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Home > Tips > How to Fix Video Crash on Tumblr in 2019

How to Fix Video Crash on Tumblr in 2019

Tumblr keeps crashing when playing video? Learn how to fix video crash on Tumblr. You can find a fix here whether you are using the Tumblr app or watch Tumblr video from web browser.

Updated Apr 25,2018 | by Cody

In some rare cases, videos crash after starting to watch it on Tumblr. In this article, you will learn a few methods to fix video crash on Tumblr and how to troubleshoot. Whether you met this problem with Tumblr app or the website, you can find a solution here.

Fix Tumblr Crashing When Watching Videos

The most like reason to cause this problem is insufficient memory available.

Tumblr Crashes on Web Browser

If you watch the Tumblr video on your PC’s web browser, you can close other web tabs and background process.

On Windows computer, use Task Manager to find the apps or processes that are taking up your memory and end such processes. To open it, you can right-click on Taskbar and select Task Manager or press Shift + Ctrl + Esc simultaneously. If Tumblr videos still not playing after this, you can switch to another web browser, like FireFox and Chrome.

Tumblr App Keeps Crashing

If it is the Tumblr app not working on your iPhone or Android phone, then it is hard to see what’s exactly caused this problem. You may need to try one or more of the following solutions to stop Tumblr from crashing.

1. Turn off Some Running Apps to Free up Phone Memory.

You can also clear your iPhone RAM to see if it works. To do that, long press the power button until you see the “Slide to Power off” option. Then long press the Home button about 5 seconds. If you are using iPhone X/Xs or iPad Pro 2018, you can enable Assistive Touch from Settings > General > Accessibility.

2. Force quit Tumblr app and try again.

To do that, double press the Home button to bring up multitasking screen. From there, locate the Tumblr app and swipe up to force close the app. For iOS device without a Home button, you can just swipe up from the gesture area at the bottom of the screen to bring up the multitasking screen.

3.  Uninstall Tumblr from your phone and install the latest version of Tumblr.

Before you do this, be aware that Apple has removed Tumblr from AppStore a few days ago. If you delete it by accident, you may try other workarounds to install apps without AppStore.

4.  If Tumblr app keeps crashing after you free up space, then you can reset your iPhone or Android phone to fix this problem. This will take the most effort and your data is at risk. You should back up your phone before trying this.

5.  Watch Tumblr video from a web browser instead of the app as a workaround. Since Tumblr videos not playing from the app, you can play it from a web browser. To easily access Tumblr without the actual app, you can add a Tumblr bookmark to your Home Screen. It works just like the actual Tumblr app and you may even notice it. The only downside is that you won’t get any notification.

Alternative Solution – Download Tumblr Videos

Besides trying all these methods to fix video crash on Tumblr, you can download Tumblr videos and watch them offline. in this way, Tumblr will not crash because you do not need to start watching the video on Tumblr.

Though Tumblr itself does not provide video downloading feature, with the help of an online video downloader, you can download Tumblr videos easily.

Step 1. Copy the Tumblr video URL. You can click on the Share button and then select Permalink to open it in a new tab.


Step 2. In the newly opened tab, press F12 or right click on blank space and select Inspect to open Developer Tools.

Step 3. In the Developer Tools, click Network tab and select Media. Reload this page and then the video URL will be listed down there. 

Download Tumblr Video

Step 4. Double click on the video URL to open it in your browser. Then you can click the Download button or right click and select Save Video as to download Tumblr video. 

If you think this method is too complicated, then you can also use a free Tumblr video downloader to enter URL in step 2 to download videos from Tumblr. You can also use this method to solve the problem Tumblr videos won’t load.

How to Download Videos from Tumblr to iPhone

If Tumblr video not working on iPhone, then you can download videos from Tumblr to your iPhone as a workaround. To make the process easier, you can free download iPhone transfer software IOTransfer. It not only can transfer downloaded Tumblr videos to your iPhone or iPad, but also directly download online videos to your iOS device.

To save Tumblr video to iPhone:

Step 1. Download and install IOTransfer on your PC running Windows 10/8/7.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to PC via lightning cable. Confirm the connection on your iPhone for the first time.


Step 3. Under the Manage tab, click on Videos from the left side menu.


Step 4. Click on the Import button and select the downloaded Tumblr video to transfer to your iPhone.

As mentioned, you can also directly download videos to your iOS device with IOTransfer. Under the Videos tab, there is a checkbox Automatically Transfer the downloaded videos into your iOS devices. Check it and you can download videos to your iPhone.


besides Tumblr, you can use it to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

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