On the first search after opening the Android app, results never load for certain taxa

Platform: Android

App version number: 1.29.18

Screenshots of what you are seeing:

Description of problem:

Step 1: Open Android app

Step 2: Search “lecanoromycetes”

Step 3: Results don’t finish loading, with the exception of red dots on the map view

Here’s a video of the bug: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS7OcpdQFiw

Searching again shows results, so it’s not a big deal, just a minor nuisance. It also only seems to happen with certain taxa: I couldn’t replicate with “mammals”, for example, but could with “perching birds”.


I adjusted to this as a feature, but this is indeed the case. I have had this for many months, at least.

And may I add that to me it is not for certain taxa, but for every new search after opening the Explore tab. A concurrent search yields results.

Replicated on Android 13 6.A.022.1
iNaturalist 1.29.18 (592)


I have the same problem over mobile data but it works fine over wifi. Also, sometimes photos never load over mobile.

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