How to Fix It When Flipboard Is Not Working

Flipboard crashing or not updating? These fixes will help

When Flipboard isn't working, you might not be able to access the curated new and content you want to read or watch. Here's are some common causes and solutions to Flipboard issues.

How Flipboard Problems May Appear

If you've used Flipboard for any length of time, you're probably pretty familiar with how it works. So, when something goes wrong, you're likely to notice it. For example, you might be experiencing problems with Flipboard if:

  • Your Flipboard magazines and collections don't refresh.
  • Your Flipboard app crashes every time you open it.
  • You can't flip content into your Flipboard collections.
  • You receive the error: "Not logged in: You are not logged in. Please login and try again."

Causes of Flipboard Not Working

Although it seems to be pretty rare, there are several things that can cause Flipboard not to work properly. For example, if you've created a magazine that covers a very niche topic, it's possible that it just hasn't been updated since the last time you saw it, but there could also be something more be something more going on.

Another cause of problems with Flipboard could be that you've inadvertently logged out (or logged into the wrong out), or that you've missed an update to the app. Regardless of the issue, these troubleshooting steps should help you get Flipboard back up again.

How to Fix it When Flipboard Isn't Working Right

If you Flipboard app isn't working correctly, try walking through these troubleshooting steps. Start at the top of the list and try each one of the suggestions individually until you resolve the problem you're having.

  1. Check to be sure you're logged into Flipboard. If your Flipboard magazines aren't updating, it could be that you're logged out, or that you've logged into the wrong account (if you have multiple accounts). Make sure you're logged into the right account and then refresh your feed to see if the problem resolves itself.

    If you're using Windows 10 and have downloaded the Flipboard app from the Microsoft Store, you may encounter issues when you try to log in using your Facebook credentials. If that's the case, you'll need to contact Flipboard Account Verification Support (account-verification@flipboard.com) to update your account login information to an email address and password combination.

  2. Update your Flipboard app. If Flipboard is out of date, it can cause the app to crash each time you open it. To fix this, update the app from your devices app drawer. The process for updating apps on Android will vary from the process for updating apps on iOS and iPadOS.

  3. Force quit and restart Flipboard. Many devices today keep apps running in the background all the time, which is useful, but can sometimes result in apps that don't behave well. In the case of Flipboard, a simple restart could solve crashing or refresh problems you may be experiencing.

    To force quit and restart apps on iOS or iPadOS, you'll need to open the App Switcher and close Flipboard from there. To force quit an app on Android, you'll need to use the Apps Manager.

  4. Restart your device. If it seems that Flipboard isn't updating, try restarting your device. A restart often seems to work to to clear fuzzy errors, reconnect networks, and other minor issues that are mostly unnoticeable because they don't affect all aspects of your device.

  5. Check to see if Flipboard is down. Occasionally, the Flipboard networks will be down for maintenance. One way to find out if the problem is on Flipboard's side is to go a website service that monitors site health, like Downdetector, to see if Flipboard is down or if the problem is on your end.

  6. When all else fails, contact Flipboard's Tech Support. If you can access the app, you can contact support by going to Profile > Settings > Help & Feedback. Open a help article and at the bottom tap No > Contact Us.

    If you can't access your Flipboard app, you can go to Flipboard's Help Center and click Contact to start the process of connecting to Flipboard.