iOS- Image pastes as base64 when using mobile toolbar

Steps to reproduce

  • Copy existing photo from iOS photo app library
  • Paste into Obsidian note using the mobile toolbar Paste tool (not the system paste)
  • The image is pasted as base64 text
  • Depending on the note, Obsidian may crash and fail to reopen unless the file is manually deleted via the file explorer

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? [Y/N]


Expected result

Image pasted (added to assets folder and embedded at paste location)

Actual result

Base64 text is pasted and Obsidian crashes


Operating system: ios 17.0.3 (Apple iPhone)
Obsidian version: 1.4.16 (114)
API version: v1.4.16
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: insider
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

I’m able to reproduce this on iOS in a test vault with no plugins (after adding the Paste button to the toolbar). Had to delete the note via Files (possibly could have fixed in another editor but it was only a test note so deleting was easier).