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How to Fix Telegram Not Working on iPhone & iPad

Posted by Brian Davis on May 9, 2024 11:00 AM • Category: Fix iPhone Issues
5 mins read

Telegram, the popular messaging app, is a hit communication tool for many iPhone and iPad users. However, sometimes you may encounter issues where the Telegram app isn't working as expected on your Apple device. Whether you're unable to send messages or receive updates, or the app is crashing altogether, these problems can be frustrating to deal with.

If you're an iOS user struggling with a non-functioning Telegram app, don't worry. In this article, we'll cover the most common reasons why Telegram not working, as well as provide quick fixes on how to resolve Telegram not working on iPhone & iPad.

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Part 1: Why is my Telegram not working?

1. Unstable network connection: Telegram requires a stable internet connection to function properly.

2. Telegram server outage: Occasionally, Telegram's servers may experience temporary outages, which can cause the app to stop working.

3. App or device issues: The problem could be with the Telegram app itself or your device.

4. Some countries ban Telegram: In Pakistan, Telegram is a banned application, so it will not work properly. To use Telegram in Pakistan or any other country where the app is prohibited, you'll need to utilize a virtual private network (VPN) to access it.

5. Account-related issues: If you're able to access Telegram on other devices but not on your current one, the issue may be related to your Telegram account. You can try logging out and logging back in.

Part 2: How to fix Telegram not working on iPhone & iPad?

Fix 1. Use TunesKit iOS System Recovery to fix iOS system

Sometimes, after updating to the latest version of iOS, software glitches inside iPhone and iPad can cause Telegram notification not working. Thus, you need a professional iOS repair tool to solve this problem. Take full advantage of TunesKit iOS System Recovery, this is an all-in-one tool that can fix more than 150+ iOS issues on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without losing data, such as iPhone stuck in boot loop, iPhone black screen of death, iPad Bluetooth not working. It has the highest success rate and fast recovery features that you can use to repair your device at home. In just 4 steps, Telegram not working on iOS 17/16 can be fixed easily. Now let's see what else it can do.

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Features of TunesKit iOS System Recovery:

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See the tutorial to fix Telegram not working on iPhone & iPad via TunesKit iOS System Recovery.

Step 1Attach iPhone to PC

First of all, you are required to download and install this program on your Windows or Mac computer, then launch it. Link your iPhone or iPad to computer using a USB data cable. Choose iOS System Repair on the main interface, and hit Start button to proceed.

connect ios device

Step 2Choose Standard Repair

There are two repair mode available. Choosing Standard Repair, you won’t lose your vital information, while choosing Deep Repair, you will lose all your data. If you're going to opt for Deep Repair, it's recommended that you back up your data first. You can select Standard Repair, and if that doesn't work, then select another mode.

select a mode

Step 3Get the appropriate firmware package

TunesKit will automatically detect your device model, and version. Select the appropriate firmware package from the drop-down options. Then click the Download button to start downloading and verifying the latest firmware package.

download firmware

Step 4Fix Telegram not working issue in minutes

Click the Repair button when the firmware package finishes downloading. TunesKit will auto-repair iOS errors on your device. Once it's done, your iPhone will restart, then open the Telegram app to see if the non-working issue has been resolved.

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Fix 2. Disable Do Not Disturb mode

If the Telegram notification sound on your iPhone/iPad doesn't work, you may have Do Not Disturb mode enabled, which prevents apps from sending notifications. Here’s how to disable this mode on your device.

Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to access the Control Center, and tap the Do Not Disturb pattern (crescent moon) to turn it off.

turn off do not disturb mode

Fix 3. Remove Telegram app and reinstall it

If you tap on Telegram app, it crashes and doesn't open, then you may consider removing and reinstalling it, here are the steps to do so.

Step 1: Long press the Telegram app and select Remove app from it. Select Delete app in the pop-up box and click Delete again to confirm.

Step 2: Tap on App Store, type Telegram in the search box, and tap on the Download button to reinstall this app.

remove telegram app and reinstall it

Fix 4. Switch your internet connection

The possible reason why Telegram is not working is an unstable internet connection, you can switch your internet connection to resolve this issue.

Try switching from cellular data to a Wi-Fi network, or switch to a different Wi-Fi network if the one you are currently using is not providing a stable connection. Changing the network you are using may help resolve any internet connectivity problems that are causing the Telegram app to not function properly.

switch your internet connection

Fix 5. Restart your iPhone or iPad

Rebooting your device can fix any minor software glitches or bugs, including Telegram not working on iPhone. Below is how to restart your iPhone and iPad.

For iPhone:

Step 1: Press and hold the Side button and either volume button (on newer iPhone models) or the Top/Side button (on older iPhone models) until the "slide to power off" slider appears on the screen.

Step 2: Drag the slider to the right to turn off your iPhone.

Step 3: Wait a few seconds, then press and hold the Side/Top button again until you see the Apple logo appear.

restart your iphone

For iPad:

Step 1: Press and hold the Top and either volume button (on iPad models with Face ID) or the Top button (on iPad models with a Home button) until the "slide to power off" slider appears.

Step 2: Drag the slider to the right to turn off your iPad.

Step 3: Wait a few seconds, then press and hold the Top button again until you see the Apple logo appear.

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Fix 6. Turn off low data mode

When low data mode is turned on, it can restrict the use of cellular data, causing issues with Telegram not working. You can turn off low data mode to resolve it. Here's how:

Launch the Settings app, then navigate to Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Data Mode, then switch the data mode to standard or allow more data on 5G option.

turn off low data mode

Part 3: Conclusion

In a nutshell, this article listed all the reasons and solutions about Telegram not working on iPhone & iPad. Hope this guide can solve your problems. If your encounter other iOS issues, don’t hesitate to choose TunesKit iOS System Recovery. It is a powerful tool that can solve all your iOS errors without data loss. Download it now to enjoy its great features.

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