Nextcloud Files for Android 3.18 is here, bringing calendar backup, unified search, sharing improvements and over 190 fixes to the users!

Android client 3.18.0 is here!

The 3.18 version of the Nextcloud Files app for Android is out, bringing new functionalities and more than 190 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?

📅 Calendar backup and restore

🔎 Unified search

🖇️ Sharing permission improvements

➕ More fixes and improvements

Find out more details and the full changelog of 3.18.

Get Nextcloud 3.18

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

Calendar backup/restore

With this update of the Nextcloud Files app for Android, now you will be able to back up not only contacts but also your calendar!

You can control enabling or dissabling contact and calendar backup through the “settings” screen. Automating a daily backup is also possible, as well as the ability to restore the latest backup.

This way, you’ll never miss a meeting, unless you want to miss one 😉

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Unified search

The Files app for Android is now using unified search for finding data across applications, that means it shows results from all apps. You can search for keywords and you’ll get results not only from the Files app, but also every other app that is installed on your Nextcloud server and supports this, like the Talk messages, Deck cards and boards, Contacts etc.

Convenience on the go!

Sharing permissions improvements

The sharing process is redesigned, allowing for more fine tuning of permissions:

  • Upload-only folders
  • Notes
  • Toggling whether the folder can be reshared or not etc

Get the app to find out more!

Technical details and compatibility:

  • Latest version: Nextcloud 3.18 for Android
  • Android version: 6.0 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 If you run an outdated, unsupported Nextcloud, the Android app will warn you of the risks.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 16 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 18 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 3.18) is supported on Android 6.0 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 3.18 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 3.17 for Android brought some really cool features to the users:

A new video player for better streaming video

Full folder upload

UI changes to overlapping avatars and a new password dialog

Find out more details and the full announcement of 3.17 here.

Thank you 🙇 to our amazing community!

A big thanks go 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 Nextcloud Files for Android so far?

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