How to Fix Kik Not Sending Messages? 9 Ways Solved the issue

Fix Kik Not Sending Messages?

This article explains how to fix Kik not sending messages. Kik Messenger not sending messages is a common problem you can encounter while using the app and it’s caused by a number of factors. 

This article explains how to fix Kik not sending messages. Kik Messenger not sending messages is a common problem you can encounter while using the app and it’s caused by a number of factors. 

Most common reasons why Kik is not sending messages include, poor network, a technical glitch or bug from Kik, Kik server is down on your region or you were blocked by the person you are trying to send a message to. But you don’t need to be worried, I’ll explain how you can fix this issue. 

In this article, you will learn how to fix Kik not sending messages. 

Why is Kik not sending messages?

There are a number of different reasons why you can’t send messages with your Kik Messenger. This problem could be that you’re using an older version of Kik, server related issue (server is down in your region). 

There are still some factors that can cause Kik not sending messages. Further below is a list of possible factors that could cause this issue.

  • Technical glitch or bug
  • Poor internet (Most common)
  • Kik server is down
  • Using older version of Kik Messenger
  • Uncleared Cache 

These are the most common reasons why Kik is not sending messages. So let’s look at the fixes. 

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How to fix Kik Not Sending Messages?

Check your internet connection

Kik not sending messages could most occur as a result of bad internet. You won’t be able to send messages if you have poor internet access in your area.

If you’re using mobile data, then you need to switch to another network provider. You also switch to a WiFi network if both network providers are bad. 

Another solution you could also try is to put your phone on airplane mode for 10 seconds and then turn it off. Once the network is back you can now send messages to your friends on Kik. 

Kik server is down (Technical glitch or bug)

Kik not sending messages may be due technical glitches or even a bug. If the Kik server is down, it’s a general issue which will affect other Kik users. 

Here you can’t do anything but wait for the issue to be resolved on Kik’s end. 

Clear Kik Cache Files

Another fix to Kik not sending messages is to clear the app cache files. Leaving Kik Cache for too long can make the app unstable or malfunction. 

Here how to clear your Kik app Cache:

For Android users:

Press and hold Kik app »»» Tap App info »»» Storage »»» Tap Clear data »»» Clear Cache. 

You can also clear Kik Cache through the settings app. Now, open settings and scroll down to app, then tap manage app, scroll down and look for Kik. Tap Kik app tap to open App info. Tap Clear data, then clear cache. 

For iPhone users: 

Unlike Android there is no option to clear cache on iPhone. All you need to do is offload the Kik app.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on General.
  • Tap on iPhone Storage.
  • Select the app you want to clear the cache for.
  • Tap on Offload App

When you offload an app on iPhone the app will be removed, but its data will be saved on your iPhone. 

Note: Do not tap delete if you only want to clear cache. If you get the delete app button, the app and its data will be deleted from your iPhone. 

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Refresh Kik App

Another way to fix Kik not sending messages is to start the app. You need to close Kik Messenger and restart it again. 

But before that, you need to force stop the app, and you must make sore that the app is still open and running in the background otherwise you won’t be able to forced stop it. 

Locate Kik app on your phone, Press and hold, App info, tap force stop, then tap OK to confirm. Minimize and close Kik app. Then restart the app and start sending messages to your friends. 

Restart Your Device

Kik not sending messages can be an issue with your device. If you device overheats, you need to restart your phone. Once the phone has restarted, you can now send messages on Kik.

Switch to Older Version of Kik

If you’re using an older version of Android, it can make Kik Messenger and other apps unstable…. If the app is built for higher version of Android device, then go to Google and download a lower version Kik app that best suits your phone’s android version. 

Update Kik Messenger App

Updating your Kik is also a solution to Kik not sending messages. You need to go to Play Store or Apple store to download the latest version of Kik Messenger. Once the update is done, your messages will start sending. 

Uninstall and Reinstall Kik App

If Kik not sending messages continues, then you need to uninstall it, delete the app from your and reinstall it back. You can download the app back on Play Store (Android users) or Apple Store (iPhone users). 

This will fix Kik not sending messages for you.

Bonus: You can also contact Kik support for help if the issue persists. You can contact Kik support using the app or through the web by visiting their official website for help. 

To contact Kik support using app

  • Open Kik app
  • Tap your Kik profile picture to go to your profile dashboard account. 
  • Tap Help and about us
  • Then, tap Help to visit Kik’s official support page. 
  • Tap Contact Support, 
  • Select the category that matches the issue you’re facing. Then submit your request and wait for Kik’s response. 

How Kik Messaging Receipts Work

Kik messaging receipts feature allows users to know when the messages they sent have been sent, delivered or read. 

When you send a message on Kik, it goes through three processes. You will see faded letters, S, D and R. 

S means Sent: 

This means that your message has been sent to Kik server. 

D means Delivered:

This means that Kik has delivered your message to the recipient. But the person has not opened the messages. 

R means Read: 

This means that the recipient has read the message you sent. 

If you see three dots (…) appearing next to your message, it means that the app is trying to establish a connection, and your message hasn’t reached the Kik server yet. The solution to this is to check your WiFi or if you’re using mobile data, check your network provider.


Kik not sending messages is mostly caused by poor internet connection, technical glitch from Kik’s end or maybe their server in your region is bad.

To fix Kik not sending messages, you need to check your internet connection or switch from mobile data to WiFi connection, clear old cache files, force stop Kik, restart Kik, update your Kik app if you’re using an older version of the app. 

For technical glitches, bugs in the app or Kik server is down, these are not errors from your end. The only thing you can do is to wait for Kik to resolve the issue from their own end. 

You can also contact Kik support if the fixes do not work for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Kik not working?

If you haven’t updated your Kik messenger app in a while, then, you should update the app. Also check if your Kik messenger app is compatible with your device (Android or iOS version). 

Another reason may be your account was suspended for violating Kik terms of service.

How do you know if you’re banned from Kik?

If someone blocks you on Kik, you’ll still be able to send messages to them. You’ll see a D (D means delivered) beside the messages you send. The D won’t change to R (R means read) because the person won’t be able to see the messages since they blocked you. 

Will I lose my messages if I delete my Kik account?

Kik does not store your messages on their server. So, Yes, you’ll lose your messages forever if you delete your Kik account.

What is the message limit on Kik?

Kik has a message limit per chat. Kik has an overall limit of 10,000 messages per chat. What this means is once the limit is reached you won’t be able to message the person again, unless you delete old chats.

Is a Kik ban permanent?

If you violate Kik community standards and terms of service, your account will be banned permanently. But if the account was mistakenly banned, you can also contact Kik support.

What happens when you permanently delete Kik?

Your Kik account information, messages, photos, group chats will be deleted permanently from Kik. Your friends won’t be able to message you. And also your account will no longer be visible to your friends.

Does Kik tell you when someone screenshots?

No, Kik won’t notify the other user when you take screenshots of their chats or profiles. 

What does 3 dots mean on Kik?

If you see three (3) dots “…” next to your message, it means the connection is yet to be established and the message is not yet sent to Kik server. To fix this issue, you need to check your internet connection.

how long does kik support take to respond?

Depending on the severity of the issue you’re facing with Kik. It might take up to 20 days or more to get a response from Kik support team. 

Best way is to wait till they respond. 

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