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Tinder something went wrong: Quick Fix

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Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps around at the moment. The app brought the swipe interface we’ve all become accustomed to and, in general, turned online dating all around.

However, just like everything tech, Tinder also faces issues from time to time. In this article, we’re talking about how to fix Tinder’s “something went wrong. Please try again later” issue.

Why does this happen?

This is a relatively common issue with the app and can be triggered by several reasons. Some of the most popular ones are as follows.

  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Issues with Tinder servers.
  • Outdated app version.
  • You’re using a VPN
  • Inactive account.
  • You’ve been banned from Tinder.

Also read: What does GGG mean on Tinder?

How to fix this?

Here are a few fixes you can try to get around this error.

Check your internet

After seeing errors like these, the first thing you should do is make sure that your internet is fine. If you’re on mobile data, check to make sure that it’s enabled and that you have good network coverage. If you’re on WiFi, check to see if you have an active internet connection and that the signal strength is strong enough.

Stop using a VPN

Tinder works by showing you profiles around your location. If you’d like to swipe in another location, Tinder has a feature for that as well. However, that’s a paid feature. 

If you’re looking to get around this using a VPN, you can run into issues like these, as Tinder doesn’t seem to work well with a VPN in the background. So try disabling your VPN and giving it another shot. 

Update Tinder

Another possible reason for the error is your Tinder app is outdated. Check the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to see if you have any updates for the app. If you do, update it immediately and check to see if that solved your problem. 

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Clear app cache

Clearing Tinder’s cache can help you eliminate any corrupt data files that might be causing this issue.

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  • Open your phone’s settings and head over to Apps & notifications.
  • Tap See all apps.
  • Find Tinder in the list.
  • Tap Storage & cache.
  • Tap the Clear storage and Clear cache buttons to remove all data.

Restart your phone, and you should be good to go. 

Reinstall the app

Reinstalling the app from scratch will get rid of all the related data it had on your phone and force it to start afresh. Remove the app from your phone and head over to your respective app store to download it again. This should fix your problem.

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Remove your Facebook login from Tinder

If you’ve used your Facebook account to log in to Tinder, there’s a chance that it can cause issues later on when using the app. Remove Tinder from your Facebook account and make a new one to see if that solves your problem. 

  • Open the Facebook app and tap on the hamburger menu icon in the top right.
  • Tap the settings gear icon in the top right.
  • Scroll down and tap Apps and Websites.
  • Find Tinder in the list and tap to proceed.
  • Tap Remove.

Now create a new Tinder account, and that should work just fine. Keep in mind that you’ll lose any existing matches you had on your profile. 

Use Tinder web

If nothing else works, log into the Tinder website and try swiping from there. There’s a good chance that it’s a temporary bug in the app that you’re facing, which should be resolved in some time. In the meantime, you can continue swiping on Tinder web. 

Also read: What does the Blue Star mean on Tinder?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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