Uploads on mobile get stuck if you hit CREATE TOPIC too soon and return to edit again

(Tobias Eigen) #1

Today I had an interesting situation when trying to create a topic here on meta, which I was able to reproduce as follows:

  1. create new topic
  2. upload a file
  3. before upload finishes, select CREATE TOPIC button (I know, I know, that was a mistake)
  4. realize mistake, go back and edit topic again.

At this point you get a message indicating progress of your earlier attempt to upload but stuck at the moment when you hit create topic and stopped the upload. It just sits there and nothing happens, and trying to cancel has no effect either. I restarted my phone and returned to the post and I was able to edit the post again with a new upload.

(Jeff Atwood) #2

Why restart your phone? Just close Chrome (the browser). You can do this in Android via

  • press the … err… tiled apps… button?
  • a tiled list of running apps will appear
  • swipe your finger from left to right on the chrome tile to close it

Then re-open Chrome.

(Tobias Eigen) #3

You are right - I did not need to restart my phone. I was being lazy. Thanks for that tip on how to quickly close apps.

(Sam Saffron) #4

Odd , I would recommend simply refreshing browser in cases like this

(Tobias Eigen) #5

This has not happened To me since then.

(Sam Saffron) #6