Graph View settings not syncing from iOS to Computer

Steps to reproduce

Change graph settings, such as creating groups on the iOS or iPad app on an iCloud synced vault.

Expected result

The changed settings should be reflected on the computer.

Actual result

Obsidian on the computer does not see the new settings and instead syncs the old settings thus wiping out any changes made in the iOS/iPad app.


  • Operating system: MacOS 11.5.2
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.12

Additional information

It appears that it is the last app that was closed overwrites the settings. I believe that in order to fix this Obsidian needs to be aware of changed settings and live update if possible or at least ask the user for confirmation if the settings was changed outside if the current session.

Only Obsidian sync supports “live” updating of settings. Open a feature request for third party sync services.