How to co-edit documents in your Nextcloud app for Android with ONLYOFFICE editors

24 January 2020 By Ksenija 5 11,282

Hi everyone!

We’ve updated ONLYOFFICE integration app for Nextcloud to version 4.1. From now on you can edit and co-author docs stored in your Nextcloud with ONLYOFFICE online editors from Android-based devices. Read this post to learn all the details.

How to co-edit documents in your Nextcloud app for Android with ONLYOFFICE editors

Working with files in Nextcloud mobile app for Android

To be able to create, edit and co-author documents in Nextcloud with ONLYOFFICE from your Android device, follow these steps:


  1. Update your Nextcloud to the version 18.
  2. Download the latest version (v.3.10.0) of Nextcloud app for Android.
  3. Get ONLYOFFICE online editors (read this post to learn what solution to choose and how to install it).
  4. Get the latest version of ONLYOFFICE integration app.

Edit documents in Nextcloud with ONLYOFFICE from Android device

What formats are supported

  • .docx, .xlsx, .pptx are opened for editing by default.
  • Formats that are specified in the settings* (.csv, .txt, .odp, .ods, .odt, and .rtf can be selected for direct opening and editing).

ONLYOFFICE format settings in Nextcloud

*To adjust the format settings, go to the ONLYOFFICE settings page (Common settings section) within your Nextcloud, but NOT within the app itself.

What else is new
  • ability to work with the right sidebar panel to track activities, share documents, etc.;
  • new options in config: setting zoom and auto-save;
  • selecting a file for comparison (DocumentServer 5.5 is required);
  • compatibility with Nextcloud 18.
Useful links

Download the latest version of ONLYOFFICE connector for Nextcloud from the Nextcloud App Store.

Get ONLYOFFICE online editors for your Nextcloud -> Fill in this form or Download the free version.

Install ONLYOFFICE-Nextcloud combo all at once using Univention virtual appliance, or Docker Compose.

Find useful tips on ONLYOFFICE-Nextcloud integration in this beginner’s guide, or watch the replay of our webinar.

Find the detailed API documentation on ONLYOFFICE connector for Nextcloud here.


If you have any questions or suggestions, use the comment section below or tweet us at @only_office. Your feedback is much appreciated!

Comments (5)
  1. Matthias - Reply
    January 24, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    That’s great news.
    Do I need CommunityServer for that or does DocumentServer work, too?

    • Ksenija - Reply
      January 27, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Matthias! To be able to edit docs in your Nextcloud app for Android with ONLYOFFICE editors you need Nextcloud 18 + v.3.10.0 of Nextcloud app for Android + the latest version of ONLYOFFICE integration app. You can use both ONLYOFFICE Document Server or Community Document Server.

  2. Arno - Reply
    March 9, 2020 at 11:50 am

    The latest version of the Community Editon does NOT allow editing documents on mobile devcies any longer :-(. It worked until I did the mistake of updating the docker image on my server – now I can only view documents, but not edit them. Even in the browser editing is not possible any longer.

    • Ksenija - Reply
      March 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Hello Arno! Thanks for your feedback! The latest update of ONLYOFFICE online editors brought some changes. Mobile web editors are no longer available for the community version. You can learn more about it in this blog post. You can also compare various versions of ONLYOFFICE online editors on GitHub.

      • Arno - Reply
        March 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm

        Yes, I already learned that using the mobile editing feature needs at least a license for the “integration edition” for 950 EUR. But I use OnlyOffice only for myself and my family and friends and I don’t need 50 concurrent connections – I even don’t have that many users registered on my server.

        Eventhough I understand that you also need to pay your bills it would be very nice to have a cheaper integration edition for Nextcloud for private users which is limited to 20 concurrent connections but allows mobile editing as well. Something in the range of 100-200 EUR but not nearly 1000 EUR.

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