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Dropbox crashes with Scrivener in iOS9

Dropbox crashes with Scrivener in iOS9

tabarnhart
Explorer | Level 3

I have been using Scrivener on my old iPad with iOS9 for years and with no problems. Suddenly, syncing crashes. Scrivener support gave me some help, but when I unlinked syncing to DB & tried to relink (per their guidance), it crashed every time. So obviously DB has made some change that is hostile to syncing in iOS9. And I'm pretty sure they don't care. It's pretty crappy because Scrivener is my #1 tool, and now I can't use it on my iPad. Forced obsolescence should not be a thing.

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Re: Dropbox crashes with Scrivener in iOS9

Rich
Super User II

@tabarnhart wrote:

I have been using Scrivener on my old iPad with iOS9 for years and with no problems. Suddenly, syncing crashes. Scrivener support gave me some help, but when I unlinked syncing to DB & tried to relink (per their guidance), it crashed every time.


Dropbox no longer supports iOS 9, and hasn't for a long time. Dropbox requires iOS 12 or higher.

 

 


Forced obsolescence should not be a thing.

It's not, at least with Dropbox. Technologies change, requiring developers to update or get left behind. They can't continue to support older operating systems while also being expected to continue developing for the new ones.

Re: Dropbox crashes with Scrivener in iOS9

tabarnhart
Explorer | Level 3

I don't expect anything to support iOS9. I'm impressed Scrivener was working at all! Just disappointing. For me, it's a big deal. For Dropbox, it's plowing forward in search of profits.

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