We’re Having Trouble Loading This Photo Tinder

We're Having Trouble Loading This Photo Tinder

While you are swiping through the seemingly endless stack of potential matches on Tinder, you may encounter an error that says “We’re having trouble loading this photo.”

Considering that a profile picture is a critical part of a Tinder account, it’s important that you get rid of this which is what I’m going to help you do. 

Why Does It Say ‘We’re Having Trouble Loading This Photo Tinder’?

The most common and likely reason why you are trying to view someone’s profile card on Tinder only to see an error message saying “We’re having trouble loading this photo” is probably due to an internet connection issue.

Now, while a weak or unstable internet connection is likely to blame for the error, it is not the only possible reason why, as there are certainly other problems that could be occurring.

Another feasible cause of this error on Tinder is a problem with the application such as a bug or glitch. It is not uncommon for apps to experience such issues.

While apps are quite incredible in their functionality; however, they are also susceptible to bugs and glitches like any other application. This is why you will commonly see “bug fixes” listed as a reason for an update when you view the update description.

Bug problems such as this that cause an error to occur on an application are more common than you might initially think. Even so, the error can be quite inconvenient such as this situation when you are simply attempting to view someone’s profile card on Tinder to see what they look like.

There are other possible problems such as Tinder’s server being down; however, let us break down these possible reasons and provide you with their accompanying fixes. 

1. Poor Internet Connection

As previously mentioned, a weak or unstable internet connection could be the reason why you are receiving the error message “We’re having trouble loading this photo” on Tinder.

A strong and stable internet connection is essential for any activity online such as swiping through your potential matches stack on Tinder. If your internet connection is unstable or poor, then you are much more likely to encounter errors and issues such as this one.

This is because a strong and stable internet connection is required for an app to function at its full potential. Without a good internet connection, it is no surprise that you are experiencing issues with Tinder.

With all of that said, let us get to some fixes for your poor internet connection.

Fix – Turn Your WiFi Off Then On

One viable option when you believe that a poor internet connection is to blame for the error occurring on Tinder is to turn your WiFi off and then back on.

This will re-establish the connection between your device and the WiFi modem, which in many cases, could be the solution.

Not only can this be an effective solution but also a simple one, as you can simply go to your device’s network settings, select the WiFi network you are currently connected to, then you can turn it off and on again to re-establish the connection. This could be a simple answer to the error you are experiencing on Tinder. 

Fix 2 – Switch From WiFi to Data Vice Versa

Similarly to the last fix of turning your WiFi connection off and on, it could also benefit you to switch from a WiFi network to your mobile service data.

You could also do the opposite and switch from your mobile service data to a WiFi network connection in order to possibly improve your internet connection.

This way if one of the internet connections is weak or unstable, then by switching to the other you could see some improvements in your internet connection.

This is because Tinder needs a reliable internet connection to be able to load what you are doing, which in this case would be seeing your potential matches in the swiping stack on Tinder.

Fix 3 – Turn Off VPN

Sure, VPNs are very helpful things, as they cannot only encrypt your data but also provide you with a connection to a server in another country. However, as useful as VPNs can be, they can also slow down your internet connection speed.

So, while it is quite wise to use a VPN when you are connected to a public network; however, when you are not using a public network, it would also be wise to turn your VPN off.

You might be giving up some security but you are gaining a fair amount of internet connection speed. Having your VPN turned on could certainly slow your internet connection speed enough to receive this error on Tinder. 

2. There’s A Bug/Glitch

As previously mentioned, you could be dealing with a bug or glitch on Tinder, which is causing the error to occur and you get the message “We’re having trouble loading this photo.”

It can be extremely difficult to determine the source of a bug or glitch issue on an app such as Tinder unless you are an app developer for the application and even then it is not a simple task.

However, a bug or glitch can certainly cause problems/errors such as the one you are experiencing on Tinder. Fortunately for you, there are some possible fixes for glitches and bugs on applications such as Tinder. 

Fix – Use Tinder.com On PC or Browser on Your Phone Vice Versa 

If you are using Tinder and are experiencing this error, then it could very well be a bug or glitch on the app. With this in mind, you could use your internet browser on your phone or PC to go onto Tinder’s website.

This way you are not using the application, which means you will be able to avoid the bug/glitch that is occurring on Tinder. This method is quite simple since you can easily go onto your internet browser on your PC or phone and then type “Tinder.com” into the search bar to go to the website. 

Fix 2 – Wait For Them To Come Out A Fix

When you experience bug/glitch issues on an application such as Tinder, sometimes the best you can do is wait for the developers to come out with a fix for the bug/glitch.

This might not be the most convenient option but it could very well be the solution. App developers release bug fixes for their apps quite regularly and Tinder is no exception.

Bug/glitch fixes are typically released with updates for the application, as this is a convenient and simple way for app developers to integrate bug/glitch fixes.

Fix 3 – Contact Tinder Support

When you are attempting to use Tinder and are experiencing problems due to a bug or glitch, another possible solution is to contact Tinder’s support center.

This way you can receive the help you require and provide Tinder with helpful insight into the problem so that they can develop a fix for the issue.

They could even possibly provide you with help on the other side of the application, which could lead to a simple solution and you could get back to finding someone you would like to spend your time with.

This could very well be a quick and easy way to find the answers you are looking for the error issue on Tinder.

3. Tinder Is Down

There is almost always the possibility that Tinder’s server could be down at the moment. A server can go down for a number of possible reasons such as a power outage, maintenance, or even a damaged IP card.

Any one of these can put a server into downtime for a short period. A server could be down for a maximum of 20 minutes. You can check whether or not Tinder’s server is down by using a server status-checking site such as IsItDownRightNow or Pre Post SEO.

Fix – Wait For Tinder To Go Back Up

If Tinder’s server is down, you will, unfortunately, have to wait until the server is back up. It should not be long until you are swiping through potential matches on Tinder.

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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