Release Notes for DS file

DS file allows you to securely browse folders and files on your DiskStation with your Android device, as well as transfer files between the device and the DiskStation. Manage your files while you are away whenever an Internet connection is available, your Android device literally becomes a digital suitcase. In addition, you can download files to your device and access them locally when there is limited Internet connection, as well as sync files directly to your PC or MAC by enabling Cloud Station feature on DiskStation.

Version: 4.15.0-512


(2022-11-15)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

What's New

  1. Supports quick navigation to any parent folder at any level.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where video thumbnails might not be displayed correctly.
  2. Fixed an issue where the file size might not be displayed correctly.
  3. Fixed an issue where users could not access DS file from the Secure Folder on Samsung mobile devices.
  4. Fixed an issue where users were logged out by accident.
  5. Minor bug fixes and stability enhancement.

Version: 4.14.2-482


(2022-02-22)

Important Note

The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed a security vulnerability.
  2. Improved the stability of uploading images on Huawei devices.
  3. Improved the stability of photo backups.

Version: 4.14.1-476


(2022-01-25)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where backing up videos might fail.
  2. Improved the compatibility and stability of backing up to SD cards.
  3. Fixed Android 10 compatibility issues.
  4. Fixed an issue where the Shared Links page might not display correctly.

Version: 4.14.0-468


(2021-12-28)

Important Note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Compatibility & Installation

  1. Updated the minimum support version to Android 8.0.
  2. Supports modern compatibility for DSM 7.0 on devices running Android 9.0 or earlier versions.

What's New

  1. Improved connection security.
  2. Supports previewing HEIC thumbnails.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where uploading photos to file paths that include special characters might fail.
  2. Fixed an issue where backing up photos to shared folders that had been renamed might fail.
  3. Fix an issue where replacing the certificate might cause logins via HTTPS to fail.

Version: 4.13.1-420


(2020-08-19)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where photo backup might fail after a period of app inactivity.
  • Fixed the issue where uploading files with non-English file names might fail.

Version: 4.13.0-407


(2020-03-17)

What's New

  • Added support for skipping files when uploading or moving files to the destination where files with the same names already exist.
  • Improved the stability of connection when connecting via specific Internet service providers.
  • Shortened image loading time by approximately 50%.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where signing in with a full QuickConnect address might cause login failure.
  • Fixed the issue where photo backup might not automatically resume after re-establishing Internet connection.

Version: 4.12.0-381


(2019-08-20)

What’s New

  • Supports 64-bit architecture.
  • Added pull-to-refresh gesture to keep the contents of the screen up to date.
  • Refined menu layout to allow easier features navigation.

Fixed Issues

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 4.11.4-350


(2019-05-14)
  • Fixed an issue where download tasks might fail if the device uses two SD cards
  • Fixed an issue where folders might not be downloaded successfully
  • Fixed an issue where GIF files might not be previewed
  • Fixed an issue where the side-menu might not be displayed correctly on tablet devices
  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen playback controls might not work properly under certain notification settings

Version: 4.11.3-317


(2019-03-26)
  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 4.11.2-314


(2019-01-14)
  • Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-18:63)
  • Fixed several issues that might cause the application to quit unexpectedly
  • Fixed an issue where restarting the device might cause photo backup to fail
  • Fixed an issue where using QuickConnect to log into DSM 5.0 or version below might fail
  • Fixed an issue where saving file copies to an SD card might fail
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.11.2-312


(2018-12-25)
  • Fixed a security vulnerability (Synology-SA-18:63)
  • Fixed several issues that might cause the application to quit unexpectedly
  • Fixed an issue where restarting the device might cause photo backup to fail
  • Fixed an issue where using QuickConnect to log into DSM 5.0 or version below might fail
  • Fixed an issue where saving file copies to an SD card might fail
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.11.1-305


(2018-10-15)
  • Enhanced the security of data transmission
  • Added support for user interface in Thai language
  • Fixed an issue where attaching/adding files from DS file to other mobile applications might fail
  • Fixed an issue where videos on the devices might also be deleted when clearing backed up items on the device with "Upload photos only" option turned on
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.11.1-302


(2018-09-25)
  • Enhanced the security of data transmission
  • Added support for user interface in Thai language
  • Fixed an issue where attaching/adding files from DS file to other mobile applications might fail
  • Fixed an issue where videos on the devices might also be deleted when clearing backed up items on the device with "Upload photos only" option turned on
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.11.0-292


(2018-05-24)
  1. Updated Synology's terms and conditions for EU data privacy compliance

Version: 4.10.5-287


(2017-10-19)
  • Fixed an issue where photo backup might fail to run as background tasks on Android 8.0 devices
  • Fixed an issue where the application might crash on Android 8.0 devices when new folders are created during photo backup tasks
  • Fixed an issue where the application might crash on Android 8.0 devices when files or folders are renamed
  • Fixed an issue where file extraction might fail when the application is connected to File Station 1.1.1-0099 or onward
  • Fixed an issue where photos might fail to be shared to the Line application via the “Send copy” feature
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.10.4-283


(2017-07-27)
  • Fixed an issue where in sharing files from other apps to DS file, the login and file sharing processes might not be executed consecutively

Version: 4.10.3-279


(2017-07-06)
  • Fixed an issue where when browsing files to upload, you might not be able to access subfolders after you reached the mobile root directory
  • Fixed an issue where files shared from other applications might have inaccurate modification time
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.10.2-274


(2017-03-21)
  • Changed modification time of backed-up photos to their taken time instead of their upload time
  • Provides the "Sort" option for offline files
  • Remembered last download destinations now include folders inside an SD card
  • Fixed an issue where switching between files/folders when viewing their properties might cause certain fields not to show up properly
  • Fixed an issue where images in search results might not be properly ordered when being viewed with the built-in viewer
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.10.1-271


(2017-03-07)
  • Fixed an issue where DS file might still back up photos over cellular network when "Upload on Wi-Fi only" was enabled.
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.10.0-268


(2017-01-10)
  • Supports backing up photos and videos automatically from your mobile device to the Synology NAS
  • Supports passcode lock and fingerprint lock to protect user privacy
  • Supports sharing files on the Synology NAS to other mobile applications
  • Supports renaming and overwriting uploaded files that have same names as existing files on the Synology NAS
  • Fixed an issue where file operations might fail after DS file had its background data cleared and was relaunched
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.9.2-254


(2016-08-22)
  • Fixed an issue where login to DS file via HTTPS might fail after certificate renewal
  • Fixed an issue where offline images might not be displayed correctly through left-right swipes
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.9.1-252


(2016-04-29)
  • Optimized device power usage
  • Enhanced performance for file sharing and deleting download tasks
  • Fixed an issue where auto-added spaces in the IP/QuickConnect field might cause login failure
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.9-248


(2016-03-28)
  • Enhanced the auto-login performance
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.8-229


(2016-01-22)
  • Supports subtitle display when proper video players are used
  • Your mobile device can be remembered to avoid repeated password entry for 2-step verification
  • You can share files and switch to other files from the page of file properties
  • Users can set up validity periods for share links
  • Fixed an issue where the folder icons might not be properly displayed before the page was fully loaded
  • Fixed an issue where HTC A9 on Android 6.0 could not access its external SD card
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.7-219


(2015-10-22)
  • Files can be pinned to mobile devices to be synced with the files on the DiskStation
  • 2-step verification is supported for DSM 6.0 to provide extra security
  • You can retry failed download tasks
  • You can swipe to the next image directly when viewing images
  • Fixed an issue where downloading might fail when closing DS file
  • Fixed an issue where an error message might pop up when moving files from the SD card to the mobile device
  • Fixed an issue where you needed to download videos before playback if loggin in via HTTPS
  • Fixed an issue where uploading files to DS file from Dropbox might fail
  • Enhanced QuickConnect performance
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.6-204


(2015-07-28)
  • Added support for writing files on the external SD card (Android 5.0 and above)
  • Fixed an issue where the speed might be throttling when downloading files
  • Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

Version: 4.5-197


(2015-05-12)
  • Traditional Chinese is now displayed for Hong Kong users
  • Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

Version: 4.4-188


(2015-03-12)
  • It's now possible to eject USB drives connected to the DiskStation
  • Download tasks can now be automatically resumed when you reopen the app from the background
  • Entire folders can now be uploaded to the DiskStation
  • Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

Version: 4.3.1-177


(2014-12-16)
  • Improved support for Android 5.0
  • Media files are now automatically indexed once downloaded to the device's local storage
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.3-174


(2014-11-06)
  • Minor bug fixes and usability enhancements

Version: 4.2-168


(2014-09-16)
  • You can now use apps which support Android 4.4 Document Provider to open and modify documents directly on your Synology NAS
  • Improved the design to avoid having the scroll bar overlap with the options button (notably on Android 4.4 devices)
  • Added option to overwrite/skip/cancel when a file with the same name already exists
  • Fixed an issue where certain thumbnails wouldn't display
  • Fixed an issue where action buttons would not display in the edit mode on Samsung devices running Android 4.3
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.1.1-158


(2014-07-06)
  • Fixed an issue where the file size of uploaded items would be bigger than the original, or appear corrupted
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.1-154


(2014-06-02)
  • The login history is shared between Synology Mobile Apps for more convenience (hostnames and account names)
  • Unicode domain names (also known as IDN) are now supported
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.0.3-143


(2014-03-10)
  • Fixed a connection issue
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.0.2-128


(2014-02-23)
  • Thumbnails are now displayed when browsing the local files
  • It's now possible to specify the destination folder when creating a download
  • DS file has an updated form for contacting our Support team
  • Fixed an issue where files moved in DS file wouldn't be immediately indexed on the DiskStation
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.0.1-123


(2014-01-29)
  • Fixed an issue where users of DSM 4.2 DiskStations couldn't use QuickConnect
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 4.0-122


(2014-01-23)
  • DS file has a new theme and improved usability
  • Thumbnails are now displayed to make it easy to find your pictures
  • It's now possible to verify the certificate installed on the DiskStation to for an even more secure connection
  • The login settings are directly accessible from the login page and modified to be more straightforward

The following features require DSM 4.3 (or DSM 5.0 when connecting with your QuickConnect ID):

  • Files and folders can now be shared without creating a DSM account
  • Advanced search options are now available in addition to searching by keyword filtering
  • Folders can now be added to "Favorites" like in File Station
  • It's now possible to compress/extract files as in File Station
  • Users can now view their files and folders properties
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.3.1-092


(2013-12-09)
  • Fixed an issue on tablets running on Android 4.4 where the cancel button wouldn't disappear after leaving the edit mode
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.3-090


(2013-08-26)
  • The splash and login pages have been updated
  • Added login settings so users can now choose whether to remember their account names/passwords
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.2-085


(2013-04-28)
  • Complete folders can be downloaded to your mobile device
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.1-081


(2013-03-05)
  • Removed Cloud Station feature (DS cloud is the new dedicated app to use Cloud Station with your Android device)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.2-074


(2012-10-08)
  • Fixed a Cloud Station connection issue
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 3.0.1-073


(2012-08-31)
  • Optimized layout for 7" tablet
  • Minor layout modifications and bug fixes

Version: 3.0-068


(2012-07-10)
  • Supports Cloud Station for mobile devices to sync files with DiskStation
  • Supports HTTPS for secure connection
  • Encrypted login over HTTP without SSL (DSM 4.0 and onwards)
  • Landscape mode (both Phone and Tablet), including Login page
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.0.1-047


(2012-03-07)
  • Support for Sony Tablet P
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 2.0-044


(2012-01-07)
  • Designed user interface for Android Tablets
  • Added the feature to save and open documents to your device with a single tap
  • Added the feature to play audio streams with the built-in player
  • Added the feature to download multiple files at a time
  • Added the feature to manage local files and custom sorting order
  • Supported ezCloud QuickConnect with DSM 4.0
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.0.3-015


(2011-08-19)
  • Fixed a bug where DS file force closes when you download files
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.0.2-010


(2011-07-14)
  • Fixed a bug where the connection may be failed when the DiskStation is in hibernation mode
  • Supported to launch DS file in DSM mobile (DSM 3.2 and onward required)
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.0.1-008


(2011-06-09)
  • Enhanced video and music streaming compatibility (HTTP connection & DSM 3.1-1742 or onward are recommended)
  • Enhanced the error handling when connecting to DiskStation with incorrect ports
  • Fixed a bug where you cannot open files on DiskStation with DSM 3.1-1613 or earlier version
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Minor bug fixes

Version: 1.0-006


(2011-05-09)
  • New app