Pinterest App Not Working on iPhone and iPad: Tips to Fix It

pinterest not working on iphone and ipad

When the Pinterest app crashes or does not open, it creates problems in discovering and saving cool things (pins) to your profile. Sometimes it may even get troublesome to open or log in as the Pinterest app freezes and refuses to launch when you tap on it. Most of the time, a simple force quit of the app or device restart fixes the problem. But if Pinterest continues to crash or not work at all, here are some tricks to troubleshoot the problematic app!

How to Fix Pinterest App Not Working Issue on iPhone and iPad

Clear Cache and Browsing History in Pinterest

  1. Launch Pinterest on your iOS device.
  2. Next, you need to tap on the profile tab at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Now, tap on the tiny settings icon at the upper right of the pinterest app tap on profile and tap on settings on iphone
  4. Next up, you will have to tap on Privacy & data.
  5. Now, scroll down and tap on Clear app cache to clean it up.clear cache and browsing history of pinterest on iphone
  6. Up next, reboot your iOS device and open the app again. It should start working correctly.

Update the Pinterest App

Another handy solution for Pinterest app won’t open is to update the app. To do so, press on the App Store icon and tap on Updates. After that, tap on UPDATE next to the Pinterest app. Once the process completes, the service may work smoothly for you.

Note: Sometimes, downloading the latest version may itself have bugs. For example, the latest app version 8.24 (as of 10th July 2020) is crashing abruptly on my iPhone X, running the latest iOS 13.5.1 The same happens on an iPhone running the beta version of iOS 14. In such a situation, waiting for the developer to release a fix, is a possible solution.

Update: The most recent app crashing was due to problems in Facebook’s login SDK. It was happening even if you did not use Facebook to log in to Pinterest or had the FB app on your iPhone. Due to this, not only Pinterest but Spotify, Tinder, and other apps were crashing as well. It has been addressed now.

Delete the App and Reinstall It Again

If the Pinterest app is still embroiled with the issue and freezes or crashes out time and again, I recommend you delete the app and reinstall it.

Turn off Background App Refresh

Even if you close any app, it continues to refresh in the background to ensure it remains live and kicking all the time. Turning off background app can help you fix this problem.

Open the Settings app on your device → GeneralBackground App Refresh.

tap on general and tap background app refresh in settings on iphone

Now, tap on Background App Refresh and choose Off.

turn off background app refresh on iphone

Disabling this feature can also help extend the battery life of your device and reduce the data consumption.

Disable Location Services

Try turning off Location Services as well. It’s yet another power-hungry feature that puts a lot of pressure on the battery. The constant location tracking is certainly not good for the health of your device. Hence, putting it off might do the trick in getting rid of ‘can’t log in to Pinterest’ problem.

To do this: Open the Settings app → PrivacyLocation Services → Turn off the toggle.

open settings and tap on privacy in ios 14 on iphone
turn off location services on iphone

Note: Locations Services are essential for many useful apps like Uber, the weather, etc. So, once your Pinterest starts working, follow the same steps to re-enable location services.

Summing Up…

I have answered all the possible answer to the question why does Pinterest keep crashing? Have these solutions helped you fix the ill-functioning Pinterest app or its login problems on your iOS device? Do reach out to us with your valuable feedback. If you have discovered any other handy solution to fix this issue, make sure to let us know that as well.


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