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This will be fixed in 1.6.0.

The code assumed that window.rootViewController would be the activity restoring view controller, which it was before the post drafting enhancements, so it was calling -[SEDraftIndicatingViewController restoreUserActivityState:] which was a noop.

  • Got an ETA for the update?
    – J F
    Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 19:43
  • @JF It's in beta testing right now. Should be out by the end of the month. Commented Sep 19, 2016 at 17:19

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