Android bugs

Below is a list of the bugs that I have encountered in the Android App.

  1. Daily goal reached message appears way too early, too late or not at all, see this thread
  2. Updates/changes to course content are not propagated to app, see this thread
  3. Large courses cannot be downloaded (i.e. 5000 words courses)
  4. Difficult words sometimes need to be removed several times before they disappear from the list (VERY annoying!)
  5. The scroll position within lists (i.e. word lists in a course) is not maintained after showing an item and then returning to the list, see this thread
  6. Courses that have been completed show as incomplete; hitting the learn-button then triggers an error, see this thread
  7. when moving between courses, hitting i.e. the repeat-button may start a session for the wrong (i.e. the previously active) course, if the user has progressed in the active course and the app needs to scroll from lesson 1 to the current/next lesson (timing problem)
  8. (related to topic above:) when hitting the repeat-button too early, the session will actually start a general repetition using ALL words instead of the words currently queued for repetition; if that happens, correct answers will score 45 points (= indicator); what’s very irritating: the count of pending repetitions will not decrease in general sessions, instead you’ll have to do the repetitions once again for those in queue.
  9. "Learn with locals" seems to rarely appear; sometimes an error message appears when manually staring a session
  10. Images provided in an otherwise text-based course (i.e. as an additional column) don’t show in the app; they do show in the web-version. Example: “(une) voûte en berceau” in this course
  11. repetition session: the score is sometimes hidden; this applies to the score for a single task as well as to the overall score
  12. repetition sessions: the ‘can’t listen right now’ button isn’t shown at times (speaker button at the top right of the window)
  13. Score tables: the column headers and controls are hidden; they (most of all times) only shown when scrolling to the top of the list (i…e #1)
  14. Previously, the button underneath a task initially, read Skip, this is no longer the case - the button now always reads Continue and appears to be disabled - which it is not. Very much worse is the fact that, if the user skips the task, the correct solution is not being shown (see this posting)
  15. With longer phrases (word order puzzles), the words may end up underneath the words that have already been added to the phrase, making it impossible to see the remaining words and difficult to touch on the tiny bit that is visible without removing previous words; see this posting
  16. Audio not working at times during review: sometimes (don’t see any obvious pattern), there is no audio during review sessions. Notable: the sound you get when you correctly answered a question is still being played. It seems that, when this happens, providing a wrong answer seems to re-activate audio. Seems to have been fixed.
  17. Menu button missing: with the latest app update (layout changes, 12/04/2019), the menu button is gone. This applies to i. e. the top left of the main screen (tap to select the current course) and the leaderboard lists (tap to choose from week/month/all time). This change was intentional; the menu-button in leaderboards is somtimes (!) still missing though.
  18. The device keyboard is turned off between questions. If you brought up the device keyboard during review, difficult words, etc., it stayed active until you explicitly turned it off. Now (12/04/19) it will always be turned off between questions.
  19. Difficult words may not be added to the list of difficult words if flagged as such during a review session (see this thread)

It would be nice to get a statement from you: @MemriseSupport, @MemriseMatty, @Joshua


Thanks for the list. I confirm most of it.

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I know all of these bugs, can even think of more. But these are the most annoying. Thanks for making this list.

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I presume that you guys have seen the thread as you answered in other threads. Could you please comment on the list, @MemriseSupport, @MemriseMatty, @Joshua?

Have you mentioned:

When wanting to tap ‘next word’, it can be hidden by those chosen so far making it impossible to solve!

I’m not sure I understand what you’re referring to. Can you elaborate please?

Many thanks - We have passed this list on to our QA and Android teams.



I mentioned this on another thread, this is an image of what @DW7 is talking about.

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Cheers, I’ve added it to the original posting as #15. I’ve also added #14.

No longer possible to create mems on the android app? I am trying to make a correction on a course error to warn other users.

Hi @FishSlap - thanks for the illustration.

is there a Forum or Contributor supporting the course you refer to?

I was referring to official MemRise courses but the same problem can occur in other courses.

Excellent list and I concur on all of them!!!

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I’ve just added #16 to the list (audio sometimes not playing during review).

@MemriseSupport, @MemriseMatty, @Joshua: does it even make sense to update the bug-list? I assume that you guys are working on Decks and, possibly, a major/fundamental change to the app in general.

FWIW, with the updates introduced after the last several months, the only new feature I’ve seen was the new video layout. The only fix I’ve seen was where a mem’s author was corrected (a HTML/XML tag was obviously missing). Other than that it seems that every update (there were at least two over the last few days) only introduces new problems which really is a shame.


Hi @Olaf.Rabbachin - I’m tagging our QA Lead @JBorrego who can hopefully shed some light on these bugs.


Cheers, Matty!

Speed review bug: sometimes if you making a mistake/running out of time during speed review session, then you are jumping through the following word straight to the one after that (say, mistake is on a word number 5 and instead of 6 you are going to a word number 7). Subsequently emerging another bug, because you have 101 words in such speed review session, but not 100.

New app version, new problems.
@MemriseMatty, @MemriseSupport, @Joshua: it seems that you have missed to provide an image for the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in your new layout. See item #17 in the original posting (just added).

Also, the device’s keyboard will always be turned off between questions. That’s a very nasty one as I use the keyboard all the time, now I have to always tap the keyboard icon on the top to bring the device keyboard up, this is more than another simple nuisance but a major PITA! (See #18).


Hey thanks for the tag.

Regarding #17, you’ll now have to tap on the flag next to the title of the course you’re learning to open the list of languages you are enrolled in.

About #18, I’m not quite sure if this change was intention or not. Would it be possible to send in a recording so I can send this to the QA team for further investigation?


So was this change intentional? Because often tapping the flag gets you to that course homepage instead of to the courses list.

Yeah, this is an intentional change.

You can still access that screen by tapping the course title.