On the Android, this feature is relatively easy. All you have to do is go to the Task Manager window which manages all open apps and delete its data. This forces the app to reload fresh content from its cloud repository.
A friend of mine asked me to look up a new profile picture and for the love of iOS, I couldn’t get the Twitter.app to reload content. The settings app would ask you to completely remove the app from your device. No need for this destructive act.
How to solve this and achieve this functionality on the iOS:
- open the app
- hold the power button until the phone dims and the red slider to turn off the phone comes on
- release the power button
- hold the home button until your device switches back to the home screen like an epileptic
- re-open the app, voila!
The android makes this dead easy. All you have to do is push a button and accept a confirmation — okay that’s two buttons. But why the iOS would make mankind go through this convoluted process of mechanistic movements eludes even the most adept on technology of wise men.
This post is dedicated to the one and only Hot Zephyr for having the best twitter profile pictures in life.