PDF files on mobile

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Steps to reproduce

I don't know if it is a bug, but essentially PDF files are not shown in the obsidian mobile app (Samsung S10) using obsidian sync.

Expected result

Seeing the PDF file in the mobile app

Actual result

I'm not seeing the PDF file in the mobile app


  • Operating system: Android 11
  • Debug info: SYSTEM INFO:
    Obsidian version: v0.13.19
    Installer version: v0.11.0
    Login status: logged in
    Catalyst license: none
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: off
    Legacy editor: on
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: off
    Plugins installed: 24
    Plugins enabled: 13
    1: Excalidraw
    2: Admonition
    3: Editor Syntax Highlight
    4: Paste URL into selection
    5: Recent Files
    6: Footnote Shortcut
    7: Customizable Sidebar
    8: Grandfather
    9: Customizable Page Header
    10: Language Translator
    11: Icons
    12: Advanced Tables
    13: Kanban

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Additional information

It seems that obsidian sync does not transfer pdfs, is this normal or is it a bug?

did you enable sync of PDFs?

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Yes, I did but I thought all sync settings would be activated in the mobile app as well. Now I understand why plugins were not synced across the devices. Thanks for the help :blush:

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