I've noticed recently that when I open up Stack Overflow via the iOS app, my favourite tags don't seem to play a part in displaying me relevant questions. This question addresses highlighting issues, but my mobile display is populated by questions that I have no experience in answering:

Mobile app view

Vs the Stack Overflow desktop or mobile website:

Mobile web view


I find this annoying - is there any reason that this occurs? Is it simply missing the "order by favourite tag relevance" criteria from the query?

I'd love to be active in the Java, C# tags etc but my involvement with Stack Overflow currently is focused towards PHP, SQL, jQuery etc...


If you tap on the arrows next to the search bar, then choose "Unanswered: My Tags", you will get almost what you want. I have also changed this in the beta release so that questions under this filter will ordered by most recently asked.

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  • Suggestion: maybe an option to enable this as the default view? – Robbie Averill Sep 20 '14 at 10:45
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    Once you choose it, it will be the default sort for that site. (The app will remember the setting) – Arie Litovsky Sep 20 '14 at 15:18
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    @scrowler I'm seeing similar complaints, so I will seriously consider making this the app default. – Arie Litovsky Sep 22 '14 at 19:43
  • This doesn't give what you want - the questions here are ordered by votes and some of them are years old. – jrturton Jan 2 '15 at 9:14
  • @jrturton this has actually been changed in the latest beta release, and will change soon on the Appstore app. See this answer – Arie Litovsky Jan 2 '15 at 15:42
  • Great! Thanks for the update! – jrturton Jan 2 '15 at 16:03

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