Tweetbot is a popular third-party client for the social networking site, Twitter.
It is available for use on Apple Inc.’s iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Mac platforms.
However, sometimes you may get issues when trying to access your account on Tweetbot and receive a “failed to contact Twitter” error.
The full error is “failed to contact Twitter, Please try again.”
In this article, we will provide why “failed to contact Twitter” error occurred on Tweetbot and how to fix it.
Why did “failed to contact Twitter” error occurred on Tweetbot
The “failed to contact Twitter” error on Tweetbot can occur for a number of reasons such as:
1. Incorrect login credentials
If you are entering the wrong username, email address, or phone number when trying to log in, you may receive the “failed to contact Twitter” error.
2. Internet connection issues
If your device is not connected to a stable internet connection, Tweetbot may not be able to connect to the Twitter servers, resulting in the “failed to contact Twitter” error.
3. Server issues on Twitter’s end
Twitter’s servers may be down or experiencing issues, which can prevent Tweetbot from connecting and result in the “failed to contact Twitter” error.
4. Firewall or security software blocking Tweetbot
Firewall or security software on your device may be blocking Tweetbot from connecting to the internet, causing the “failed to contact Twitter” error.
5. Technical issues with the app
Tweetbot may experience technical issues that cause it to not work as expected and result in “failed to contact Twitter” error.
How to Fix “failed to contact Twitter” on Tweetbot?
Step 1: Check your internet connection
Ensure that your device is connected to a stable internet connection.
You can check your internet connection by opening a web page in a browser or using a speed test app.
If the internet connection is weak or unstable, try reconnecting to the network or switching to a different network.
If your internet connection is stable and the error persists, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Check your login credentials
Ensure that you are using the correct login credentials when trying to log in to Tweetbot.
If you are unsure of your login credentials, you can reset your password by visiting the Twitter website and click on the “forgot password” link.
Follow the prompts to reset your password and try logging in to Tweetbot again.
If the error persists, proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Check Twitter’s server status
Check Twitter’s server status to see if there are any known issues that may be preventing Tweetbot from connecting.
If there are server issues on Twitter’s end, there may not be anything you can do to resolve the “failed to contact Twitter” error.
You will have to wait until the issue is resolved.
Step 4: Disable Firewall or security software
Try disabling your Firewall or security software temporarily, and see if it resolves the “failed to contact Twitter error”.
To disable Firewall or security software, follow below steps:
On a Mac: Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall.
Click the lock icon and enter your admin password.
Then click the Turn Off Firewall button.
If disabling the Firewall or security software resolves the error, you may need to configure the settings of your Firewall or security software to allow Tweetbot to connect.
Step 5: Contact Tweetbot support team
If none of the above steps work, it may be an issue with the app itself.
In this case, it is recommended that you contact the support team for Tweetbot for further assistance.