Tinder isn’t without its fair share of glitches and errors. While most of them are easily solved, often without any user intervention required, it can still be distressing to get an error code on your screen. Especially when the error code is unclear about what’s wrong with the app, your account, or your device.
This article will shed some light on the Error 5000 as well as some other things you should know about Tinder errors, alerts, and login issues.
How to Troubleshoot on Tinder
Tinder, like many other social media platforms, offers a pretty extensive FAQ section on its main website. By browsing the FAQ section you should be able to find answers for a wide range of connectivity, payment, navigation, interface, and mechanics questions that you may have.
That said, Tinder users also suffer from the same thing as other social media platform users – an inability to get in touch with a human representative for troubleshooting. Tinder only gives its users the FAQ section as a self-help section.
There are no customer service numbers that you can dial to get help and no email addresses you can use to contact human representatives. This means that whenever a new error or bug presents itself, as a Tinder user, you’ll pretty much have to browse forums, talk to other people, or follow Tinder’s Twitter feed to monitor the release of a fix.
Luckily, since its release, the Tinder app hasn’t experienced any major glitches, or any bugs that weren’t fixed in a timely fashion. Either by the Tinder devs or by updating the OS of the mobile device.
Most Common Tinder Error Reported
The most common Tinder error usually reported is Error 40403. This is the most documented error since it’s the one displayed on mobile devices to users that have been banned from the app.
Why were they banned? Who’s to say? Tinder reserves its right to ban users without notice. Most probably this happens because of too many reports from other users have accumulated for a single account.
The Tinder Error 5000 is an error that you shouldn’t be getting on your screen anymore. It used to be a server side error, that for some users appeared as Error 5000 and for others it appeared with no number but with the “Oops! Something went wrong”. message.
Users reported this error when they were trying to log into their Tinder account. Due to the lack of fixes and inability to connect to the Tinder servers, for a long time this error was confused with the notification shown when an account is banned.
For reference, the error you will get if you get banned on the Tinder app is Error 40403.
As already mentioned, this was a server side issue that not all users experienced. Therefore, there are very few things you can do your end to solve the problem. Furthermore, this error hasn’t been reported in quite a while, which suggests that Tinder fixed the issue.
But, if you do want to try a couple of things, which may influence your ability to connect to the Tinder servers, here they are:
- Disable your VPN as it may limit your connection speed and spark a few login issues too.
- Delete the Tinder app and install it again making sure you’re downloading the newest version.
- Try logging into your account by using a LAN connection, your Wi-Fi connection, and mobile data to see if a stronger connection helps.
- If your app is up to date you may also try clearing the Tinder cache data.
But, do keep in mind that the chance of this fixing an Error 5000 is very small. The good news is that you can’t rest assured knowing that this error shouldn’t pop up anymore.
Error 5000 or 500:5000 Is Nothing to Worry About
No one is denying that Tinder has its flaws, but there’s no reason to spiral out of control from a couple of login issues. There’s hardly a chance that you’ll miss the opportunity of a lifetime from not being able to log in and swipe for a few minutes or hours in a day.
Did you get the Error 5000 notification recently or did it happen a long time ago and you still haven’t found a fix for it? Let us know what happened when you got it or if you have more insights on this matter, in the comments section below.