Experiencing issues with your ‘Smoke It’ app can be frustrating. This guide presents 9 effective DIY solutions to common app problems, from basic troubleshooting steps to technical fixes.
These DIY solutions can quickly restore your ‘Smoke It’ app’s functionality, allowing you to continue enjoying your smoking adventures.
But before I share the solutions with you, let’s look at how you can recognize the existing issue in your Smoke It App.
How to Recognize the Issue?
When using apps, recognizing the issue is the first step when troubleshooting. Here is how you can identify the common problems if your ‘Smoke It’ app is not working:
- The app keeps crashing: The app shuts down by itself after opening or while you are using it
- Error messages are appearing: Error messages such as “App not responding” could pop up
- The app is not starting up: You click to open the app, but nothing happens
- Performance lag: The ‘Smoke It’ app takes a longer time than usual to load content or respond to commands
- The app doesn’t function as expected: Certain previously worked functions are no longer functional.
1st DIY Fix: Restart the App
The simplest solution to a malfunctioning application is often to restart it merely. Here is how to effectively do this:
- On iOS Devices
- Double press the home button to open the app switcher, locate the ‘Smoke It’ app and swipe it away to close it. Then, open the app again from your home screen.
- If you use a device without a home button (like iPhone X or newer), swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold your finger until the app cards appear. Then, find the ‘Smoke It’ app and swipe it away to close.
- On Android Devices
- Open the recent apps menu (it differs between devices. Typically, it is the square or three-line button), then locate the ‘Smoke It’ app and swipe it away to close it. Open the app again from your app drawer or home screen.
After restarting the app, check if the original issue persists.
2nd DIY Fix: Restart Your Device
If restarting the app does not resolve the problem, restarting your device could be the next step. Here are instructions on how to do this properly:
- For iOS Devices
- Press and hold the power button until “slide to power off” appears. Slide it and wait for your device to turn off. Then, press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo.
- For newer iPhones without a home button, press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons until you see the power off slider, after which you proceed as before.
- For Android Devices
- The method may vary slightly depending on your device and Android version, but generally, you need to press and hold the power button until a menu pops up, then select ‘Restart’ or ‘Power off.’ If you choose ‘Power off,’ wait for the device to shut down completely, then hold the power button to turn it back on.
After restarting your device, open the ‘Smoke It’ app and see if this solution has resolved your issue.
3rd DIY Fix: Check Your Internet Connection
Some apps require a proper internet connection to function efficiently. The ‘Smoke It’ app might malfunction on a weak or unstable connection.
Why an Unstable Internet Connection can cause issues:
Like many others, the ‘Smoke It’ app relies on server data to function appropriately. If your internet connection is inconsistent, the data exchange can be disturbed, leading to problems such as freezing, crashing, or not loading the app content.
Tips to confirm if Internet Connection is causing the problem:
- Check the Wi-Fi or Mobile Data Connection: Ensure you’re connected properly, and the internet speed is good. You may perform an online speed test for this purpose.
- Try another Device: If possible, check whether the app works correctly on a different device within the same network.
- Try opening another App or Website: Check whether other apps or websites work fine with the current internet connection.
4th DIY Fix: Update the App
Sometimes, minor bugs or issues within the ‘Smoke It’ app can be fixed in a new release. Hence, updating the ‘Smoke It’ app to the latest version might solve the problem.
How to update the ‘Smoke It’ App:
- On iOS
- Open the App Store and tap on the ‘Today’ tab at the bottom of the screen. Then tap on your profile icon to bring up your account. Scroll down to find the available updates and ‘Smoke It’ in the list. If an update is available, tap ‘Update’ next to it.
- On Android
- Open the Google Play Store and tap the three horizontal lines to open the menu. Tap ‘My apps & games’, and find ‘Smoke It’s on the list. If an update is available, tap ‘Update’.
5th DIY Fix: Reinstall the App
- On iOS
- Press and hold the ‘Smoke It’ app icon until a dropdown appears, then tap on ‘Remove App’ > ‘Delete App’. Once deleted, reinstall it from the App Store.
- On Android
- Go to your device’s settings > ‘Apps’ or ‘Apps & notifications’, find the ‘Smoke It’ app in the list, and tap ‘Uninstall’. To reinstall, go to Google Play Store, search ‘Smoke It’ and click ‘Install’.
Remember, uninstalling an app may result in the loss of app data.
6th DIY Fix: Clear Cache and Data
Cached data can sometimes cause issues in the app, such as slow performance or startup issues. Here’s how you can clear cache and data:
On iOS: iOS manages the cache automatically, so there’s no manual way to clear the cache for a specific app. To clear some data in the ‘Smoke It’ app, you may need to reinstall it (see 5th DIY Fix).
- Go to your device’s settings > ‘Apps’ or ‘Apps & notifications
- Find the ‘Smoke It’ app in the list and tap on it
- Tap ‘Storage’ > ‘Clear Cache’ and ‘Clear Data
After clearing the cache and data, try using the app again to see if the issue is resolved.
7th DIY Fix: Check for Device Compatibility
Some apps may require certain hardware or software specifications to run smoothly. Confirm if your device meets the requirements for the app:
- Check minimum OS requirements: Refer to the app’s description page in the App Store/Google Play Store to find the minimum required iOS or Android version.
- Verify hardware requirements: Look for hardware requirements in the app description or on the developer’s website. Ensure your device has the necessary processing power, RAM, and other specifications.
8th DIY Fix: Disable VPNs or Proxies
VPNs and proxies may affect your connection, causing app issues. Here’s an overview:
Why VPNs and Proxies may cause issues: They can introduce security measures, latency, or blockages that affect the app’s functionality or its connection to the service’s servers.
How to disable them:
- On iOS: Go to Settings > VPN. Turn off the VPN by toggling the switch.
- On Android: Go to Settings > Connections > More connection settings > VPN. Tap the active VPN connection and choose ‘Disconnect’.
9th DIY Fix: Check Device Storage
Limited storage might impact the app’s performance or ability to store data:
How to check available storage:
- On iOS: Go to Settings > General > iPhone/iPad Storage.
- On Android: Go to Settings > Device Care> Storage.
Tips to free up space:
- Uninstall unnecessary apps
- Delete unneeded files, photos, or videos
- Use storage optimization tools provided by your device
So, you see, just because your ‘Smoke It’ app is acting up, it doesn’t mean you can’t use this app again.
With these 9 DIY steps, you can fix the problem yourself!
That’s all for now. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to reach in the comments below.