Does Discord keep crashing on your iOS device? Let’s fix it

Follow these simple troubleshooting steps to get your iPhone and Discord app playing nicely again

discord keeps crashing on ios

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Discord has earned its place in not only the gaming community but in various hobbyist circles and fan clubs as a way to stay in touch with like-minded people. Community building is the primary focus of Discord, which allows a server to segment itself into various sub-channels for different subjects. For example, a 3D printing Discord server could split itself into STL printing, Resin printing, Member showcases, General Chat, and more. It keeps things organized for large communities, which can reach up to Fortnites 827,000 members.

Whilst Discord used to be purely a gamer asset, with them trying to take on Steam at one point with free game giveaways, it’s very accessible for anyone with a smart device, PC, or Mac. Rather than having all users dumped into one large group and comments branching out to threats like Facebook Messenger, for example, Discord allows for better organization and more control over notification settings. 

Let’s bear in mind that one user can join up to 100 servers, controlling notifications is key when making sure Discord remains manageable. Users can choose from receiving all notifications or to only receive mention notifications, and this can be managed server by server.

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Discord keeps crashing on iOS

discord keeps crashing on ios

When it comes down to platform performance, Discord can sometimes clash with iOS and crash/lag. This means Discord can close unexpectedly or nearly grind to a halt and perform very slowly. Here are some troubleshooting tips to get you back up and running:

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General performance fixes

discord keeps crashing on ios

There are a couple of settings hidden in Discord that can sometimes conflict with iOS settings. These may very well be the source of your slowdown and crashes. In Discord, go to User Settings > Privacy and Safety, then disable ‘Use data to improve Discord’. This sends crashes and other usage logs to Discord to help improve the app, but it can also affect app performance.

Hardware acceleration can also clash with performance and cause crashes. In user settings, go to Appearance then turn off ‘Hardware Acceleration. Finally, making sure you’re closing down any background apps will really help performance. Multiple apps being open at once can really affect performance, simply swipe up and hold your finger in the middle of the screen to bring up currently running apps and close them down. Still getting issues? See the next step:

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Prevent Image-Based Crashes

discord keeps crashing on ios

Images, video, and Emojis can cause crashes if you enter a server channel that is full of them. By default, Discord automatically plays GIFS and animated Emojis, let’s change that. Go to User Settings > Text and Images, then you’ll need to find and disable ‘Automatically play GIFs and autoplay animated Emoji’. Hopefully, this should stabilize crashes based on these instances.

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Fixing lag and slow performance

discord keeps crashing on ios

Slow apps should be a thing of the past on later iPhone models, especially when it comes to a low-demand app like Discord. Background app refresh takes up temporary memory by constantly refreshing when you’re not using Discord. This time, go to your iPhone Settings > General > Background App Refresh and disable Discord to stop this from happening.

The easiest option is to delete and reinstall Discord. All of your user data will stay exactly where it is thanks to your account, and it clears any settings and cached files that may be causing crashes and lagging. Also, it ensures you have the latest version available.

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