Twitter is one of the most popular social media apps to date. It’s probably the best networking platform to go to when it comes to getting real time updates from what’s going on and trending from different places, people and other entities across the globe. That being said, Twitter app is more likely present on every “updated” people’s smartphone. This is good enough reason for people behind Twitter to keep the app as sturdy and stable as possible. But no matter how sturdy an app is, there is always a time when it will experience downtimes. In fact, several users of the new iPhone X have raised concerns regarding Twitter that keeps crashing or suddenly stops working. And this could be a big deal to many.
Fortunately, there are some workarounds for anyone to try on if needed. And some of these are highlighted in this context. You can try any of these subsequent procedures whenever you have to deal with pertinent issues with Twitter on your iPhone X.
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First solution: Restart the app and your iPhone.
Any app can become rogue at any time when triggered by some factors. If this is the first time that Twitter is acting weird or keeps crashing on your device, then most likely it’s a random glitch, which can be remedied by a restart on the app or device itself. Here’s what you should do first:
- Quit or close the Twitter app.
- Perform a soft reset or restart your iPhone 7 by pressing on the Power button, then slide to power off the device completely. After a few seconds, press the Power button until the device power cycles.
Wait the phone has booted up, open the Twitter app and see if it’s still crashing or not anymore.
Second solution: Turn Wi-Fi off and on.
Server-based apps like Facebook and Twitter require an active Internet connection to work as intended. These apps constantly communicate with the server as they often update. Without a stable Internet connection, the app won’t be able to reach the server so it pauses and wait until it regains access. If this keeps on happening, there is a higher chance that the app would crash and be destabilized. In this case, you have to fix your Internet connection first to prevent any further interruptions to Twitter. And here’s a simple solution you can try on first:
- Tap Settings from the Home screen.
- Tap Wi-Fi.
- Toggle the Wi-Fi switch to turn the feature off and on shortly. Doing so will help refresh Wi-Fi functions on the phone.
Launch the Twitter app again and see how it works after restarting Wi-Fi on your iPhone.
Third solution: Quit all background apps.
Background apps can crash at any time and when this happens, there is a tendency that other apps are affected. To make sure that this is not what’s causing Twitter to stop working or keep crashing on your iPhone X, try to quit or force close background apps with these steps:
- Swipe up from the bottom to the middle of your screen and hold until the App Switcher opens.
- Swipe left or right to locate the app you want to clear or quit.
- Firmly touch and hold the app, then tap the Minus (-) icon.
- Alternatively, you can swipe up to close the app as soon as the Minus icon appears.
- Do the same to the rest of your background apps to close them all.
- When you’re done clearing apps, restart your iPhone to apply the recent changes you’ve made and refresh the system.
See if that stops Twitter from crashing on your iPhone X, else try other options.
Fourth solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone.
Incorrect settings from within the app, network, or phone system can also cause the same issue to arise. If the problem started after modifying settings on your iPhone, then you can try reverting the changes you’ve made first. Otherwise, reset all settings to restore them to defaults. Invalid options and other errors that might have triggered Twitter to misbehave will be deleted in the process. After the reset, you will need to set up or reconnect to your Wi-Fi network. Here’s how it works:
- Tap Settings from the Home screen.
- Tap General.
- Scroll to and tap Reset.
- Select the option to Reset all settings. This will erase your current configuration and restore the default values.
- If prompted, enter your device passcode to continue.
- Then tap to confirm reset.
Unlike factory reset, this will not affect your data so nothing will be deleted in the process.
Fifth solution: Uninstall and reinstall Twitter on your iPhone.
Clearing cache and data on your Twitter app might be the key to fixing the problem if temporary files are to blame. It’s possible that cache files from within the app had crashed or were corrupted and that eventually trigger the app to go rogue, become unstable or stop working. To clear apps cache and data on iOS, you will need to delete the app then reinstall it. That said, you may proceed and uninstall Twitter from your iPhone 7 then reinstall the latest version of the app with these steps:
- Tap and hold on Twitter icon or any icon from the Home screen for a few seconds.
- When the icons begin to jiggle, tap the X on the corner of the Twitter app icon. Doing so will delete or uninstall Twitter from your device.
- Tap Delete to confirm action.
- To stop the icons from wiggling, tap on an empty spot from the Home screen.
- Then restart your phone.
- Wait until your iPhone has booted up completely then open the App Store and search for the latest version of Twitter to download and install your iPhone.
After successfully installing the app, restart your phone one more time to apply the new changes. See if that fixes the problem. If not, consider other options.
If an update is available for Twitter or other apps, then try installing the new updates. This can be the key to fixing the problem especially if the current app version you have is glitching. You can manually check for updates by heading to the App Store then select the option to Update individual apps including Twitter or Update All apps at once if multiple updates are available.
Aside from apps updates, also check for new software updates available for your device. As of April 24th, the new iOS version 11.3.1 was officially rolled out to provide bug fixes and system enhancements to iOS devices including iPhones from the 5S and later variants. To find out if the new update is already available, head to Settings-> General-> Software Update. You will usually get an update notification if it’s available. Just don’t forget to back up your data before you download and install the new update for safekeeping.
Contact Twitter Support
You can try asking further assistance from Twitter Support to troubleshoot or configure Twitter accordingly to work properly on the new iOS platform. Alternatively, you can escalate the matter to your carrier or Apple Support for other recommendations.
Connect with us
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