Pinterest dropped in popularity as some other apps took the spotlight, but it’s still an amazingly popular app on all platforms, especially on Android and iOS. However, some users say that the Pinterest app keeps crashing for them. Pinning inspirational content is not exactly simple if the app keeps stopping all the time.
Don’t worry, though, as we have a few solutions that should help you address Pinterest issues in no time.
Table of contents:
- Clear cache and data from Pinterest
- Grant all permissions to Pinterest
- Reinstall the app
- Leave the Beta program
- Downgrade with an APK
Why does my Pinterest app keep stopping?
1. Clear cache and data from Pinterest
The first thing you should do is try clearing the cache and data from the Pinterest app. Chances are that the locally stored data is corrupt, so we’ll need to clear it and start from scratch.
Here’s how to clear cache and data from Pinterest:
- Open Settings.
- Choose Apps & notifications.
- Select All apps.
- Open Pinterest from the list of available apps.
- Open Storage.
- Clear cache and data.
- Reboot your device, sign into Pinterest, and look for improvements.
2. Grant all permissions to Pinterest
To avoid possible issues with the app functionality, we recommend granting all permissions to Pinterest. This doesn’t happen all so often but missing certain permissions might lead to crashes.
Follow these instructions to grant permissions to Pinterest:
- Navigate again to Settings > Apps & notifications > All apps > Pinterest.
- Open Permissions.
- Grant all permissions to Pinterest.
If the Pinterest app keeps crashing, make sure to try the remaining solutions.
3. Reinstall the app
If the previous step failed to address the problem and the Pinterest app keeps crashing, make sure to try reinstalling it. If you upgraded to a newer version of Android, there’s a possibility that the current version of the app won’t work. The best way to address this is to reinstall the app and start from scratch.
Here’s how to reinstall the Pinterest app:
- Open Play Store.
- Look for Pinterest.
- Tap on the Uninstall.
- Restart your device and get back to Play Store.
- Install Pinterest again.
4. Leave the Beta program
The next recommended action is to leave the Beta program via the Play Store. If you are an early adopter of Pinterest, we suggest leaving the Beta program. The Beta versions are often not as optimized and can lead to issues.
Follow these instructions to leave the Pinterest Beta program:
- Open the Play Store and look for the Pinterest app again.
- On the app main screen in the Store, scroll down until you reach the Beta program section.
- Tap Leave and wait until you are removed from the Beta program.
- Update the app.
5. Downgrade with an APK
Finally, if the current version just doesn’t cut it for you and the Pinterest app keeps crashing on your Android device, there’s a way to change the version. Not via Play Store but rather from an external source, via an APK installation.
Follow these instructions to download and install an older version of Pinterest:
- Navigate to APK Mirror and download an older (but recent) APK version of Pinterest. Alternatively, you can try any other version except the one currently installed on your device. Beta versions are also an option but we suggest avoiding them due to stability issues.
- Uninstall the Pinterest app.
- Allow app installation from external sources.
- Install APK, sign in, and look for improvements.