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How to fix Twitter not working on iPhone or iPad?

Twitter, now renamed to X, is 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.

If you’re also facing a similar issue, don’t worry! In this guide, I will show you a handful of easy ways you can get Twitter to work again on your devices.

What to do when Twitter not responding on your iPhone?

1. Force close and relaunch Twitter app on iPhone

Often, temporary software glitches within some apps can cause them to malfunction. However, most of the time, these glitches can be fixed quite easily by just force quitting and relaunching the app, as detailed below.

  1. Open the App Switcher on your iPhone.
  2. Swipe up on the Twitter (X) app to close it.

    Force close and relaunch Twitter app
  3. Then, reopen Twitter (X) to see if it’s working correctly.

2. Check if Twitter is down

Sometimes, it might not be the Twitter app that’s causing the issues but the server it’s connected to. It’s common for many online services to have their servers go offline for maintenance or when they run into a technical snag.

If you’re unsure about Twitter’s server status, you can always visit Twitter’s official status page or websites like DownDetector.com to verify the same.

In case the Twitter app isn’t crashing when you open it, but you’re unable to access your Twitter feed, you must ensure that you’ve not run into potential network-related issues. Akin to other social media apps available out there, Twitter also needs a stable internet connection to fetch data for your feed.

If you’re unsure about your Internet connection’s stability, you can easily verify the same by running a simple Internet speed test on your iPhone or iPad. In case your device fails to complete this test, you will have to follow the steps given below to establish a fresh network connection and see if that allows you to fix the problem.

  1. Open the Control Center on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap and enable Airplane mode for a few seconds → Then turn off Airplane Mode.

    Refresh cellular network using Airplane mode

4. Restart your iPhone

In most cases, relaunching the app should allow you to resolve the issues you’re facing. However, if that doesn’t help, you might want to restart your device. Doing this will power down your device and possibly help you clear out software glitches that could prevent apps from working as expected.

5. Ensure Twitter can access cellular data

Are you able to use Twitter on your devices when you’re connected to Wi-Fi but only run into issues where Twitter can’t work when using cellular data? If yes, you must verify if it has access to cellular data from the Settings app.

  1. Open the Settings app on your device → Select Cellular.
  2. Scroll down and toggle on Twitter (X).

    Ensure Twitter can access cellular data

6. Turn off VPN

VPNs offer a great way to mask your digital footprint and protect your data from the websites you visit. However, using VPNs often introduces network latency, which can interfere with Twitter, causing it to malfunction. Hence, you must turn off VPN on your iPhone or iPad before using Twitter again.

  • If you’ve configured a VPN manually, go to Settings → toggle off VPN.
  • If you use any other VPN service, open the VPN app → tap Disconnect.

    Ensure that VPN is turned off on iPhone

7. Turn off Data Saver in Twitter

Twitter has a Data Saver feature that lets you reduce its data consumption. However, sometimes, this feature can prevent certain items from loading up on your feed. Hence, you must turn this feature off to see if that helps.

  1. Open Twitter (X) → Tap your profile picture in the top left.
  2. Tap Settings and Support Settings and privacy.

    Go to Settings and privacy from your profile icon in Twitter app
  3. Go to Accessibility, display, and languagesData usage.
  4. Toggle off Data Saver.

    Toggle off Data Saver mode in Twitter App

8. Logout and re-login to Twitter

Glitches with your Twitter login credentials can also prevent its app from working correctly. If you think this is causing the issue on your device, you can try logging out and logging in to see if that does the trick for you.

  1. Open Twitter (X) → Tap your profile picture in the top left.
  2. Tap Settings and Support Settings and privacy.
  3. Tap Your account Account informationLog out.

    Logout from your twitter account
  4. Select your preferred method to re-login to Twitter (X).

9. Update or reinstall Twitter

Unfixed software glitches in Twitter’s app can also prevent it from working as expected. The only sure-shot way you can resolve this issue is to update the Twitter app to the latest version or reinstall it if an update isn’t available.

  1. Open the App Store → Tap your profile picture at the top right corner.
  2. Scroll down and check if an update for Twitter (X) is available.

    Update Twitter app on iPhone

If no update is available, you must reinstall Twitter as I’ve detailed below:

  1. Tap and hold Twitter’s app icon on the Home Screen.
  2. Then, tap Remove App → Delete App → Delete.

    Delete Twitter app from iPhone
  3. Open the App Store → Go to the Search tab → Search for Twitter (X).
  4. Tap the blue cloud icon beside the Twitter (X) icon.

    Install Twitter App on iPhone

10. Access Twitter from web browser

Many times, bugs within Twitter (X) can indefinitely prevent it from working on your iPhone or iPad. If you suspect that this is what’s causing the issue, you should try to access Twitter’s web version using either Safari or any other third-party web browsers that may be available on your device.

11. Check for system updates

Bugs in iOS/iPadOS can also prevent some apps from working for you. If you think that’s the case with your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps to check if Apple has issued a software update with relevant patches to fix the issue.

  1. Go to Settings → General → Software Update.
  2. Tap Update Now if an update is available.

    Click on Update now for Software Update

12. Reset Network Settings on your device

If none of the fixes that were mentioned earlier work out for you, there might be some issue with your network settings, which could prevent Twitter from connecting to the internet. In such cases, you will have to reset the network settings on your device, as detailed in the steps below, to see if that helps.

  1. Go to Settings → General → Transfer or Reset iPhone.

    Go to Reset from General on iPhone
    ‍ 
  2. Tap Reset → Reset Network Settings.
  3. Enter your iPhone’s passcode.
  4. Tap Reset Network Settings again to complete the process.

    Reset Network Settings

Signing off…

That’s pretty much it! In case Twitter is not working on your iPhone or iPad, the solutions that I’ve mentioned in this troubleshooting guide should be able to help you get it up and running in no time. If you found this guide useful, let us know which solution worked for you in the comments section.

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    Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.

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