Facebook Messenger Not Working on Your iPhone 14? 8 Fixes

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Is Facebook Messenger not working on your iPhone 14? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll explain why Facebook Messenger is not working on your iPhone 14 and show you how to fix the problem.

Note: information in this article apply to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Facebook Messenger (officially known as just “Messenger”) is an excellent app for instant messaging, sharing images, videos, audio clips, and group chats. However, sometimes you may run into issues with the app working on iPhone 14.

In this case, you can try the solution listed below to fix the Facebook Messenger app not on iPhone 14 issue.

Why Is Facebook Messenger Not Working on My iPhone 14?

There can be multiple reasons why Facebook Messenger is not working on an iPhone 14. But among all, poor internet connection is often found to be the primary culprit behind the issue. The problem can also appear due to outdated version of the app.

Fortunately, it’s very easy to troubleshoot Facebook messenger not working on iPhone 14 problem. Below are all the effective fixes you can try if Messenger is not working on your iPhone 14.

How to fix FaceBook Messenger not working on iPhone 14

1. Check if Messenger is down

You might not be the only one having problems with Facebook Messenger! If Messenger isn’t working on your iPhone 14, maybe it’s a site-wide issue. You could try to use Facebook using another browser or device, and see if it’s working elsewhere. Otherwise, you can check on a website like Down Detector, which will let you know if there’s a problem with Facebook Messenger. If there is, there’s nothing you can do but wait it out.

2. Close and reopen the app

Is Messenger not working only on your iPhone 14? Then you have to start looking at possible local issues. Sometimes apps can go out of whack, and something as simple as closing the app or website, and reopening it, might fix the problem. It may also help to log out of Messenger and log back in. This should resync everything and move the cogs back into place.

How to Force close the Messenger app on iPhone

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the app switcher.
  2. Find the Messenger app and swipe up on it.

3. Check for app updates

Sometimes, having an older version of an application may cause issues. If Messenger not working on iPhone 14 issue persist, you want to ensure you’re running the latest app version. Head to the App Store and check for any available updates.
1. Open App Store.
2. Tap on your profile located on top-right corner.
3. Find Messenger. If there’s an available update, you should see an Update button next to it. Tap on it.
4. Alternatively, you can select Update all.

4. Update your iPhone

As usual with apps, updating the operating system to the latest build can fix./ As such, it’s worth a try if Facebook Messenger isn’t working or opening on iPhone 14.

You download the latest iOS update by following the below steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Choose Software Update from the available options.
  4. If an update is available, tap download & installbutton.

5. Restart your iPhone

Oh, the good ol’ restart solution. Doing this fixes about 90% of all my tech problems. Try restarting the device when Messenger isn’t working on iPhone 14. This often gets things back up and running.

  1. Press and hold the side button and either of the volume buttons.
  2. Drag the power of slider from left to right.

6. Check your internet connection

Another reason for Facebook Messenger not working on iPhone 14 might be that your internet is down. Go into any other app or website and see if it’s working. If it isn’t, chances are you’re having internet issues. Those operating over Wi-Fi or LAN can check the router and see if it’s connected to the internet. You should probably try restarting the router too.

If you’re using cellular data, you might want to see if your data connection is on:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap cellular.
  3. Toggle Mobile data on.

If you’re outside your country or network coverage, also toggle Roaming on (this may incur extra charges).

7. Can’t play Messenger videos on iPhone 14?

Facebook Messenger videos are known for having issues,. Try restarting the iPhone or force closing and reopening the app. Also, try checking your internet connection.

8. Reinstall Facebook Messenger

If none of the solutions were helpful, you are left with no option other than reinstalling Facebook Messenger. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Long press the messenger app and tap on remove app.
  2. Choose delete app from the prompt that appears.
  3. Now, open the App Store, type Messenger, and press search.

Click on redownload to begin the installation process.

Fixed Messenger not working on iPhone 14

Hopefully, the above solutions helped fix Facebook Messenger, and now you are able to use it without any problem. But if the problem persists, connect with the Messenger support team for more advice

See also: Facebook not working on iPhone 14? Here’s the real fix

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