App freezes when adding observation and swiping away photos

Platform (Android, iOS, Website): iOS

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings): 2.8.7 (558)

Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices:

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: Add photos to an observation.

Step 2: Click on a photo.

Step 3: Swipe the photo away in any direction.

Step 4: The app freezes although the camera is still working (see screenshot). Need to reopen the app for it to work again.

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Thanks for writing in, this is a known bug which hasn’t been fixed yet:

For now, tapping “Done” will remove the photo and get you back to the Details screen:


Welcome to the forum! Hope you can get back to happy iNatting soon! Thank you for reporting!


I have the same problem on iOS but there is no Done button to push, just what you see in the screen shot. I’m glad it’s been reported.


This is how I interpret your descripttion of the problem:

“Step 1: Add photos to an observation.”

I would take an existing observation and tap on the “+” button on the observation’s Details screen to add a photo:

“Step 2: Click on a photo.”

When I do that, I see this:

If this isn’t what you’re doing, please provide a detailed set of steps and screenshots I can try to replicate.


This has been fixed in version 3.2.2, which was just released.