Having a problem with the Twitter app on Android? Here are seven things you can try to stop it.
Twitter for Android usually works fine. However, there are times when it crashes. If you’re having an issue where Twitter keeps crashing on your Android device, there must be something wrong with the device or the app.
Finding out the exact cause of the problem is sometimes difficult. In cases like this, it is best to rely on standard fixes. This fix checks for some common places that could be causing the app to not work on your device.
Here’s what to do if Twitter keeps crashing on your Android device.
Disable Updates for Twitter
If you’ve only read that Twitter is crashing on Android phones, and you haven’t installed any app updates and haven’t had any issues so far, consider disabling app updates on your phone for now.
This will prevent Twitter from being updated, so you avoid any potential problems.
Android doesn’t let you stop updating for certain apps, so you should disable all app updates (temporarily) on your device:
- Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
- Tap your profile icon in the top right corner of the screen.
- Select Settings from the menu that appears on your screen.
- Tap the first option that says General to expand the general settings menu.
- In the expanded menu, select the Auto-update apps option.
- Here, select an option Don’t update apps automatically and tap Done.
When Twitter issues an update to fix the issue causing the problem, enable automatic app updates from the Google Play Store as described above.
Rollback Twitter App Update
If Twitter started crashing after you updated it to a newer version, a newer update might be the cause. In this case, you will have to rollback the update and that should fix your problem.
Some phones let you quickly and easily uninstall app updates, and the following shows you how to do it:
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Tap Apps & notifications and select Twitter on the following screen.
- If you don’t see Twitter, tap See all apps, then select Twitter.
- Tap the three-dot menu at the top right corner of your screen and select Uninstall updates.
Twitter should now revert to the old functional version. This option is available on phones from OnePlus and some other manufacturers, but not all.
Set Correct Date and Time on Your Device
Apps like Twitter usually require that you have the correct date and time settings on your phone. If this is not the case, the app is not working properly.
Luckily, it’s just a few taps to set the correct date and time options on your Android phone:
- Launch the Settings app on your device.
- Scroll down and tap System.
- Select Date & time in the following screen.
- Enable the Use network-provided time option and Use the network-provided time zone option.
Your phone is now using the correct date and time. Launch the Twitter app and see if it works.
Exit and Return to the Twitter App
Signing out of the Twitter app and then logging back in may fix your problem. This basically refreshes your account settings with the app, and it’s worth trying this:
- Open the Twitter app on your device.
- Tap the Twitter menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper-left corner of your screen.
- Select Settings and privacy from the menu.
- Select Account on the following screen to view your account settings.
- Scroll to the bottom of the next screen, then tap Sign Out.
- Once you are completely logged out, open the app and log back in.
Clear Data and Cache for Twitter
Like many other apps, Twitter stores cache files on your phone to increase its efficiency. Sometimes, this cache file causes problems and there is a high chance that the app crashes because of this cache file.
Luckily, you can clear cache files for any app without breaking your device. Here’s how you do this for Twitter:
- Access the Settings app on your device.
- Tap Apps & notifications and select Twitter.
- If Twitter doesn’t appear, tap See all apps, then find and tap Twitter.
- Select Storage & cache on the Twitter screen.
- Tap Clear storage and then tap Clear cache on the following screen.
- Open the Twitter app and log into your account.
Uninstall and Reinstall Twitter
If there is a core issue with Twitter, uninstalling and reinstalling the app on your device can potentially fix the problem.
It’s easy to do, and make sure you have your login details before you start:
- Open the Settings app on your Android phone or tablet.
- Select Apps & notifications followed by Twitter. Tap See all apps if you don’t already see Twitter.
- On the App info screen for Twitter, tap Uninstall to remove the app from your device.
- Tap OK when prompted to uninstall the app.
- Once the app is uninstalled, open the Google Play Store on your device.
- open Twitter download page.
- Tap Install to install the app on your device.
- Open the newly installed Twitter app and log into your account.
Download Twitter Old Version
If Twitter is still not working as intended, you may want to revert to an older version that doesn’t have the problem you’re having. This requires you to download the Twitter APK file and sideload it on your Android device.
That’s it, hopefully fixes the problem for you.
Prevent Twitter From Crash on Android Device
The Twitter Android app is pretty stable and rarely has issues. However, if the app crashes or doesn’t work as intended, the methods outlined above should help you fix the problem.
And, in rare cases, if the methods above didn’t work for you, you might want to consider using an unofficial Twitter client on your device. There are many such clients on the market, so you are not limited to just the official Twitter clients.