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html – Can't select multiple images to upload on Android – Chrome Web Browser

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I would like to create a Web App where the user can select and upload multiple images from the phone’s image gallery. This function works fine on iOS, but it seems to be broken on android:

<form action="" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
    <input type="file" id="file" name="files[]" multiple="multiple" accept="image/*"/>
  <input type="submit" value="Upload!" />
</form>

I have read several posts where people claim to be fixed in the Chrome Web Browser, but I still can’t get it to work.

Thanks!

How to&Answers:

here is the code I was using for desktop:

<input type="file" id="deviceImages" multiple accept=".jpg,.gif,.png,.jpeg"/>

we thought we needed two, here’s the one for mobile:

<input type="file" id="deviceCamera" multiple accept="image/*"/>

but what we noticed was that when you choose the “desktop” link it gave you an option to upload from the Documents, and this allowed multiple select by long pressing first.

but from the “mobile” (image/*) input it let you select from Camera or some apps, but not Documents, and you weren’t able to multi-select from them.

so now i’m just using:

<input type="file" multiple accept="image/*,.jpg,.gif,.png,.jpeg"/>

this gives me access to select from Documents and Camera but not any of the apps, but at least Documents allows you to select multiple images.

hopefully someone knows code to allow the apps as well!

UPDATE

we are now just using

<input type="file" id="deviceImages" multiple accept="image/*">

this gives you the apps, but not the Documents on my s4. you need to choose the right one for your site, but then the users need to know how to select multiple images based on the app that they use. using Gallery didn’t work as well for me, so I started using Photos and that allowed me to multi-select images. HTH!

Answer:

Multiple file/photo selection does work (using Android Turbo phone (running Android 5.1) and Google Chrome (version 49+)) … it requires more than just tapping each photo, you need to actually HOLD each photo until it says “1 selected”, “2 selected”, etc… then click Open.

Answer:

I’m having the same problem, but I noticed that when I’m using the gallery app (instead of Google Photos App) to choose them, it works.

Not when choosing them from the Google Photos App.