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If Snapchat won’t open, you can quickly get left out of the loop. In these instances, you need a quick fix so that you can get back on the app as soon as possible.
That’s where we come in. In this short blog post, we have put together a troubleshooting guide that details the best ways to solve your Snapchat opening issues.
If this sounds like something you need help with, make sure you keep reading!
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How To Fix Snapchat Won’t Open
Find Out If Snapchat Is Down
If the Snapchat app isn’t working, your first port of call is to find out if the app is only failing to open for you. If you don’t check this, you could waste time trying to solve your problem when it is in fact unsolvable because the entire app is down.
There are a number of different ways you can find out if the Snapchat app is down.
Firstly, you could use a website like isitdown.com to find out if any outages have been reported. Websites like this will inform you of real-time issues. This website even has a dedicated Snapchat page.
Another way you can find out the app is down is by checking on Twitter. Using Twitter you can see if anyone else is reporting any issues. You can also check or Tweet the Snapchat Support account to find out what’s going on.
Restart Your Snapchat App
If you’ve used the methods above and have discovered it’s only you having problems, the next thing you might want to try is closing the app and re-opening it. If the app still isn’t opening once you’ve restarted it, you should then try logging out of your account.
When you log back in, the app will re-sync all of your data and local snaps. This re-sync with the server might just fix the issues you’re having.
If that hasn’t worked, uninstalling the app completely before reinstalling it could be the next thing to try.
Update The App
Snapchat might not be opening on your smartphone because it isn’t up-to-date. While running older versions of apps is generally fine, we mustn’t be surprised when things start to play up. After all, app updates are designed to prevent any bugs.
Bearing this in mind, it is definitely worth checking to see if the app has any possible updates available. You can check for updates by looking at your phone’s app store. Depending on your phone, this could be the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store.
After any updates, you will be asked to log in again. Don’t worry about losing any photos, they will all be there still when you log in.
Turn Your Phone Off And On
It’s always surprising as to just how many tech problems are solved by simply turning the device off and back on again. Things are no different when your Snapchat isn’t working. Using the same logic, reset your phone and see what effect it has.
Resetting the device could solve all of your Snapchat issues. If it doesn’t, move on to a different method.
Is Your Internet Working?
The reason your Snapchat might not be opening could be down to a poor or lost internet connection. A super-quick way to find out if your problems are related to the internet is to check another app.
If nothing else on your phone is working, your internet connection is most likely to be the problem.
You can try and solve this problem by switching from data to Wi-Fi, getting closer to the router, or turning the router off and on.
Clear The Snapchat Cache
Almost every app downloads data and media onto your device. If the data downloaded is corrupt, problems like an app can arise. Clearing the app’s cache could solve the problem, and you won’t lose any photos or snaps in the process.
To clear the app’s cache, head to Snapchat, tap on your avatar icon, click on settings in the top right corner, hit the clear cache button, and press continue. This will clear the app’s cache and hopefully get it working for you again.
Check The Apps Permissions
If everything else seems to be fine, but the app still won’t open, you might want to check the app’s permissions. Permissions are required for an app to access certain functions on your phone.
If there are permissions missing, for example, camera or location permissions, the app might not work.
You can check permissions by again heading to your avatar profile and looking at the settings. Once you are in the settings, tab permissions, and press enable. You will need to give Snapchat permission to use anything it needs. This could solve your problem.
That concludes our list of quick fixes that should get your Snapchat app back up and running correctly in no time.
While it can be very frustrating when an app isn’t working the way it should, thanks to these easy fix methods, you should be able to send snaps to your friends again very quickly.
Now you have this list, start implementing each method to see if it helps you open your Snapchat. Good luck!