App version: 3.1.0 fdroid
Android version: 13 GrapheneOS
Since updating (almost sure not a coincidence, also never happened before) the refresh button is never shown, it’s already a spinner when starting the app.
Shortly thereafter, the ‘Refreshing podcasts’ notification comes up, BUT i don’t have automatic refresh enabled, and it’s never tried to refresh on app open before!
Refresh is SUPER SLOW (compared to previous experience) and so far I have not managed to see it done (500+ podcasts subscribed), because a) takes too long, b) notification sometimes disappears, and c) notification sometimes resets the counter and it starts refreshing again from zero…
In Menu>Downloads, there is not the usual line-by-line of podcasts being downloaded - which, besides being rather fishy, this also means I can’t stop the process.
Things I’ve tried:
Kill wifi mid-refresh. Just tries to start the refresh all over again as soon as there is wifi or as soon as I open the app again – argh!!
Clear cache - no effect.
Backup feeds/db, clear storage, and reimport → same problem again.
To make matters worse, I’m not on a very performant wifi, and the refreshing kills any possibility of using the connection, let alone listen to a podcast … so effectively I am locked out of the app (been using it for many years no problems).
Is this a known issue with the new upgrade? I found a couple of suggestive threads here but nothing definitive…