Pi Browser not working? Here are 6 solutions to try

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  • Pi Browser is a browser only for Android and iOS that allows users to access decentralized apps (dApps) and Web3 for cryptocurrency mining and trading.
  • Users reported issues with Pi Browser not working or getting stuck on the welcome screen.
  • Setting Google Chrome as your default browser may solve the issue.
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Pi Browser is a browser for mobile devices that gives users access to the decentralized web for cryptocurrency trading. Recently, users report Pi Browser not working on their mobile devices and that Pi Browser gets stuck on the welcome screen.

In addition to browsing, Pi Browser allows users to use apps and websites on blockchain technology. This mobile browser is available for both Android and iOS devices for free. There is no desktop version, but it can be used on Windows 11 using an Android Emulator.

If Pi Browser is not working on your device or is stuck on the welcome screen try the solutions listed below to solve this issue.

What can I do if Pi Browser is not working?

1. Use a different browser

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2. Sign in and open with Chrome

  1. Open the Pi Network mobile app.
  2. Tap on the three lines in the top left corner then select Pi Browser. open Pi Browser.
  3. Tap Sign in to Pi Browser. Tap sign in to Pi Browser.
  4. In the Open with pop-up, select Chrome.

For this solution, you need to have the Pi Network app and Chrome installed on your device. Users have reported that when they sign in to Pi Browser through Google Chrome, the issue is solved and they can open Pi Browser without getting stuck on the welcome screen.

3. Check for updates

  1. Open the Google Play Store or Apple Store for iOS.
  2. Tap on your profile and select Manage apps & device. in your profile select manage apps and device.
  3. Under Updates available, tap See details to check if there is an update for Pi Browser. Under Updates select see details.
  4. Update Pi Browser if available.

Usually, when an application on your device is bugging out or has issues, it may be an indication that it needs to be updated. Check your app store regularly to keep your apps up to date and prevent issues.

4. Set Google Chrome as the default browser

  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
  2. Scroll down and open Apps. In Settings click on Apps.
  3. Select Default apps.
  4. Tap on Browser app and change it to Chrome. Set Chrome as the default browser app.

For some reason, when Chrome is set as the default browser, Pi Browser will open and operate seamlessly. Try setting Google Chrome as the default and check if that solved the issue.

5. Force stop Pi Browser

  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
  2. Scroll down and open Apps.
  3. Tap App management and search for Pi Browser. Search for Pi Browser.
  4. Select Force stop. Tap Force stop.
  5. Tap Force stop again. Select force stop again.

If you were receiving an error message in Pi Browser or it stopped responding, force-stopping the app may do the trick.

6. Clear cache and data

  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
  2. Scroll down and open Apps.
  3. Tap App management. Open App management.
  4. Search for Pi Browser and select it.
  5. Tap Storage usage. Open storage usage.
  6. Select Clear data then Clear cache. Tap Clear data and then clear cache.

This will reset the app and remove any potential bugs or malware that could be causing Pi Browser to not work. Try opening the browser again after clearing the data and cache.

If you want more control over what you remove and what you keep, you can use a dedicated tool like CCleaner that sorts data into specific categories such as internet history, recently typed URLs, and last download location.

Hopefully, one of the solutions above solved the problem if Pi Browser is not working. Pi Browser is an up-and-coming browser for accessing decentralized apps and Web3.

Let us know in the comments which solution worked for you. If there is a solution that worked that is not listed above, also let us know.

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