Kik Captcha Verification Not Working

Kik’s captcha verification, otherwise known as “FunCaptcha,” is an absolute nuisance to deal with. It’s notorious for being confusing, hard, and unfortunately, doesn’t always work. Some users have even experienced performing the FunCaptcha perfectly, only to be told it didn’t work.

It’s possible you’re experiencing an error or, just as likely, you aren’t inputting the captcha verification correctly. However, on some occasions, the captcha doesn’t want to reveal itself or it won’t rotate like it’s supposed to. In the event that it just isn’t working, try these fixes below to give yourself another crack at it.

Refresh the Captcha Verification

If you’re having trouble with the captcha, then your first step is to refresh it. Just below the captcha is an arrow chasing its tail in a circle. That’s the refresh icon. Go ahead and select it. Give it a moment to refresh and try the captcha verification again.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t always work. Your device might have freaked out for a moment and froze the entire app, so now you have to fix it. Now is the time to enter “fix-it” mode.

Force Stop the Kik App

With processes being susceptible to hanging and freezing, forcing the app to stop will force the processes to stop.

1. Find and open the Settings app.

2. In the Settings menu, make your way down to the Apps option and select it.

3. In the Apps menu, locate and select the Kik app. It’s in alphabetical order so it shouldn’t be hard to find.

4. On Kik’s App Info page, select FORCE STOP at the top of the screen.

5. Launch the Kik app and try the captcha verification again.

Clear the Kik App Cache

Any errors you’re experiencing could be a symptom of corrupted temporary files, or otherwise known as “cache.” Deleting it can fix the problem.

1. Locate and launch the Settings app.

2. In the Settings menu, make your way down to the Apps option and select it.

3. In the Apps menu, locate and select the Kik app. It’s in alphabetical order so it shouldn’t be hard to find.

4. On Kik’s App Info page, choose FORCE STOP, then select Storage.

5. Under Storage, tap CLEAR CACHE.

6. Restart the Kik app and try the captcha verification.

Clear the Kik App Data

Before you delete Kik’s app data, known that it will delete everything from Kik, including your saved account information.

1. Find and open the Settings app.

2. In the Settings menu, make your way down to the Apps option and select it.

3. In the Apps menu, locate and select the Kik app. It’s in alphabetical order so it shouldn’t be hard to find.

4. On Kik’s App Info page, choose FORCE STOP, then select Storage.

5. Under Storage, tap CLEAR DATA.

6. Open the Kik app again and try the captcha verification.

Uninstall and then Reinstall the Kik App

1. Locate and launch the Settings app.

2. In the Settings menu, make your way down to the Apps option and select it.

3. In the Apps menu, locate and select the Kik app. It’s in alphabetical order so it shouldn’t be hard to find.

4. On Kik’s App Info page, tap FORCE STOP and then choose UNINSTALL. When prompted to confirm, tap OK. Give it a moment to uninstall before moving forward.

5. Locate and launch the Google Play Store app. The app icon is a colorful triangle. You can open the Google Play Store app from one of your home screens. If you can’t find the Google Play Store app there, check inside your App Drawer, where all of your currently installed apps are housed.

6. At the top of the Google Play Store, tap the search bar and type in “Kik.” Select the app from the search results below.

7. On Kik’s information page, tap Install.

8. Retry captcha verification.