Is Twitter not working or loading on your iPhone? Well, if this is the case, you have come to the right place to fix this issue. But before you do that, you should know that there are various reasons why Twitter stops loading. It may refuse to show tweets because the servers are under maintenance, or there is a problem with your internet connection, or you have been logged out of the app, or the Twitter app is stuck and thus refusing to load new data, etc.
So, whatever be the reasons for Twitter not working on your device, we have a list of fixes that will solve the problem you are facing. Happy tweeting…
- Force Kill Twitter App on iPhone
- Check Internet connection
- Restart your iPhone
- Update Twitter App on iPhone
- Uninstall and Re-install Twitter App on iPhone
- Restart Wi-Fi Router
- Try Connecting to Different Wi-Fi Network
- Update iOS on iPhone
- Reset Network Settings on iPhone
- Check Twitter Server Working Status
1. Force Kill the Twitter App
Sometimes when an app does not work, does not load data or hangs, it is okay to force kill it. To force kill the Twitter app on your iPhone:
Step #1. For the iPhone without Home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold. For the iPhone with Home button, quickly double press the Home button. You will see cards showing all open apps.
Step #2. Now take your finger over the Twitter app card and flick (drag) it up to kill the app.
Now open the Twitter app again. This should fix the Twitter not loading issue.
2. Check Internet Connection
Make sure your Wi-Fi or Mobile Data is turned on and is working correctly. To be sure, open Safari and go to any website like Google or Wikipedia and see if it loads or not.
In case you are on Mobile Data and you are able to browse other websites and apps but not Twitter:
Step #1. Launch the Settings app and tap on Mobile Data/Cellular.
Step #2. Scroll down and see that the toggle next to Twitter is ON (that is, it shows green).
You may also turn Wi-Fi OFF and then back ON. If your phone has issues related to network settings, see #9 mentioned below.
3. Restart your iPhone
Restarting your iPhone is an easy way to fix many small issues. It is recommended that you do so at least once every week. If your Twitter app is not working, restart your iPhone and relaunch the Twitter app.
4. Update the Twitter App
App updates introduce new features as well as fix existing bugs and issues. To update the Twitter app on your iPhone:
Step #1. Touch and hold the App Store icon. Now tap on Updates.
Step #2. If there is a pending update for the Twitter app, tap on UPDATE next to it.
5. Uninstall and Re-install the Twitter App
None of the above solutions worked for you? Well, now you could try a fresh install of the Twitter app. To uninstall it, touch and hold the Twitter app icon until you see a small cross in the top left of the icon. Now tap on the cross and tap Delete.
To install the Twitter app, launch the App Store, and tap on Search. Now type ‘Twitter‘ and download the app by tapping on the little icon that looks like an arrow coming down from a cloud.
6. Restart your Wi-Fi Router
Sometimes restarting your home Wi-Fi router helps too. To restart, you can use the button on your router or use the wall plug switch to turn it OFF and then ON.
7. Try Connecting to Different Wi-Fi Network
If the problem persists, try connecting to a different Wi-Fi network and see if it helps. It has happened with me that, at times, a site like WordPress or Amazon stops to load on a particular network. After I switch network (or use a VPN on the existing network), it starts working again. You may give these solutions a go.
8. Update iOS on iPhone
Apple is one of the few companies which brings regular updates and also keeps publishing new software updates for iDevices. You should make use of it. To see if your iPhone has a pending software update launch the Settings app and tap on General ⟶ Software Update. If you see an update available, tap on Download and Install.
9. Reset Network Settings
Resetting the network settings will also erase your Wi-Fi passwords, Location settings, Bluetooth devices, VPN settings, etc. But it won’t delete any of your data.
To reset network settings:
Step #1. Launch the Settings app and tap on General ⟶ Reset.
Step #2. Next, tap on Reset Network Settings ⟶ Enter the password. Now tap on Reset Network Settings to confirm. After this, the network reset process will begin.
10. Check for Twitter Server Working Status
It has happened multiple times with many users that everything from their end, like the network connection, the iPhone, other settings are correct or work perfectly. However, the Twitter servers are down or under maintenance, or not responding. To check this, you may search for something like ‘Is Twitter Down‘ or ‘Twitter Server Status‘ and see if other people are also facing a similar issue.
When many people are not able to use Twitter, this might equate to the Twitter server(s) being under maintenance. Usually, it is fixed within a few minutes to a few hours. If this is the case, you will have to wait. You may try using Twitter after some time.
So these were the fixes for Twitter not loading on your iPhone or iPad. I hope one of the solutions listed above worked for you. In the comments down below, please mention which one did the job.
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Thanks for this write up. It helped me troubleshoot the issue