Android client 3.16 is here, bringing improvements and over 90 fixes to the users!

Android client 3.16 is here!

The 3.16 version of the Nextcloud Android client is out, bringing new functionalities and more than 90 fixes & improvements to the users. If your phone has not updated it yet, get the updates on Google Play or F-Droid!

What’s new?

  • Enhanced sharing
  • Update template section when creating new files
  • Pin protection update
  • Updated notification handling during updates
  • UI improvements
  • ➕ More fixes and improvements

Find out more details and the full changelog of 3.16.

Get Nextcloud 3.16

Note: This release will be available after up to 24 hours.

Tips: did you know these?

Set expiration date on user or group shares

This feature will allow you to set an expiration date on shares to another user of your instance or to a group even when you are using Nextcloud on your mobile or on the go. Just share a file, click the three dot menu next to the share and set an expiration date to it. The users you shared that file with, will be able to open it only before the expiration date. After that the file won’t be available to them.

Note that this feature is available if your server is running Nextcloud 18 or newer.

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Disable rich workspaces

Are you not a fan of Rich workspaces and you need a simplified view when using your Nextcloud Android client?

Now you will have the option to disable Rich workspaces from appearing when you’re using Nextcloud on your Android. If you disable that option on your mobile client, even when Rich workspaces are enabled on the server you will not see them on your mobile app! Note that the setting by default is enabled.

Technical details and compatibility:

  • Latest version: Nextcloud 3.16 for Android
  • Android version: 5.0 or newer
  • Nextcloud server version: 16 or newer
  • Devices: all Android devices
  • Enterprise support: contact our sales team here
  • Community support: get help here
  • Contribute: report issues here

Of course many fixes, refinements and features are being made regularly and older versions of Nextcloud are not supported. If you run an outdated, unsupported Nextcloud, the Android app will warn you of the risks. Nextcloud 17 is the oldest release that will work with this version of our app and you will get a warning if you are still running Nextcloud 17 or older.

Enterprise users

Note that Nextcloud offers long term support for companies, as sometimes they have to use older versions. Contact our sales team for more information on this.

Private users

Note that this version of the Nextcloud Android client (version 3.16) is supported on Android 5.0 and newer. We strongly recommend private users to upgrade their Nextcloud servers.

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Are you 🆕 to Nextcloud?

Here’s a quick must know for you!

  • Nextcloud is a private file sync & share and communication server. It is fully open-source and you can host it yourself or pay a company to do it for you. That way, you are in control of your photos, your calendar and contact data, your documents and everything else.
  • Nextcloud is self-hosted – you can install it on your own server and use it for private or business purposes. If you need the best business platform for secure filesharing, collaboration and communication check out here.
  • Nextcloud is server software that also has available mobile apps. This is our release announcement for Nextcloud 3.16 for Android. The Nextcloud Android app allows you to access all your files on your Nextcloud. There’s a Nextcloud mobile app for iOS as well. You can use any of them, and access your data anywhere, whenever, if you have a Nextcloud installation running on your server – which is very simple to set up!

Did you miss our previous release announcement?

Nextcloud 3.15 for Android brought some really cool features to the users:

  • New media view, containing photos and videos

  • UI improvements for watching videos

  • ➕ Endless fixes and small improvements

Find out more details and the full announcement of 3.15 here.

Thank you 🙇 to our amazing community!

A big thanks goes to all the awesome members of our community that regularly help us make Nextcloud better, by translating Nextcloud to other languages or reporting and fixing issues!

Would you like to contribute to our Android app too? Check out all you need to know here.

If you’d like to get more involved in testing, here’s the easiest way to help us!

Feedback 🔥🤩👍🤯🤡

We appreciate your feedback! If you’d like to share your comments with us, continue the discussion in our forums. What’s the best thing about the Nextcloud Android client so far?

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