Faulty syncing and remote storage


Major issue with syncing:

  • Files aren’t all or fully downloaded to the desktop and mobile apps.
  • Each app displays different amounts of remote storage used.

On the Android app, it says that I use 5.1GB of remote storage and 297.7MB of local storage.
On the iOS app, it says that I use 4.93GB of remote storage and 3.26GB of local storage.
On the desktop app, it says that I use 5.13GB of remote storage and 4.81GB of local storage.

Note that I havent offloaded any file on any of the apps.

On Android:

On iPadOS:

On desktop::


Desktop, Android, and iOS apps display the same overall size of remote storage used and all files get downloaded locally unless files are offloaded.


Anytype desktop 0.34.1 on Windows 11
Anytype iOS 0.24.1 on iPadOS 16.5.1
Anytype Android 0.24.4 on Android 13

Files get downloaded only after you open them, so different local storage numbers are expected. For the remote storage, some files might not be syncing to iOS for some reason?

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Files don’t get downloaded in the background, even when the app is opened?! :open_mouth::open_mouth::open_mouth::open_mouth:

You can read about how it works here.

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Thank you @Filip

Honestly, this is super disappointing. There is 0 way of knowing which files are downloaded and which aren’t, so the only way to prepare for some time offline would be to literally go through our entire Space and open every single file so they get downloaded, from every device we use Anytype on, which is of course completely unrealistic.

I guess Anytype is not ready for offline-first use yet.

This could easily be fixed by adding a option in the space settings to either work as it currently does, or to download all files. Please create a FR for this issue.

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Done: Add option in Space settings to download all files


@raph thanks for the bug report and feature request. Let’s leave this bug report open for the numbers of remote storage not matching.

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This report has been added to our issue tracker and received by the Development Team.

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This issue has been fixed by the Development Team and will be implemented in an upcoming release.

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This looks fixed in the latest release :slight_smile: All my devices show the same numbers for remote storage!

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