Content Not Available Threads? Do This!

Content Not Available Threads

Why Does It Say Content Not Available On Threads?

1. The Profile, Thread, or Reply Has Been Deleted

When something loads on your feed, and the person deletes either their account, thread or reply, if you try to click it, it won’t be available because it’s been deleted, therefore, you’ll get the message content not available.

2. There’s A Bug 

When you are consistently logged into Threads and have remained logged in since initially setting up the account, the issue may not be the person whose content you are trying to view. The problem could be your Threads app. It’s essential to give your app a break by signing out for a while and signing back in.

Sometimes, it’s also better to restart your device. To elaborate on one of the methods to resolve this bug, let’s start with signing out and then signing back in.

Fix – Log Out Then Back In

  1. Tap the back arrow to go back to the previous screen. The back arrow should redirect you to your feeds.
  2. From there, you tap your profile icon in the screen’s bottom right corner.
  3. Next, tap on the three horizontal lines in the screen’s top right corner.
  4. Once you tap the log-out option, you can successfully log out of your Threads account.
  5. After taking the proper procedure to log out successfully, log back into the account from the Threads login screen.

Performing a reboot by logging out and logging back into your account should resolve the issue immediately!

However, if it does not resolve right away, proceed to the next troubleshooting step listed in this article.

Fix 2 – Update Threads to Get Rid Of Bugs

Performing an update on the Threads app allows the app to flow with proper functionality without hassle. Updating the app also improves the app’s speed and will enable you to access content on Threads if you are getting the “Content No Longer Available” error.

To update your Threads app, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the app store.
  2. Tap these search icon and search for the Threads app.
  3. Once you have located the Threads app, it will show the app is installed. Once the app is installed, you will also be able to see if an update is available.
  4. If you see a button that says update next to the title Threads, go ahead and tap the update button, and the app will immediately update.
  5. Once the Threads app has officially updated, you can attempt to log back in if you can view the content you were previously watching.

For people using an Android device, to update Threads, you must:

  1. Open the Google Play store.
  2. In the search bar, type Threads. If the app is already installed on your device, once Instagram comes up, you will see two options; Update and Uninstall.
  3. Tap on the Update option.
  4. Once the app is officially updated, reopen Threads to see if the issue continues.

Performing an update is a simple system reboot of the app. This will remove any bugs or internal issues with the app so you can continue enjoying its features. This is a flexible resolution to get back to viewing content on Threads.

Fix 3 – Clear Your Cache to Get Rid of Threads Bugs

Another method to get rid of annoying bugs is to clear the cache of your Threads.

If you have been using your Threads app continuously without taking a break and logging out of the app, there can be a minor or significant buildup of cache for that app, which means that it is time to clear that out.

To clear out your cache, you must do the following:

If you are using an Android device, go into your device settings and to apps; once your app’s window is open, locate the Threads app.

  1. Open the Threads settings; from there, you will see options to force close, clear data, and clear cache.
  2. Select the option to clear the cache. To be safe, once your cache is cleared, it would be best to force close the app if the app was previously opened.
  3. After the cache is cleared and the app is forced closed, reopen the Threads app and return back to the person’s posts to see if you can view the content.
  4. Clearing your cache is a quick and straightforward fix for any app, including Threads.

Fix 4 – Uninstall and Reinstall the App

3. Threads Is Down

Whenever any issues occur when attempting to view content on Threads, there may not be an issue with the methods you are using. The issue could be internal.

Whenever there is an internal issue, the problem is out of your hands and is in the hands of the developers.

Fix – Wait For Threads To Go Back Up

Threads, just like any other app, is connected to a server. Sometimes, when an app or website isn’t working correctly, it is due to the server for that app or website currently being down. Waiting is heartbreaking for most users.

When there is an issue with Threads, in that case, the app developers will notify you via email or text message, notifying them that there is an ongoing issue they are working hard to resolve.

4. Poor Internet Connection

If you run into any issues, such as content not being available on Threads, it is also always important to check your internet connection. If you are using a Wi-Fi connection, try resetting your modem.

Before you reset the modem, log out of your Threads account first. Once you are logged out, then proceed with resetting your modem. The reset process may take a couple of minutes.

After the modem is reset and you are connected to your device, log back into your Threads account using your credentials and attempt to see if the content will show up.

And if you are using a data connection, you may want to consider switching to a Wi-Fi connection if your data is the issue. Let’s check out some quick fixes for your internet connection.

Fix – Turn Your WI-FI off, Then On

Sometimes, if you get the error that content is not available, it could be due to an issue with the personal device that you are using.

If you are connected to Wi-Fi, you need to disconnect from your Wi-Fi signal and reconnect again.

If you are using an Android device, to disconnect from your Wi-Fi signal, you must:

1. On your home screen, take your finger, scroll from the top, and pull down until you see a button bar at the top.

2. You will see buttons for your internet connection, data connection, Bluetooth connection, flashlight, rotation, etc.

If you are connected to Wi-Fi, the button for the Wi-Fi connection would be highlighted in a particular color showing that you are connected.

The Wi-Fi connection would be named or titled.

3. Tap on the Wi-Fi connection, and the button will no longer be highlighted. Once the highlight disappears, that is a sign that you are not connected to Wi-Fi.

4. Leave the connection off for about 3 to 5 minutes.

After 3 to 5 minutes have passed, tap the Wi-Fi button again so the button will highlight again, showing that you are now connected to the Wi-Fi signal.

If you are using an iOS device, to turn off your Wi-Fi connection, you must:

  1. From your home screen, go to settings and then tap Wi-Fi.
  2. If your Wi-Fi is turned on, tap it to disconnect the signal.
  3. The Wi-Fi network would be named in your Wi-Fi settings.
  4. Follow the same protocol for waiting 3 to 5 minutes before reconnecting the Wi-Fi signal and then reconnecting the signal once more.
  5. Finally, log back in using your Threads credentials if you are logged out of your Threads account.
  6. Once you successfully log in, navigate to the content you were previously watching to see if the content will load.

Fix 2 – Switch from WI-FI to Data

If you have turned off your Wi-Fi and switched it back on and there is still no progress, the next option would be to switch from your Wi-Fi signal to your data connection. This step allows you to consolidate the issue to see if the problem is your Wi-Fi connection.

If you are using an Android device, to switch to your data connection, you must:

  1. First, log out of your Threads account.
  2. On your home screen, take your finger and swipe from the top of your screen, and pull down until you see buttons for your Wi-Fi, data, flashlight, etc.
  3. If your Wi-Fi connection is highlighted, tap the Wi-Fi button so the highlight will disappear, and then tap your data button to switch on your data option.
  4. Once this is done, log into your Threads account, and navigate to the users’ page to see if the content will come up.

For individuals using an iOS device, to switch on your data, you must:

  1. From your home screen, navigate to your settings, then Wi-Fi. If your connection is available, tap the Wi-Fi switch to turn it off.
  2. To turn on your data from your settings, if you are already in settings, go to cellular, then turn your cellular data on from that screen.
  3. Once connected to your data service, go back to your Threads app, open it, and log back in. Once logged back in, navigate to the users’ page and ensure you can see the content play on your screen.

Fix 3 – Turn Off VPN

Depending on your phone’s manufacturer, you may see a toggle switch, in which case just toggle off the VPN, or if you are prompted with a disconnect button, disconnect the VPN using that button.

To disconnect the VPN for iOS users, you must:

  1. First, log out of your Threads account.
  2. Tap the VPN slider near the top of the settings app to disconnect from the VPN. Another way to disconnect from the VPN and the settings, go under settings, then tap General, and select VPN. To disconnect the VPN, tap the status option at the top of the page and then set it to the off position.
  3. Once you have disconnected from your VPN on your Android or iOS device, this should allow both your Wi-Fi and cellular data to have a smoother functionality. In other words, disconnecting the VPN allows less interference when using your Threads app.
  4. After disconnecting the VPN, log back into your Threads account using your credentials and navigate to the users’ profile page to see if the content will start playing.
David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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