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XF 1.4 Uploading images from phone on forum or in media gallery

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by CMGDevel, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. CMGDevel

    CMGDevel Active Member

    When trying to upload an image (Upload a file) from an Android phone, I can only do so by taking a picture on that phone at that moment. I am not given the option to upload from my phones gallery. Is this configurable somewhere?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is likely a limitation of your browser or phone OS version.
  3. CMGDevel

    CMGDevel Active Member

    Browser is Chrome on Android 4.4.3 - HTC One.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    What version of Chrome? What OS version? What phone model?
  5. CMGDevel

    CMGDevel Active Member

    Updated my response above. This works fine on iOS 8.X on ipad.
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah, again that highlights it's down to the OS and browser support.

    Actually if you went back to iOS 5, there'd be no option to upload files at all.

    Surprising as it's a modern browser and OS.

    There's still no configurable settings, though. We display the same HTML and load the same scripts regardless of device (with some exceptions to things like the rich text editor) and it's just up to the device how it wants to behave with that.

    You might want to try it with another browser or ask for device/OS specific support at an appropriate site.
  7. CMGDevel

    CMGDevel Active Member

    Yeah that surprised me as well. I would have thought that combination would have worked.
  8. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    When you upload a file from Android, you need to choose "Documents" from the option that appears after tapping on the Choose file button:


    Once you have done this, you then need to tap on the menu at the top left to get the menu options:


    From this, choose "Image" or "Photos" to be able to select an image that is already on your device.

    This was tested on both a Nexus 7 and an Xperia Z1 compact. It applies to Android 4 and above.
    Chris D likes this.
  9. CMGDevel

    CMGDevel Active Member

    Kind of convoluted but it does work..., thanks. Not much that can be done about it as that is straight Android I suppose.
  10. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Not convoluted at all. Documents is all files, not just images. You're simply saying that you want to upload a file, then you are going to look where that file is saved, in this case it's an image so in Images or Photos. It's pretty much the same as using a PC.

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