Both here and in support groups there are many posts about problems resulting from the use of a mobile phone app.
These problems are not restricted to Airbnb, they are general issues.
In most instances with Airbnb though, the complaint will be.......
'I can't complete my booking, I get to a certain point and can't proceed any further!'
'I am not receiving notifications on my phone'
'I am receiving emails but my messages are not coming through on my phone'
'I can't accept a booking request'
These are just a few that crop up multiple times every day. It is to the point where those in advice roles have a generic template that they post as each of these questions come along.
The reason behind your internet has stopped or any other App which experiences such a glitch is data crash. A data crash is not a serious problem and only means a situation wherein an App, OS or a software stops working normally and exits abruptly. This may happen due to various reasons such as unstable internet connection, both cellular, and WiFi. Another reason for Apps to stop working could be corrupted Cache files which have not been cleared in a long time.
Many users experience a problem through incomplete or improper installation and this may cause the App to crash and stop working suddenly.
Here are a few things that may get your communication back on track.
1/. Clear your cache. It is easy to do and will not harm your phone or your programs! It simply forces the phone to recover the information from the internet rather than from your stored data.
For iPhone users here is a link to clear your cache.....
For Android users here is a link to clear your cache.....
Just a note: once you clear your cache you will find your pages will be slow to load but this is temporary as the phone has to build up a 'memory' again.
2/. Apps are being updated all the time as new information and techniques come along. It is wise to un-install and re-intsall your phone app from time to time. Remember your information is stored remotely and you will not loose anything by un-intsalling. Just remember before you do to close all open pages.
Although there are many internet sites that will provide phone apps, I suggest you use this link which is the Airbnb app site.
It provides the app for both iPhone and Android and will give you the latest version of each and deliver best results.
With more and more use of smart phones this is an ever increasing issue and I hope this article can help users.
Have a great Christmas all and I am looking forward to having a story or two on the 19th!
Welcome back Rob - I have missed your ever insightful posts and diplomatic words over the past few weeks. I hope all is well with you and your wife