Discord has become the go-to chat platform for all types of communities around the world. While the application is available on all major platforms, it is fair to say that it does not work equally well. More specifically, Android users have been having a lot of trouble using the Discord app on their phones, as the app keeps crashing repeatedly.
Whether it’s one of the experimental features or the existing app cache causing the Discord app to crash, this guide will walk you through all the possible solutions to fix the problem. So, let’s check it out.
1. Disable GIF autoplay
The most common cause behind frequent Discord app crashes on Android is the GIF autoplay feature. Although the feature comes pre-enabled in the app, if Discord crashes constantly, you can disable GIF autoplay by following the steps below.
Step 1: Launch the Discord app on your phone. Tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner to visit User Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down to the Settings section of the app and tap Accessibility.
Step 3: Turn off the switch next to “Play GIFs automatically when possible.”
2. Disable and enable Android System WebView
Android System WebView is an essential system component that allows Android applications to display web content. But if Android System WebView is not working properly, applications that depend on it will often crash. You can try disabling Android System WebView and re-enabling it to fix this problem. Here’s how.
Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your phone and navigate to Apps & Notifications. Then tap View all apps.
Step 2: Locate and tap Android System WebView.
Step 3: Tap the Disable option and press Disable App when the message appears.
Step 4: Exit the Settings application and restart your phone. Follow the above steps to enable Android System WebView from the Settings application.
3. Avoid using experimental features in Discord
The Discord Android application gives you some experimental features to get access to before they are available to everyone. But on the other hand, because these features are highly experimental, they can also interfere with the app’s performance and cause it to crash or crash abruptly.
For example, if you enabled Hardware Scaling or Low Latency Hardware Acceleration to improve your calling experience in the Discord app, it could cause crashes. For a stable experience, you should disable those features.
Step 1: Launch the Discord application on your phone. Tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner to visit User Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down to the Application Settings section and select Voice & Video.
Step 3: Under Video, uncheck the ‘Enable Hardware Scaling’ option. Under Low latency hardware acceleration, select ‘Let my operating system decide’.
4. Clear application cache
Clearing application cache is one of the effective troubleshooting methods for Android users. If you have been using the Discord app for a while, then it is possible that the existing cache data has become obsolete and has started to interfere with the app’s functionality. To fix this, you can try clearing the Discord app cache by following the steps below.
Step 1: Press and hold the Discord app icon and select App Info from the menu that appears.
Step 2: Go to Storage and Cache. Tap the Clear Cache option.
Restart the Discord application to verify if it is working properly.
5. Update the Discord application
Updating the Discord application may resolve any bugs or hidden issues that may have prevented the application from working properly. Therefore, it is recommended that you periodically update the applications on your phone.
Launch Play Store. Search for the Discord app to install any pending app updates.
6. Exiting Discord Beta
If you signed up for the Discord app beta program to test experimental features, you are likely to encounter problems, as these builds could be very unstable. To avoid this, you can exit the Discord app beta program and switch to a stable version. Here’s how.
Step 1: Launch Play Store on your phone and search for the Discord app.
Step 2: On the Discord app page, scroll down and tap the Exit button under “You are a beta tester”. Select Exit to confirm.
Your account will be removed from the Discord app beta program. After a while, you will receive an app update that will bring you back to the stable version of the app.
As good as Discord is, there is still room for improvement for its Android app. While such app crashes with Discord can be unsettling, we hope the above solutions will help you fix them for good.