https://www.duolingo.com/arielk81

Offline practice progress always deleted when back online

The offline practice mode of the iOS app has been much improved in the latest round of updates- it had become completely unusable, and is now reliably downloading the necessary lessons, etc. However, it always deletes one lesson when the app is opened up again with internet access. For example, I completed the section Objects from the German course (two lessons) while my ipod was offline. I was rewarded three lingots and the lesson turned gold. When I got back online, the lesson turned from gold to blue, saying I've completed 1/2 lessons. This has happened to me three or four times now, and it's always one lesson that's deleted. So if I do six lessons offline, the checkmark on the sixth lesson will disappear when I go back online (I've watched it go away, such a bummer), and the other five lessons remain as completed. If I do one lesson offline, it will be deleted as soon as I'm online again. It doesn't seem to matter if I go online again on my device, or try to refresh my progress on the computer version, I always lose one lesson.

I'm using the latest version of the app on iOS 7.1.2 on an iPod touch.

July 22, 2014

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nadybl

I reported the problem a couple of months ago, still waiting for a follow up on this and I stopped using Duolingo because of that. I thought ALL the lessons I did offline were erased though. I will try again and see if it's only the last one for me too.

July 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ben.loeffler

I just started Duolingo this week and have had a similar problem to @arielk81 and @nadybl. All of the lessons I do on the subway get deleted as soon as I return to network coverage.

July 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hannyt1

Same issue here

August 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrnmoses

I'm having the same issue. It's like playing snakes and ladders. Take two steps up and then fall back down again. It's very frustrating

August 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nvas10

I am having the same issue. Has anyone had a response from duolingo?

December 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/VladaFu

Android does it as well.

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JoanThe3rd

It's 2019 and this is still happening. I had finally finished a really frustrating and long-feeling skill, and finished am easier skill also while offline. I'm back online now, and lost somewhere around a dozen exercises. I even took photos of getting the gold on them, I was so excited. Now I have to redo it. Duolingo plus - not worth it if the offline functionality is a black hole of effort. Especially when the progress quizzes are not at all relevant to what content I've actually covered.

March 22, 2019
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