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Tinder is an extremely popular mobile dating app that has a common error many users experience titled Server Error 1001.
This article will show you everything you’ll need to know about this error and how to fix it.
It’s an error that prevents you from signing in, so it’s something you’ll want to fix as quickly as possible, so you can get back to finding other singles in your area.
Let’s start off with a brief overview of the app and the error (if you want to know just how to fix it, skip to that section below).
Description of Tinder
When it was released back in 2012, Tinder not only changed the online dating game but the mobile app world as well.
It was an intuitive way of quick and to-the-point online dating.
Anyone can create an account within minutes, as you’ll need to do it upload a profile picture (you can upload up to six), write a quick bio about yourself, and then add you location.
This process is simplified and sped up even further if you log in with your Facebook account, as it will already have most of this information.
Once you do all of this, your profile is completely set up and then you can start searching for other singles near you that are ready to mingle.
How It Works
So once you’ve set up your account as I detailed above, you’ll want to start looking for others near you who are looking for a date because that’s why you got the app in the first place I assume.
Now I’ve personally never used other dating services such as eHarmony or Match.com, but I’ve heard that many sites like these can take a while to start finding people and it can be a slow and methodical process.
As I said, Tinder cuts right to the chase. Once you specify what gender you are, your sexual preference, and how far from your location you want to look, the app will start displaying people’s profiles one at a time. It will look something like the screenshot above. It will display their profile picture and if you click on them you can view their bio as well as all of their other public information.
Here’s how simple it is; if you find them attractive, you can “swipe right” which means you like them or you can swipe left which means you don’t. The person won’t know what you did unless they “like” you as well, which means that the two of you will match, which will show up on your match page. There, you can message the person directly so you can start flirting or set up a date. This swiping feature was revolutionary in the app game as it was one of this first apps to do so.
“What people don’t realize is that Tinder built a brand on more than the experience of the swipe.” – Sam Yagan
How They Make Money
Tinder is a free app that has been valued at over several billion dollars multiple times in recent years. This is due to the fact that many times as you will be swiping an ad will pop-up. They also have a Tinder Plus which costs a little bit of extra money and unlocks some additional features. I’ve probably aren’t spent too much time explaining this app, but if you want to learn about the details of Tinder Plus, check out this article here.
What is Server Error 1001?
This server error occurs when you are trying to log into the app and it is preventing you from doing so. Most of the time this error will be displayed as shown above, so basically without the ‘1001’ denotation. Essentially it is telling you that there is an issue with signing in as you are unable to connect to their servers for some reason.
Video Fix: Tinder Server Error
This error can mostly be attributed to one single cause and that is Tinder‘s connection with Facebook.
A ton of people syncs their Facebook to their Tinder account for a couple of reasons. It makes the whole signing up process faster, as it automatically links your name, information, and profile picture to your account.
It also will display if you and a match have mutual friends or ‘likes’ on Facebook, so, all in all, it just makes the whole process much more personalized.
I haven’t found any instances of people talking on forums and blogs talking about getting this error with no relation to Facebook, so the solutions that I will talk about in a minute will be for correcting the connection with Tinder and Facebook. If for whatever reason, and I seriously doubt it, you are getting this error without even signing into Facebook, leave a comment so we can see that it isn’t just a Facebook issue.
How to Fix It
You’ve received this error and if you read the section above then you know what is causing it; now what? Thankfully there a couple of basic solution techniques that many other people have discussed that can help you fix it.
Before You Start
Before you try all of these solutions, make sure first that you have a profile picture uploaded on your Facebook. Many times that is what will be causing this error, as you need a picture for Tinder, because, well, that’s how this whole app works.
I know that it may make more sense if the app just told you that was the issue instead of just giving you a generic error code, but many users have reported this being the issue.
However, if you have a profile picture uploaded already and this error is still persisting then try these solutions below and you should get the app back up and fully functioning in no time.
Solution #1 – Reinstall the App
This is the easiest thing you can do for this error and it is pretty self-explanatory. Just delete the app from your phone and then download it again, signing in just as you did before. Don’t worry, your account won’t be deleted.
Solution #2 – Allow Facebook to Use Tinder
This is any easy fix, as many times the issue lies within your phone’s settings.
When you first log into Tinder and you add your Facebook account, it will ask you to authorize this usage. You should press yes but if you didn’t for whatever reason, that may be what is causing this error. So to fix this mistake, here is what you should do within your phone’s settings.
- First, go to Settings.
- Next, Apps and then find Facebook.
- Underneath Allow these Apps to Use Your Account, find Tinder.
- Once you click on Tinder, click off and then on again or just turn it on if it was already off.
- Exit out of your settings and test to see if Tinder works now.
Solution #3 – Go to Tinder’s Facebook and Get the App From There
You really shouldn’t have to get to this step, as the ones above should do the trick.
However, if for whatever reason you are still getting this issue, go to Tinder’s Facebook and click the Send to Mobile button. The will send you a link for the app and some people have said that this simple fix resolved the problem for them.
This article was definitely a change up from what we usually write about here. Many times the errors we discuss are monotonous Windows errors or other problems with your operating system that many can’t fully grasp. Not this article. Tinder is a new and exciting app that people across the globe use to hook up and find others interested in them.
It’s a great dating app that was really the first of its kind, as before dating sites were almost exclusively on the desktop.
This inconvenience made it difficult for people constantly on the go or away from their computer to connect. Tinder changed that and made the whole thing much more to the point and down to earth.
Because of its popularity, many people use their Facebook account with this app to make everything easier.
While this works nearly all of the time, occasionally you may experience Server Error 1001, as Tinder is unable to connect to Facebook’s servers.
You can see the solutions above that this is a simple fix and shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes.
Many of these other error codes that we write about here are no different. It may seem confusing and intimidating seeing these error codes and having no idea what they mean, but you’ll find that how to fix them are actually quite easy. You already know how to do everything, you just have to know how to apply them!
Here I gave you all of the tools you’ll need to fix Server Error 1001 for Tinder and how to diagnosis it.
If you have any other questions regarding this error, don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Also, if you’d like to read other articles that I have written, make sure to check them all out here. Besides that, good luck on correcting this error!
Ryan is a computer enthusiast who has a knack for fixing difficult and technical software problems. Whether you’re having issues with Windows, Safari, Chrome or even an HP printer, Ryan helps out by figuring out easy solutions to common error codes.