs when editing a note in edit mode; other text boxes in the app are unaffected.
This occurs only in Obsidian, only with the Samsung Keyboard, and on default settings for both Obsidian and the keyboard without plugins installed.