Wondering why the Weather channel app keeps crashing? Let’s find out together!
In today’s era, weather apps are commonly used by everyone to keep them updated about current and upcoming weather.
Many users prefer the Weather Channel app, although it often causes trouble for users and crashes as soon as it is opened. Let’s learn why!
The Weather Channel App crashes due to different factors including app programming malfunction, restriction of Location Access, App Cache, Server Outage, and much more.
The solution requires a thorough inspection of the application in order to solve the issue!
But before troubleshooting the app, first, let’s find out more detail about the crashing issue!
Why Does The Weather Channel App Keep Crashing?
If your weather app keeps crashing, then it is possible for exactly two reasons.
One option is that there is a problem with the Weather Channel Server or that there is a programming fault on the end of the app’s developers.
Another scenario is that the app is crashing because of some other factor involving the software and OS conditions of the (host) device.
Let’s unwrap everything!
- Outdated Weather Station App
- Piled Up App Data and Cache
- No Location Access Enabled
- Application is Malfunctioning
- Outdated Version of your Mobile
- Mobile Bug or Unstable Network Connection
- Issues with the Weather App Permission
All of the aforementioned factors are the most frequent causes of app crashes, and luckily we’ve found a solution for each of them.
Without further ado let’s jump right in!
How To Fix When Weather Channel App Keeps Crashing?
We are now moving next in the guide to discuss easy and basic and complex troubleshooting methods that’ll easily fix the app crash issue.
So, to get the best outcome from the solutions, be sure to try every method completely and implement them in the same way as discussed.
Solution #1 Check Location Access!
Allowing the location access to the Weather Channel app is of course a mandatory factor.
There may be a chance that your device location is turned off or maybe the location access from your device to the app is disabled, and that’s why the app is crashing.
Note: The steps for permission to Location Access are the same for Android and iOS mobile!
Here is how to enable the weather app location access:
- Go to your device Settings and then Privacy.
- Then turn on the Location.
- Next, tap on the Weather Channel.
- Allow access to the location of the app.
- Restart your device and then check if the app opens.
Note: Try the next solution if location access won't fix the issue!
Solution #2 Check Weather Channel Availability
As we have discussed earlier in the guide, the app often crashes when there is any error coming in the app from the developer’s end.
It is also possible that the app crashing issue is not just with you but with everyone who uses the app.
Therefore, to understand more, simply visit the Weather Channel website!
If their website is okay, it’s highly possible that their servers are okay as well. In case the website is not loading, then the application won’t work as well.
Planned and unplanned maintenance vary in time so be patient until the services come back online!
Is The Issue On My Side?
To quickly answer this straightforward question, we also need to inspect the home WiFi or internet that we’re using on our host device.
This is why we always recommend taking another device (phone, tablet, or computer), connecting to the WiFi, and trying to surf online.
That will suggest whether the issue is on your network or not!
Solution #3 Force Stop The Weather Channel App
Force-stopping the app is the very basic and common way to get rid of app crashing issues.
Perhaps the culprit is your mobile device, rather than the application and that’s why the Weather Channel app crashing.
Therefore, force-stopping (restarting) the app will be the next best step!
Here is how to force-stop the Weather Station app:
- Navigate to your mobile Settings.
- Then, look for Apps or App Management.
- Find out the Weather Channel app and tap on it.
- Then, tap on the Force Stop button.
- Then restart your device and open the app again.
If the Weather Channel app again crashes, then maybe your device isn’t compatible!
Solution #4 Check Your Device Compatibility
It can be seen more often than most app issues will occur because of device incompatibility.
The Weather Channel app will easily and properly work on the latest versions of the device OS but if your firmware is outdated, crashing is expected.
Many device models do not offer updates to the OS and over time the apps will begin to cause issues and stop working.
This is why our next step is updating the OS Firmware of your mobile!
Update Your Mobile OS Version:
Updating your mobile device is easy as long as you know how, so let’s check the steps:
- Navigate to your mobile Settings.
- Look for the System from the menu.
- Then, check if the Update is available, then tap on the update.
- Wait for some time until the update completes.
- Restart your mobile so the update will be set up properly on the device.
After updating the OS version, then update the Weather Channel app and check if it opens properly.
In case your device has no update option available or the app still crashes again, then try the next method!
Solution #5 Clear App Data & Cache
Over the longer use of any app without refreshing the Login Session, the app builds up a large storage of cache and app data that’ll indirectly begin to affect the app’s performance.
Therefore, if the above solutions don’t work for you, then try clearing the App Data and Cache Data!
Here is how to clear the app data and cache files:
- First, go to the mobile Settings.
- Then, look for the Apps and navigate to the Weather Channel app settings.
- Then, tap on the Clear Data button aside with the force stop button.
- Then, exit from the app Settings.
- Look for Storage from the main settings menu.
- Then, tap on Cache Data.
- Confirm the prompt box to clear the cache data of your device.
After following the above steps, simply restart your mobile, then check if the network and location access is enabled.
If the app won’t open or crashes then you need to reinstall it again.
Solution #6 Uninstall & Reinstall The App
When the app is not reinstalled for long and especially if the login sessions of the app are not renewed, the app will collect large data.
Then the app will not work properly and begin to hang or crash even if the app data or device cache is cleared.
Then, reinstalling the app will work best.
Here is how to uninstall and reinstall the app:
- First, uninstall the Weather Channel app from the mobile.
- Then, open the App Store or Play Store.
- Search for the Weather Channel from the search bar.
- Install the app.
- Set up your account and allow all required app permission access.
After the reinstallation of the Weather Channel app, the issue of the app crashing will be resolved easily.
It’s very important to check the permissions again since they would be by default after the app has been installed cleanly.
Enable the permissions and try again!
Note: The clean reinstallation will erase all in-app settings and configurations!
Need More Help?
If the problem didn’t resolve and the app crashes again, then we recommend you contact a Weather Channel Support team for direct assistance.
Report what you’ve already attempted and share all the techniques learned from this guide. Good luck!
Whenever your Weather Channel app keeps crashing, check the home WiFi network, the server status, and the Location Permission.
Moreover, force stop the application, and clear the App Data and Cache Data from the device, before the clean reinstallation.
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