Long time Drafts user. In the old days I would have taken this up with the Developer. I think maybe the forum is a better way to go.
Before text expander gained a subscription option, the Drafts “refresh” option “always” worked. Nowadays this option can fail if 1) you are not signed into TE, or 2) if you thought you didn’t need your subscription, but it turns out you do. It’s possible TE could “fix” this, but I suspect it would be simpler if the TE “refresh” action could report a failure. This would be AFTER the return to Drafts, since the Refresh pauses in TE. It’s possible signing in to TE would solve the issue, but it’s rare this is required. A new IPad is one of those rare conditions.
Another problem is more of a request for an enhancement: why not permit the refresh to be requested as a standalone action? There may be a way to do this now, but I don’t know how to request a settings “Action” without opening settings.
This TE problem exposes a problem with settings in general. When Drafts was a much simpler product the occasional annoyance of having to make the keyboard “disappear” in order to get to settings was pretty reasonable. But now that Drafts can do many powerful things why not A) expose settings in the widget, or B) permit settings to be opened from an action, a la my thoughts about TE. It’s not every time you need a settings action that you know which one you need.
I see there are many other “similar” topics. Maybe somebody has already asked these before, and maybe everything I want is somehow available. Either way, I’m not criticizing the Developer, I’m really just wanting a feature and not sure it’s available. Creating a topic is simpler than “searching until exhausted” (old timey COBOL joke. )