Trouble with Scrivener on iPhone

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Monkeyboy
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Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:40 pm
Platform: Mac

Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:01 pm Post

I've had the same issue, but switching the iPhone from Automatic to Dark Mode at all times, and Scrivener from System Default to Dark fixes the problem. I tend to use Scrivener on the Dark setting no matter what, but it seems if it doesn't match the iPhone's current mode, then it screws up for me.

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cakeLover
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Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:42 am
Platform: Mac + iOS

Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:30 pm Post

There is a temporary fix for this weirdness: rotate your iPhone to Landscape mode, then turn back to Portrait mode. Ta-da! Now it works: your projects are tappable for now. Repeat these magic moves every time when it happens to you :mrgreen:

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jettbriggs
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Joined: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:38 am
Platform: Mac + iOS

Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:04 pm Post

Tried the dark mode idea. Didn’t work.:(

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Scotter
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Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS

Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:59 am Post

This is all quite tiresome and frustrating and it’s disrupted my writing routine. It seems the only choices for continuing to work on my new iPhone is to dump the iPhone for a previous model, or dump Scrivener.

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mjon
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Joined: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:38 am
Platform: Mac + iOS

Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:43 am Post

The suggestion on this thread (viewtopic.php?f=53&t=59203) that @silverdragon directed us to did the trick for me. That is, I set both my iPhone (SE) and Scrivener to Light Mode, and things finally worked. Previously, I had Scrivener in Dark Mode and my iPhone in Light Mode and I had the same problem as the rest of you (iPad interface without being able to open my projects). (Everything had been working fine until I upgraded to iOS 13 last night.)

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dianneinwriting
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Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:51 am Post

Nothing I do will allow scrivener to sync with Dropbox. I’ve tried dark mode and light mode and unlinking and relinking. Help desk isn’t responding to my emails. Anyone have any other fixes?

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lunk
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Platform: Mac + iOS
Location: Sweden 64° N

Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:42 am Post

Have tried to have only very few projects on the iPhone and in thr Db folder you sync with?
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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DazzleShips
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Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Platform: Mac + iOS

Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:44 pm Post

cakeLover wrote:There is a temporary fix for this weirdness: rotate your iPhone to Landscape mode, then turn back to Portrait mode. Ta-da! Now it works: your projects are tappable for now. Repeat these magic moves every time when it happens to you :mrgreen:


This worked for me, thank you. I’m brand new to Scrivener and almost deleted the app due to this little annoyance.

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Fhsueh
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Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Platform: Win + iOS

Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:36 pm Post

Like some others have posted, I had the same issue whereby Scrivener on my iPhone turned white and showed projects as tiles. Clicking on them would not open any of the projects. What did work for me: going into the phone settings and setting Scrivener's Appearance to dark. This brought back the normal project display. My phone had been set on dark mode for some weeks already. This is a strange error that needs to be fixed.

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Scotter
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Platform: Mac + iOS

Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:46 pm Post

Approaching the second month of crippled functionality and nothing but useless hacky hoops to jump through trying to get sync up and running..
Wheeeeeeeeeee!