Is Bumble Down... Or Is It You?

How to tell if the Bumble app is down or the issue is on your end

Bumble not working? It may be suffering from an outage right now. If you're worried because Bumble won't load, it's important to know if the service is down or if it's just you. Fortunately, there are some key ways in which you can figure out if the issue is you or if Bumble is down right now. 

How to Tell If Bumble Is Down

Is Bumble down for everyone or just me? Try these simple steps to check if you're correct.

  1. Check the Bumble Support Twitter account. It's generally the best place to look first to find out if there are any issues with the app right now. 

    Bumble support Twitter account
  2. Search Twitter for #Bumbledown. You're not the only one looking for love! If the site is down for everyone, somebody has probably already tweeted about it. Check for tweets but also pay attention to the tweet timestamps to ensure that they're not discussing a different time that Bumble was not working.

    #Bumbledown hashtag on Twitter

    Can't access Twitter? Try other major sites like Google or YouTube. If you can't view them either then the problem is almost certainly on your end or with your ISP.

  3. Use a third-party "status checker" website. As an app, there are fewer status checker sites that can check Bumble, so the best one to check is Downdetector. It tracks whether there have been any issues reported over the past 24 hours, giving you insight into any widespread problems. 

    Downdetector website monitoring Bumble

If no one else is reporting a problem with Bumble, then the problem is likely something on your side.

What to Do When You Can't Connect to Bumble

There are a few things you can try if Bumble seems to be working fine for everyone else, but not you.

  1. Reinstall the app. Sometimes, apps can run into issues and often this will fix the problem immediately. 

    Make sure to download the app from a reputable source such as the App Store or Google Play Store

  2. Close the app and re-open it. Make sure you're closing down the app properly. Learn how to close Android apps and how to quit apps on iPhone the full method rather than simply closing them.

    If the app seems to be stuck and not closing properly, try restarting your device instead.

  3. Try switching to your phone's data connection instead of the Wi-Fi connection to see if it makes a difference. 

  4. Occasionally, there can be an issue with your DNS server. If you feel comfortable switching DNS servers, there are many free and public methods, but they can require more advanced knowledge. 

If nothing has fixed Bumble for you, you may have a problem with your internet connection. One relatively common issue can be when you have too many devices using up your network bandwidth eventually slowing down your internet so you can't use it, but it can be more complicated than that. Contact your ISP to gain further help. 

Bumble Error Messages

Bumble doesn't display error messages in the typical way that a website might do. Instead, if you have an issue viewing certain parts of it, it might be down to what you're doing rather than a problem with the app.

If you can open the app, but you can't view a location on someone's profile for instance, that's down to the settings they've chosen.

Similarly, you may find changing your profile picture leads to it needing to be moderated. That's often standard procedure by the app and nothing to worry about.

If the Bumble app simply won't load though, try waiting it out. When Bumble is in heavy demand, it can refuse to load. If you wait, it'll almost always 'fix' itself and work again as if nothing had ever happened.