# Frequently Asked Questions

# Application

# General

# Will there be an iOS version?

There is no iOS version, and there are no plans for one. Since iOS and Android apps do not share code, it is hard to port.

# Will Tachiyomi ever be on the Google Play Store?

Google Play's content policy does not allow the APK based extension system to work. The content on some websites will lead to Google taking it down at some point, and Inorichi does not want to have to deal with it as they have stated before (opens new window).

# How can I report Tachiyomi copycats on the Google Play Store?

If you are on desktop, fill out this (opens new window) form following these (opens new window) steps.

# Can Tachiyomi read Light Novels?

No. Tachiyomi is an image parser, meaning it cannot parse text.

# I lost everything, what now?

To avoid data loss in the future, you can use the automatic backup feature.

Learn how to create automatic backups here

# Library

# How can I see how many chapters I've downloaded?

This can be done by enabling Download badges under

collections_bookmark
Library .

GUIDE

Enable it by going to

collections_bookmark
Library
filter_list
Filter
Display section and then checking the Download badges option at the bottom.

# How do I ignore duplicate chapters?

Sometimes, you find a manga that is translated by more than one group. Because of this, you get multiple releases for each chapter in the manga. There are several ways to skip the duplicate chapters:

  • On the manga page, tap on
    filter_list
    Filter
    Sort and choose By chapter number. Doing this will cause the reader to skip duplicates as you read.
  • Bookmark or mark as read the unwanted chapters, then tap on
    filter_list
    Filter
    Filter and double-tap Bookmarked or single-tap Unread, respectively. This will hide any bookmarked or read chapters and skip them as you read along, as long as you have Skip filtered chapters enabled under
    more_horiz
    More
    settings
    Settings
    chrome_reader_mode
    Reader
    Reading.
  • Migrate to another source that does not have duplicates. For more information on how to migrate a manga, see the migration guide.

# Why are some cover thumbnails corrupted, white, or showing a broken page?

The thumbnail download likely did not complete correctly. To fix this, refresh covers in settings.

GUIDE

Refresh your covers by going to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
code
Advanced
then pressing Refresh library manga covers.

# Why have some manga chapters been marked as unread when I haven't touched them?

The URLs of the manga chapters have changed, so Tachiyomi detects the chapter(s) as new chapters.

# Browse

# Why can I not see sources that I have installed?

# If it is an extension that is not the same language as your phone's primary language

Enable the language of the source by going to

explore
Browse → Sources tab →
translate
Filter
→ Turn on the language of the source you would like to use

# If it is an NSFW extension
settings
Settings
explore
Browse
→ Tick show in sources list.

# How do I find a manga I am looking for?

Sometimes you can struggle to find a source that has the manga you are looking to read. Here are some tips to help you find it:

Tips to find your manga

  1. Look up the manga on Google (opens new window) or a manga database such as MangaUpdates (opens new window).
  2. See if the manga has any alternate spellings or other title variations. Try searching again in your sources with the alternate titles you found.
  3. If you still cannot find the manga in any of your sources, then try to search for an extension for the website you've found in step 1 in the extensions list.

# If you find the manga on a specific scanlator/aggregator and they do have an extension

Download the corresponding extension, tap on it under

explore
BrowseSources, and then search for the manga there.

# If you find the manga on a specific scanlator/aggregator and they do not have an extension

Check if adding the site as an extension has already been requested (opens new window). If it hasn't been, you can request it yourself (opens new window).

If the scanlator or aggregator does not have an online manga reader, you can download the manga from their website and set up the series as a local manga.

# Reader

# Why are some images not displayed?

Aside from network issues, it could be because the images are too big or that the decoder does not support that image type.

# Will there ever be a dual-page reader option?

The logic required to make a dual-page reader automatically work along with scanlator page inconsistencies and other issues means it is unlikely to be added at this time.

# How can I make Tachiyomi turn pages with the volume rocker? Can I reverse the tapping direction? Can I change the tapping zones?

Refer to the guides section of the site here. Refer to here if you want to use your volume rocker to navigate pages.

# Downloads

# How do I download several chapters or manga simultaneously?

The app does not allow parallel downloads from one source to prevent IP bans caused by too many requests. We know that speed is being sacrificed, but it is better than an overall inaccessible source.

However, if you download several manga from different sources, the app will start downloading simultaneously from up to five different sources, provided the chapters are in the top five of the queue.

# Why do my downloads sometimes stop midway through?

It is likely an issue to do with your connection to your network or the source. Tachiyomi will notify you of what error it has encountered trying to download.

# How do I cancel or change the download queue?

Go to

more_horiz
More → Download Queue and cancel each or cancel all by tapping on the
more_vert
Overflow
next to a manga chapter or on the top right. If you would like the change the order of the queue, tap and hold the = on the side of a item in the queue.

# Can you make it possible to store manga on both internal storage and external SD-card?

At the moment, no. You could try using symlinks, but that requires having your device rooted.

Read more about rooting your device here (opens new window)

Tachiyomi adds a .nomedia file to the Downloads folder by default to prevent this from happening, but sometimes it does not work, or something goes wrong. To fix this, all you need to do is create the file yourself. Name it .nomedia and place it in your downloads folder. If you have the same problem with your local manga, place the .nomedia file in the local folder.

# Local Manga

# How do I import my manga into Tachiyomi?

We recommend you to read this guide on how to do so.

# What do I do if I cannot find the Tachiyomi folder?

If you do not see the Tachiyomi folder on your device, try setting the download location to default and downloading a chapter of any manga so that Tachiyomi creates a folder. If needed, you may manually create a Tachiyomi folder as well.

GUIDE

Set download location to default by going to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
get_app
Downloads
Download location and selecting first option. Restart the app after changing download location.

# How do I fix empty/blank covers on my local manga?

Sometimes some covers for local manga aren't displayed. Follow these steps to fix it:

GUIDE

  1. Make sure you've created the right folder structure. To check it, open the manga with the missing cover and check if you can read chapters in the app. If not, follow this guide first.
  2. Take a screenshot of which chapters you've read, and then remove manga from the library.
  3. Go to
    more_horiz
    More
    settings
    Settings
    code
    Advanced
    and tap Clear database. This only affects manga that aren't in your library.
  4. Go to
    explore
    Browse
    Local source and find the manga. The cover should be fixed now. Add the manga back to your library, mark your read chapters, and re-add tracking if needed.

Related GitHub issue: #932 (opens new window)

# Application Updates

# How do I enable automatic updates?

From version 0.9.0 and onwards, Tachiyomi has had automatic updates for the app enabled by default. The Preview version also has automatic updates enabled by default.

However, if you think you are on an outdated version, go to

more_horiz
More
info
About
and tap on Check for updates.

# Why are automatic updates not working?

Certain Android skins like MIUI have very aggressive battery saving, which can kill the app in the background. To whitelist Tachiyomi from your battery saver, go to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
code
Advanced
and tap on Disable battery optimization. If that does not work, you can also visit DontKillMyApp (opens new window) to see what battery saving options your device has and how to disable or circumvent them.

# User Interface

# Can I change the app language?

Tachiyomi is translated into 40+ different languages. By default, the app follows the language used on your device.

GUIDE

You can change language by going to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
tune
General
then pressing Language.

# Miscellaneous

# What is Tachiyomi Preview?

It is a weekly updated, beta version of the app. It contains features that may be added to Tachiyomi in the future and is more prone to bugs and crashes. It is intended for users who would like the bleeding edge of Tachiyomi as soon as it comes out.

If you are willing to use Tachiyomi Preview, be sure to turn on auto-backup to prevent losing your library due to potential bugs or crashes.

# What is a fork?

Forks are alternative versions of Tachiyomi with exclusive features. Read more about them here,

# Why am I unable to uninstall Tachiyomi?

On Android 10, a bug was introduced that prevented users from uninstalling the app if the device had a MicroSD card. To fix the issue, please remove the MicroSD card from the device first, then uninstall Tachiyomi.

# Can I revert from the Material Design 2 update of Tachiyomi?

While there will never be a toggle between the two UI versions, you can continue to use the old UI version by using TachiyomiAZ.

# Why am I having problems restoring from my backup?

See the guide on restoring from a backup.

# How do I pause reading history or go incognito?

Enable Incognito Mode by going to

more_horiz
More → Incognito Mode.

# Can I make Tachiyomi only read my downloaded chapters?

Enable the option by going to

more_horiz
More → Download only.

# What is DNS over HTTPS?

DNS over HTTPS is an experimental way of providing, as the name implies, DNS resolution via HTTPS. It provides the advantage of not being vulnerable to Man-in-the-middle attacks (due to TLS encryption in HTTPS), preventing DNS spoofing. If you would like to learn more, go here (opens new window)

You can enable this feature by going to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
code
Advanced
.

# What should I do if I can’t screenshot within Tachiyomi?

You have Secure Screen on, disable it if you want to screenshot by going to

more_horiz
More
settings
Settings
security
Security
→ Secure Screen.

# Extensions

# General

Tachiyomi does not endorse or recommend any manga source, and there is no best extension. Instead, we encourage users to spend some time trying out a few sources themselves and discover what sources work best for them. What works well for somebody else might not work well for you.

# What are scanlator sources?

Manga that are not officially licensed are translated by scanlators, who either publish on their websites or MangaDex. This practice contrasts with official sources like MANGA Plus By SHUEISHA or VIZ Shonen Jump, which host officially licensed and translated manga.

Learn more about scanlation in this Wikipedia article (opens new window).

# How do I request a new extension?

Open an issue on GitHub (opens new window) if one does not already exist.

You can find the list of extensions to download here

# I am having problems installing an extension; what can I do?

In some cases, your device might have some issues downloading and automatically installing an extension. In those cases, you can manually download and install the extension yourself. Go to the extension list, find the extension you want, and tap Download. Once the .apk file has been downloaded, use your file manager to find it and open it. A prompt to install it as an app should pop up. Once it is done installing, it will be automatically added to Tachiyomi as a source.

# How do I allow third-party installations?

If you need more help regarding this, read this (opens new window)

# How do I uninstall an extension?

Extensions for Tachiyomi are technically installed the same as standard apps. Either you uninstall them through the app section on your device's settings or do it in Tachiyomi.

GUIDE

To uninstall an extension from within Tachiyomi, go to

explore
BrowseExtensions then tap Uninstall on the extension you want to remove.

# How can I see sources from other languages?

You do this by following the steps below:

  1. Go to
    explore
    Browse
    Sources.
  2. Tap on
    filter_list
    Filter
    on the top right corner.
  3. Scroll down until you find the language of your source and enable it.

# MangaDex

# Version 5 API Rewrite

You do not need to log in to MangaDex to read manga anymore.

# Can I read and download manga from MangaDex right now?

Reading and downloading works fine.

# Why aren't there any new manga updates?

There are no new uploads as the frontend is not up yet, so the scanlators cannot upload anything new.

# Why are all my manga saying "Manga ID format has changed, migrate from MangaDex to MangaDex to continue reading"?

You need to migrate all your MangaDex manga from MangaDex to MangaDex as MangaDex has changed their manga ID system from IDs to UUIDs.

# Will I lose my downloads if I migrate?

Downloads from before will not be removed or lost by the app.

# Why can I not restore from a JSON backup?

JSON backups are now unusable due to the ID change. You will have to manually re-add your manga.

# Mangakakalot, Manganelo, Mangabat and Mangairo

# What do Page list is empty and Source URL has changed mean?

The former Mangabox extensions have created new entries for many of the manga on their websites. The old entries are obsolete and will not work. To resolve this, migrate the manga from the source to itself to get the new entry, or better yet, to a different source entirely to avoid similar errors in the future.

# How do I fix the Image could not be decoded error?

Open the manga in

public
WebView , open a chapter, and wait for the images to load. If they do not load, you will need to look elsewhere to read that particular manga, as some of the former Mangabox sources, such as Mangakakalot, are now blocking entire regions.

# MangaPark

# How do I deal with duplicate chapters in MangaPark?

To solve this issue, follow the below steps.

  1. Go to
    explore
    Browse
    Extensions .
  2. Click on MangaPark extension and then Chapter List Source.
  3. Choose an option like Smart list or Prioritize source.
  4. Go back to MangaPark's chapter list and refresh it.

# Toonily

# Why am I unable to access Toonily?

The Toonily source may have issues loading due to the Cloudflare bypass in WebView timing out.

# Removed Extensions

# Why am I unable to download an extension that used to exist?

Extensions tend to be removed for a variety of reasons:

  • They become too much of a cat and mouse game to maintain due to the website owners changing the site frequently to deter scrapers.
  • The site scrambles images in more than one way, making it impossible to make every image unscrambleable.
  • A scanlator team requests the removal of their site from Tachiyomi.
  • The site is paywalled.
  • Require reverse engineering another app.
  • The site has been shut down.

A list of extensions that have been removed is available here (opens new window), but it does not include sites that have gone offline.

# Split Extensions

Extensions have been split due to the sheer number of extensions in a single extension, with Madara reaching over 200 extensions at one point, making it unreasonable for both devs and users to filter through extensions. For a deeper explanation of the issue, this (opens new window) GitHub issue explains in more detail.

# What extensions have been split?

All of them have been split.

# Why does my multisource extension show up as obsolete?

The multisource extension is obsolete because it has been split. The multisource extension has been removed from the repository. It is not actually obsolete.

# How do I move to a split extension?

Install the extension that your manga is from, and then uninstall the multisource extension. If the manga shows the source as a bunch of numbers, force close the app. For known issues with split extensions, go to this GitHub issue (opens new window).

# Do I need to migrate?

No, unless expressly stated, the internal ID of sources has not changed, so migration is unnecessary.

# What if I uninstall the multisource extension before I install the singular extensions?

See what extension IDs correspond to what extensions here (opens new window).

# Android 11

# What changed in Android 11?

In Android 11, Google began forcing users to use Scoped Storage (opens new window), which was introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Google only began forcing developers to use it on Android 11. Some OEMs seem to better implement Scoped Storage than others, with some users not running into any issues while users using other phone brands have multitudes of problems.

# What does it mean for Tachiyomi?

The introduction of Scoped Storage means that many storage-related functions that Tachiyomi uses may be much slower due to the inherent slowness of Scoped Storage, as outlined here (opens new window). These include deleting chapters, library load times, accessing the folders outside the data folders to download to or read from, and more.

# Is there any way to improve performance?

You can try the command below if you know how to use ADB, a guide on installing it is also outlined on the site here.

adb shell cmd appops set eu.kanade.tachiyomi android:legacy_storage allow

This command enables general storage access for the app, allowing Tachiyomi to use the old general storage access interface.

If you are using a Tachiyomi Preview or a fork, replace eu.kanade.tachiyomi with the corresponding fork's package name.