Scrivener 1.2 & iOS 13 on iPhone SE won't open projects

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admob
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:12 pm Post

Like the title says, I can't open projects with that software and hardware combo. Dropbox syncing works fine, and I can long-press to rename projects, but nothing else. Anyone else come across this and find a solution?

Loving Scrivener 1.2 on my un-updated iPad, though. Slanted quotation marks at last!

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boudicca13
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:36 pm Post

I was just coming here to report the same problem. Extremely frustrating. (Updating to add that mine is on an iPhone XR, in case that is relevant.)

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TadeoBlanco

Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:42 am Post

IPhone X, working fine

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jcarman
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:04 am Post

I also have this issue on my XS Max

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admob
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:58 am Post

Also, I don't know if this is related to the issue, but my list of projects looks like this (image attached below). As if Scrivener's square, iPad project view got transplanted to my iPhone. Tapping the projects does nothing, but I can scroll and sync, and long-pressing lets me change the project names.
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jcarman
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:30 am Post

Mine is the sea s yours in all ways. Was there a UI update?

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boudicca13
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:36 am Post

Mine was tiled as well, except with two squares across. But weirdly, I just opened the app again, and it was back to a normal list view and is working just fine. I don't have auto updates enabled, so I don't know how it could have updated or reverted back, and yet it seems to have done so. The only thing is that my phone's dark mode popped on at sunset, When I couldn't get it to work earlier, my phone was in light mode (but the app was in dark mode, because I always use it that way.)

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boudicca13
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:49 am Post

That's it! I figured out what the problem is (for my phone, anyway.) See if this fixes it. Put your phone into dark mode (or light mode if your phone was already in dark and you'd had your scrivener app set to light--basically, they need to match to work), then open up Scrivener. Hopefully it will look like it has reverted back to the previous version. See if you can open a project. If you can, from there, go into settings / appearance and select "System Default." The app should now work correctly whether your phone is in light mode or dark mode. Unfortunately, this also means if prefer a dark background for Scrivener, you'll have to switch your entire phone to dark mode, but that's easy to do by holding down the screen brightness shortcut and selecting it. Still annoying that you can't have the app set differently than the rest of your phone though, and I do hope they consider fixing this in a future update.

Anyway, that's what has worked for me. Hope it does the trick for you too.

boudicca13 wrote:Mine was tiled as well, except with two squares across. But weirdly, I just opened the app again, and it was back to a normal list view and is working just fine. I don't have auto updates enabled, so I don't know how it could have updated or reverted back, and yet it seems to have done so. The only thing is that my phone's dark mode popped on at sunset, When I couldn't get it to work earlier, my phone was in light mode (but the app was in dark mode, because I always use it that way.)

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admob
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:16 pm Post

Yes! Thanks so much for the tip. I switched from Dark to System Default in Settings>Scrivener>Appearance, restarted Scrivener with my phone in Light Mode, and that got the UI working again. Hopefully Scrivener will handle iOS 13’s switch back to Dark Mode when the sun goes down. But if not, at least there’s a fix until the app and/or iOS get another update.

Great app, great developers, great forum!

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boudicca13
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:28 pm Post

Yay! I'm so glad it worked!