The same cards appear twice

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31 Oct, 2019 06:46 PM

Good evening! I have a trouble while using Anki on my iPhone. My old cards always appear twice. First they come up when they are supposed to according to their schedule. However, next day the same cards are given by Anki to be revised again.

Could you please help me?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 31 Oct, 2019 10:24 PM

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  2. 2 Posted by Ilnaz on 03 Nov, 2019 05:55 AM

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    The card is not reversed. I don’t have any reversed cards in my deck. I see absolutely the same card (not the note) twice.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 03 Nov, 2019 11:10 PM

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    You have customized the deck options and added a 24 hour learning step. If you don't remember doing so, you can use the restore defaults button in the deck options to prevent cards from being given that step in the future when you forget them.

  4. 4 Posted by Ilnaz on 06 Nov, 2019 06:58 AM

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    The problem relates to old cards, not new ones. I see the next interval when revising my cards, and when I tap Good, I expect the card to appear only a year later, as is indicated on the button. However, the card comes up again the next day. And only after I have tapped Good the second time in two days, does Anki set the interval of one year.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Damien Elmes on 06 Nov, 2019 09:45 PM

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    You have a 24 hour step in the lapse settings as well, which tells Anki to show a failed card the day after you failed it.

  6. 6 Posted by Ilnaz on 07 Nov, 2019 02:59 PM

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    The problem doesn’t relate to failed cards, but rather to the cards which I can recall and tap Good.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Damien Elmes on 07 Nov, 2019 09:57 PM

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    Once you've failed a card, it will go through the relearning steps. Pressing Good will move it from the 30 minute delay you have set to the 24 hour delay you have set. If this is not the behaviour you desire, I recommend you reset your deck options back to the defaults.

  8. 8 Posted by Ilnaz on 07 Dec, 2019 05:48 PM

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    This doesn't happen when I fail a card. That happens when I have pressed GOOD BUTTON, which means the interval of the card must immediately be enlarged. But that happens only after I have tapped GOOD the next day. That mustn't happen. Look at the screens I've attached. These cards have appeared two days straight, and the photos are taken on the second day.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Damien Elmes on 07 Dec, 2019 09:44 PM

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    The issue here is that the old scheduler applies the next review interval when cards enter relearning. Since you have such long relearning steps, the review interval has already been exceeded by the time cards finish relearning. It has been addressed in the new scheduler:

    Experiment scheduling changes in Anki 2.1

  10. 10 Posted by Ilnaz on 08 Dec, 2019 06:52 AM

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    So, if I use the new scheduling, will the problem be fixed?

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Damien Elmes on 08 Dec, 2019 09:52 PM

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    Yes, but please note switching schedulers will reset any cards that are currently in learning.

  12. 12 Posted by Ilnaz on 09 Dec, 2019 12:46 PM

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    And will anything happen to the cards which are being relearnt after a lapse?

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Damien Elmes on 09 Dec, 2019 09:23 PM

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    Cards in relearning are returned to the review queue, skipping any remaining steps.

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