Syncing many duplicates automatically

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Android

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): 1.21.17 (484)

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I made an observation and it spawned 52+ copies of itself. Syncing does not offer a cancel option, only pause and continue, so that might be a helpful feature. This has only happened once and I disabled the “auto sync” function in the settings after.

Step 1: Make observation, click check mark confirming

Step 2: Observation has been created, close app

Step 3: Open app again

Step 4: Observation automatically “syncs” 52+ copies of previous observation

if you haven’t already, you probably should send a log file from the app to the iNaturalist staff so that they can get a better understanding of what might have happened here. in the Android app, go to the About screen, and tap the section that has the version number 3 times. that will initiate a process to e-mail the log files to