How to fix Twitter that stops working, keeps crashing on your iPhone 7 Plus [Troubleshooting Guide]

The problem about crashing apps in mobile devices can either be due to an application errors or erratic operating system on the device itself. Generally, these are tagged among other software related issues that are occurring randomly among smartphones. Most of the time, they’ll occur as minor issues and therefore can quickly be remedied by simple procedures. But there are times when the problem is more intricate, thus a more advanced solution is required.

Tackled in this post is a relevant issue transpiring on a widely used social media platform called Twitter. If you’re into Twitter and suddenly couldn’t get the app to work on your iPhone 7 Plus as it stops or often crashes, then that’s an issue for you to resolve. To give you some inputs on what to do and how to troubleshoot, I mapped out some generic solutions for you to refer to. Read on for more information.

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How to fix iPhone 7 Plus with Twitter that stops working

Before you begin troubleshooting, check your Wi-Fi internet connection and make sure your device can connect to the Internet. Online apps like Twitter won’t work properly without a stable Internet connection. If necessary, resolve any network connectivity issues first to make sure that’s not causing you this trouble. Otherwise, refer to these walkthroughs.

First solution: Clear Twitter and background apps then soft reset.

Random errors and glitches can occur to any apps when triggered by some factors and even potent apps like Twitter can give into them. Often times, the occurring errors are just minor and should this be what’s causing your app to stop working or crash, it will likely be resolved by clearing the errant app or any running apps on your device. And here’s what you should do then:

  1. Press the Home button twice quickly to launch the app switcher, containing previews of the apps you’ve recently used but not closed.
  2. Swipe up on the Twitter app preview to clear it.

Aside from Twitter, clearing any other background apps can also help. Any background app can crash at some point when triggered by some factors and when this happens, there’s a higher chance that other apps or the device itself are adversely affected.

To clear background apps on your iPhone 7 Plus, just follow the same steps to open the apps preview screen and then swipe up on individual apps like what you did with the Twitter app. To dump cache and corrupted data segment from the Twitter app and iPhone system, do a soft reset or reboot your iPhone when you’re done clearing all apps.

Second solution: Update Twitter and other apps.

App updates may contain the required patch to keep apps working properly or get back to their normal states especially after installing a new iOS version on your iPhone 7 Plus. Unless you’ve previously set your device to auto-install updates, you will have to manually install pending updates for your apps. Here’s how to check for pending app updates on your iPhone:

  1. Tap the App Store icon from the Home screen.
  2. From the App Store main screen, tap the Updates icon at the bottom right. A list of apps with pending updates then shows up on the screen.
  3. Find Twitter from the list then tap the Update button next to it. Doing so will install pending update for Twitter app.
  4. If you see multiple app updates, then you can update all apps simultaneously instead. Just hit the Update All button on the upper right of the screen.

When the updates are completely installed, soft reset or reboot your iPhone to refresh the memory and implement new changes to the recently updated apps accordingly. Then launch Twitter and see if it’s already working fine and stable.

Third solution: Reset network/all settings on your iPhone.

Invalid settings can also be the main source of conflict. If Twitter was working fine before you made some changes or alter some options on your device, then the recent changes are likely the trigger. If the problem instigated after modifying network-related settings and options, then performing a network settings reset can help. Doing so will clear all your current network configurations and restore the default network values. This will also delete your wireless network, Bluetooth connections and customized server settings. Should you wish to proceed, then follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Select Reset network settings from the given options.
  5. If prompted, enter your device passcode to continue.
  6. Then tap to confirm network settings reset.

Your iPhone will restart automatically when the network settings reset is finished. When it’s completely rebooted, you will need to connect to your Wi-Fi network to use Internet services and online apps on your iPhone again. If this doesn’t fix the problem, then you may continue to reset all settings on your iPhone 7 Plus. This will clear your current settings and restore the defaults without affecting any data saved on your phone’s internal memory. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Select Reset all settings from the given options.
  5. If prompted, enter your device passcode to continue.
  6. Then tap to confirm settings reset.

Again, allow your device to restart after the reset then set up all features and services you want to use including Wi-Fi and cellular data.

Fourth solution: Delete the app then reinstall.

As your final option if everything failed, you will have to delete or uninstall Twitter from your iPhone 7 Plus. The application might have been totally corrupted and no longer functional. To use the app again, you will need to delete it then reinstall the latest version of Twitter that’s supported by your current iOS version. Just refer to these steps:

  1. Tap and hold on any app icon from the Home screen.
  2. When the icons start to wiggle, tap the X on the corner of the Twitter icon to uninstall the app.
  3. If prompted, confirm action by tapping Delete.
  4. After deleting the app, restart your iPhone then head over to the App Store to search for, download, and install Twitter app on your device.

Restart your iPhone 7 Plus when the Twitter app has been successfully deleted. Then download the latest version of the app that’s compatible with the current version of iOS from the App Store with these steps:

  1. Tap the App Store icon from the Home screen to launch the application.
  2. While on the App Store main screen, tap the Search icon (magnifying glass).
  3. Navigate to the Search tab and then type Twitter app for iPhone or Twitter in the search bar.
  4. Find and select the Twitter app from the search results.
  5. To download the app, tap Get and Install. You may need to enter your Apple ID password to authorize and confirm app download and installation.

Don’t forget to restart your iPhone 7 Plus when the app is finished installing, to dump cache and corrupted data from your phone’s internal memory and prevent any app or the iOS itself from acting up again.

If none of the given solutions is able to get Twitter app back up and running properly again, you can ask more help from Twitter Support or visit the Twitter Help Center for further recommendations. If necessary, they will walk you through in performing more advanced solutions or configure advanced settings to make the Twitter app work on your iPhone 7 Plus again. If the app suddenly stopped working after installing a new update to iOS like iOS 11.3.1 or iOS 11.3.4, then you can have it escalated to Apple Support so they can look into the issue and offer ultimate solution.

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