Twitter remains one of the most used social media apps on this planet. The secret is that if you need to check the latest updates, gist, and trending matters, Twitter is probably the best platform to visit. However, a large chunk of users on Android has reported that Twitter keeps crashing on their phone recently for no particular reason. And this could be as frustrating as missing an enormous offer.
Fortunately, the issues didn't come without a way out. And in the next few minutes, we'll be taking a look at 8 easy solutions to try when Twitter keeps crashing on your Android phone. Get Twitter working again with these simple solutions!
1. Force the Twitter App to stop
When Twitter keeps crashing on your Android phone, it might be because of a temporary software glitch that came over the app, fixing that might just require you to restart the Twitter app, and that's what you can do in a few clicks. Just follow these steps:
- From your app drawer, find and open Settings
- Select Apps & Notifications from the list; then click on the option to view all apps.
- Scroll down to find Twitter and click on it.
- Right there, hit Force Stop to kill the Twitter app.
After that, try re-opening Twitter to see if it works flawlessly now, or follow the next solution below.
2. Reboot Your Phone
If your phone keeps saying "Twitter keeps stopping" after the first step, you should restart your phone now. Though many people have underrated that, restarting your phone could fix tons of issues - both software and hardware-related - on your phone. It refreshes the memory, wipes unnecessary processes, and puts the system in order.
If you've not been restarting your phone, all you need is to long-press the Power button to pop up the power options; then tap Restart from there to reboot your phone.
Try using Twitter again after the rebooting process to see if it doesn't say "Twitter has stopped" or "Twitter keeps crashing".
3. Update the Twitter App
Rebooting your phone should resurrect Twitter! But if that's not the case, it's time to update your Twitter app. When an app crashes on Android, it's commonly a bug from the app, and it might have been fixed in the latest update. Head over to the Google Play Store to check for available Twitter app update and Install it.
- Find and launch the Play Store on your Android phone.
- Tap the 3-dash button at the top-left corner to open the side menu. (Click on your profile icon instead if you're using the latest Play Store app)
- From there, tap My apps & games to fetch available app updates.
- Find Twitter on the list and Update
In case Twitter isn't on the list, that means you're up-to-date. Try other solutions below to get over "Twitter keeps stopping" on your Android phone
4. Clear the Cache on the Twitter App
Another way to fix the Twitter app that keeps crashing on Android is by clearing the cache. It's just like other Android apps; Twitter caches some data temporarily to make it work faster and use fewer of your resources when you are viewing a tweet again. But as good as it is, it might cause problems when it's too much or corrupted. In that case, clearing the cache might get your Twitter app working again. Just follow these steps:
- Open the Android Settings on your phone.
- Open Apps & Notifications and click the option to view all apps.
- Find and open Twitter from the app list.
- Select Storage & Cache
- Finally, hit Clear cache.
You should force stop Twitter once again and relaunch it.
5. Review the Twitter Apps License
If the Twitter app keeps crashing when you try using certain functions, you might need to double-check the app permissions. Perhaps you've denied permission for the function, which triggers Twitter to keep stopping. To double-check and fix that, follow these steps to re-enable permissions for the Twitter app.
- Find and open Settings from your app drawer
- Select Apps & Notifications from the list.
- Click on the option to view all apps.
- Scroll down to find Twitter and open it
- From there, click on
Go through the permissions and grant the necessary ones. Hopefully, you don't encounter the same problem when you use Twitter again.
6. Free up Storage Space on your Phone
Not just the Twitter app, your entire phone might run into issues like lagging, free app crashing and forced to shut down if you're running on low storage.
To keep your phone up and running and fix the Twitter app that keeps stopping on Android, ensure you have enough free storage space. You can go to Settings > Storage > Internal Storage to view your storage details. If it's getting low, you should delete unnecessary files and apps from your phone.
Restart your phone after having enough storage space to enjoy Twitter again.
7. Delete and Reinstall Twitter on your Phone
If Twitter still keeps stopping at this point, we suggest you should delete the Twitter app from your phone and reinstall it. Hopefully, that'd fix the whole issue and get you back on the street of Twitter. While you do this, keep in mind that you have nothing to lose; all you need is just to sign in to the app after reinstalling Twitter. Let's get that done!
- Launch the Play Store on your phone and type "Twitter" into the search bar.
- Click on the Twitter app from the search results.
- Under the app title, click on the Uninstall button to delete Twitter from your phone.
- After deleting it, hit the Install button to download it again.
Launch Twitter after installing it, sign in to your account and keep enjoying your day. But if Twitter keeps crashing after reinstalling it, you may consider resetting your phone.
8. Reset your Phone
Sounds odd, right? The last solution you may try if none of those fixes works for you is to perform a factory reset on your phone. Maybe you shouldn't try this self - you're going to lose your apps and data! But if Twitter really means a lot to you, it's worth trying.
Before resetting your phone, ensure you back up your phone properly. After that, go to Settings > System > Reset options > Erase all data (factory reset) to wipe your phone.
Set up your phone, restore your data, and launch Twitter. Hopefully, it works without issues now.