Messages Failed To Load Discord Error on iPhone [Fixed]

Several iPhone users have faced an issue lately where they received an error message on Discord when it failed to load the messages in the subscribed server. This is creating a problem for many users and they are not able to communicate better with their friends.

There could be certain reasons that have the potential to cause this problem and we have listed them below.

  • A weak/unstable Internet connection
  • The Discord server might be down
  • Technical issue with the Discord app
  • Outdated Discord app
  • Corrupted Discord app data

After researching more about these above-mentioned factors, we have compiled a bunch of solutions and they are explained step by step in the article below.

Preliminary Tips

  • Test your Internet connection – To use the Discord application without any problems, you have to have a stable Internet connection on your iPhone. So check the Internet connection by browsing something on the web browser or YouTube app. If you find the Internet to be poor, try restarting your Wi-Fi router or switching to mobile data.
  • Check the Discord server status – Sometimes, when the Discord server is down for various obvious reasons, users won’t be getting any new messages or they might receive the message failed to load error. So check the Discord server status and wait until the server goes up.
  • Try a VPN connection – Many Discord users have tried connecting to the private network using a VPN connection and this method has helped them resolve the issue. But if you are already using a VPN and still facing the problem, then you can try disconnecting the VPN connection and see if the issue got fixed after disconnecting.
  • Check if a Particular Server Admin has banned you – If you are getting this error message only with a particular server on the Discord application, it could mean that the Server admin must have banned you from the channel. So try contacting them and rectifying the issue and get yourself out of the ban.

Solution 1 – Force Close the Discord app and Reopen it

Step 1: To force close any application running in the background, you have to go to the App Switcher first.

Step 2: So go to the App Switcher by swiping from the bottom left corner toward the right side.

Step 3: After that, look for the Discord app from the bunch of background apps and swipe it upward.


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Step 4: This will forcibly close the Discord app.

Step 5: Once it is closed, go to the home screen and reopen the Discord app by clicking on its icon.

Solution 2 – Update the Discord app

Step 1: Go to the App Store on your iPhone first of all.

Step 2: After App Store is open, click on the Search tab at the bottom as shown below.

Step 3: Type Discord at the top search bar and select the Discord option from the search results.


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Step 4: After that, you have to click on the Update option on the Discord page if there is any update available for the app.

Step 5: It will display Open if the app is already up to its latest version.


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Solution 3 – Offload the Discord app

Step 1: Tap on the settings app icon.

Step 2: This opens the Settings app on the iPhone.

Step 3: Now look for the General option and click on it.


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Step 4: Here you have to go to the iPhone Storage option from the general menu list.


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Step 5: It might take some time to load the iPhone Storage page depending upon the data.

Step 6: Once loaded, select the Discord app from the list by clicking on it.


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Step 7: Now click on the Offload App option.


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Step 8: Tap on Offload App from the pop-up window.


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Step 9: When it gets offloaded, click Reinstall App.


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Step 10: This starts reinstalling the Discord app on the iPhone.

Solution 4 – Edit the Channel Type

NOTE – This applies to only those channels which are owned by you.

Step 1: Launch the Discord app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to your channel by clicking on the channel on the left side panel.


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Step 3: Then click Edit channel as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 4: Now tap on the Category option.


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Step 5: Select the Voice Channels option from the list as shown below.


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Solution 5 – Reinstall the Discord App on your iPhone

Step 1: Go to the home screen and long press on the Discord app icon.

Step 2: Then select the Remove App option from the context menu list.


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Step 3: Tap on Delete App.


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Step 4: To continue uninstalling the Discord app, click Delete as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 5: Once the Discord app is deleted, please launch the App Store.

Step 6: Search for the Discord app and click the Cloud-shaped symbol to reinstall the app on the iPhone.


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