Why BeReal Keeps Crashing and How to Fix It

Does the BeReal app crash every time the notification comes out to take your BeReal photo? Are you unable to post your BeReal on time? This issue has been common for users of the app.

Here is why BeReal keeps crashing and what you can do to troubleshoot the problem.

Why Your BeReal App Keeps Crashing

The main problem with the way BeReal works is that every user is meant to use the app at the same exact time. Have you ever gone on a website during a time where a lot of people were trying to go to the same site, only for it to crash? This is the same concept, except it happens every day on BeReal.

BeReal has gained immense popularity due to its focus on having its users posting authentically without filters or Facetune. Once per day at a random time, the app sends a notification to all users (per region) telling them it is time to BeReal, meaning they have two minutes to post their daily dual camera photo.

People love the realness that the platform offers, and it has grown in popularity faster than it can keep up. As an active user, you may be noticing crashes or glitches.

Not every user is using BeReal at the same moment, but most people are trying to post within those two precious minutes, and the app only separates user bases by region. This means that almost every user in the United States, for example, is launching the app in the same two minutes.

The app cannot handle this much traffic at once, and it crashes on you, bringing you back to your home screen. You may also notice that after tapping the notification, the app opens but doesn’t prompt you to post, causing you to miss the time window and post late. This can be frustrating, especially when you were ready to post on time.

How to Troubleshoot BeReal Issues

The most common way to help this issue is by completely restarting the BeReal app. You may need to try this a few times before it works. If the app crashed, swipe up on your home screen, swipe up on the BeReal window to get rid of it, then tap anywhere to return to the home screen.

Then just launch the app again and repeat the process. If the app isn’t prompting you to post during the BeReal two minutes, just exit the app and use the same process.

Another helpful option is to log out of the app and log back in. Do this by clicking your profile icon in the top right of the app, then tapping the three dots icon in the top right corner. Scroll down and tap log out. Then, you may log back in using the prompts.

A last resort option is clearing the app’s cache. On an iPhone, you can do this by deleting the app from your phone entirely, restarting your phone, then going to the App Store and re-downloading it. This will clear any faulty data.

On Android, go the the app’s settings and Clear cache. You can also try reinstalling or updating the app.

Will BeReal Ever Work Properly?

BeReal faces these functionality problems because of how the app calls every user to post at the same time. This feature is pretty integral to what makes the platform appealing, so it can’t really be thrown out.

There is no clear answer to how to solve the crashing problems. One solution many have proposed is to split the user base up into smaller groups to receive the post notification at different times, so fewer users are on the app at once.

It is unclear what the future holds for BeReal and its functionality issues. The app is facing increasing competition with other apps trying out similar notifications. Instagram is testing a feature that is similar to BeReal.

Get Better at BeReal

With these troubleshooting tips and a better understanding of the issue, you can get better at getting your BeReals posted on time. This will help you enjoy the platform more for what it makes it so popular: the authenticity of being in the moment.

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