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How to fix Twitter that keeps crashing or not working on your Apple iPhone 8 (easy steps)

Twitter is one of the best platforms for anyone who is up to learning what’s new and trending from around the world. It’s also one of the best online places to disseminate information and promote products and services, for business people. It can also be the best source of online entertainment for others. All these define the benefits of having a Twitter app on your smartphone. But just like other apps, downtimes and errors can also disrupt Twitter at any time and this is when you will find Twitter acting weird. Among the common symptoms to arise would include but not limited to the Twitter app that keeps crashing, freezing, lagging, or keeps prompting errors. While these may not be a big deal to others, there are times when you badly needed to use Twitter on your phone, so you have no choice but to deal with the problem and get the app back up and running. To give you some inputs, I have mapped out a few helpful workarounds and generic solutions to a problem on Twitter that keeps crashing or not working on an iPhone 8. Read on for more details.

But before anything else, if you have other concerns with your iPhone 8, make sure you drop by our troubleshooting page for we have already addressed some of the most commonly reported issues with this new iPhone. If you need further assistance or if you can’t find what you’re looking for in that page, fill up our iPhone issues questionnaire and hit submit. Don’t worry, it’s a free consultation service so you don’t have to worry about anything. Just give us more information about the problem and we’ll do our best to help you fix it.

How to fix iPhone 8 with Twitter app that keeps crashing


Problems with apps including Twitter are usually dealt with by end-users at home. Before you begin troubleshooting, check and make sure your phone has stable Internet connection. Twitter is a server-based app, so it requires an active Internet to work as intended. If your iPhone is experiencing intermittent connection or frequent Internet drops, then that’s most likely the cause. The Twitter may not be able to establish proper connection to the server, so it would crash and stop working. In this case, you will need to deal with and fix problems with your Internet connection first for all your online apps to work on your iPhone as intended.

First solution: Force close app then restart your iPhone 8.

If this is the first time Twitter is acting weird, then probably it’s just a random app glitch which can be dealt with by a restart or force restart on the app and the device itself. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Home button twice quickly. Doing so will show up a list of your recently used apps.
  2. Locate Twitter app and then swipe up on the app’s preview to close it.
  3. If you see other apps, then you might as well consider closing them too. Just swipe up on each app to quit. Doing so will prevent any of them from causing conflict with Twitter.

Alternatively, you can use a gesture to activate multitasking on a 3D-Touch iOS device. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Press firmly on the left corner of your iPhone screen.
  2. Move that same finger towards the center of the screen.
  3. Then swipe up on the app preview that you want to force close and flick it up and off the screen.

After closing Twitter, perform a soft reset or restart your iPhone 8 the usual way. For starters, here’s how a soft reset is done on your iPhone 8:

  1. Press the Side/Power button for a few seconds until the Slide to Power Off prompt appears on the screen.
  2. Drag the slider to power off your iPhone completely.
  3. After 30 seconds or 1 minute, press and hold the Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears.

Wait until your phone boots up completely and then try to launch or open Twitter again to see if it is already working properly. If it’s not, then you need to move on and try other options.

Second solution: Install app updates, if available.

Apps also receive periodic update. It’s one way for app developers to keep their app perform at its best and bug-free as well. Unless you have set your device to auto-update, you will need to manually install updates for your apps from the App Store. Here’s how:

  1. Tap the App Store icon from the Home screen.
  2. From the App Store screen, tap the Updates icon located at the bottom right. A list of apps will show up. These are the apps with new updates available.
  3. To update individual apps, tap the Update button next to that app.
  4. To update all apps at once, tap the Update All button. This button only becomes available if multiple app updates are available.

After updating apps, reboot your iPhone once again to implement the new changes and refresh the system. Then observe your device and see if it still overheats.

If there are no updates available for your apps, try to check your iPhone’s battery usage and find out which app is using the most of power. That app might be glitching and is revving the processor up to the fullest. Your options in this case would be to disable the errant app or just delete it completely (if it’s no longer need

Third solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone 8.

Invalid settings and options enabled on your iPhone may likewise be the source of conflict. There might be some relevant settings that are configured in a way that somehow prevents Twitter from performing its usual routine so it couldn’t get to stay up and running on your device. To rule this out, you can try resetting all settings on your iPhone to clear all settings and restore them to their default values. Here’s how you should do it:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Select the option to Reset all settings. This will erase your settings and restore the defaults without affecting your data stored in the internal memory. In other words, this reset will not result to data loss.

Alternatively, you can select the option to Reset network settings to delete your current network settings including errant options that caused Twitter to become unstable. You will need to reconfigure your network settings and connect to your Wi-Fi network again after the settings reset. This does not affect your data and personal information stored on the internal memory of your iPhone.

Fourth solution: Uninstall then reinstall Twitter on your iPhone 8.

Uninstalling and reinstalling the app is the ultimate way of clearing corrupted cache and data, and all other errors from within the Twitter app that prevent it from working. This can be the very last thing you can do when attempting to fix the problem on your end. And here’s how it’s done:

  1. Tap and hold on the Twitter icon or any app icon from the Home screen.
  2. When the icons start to jiggle, tap the X in the corner of the app (Twitter) to uninstall it.
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.
  4. Perform a soft reset or restart your iPhone after deleting Twitter app.

Then download and install the latest version of Twitter for your iPhone 8, with these steps:

  1. Tap to open the App Store.
  2. From the App Store main screen, tap Apps at the bottom.
  3. Tap Search at the bottom then enter Twitter in the search field.
  4. Tap to select the Twitter app version you want to download and install. Be sure to select the compatible version for your iPhone.
  5. Tap GET then tap INSTALL.
  6. If prompted, enter your iTunes credentials (iTunes account password) to complete the installation.

Restart your iPhone again and then open the recently installed Twitter app to see if it’s running just fine.

Fifth solution: Update iOS to the latest version.

Installing the latest iOS update available for your iPhone can also help if the problem is attributed to some bugs and malware. The new iOS update version 11.3.1 released late last month offers security enhancements to fix bug-triggered issues affecting iOS devices from iPhone 5s to iPhone X and later generations of iPads.

  1. Tap Settings from Home.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Software Update.

An update notification will show up if a new iOS update is available. Before you proceed, back up all your important data for safekeeping. Then follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the new update via over-the-air (wirelessly). Your phone must be connected to the Internet to complete the entire process. Also, it must be sufficiently charged.

Other options

  • Contact Twitter Help Center. If nothing works on your end and Twitter continues to crash on your iPhone 8, then you can try asking for further assistance from Twitter Support team or contact Twitter Help Center to report the issue. There might be some internal app problems or errors that need to be resolved on their end so it’s better to let them know.
  • Use alternative apps. You may resort to using other Twitter-like apps as temporary option while waiting for Twitter to be fixed. There are a lot of other new apps to try on. All you have to do is search and read app details and reviews prior to downloading.

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