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Facebook Messenger 'waiting for network'

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Matty2213, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Matty2213

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    Hi all,
    I'm having an issue with messenger for Facebook. It constantly says 'waiting for network' and the only way I can get rid of it is by force quitting the app, but even then it comes back.
    I've tried clearing cache/storage of the app and it still does nothing. I've gone through all possible settings to no avail. I'm using an S6 Edge. This started happening after I encrypted my phone/sim card so it may have something to with that but I'm not too sure. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     

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    If all else fails, use a browser for Facebook and Messenger instead
     
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    This happened to me after the last Android update - also the Google Play store had the same problem - telling me I had no internet connection when I DID have an internet connection.

    I tried many suggestions I found online (except rooting) and none worked. What did work was weird - I left my house and went to a friend's house and my phone connected to their network. The problems went away!

    When I came back home and my phone connected to my network again, the problems were still gone, so as of today (the next day) it seems to be fixed!

    *Update - the fix only lasted a few hours. Now the TuneIn radio app won't work either on my home network (and Messenger and Google Play are broken again too). Luckily I have a public wifi near my house and the TuneIn app will work from that, but I want to use my home network, not a non-secure public wifi! Grrr! Don't know what to do now! (Also switching to the public wifi then back to my home network didn't work)
     
    #3 dusty999, Jul 20, 2017
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