Nextcloud 3.12.1 for Android is out! Plus tips about text editing, printing and more!

Android client 3.12.1

Starting from today, the Nextcloud Android client 3.12.1 is available in the app store! This is a minor release which brings many small bug fixes and lots of improvements & refinements. As always, with this blog we want to remind you a few cool features that make your cloud-life easier!

Nextcloud 3.12.0 for Android

In case you missed it, we released Android client 3.12.0 with some awesome new features last month:

  • Circle support for searching or displaying
  • Use ONLYOFFICE/Collabora/Text when no offline editor is available
  • Set expiration date on user/group shares (NC18+)
  • Improved loading view
  • Disable rich workspaces
  • More fixes and improvements

Read here for details on those and more!

Get Nextcloud 3.12.1 for Android!

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



Nextcloud 3.12.1 for Android



Nextcloud 3.12.1 for Android

Technical details and compatibility:

  • Latest version: Nextcloud 3.12.1 for Android
  • Android version: 4.2 or newer
  • Nextcloud server version: 13 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 If you run an outdated, unsupported Nextcloud, the Android app will warn you of the risks.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 13 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 15 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 3.12.1) is supported on Android 4.2 and newer. We strongly recommend private users to upgrade their Nextcloud servers.

Tips: did you know these?

Printing from within Collabora

As a result of the Collabora Online integration with the Nextcloud Android client, you can directly print files from within Collabora. No need to download the file on your device, choose “print” in the menu and get it done!

Collaborative text editor

  • Edit text files on you mobile
  • Create new text files on your mobile

Markdown files are an easy way of taking meeting notes with your colleagues, drafting a new proposal during a team call, writing down some quick ideas or thoughts etc. After structuring the text with basic formatting in a human-readable way you usually have to get back to it, maybe on the go, edit it again on your mobile and have full access on the content of that file. Maybe you need to share it with other people that will access it on their mobile. Or you might even need to create a complete new text file quickly using your mobile client.

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Here’s a reminder that this is possible through Nextcloud Files for Android 😉

Note that this feature is available in version 3.10.0 or newer.

Dark mode

Enabling the dark mode while using your devices enhances visual ergonomics and reduces eye strain. It adjusts the screen colours according to current light conditions, providing more comfort at night or in dark environments.

Change the settings from your Nextcloud for Android app and go from “Light” to “Dark”, or simply choose the “Follow system” option, which automaticly adapts to your device’s settings.

Note that this feature is available in version 3.10.0 or newer.

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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