Upload button disappeared in the android app

Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Android 9, redmi note 7

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings): 1.17.5

Screenshots of what you are seeing:

Description of problem

Step 1: Automatic upload off
Step 2: consistently since two days, making a new observation by adding an image from the phone gallery, the top row where one could tap on ‘upload’ disappeared
Step 3: switching to ‘activity’ and back to ‘my observations’, the upload button is back


When I make an observation, don’t sync it, and close the app, the upload bar has disappeared when I open the app again. Pulling down to refresh the observation list shows the upload bar again.

(Pixel 3 / Android 10 / 1.17.5 (394))


I had this happen yesterday

Made an issue here: https://github.com/inaturalist/iNaturalistAndroid/issues/792

This has been fixed.