Having issues with your LinkedIn feed not loading new posts or failing to refresh with updated content? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many LinkedIn users have reported problems with their feed not properly updating or showing new posts.
A LinkedIn feed that refuses to load new content can be incredibly frustrating. Without a functional feed, you miss out on vital updates from your connections and groups.
In this detailed guide, we’ll explore the common reasons behind LinkedIn feed issues and walk through solutions to fix them.
Why Is My LinkedIn Feed Not Loading, Updating or Refreshing?
Before jumping into solutions, let’s first understand why you may be facing problems with your LinkedIn feed:
Internet Connectivity Issues
At its core, LinkedIn is an online platform. Naturally, any disruption in your internet connectivity can prevent the feed from updating. This includes using cellular data with poor reception or connecting to an unreliable Wi-Fi network.
Outdated App Version
If you use the LinkedIn mobile app, an outdated version could be the culprit. New app updates often contain vital bug fixes and performance improvements. Failing to update can cause technical issues over time.
In some cases, the problem may originate from LinkedIn’s servers. Server outages and technical glitches can temporarily disrupt services like feed refreshing.
In rare cases, restrictions applied to your LinkedIn account could limit feed access. However, this is an unlikely reason for most users.
Software incompatibilities due to an old OS, conflicting apps or problematic browser extensions can prevent the feed from loading new content.
Battery optimization features on mobile devices often restrict background app refresh to conserve power. This can interfere with the LinkedIn app’s ability to update your feed in the background.
Now that you know why it happens, let’s go through all the steps to get your LinkedIn feed up and running again!
Ways to Fix LinkedIn Feed Not Loading, Updating or Refreshing
Follow the solutions below in order until your LinkedIn feed starts working properly:
1. Check Your Internet Connection
An unstable internet connection is often the culprit behind feed loading issues on LinkedIn. Ensure you have a consistent, high-speed internet connection on your device.
To rule out connectivity problems:
- Check the Wi-Fi or cellular data signal in your current location. If the signal is weak, try moving closer to the Wi-Fi router or stepping outside for better cellular reception.
- Run a speed test on your network connection using a site like fast.com or speedtest.net. Check if your download and upload speeds meet the requirements for smooth streaming and browsing.
- Try switching between Wi-Fi and cellular data to see if one works better than the other for accessing LinkedIn.
- If you’re on Wi-Fi, reboot your router and reconnect your device to the network. This refreshes the connection.
- Temporarily disable any VPN or proxy connections that could be interfering with access to LinkedIn.
With a stable, fast internet connection, you shouldn’t face interruptions in feed refreshing.
2. Check for Server Issues
Sometimes server-side technical difficulties at LinkedIn’s end could be preventing your feed from updating.
To check for potential server outages or technical problems on LinkedIn:
- Visit Downdetector and enter “LinkedIn” to view real-time user reports of LinkedIn downtime or technical issues in your area and globally.
- Check LinkedIn’s Twitter account. They usually post updates about any service disruptions on Twitter.
If server problems are indicated, there’s little you can do besides wait for LinkedIn engineers to resolve the outage. Check back in a while once services are restored.
3. Force Close and Reopen the App
If you predominantly access LinkedIn via the mobile app, try force closing and reopening it to refresh the feed.
To force close the LinkedIn app:
- Tap the Overview/Recent Apps button to view open apps
- Locate the LinkedIn app preview and swipe up to close it completely
- Open the LinkedIn app again by tapping on its icon
- Double tap the Home button to show open apps
- Locate the LinkedIn app and swipe its preview upward to force close it
- Tap on the LinkedIn icon to relaunch the app
Reopening the app resets it, often resolving minor software glitches preventing feed refresh.
4. Log Out and Log Back In
In some cases, logging out and then back into your LinkedIn account can help resolve feed loading issues. Signing out resets your account’s session which can clear up minor software bugs.
- On mobile: Tap your profile icon > Settings > Sign out.
- On web: Click your profile picture > Sign Out.
Once signed out, wait a few seconds. Then sign into your LinkedIn account again to refresh the feed.
5. Clear Cache and Data
Outdated temporary app files and cached data can accumulate over time, leading to performance issues like feed loading failures. Clearing the cache and app data erases these unwanted files for a clean slate.
To clear cache and data for the LinkedIn app:
- Open device Settings
- Tap Apps or Application Manager
- Select the LinkedIn app.
- Tap “Storage” or “Storage & Cache.”
- Tap “Clear Cache” followed by Clear Data.
- Open device Settings
- Scroll down and tap General
- Choose iPhone Storage
- Select LinkedIn app
- Tap Offload App > Offload.
Offloading removes the app while retaining your account and preferences. Simply reinstall the LinkedIn app from the App Store to complete the process. This essentially clears all temporary data.
6. Update the LinkedIn App
An outdated version of the LinkedIn mobile app can be riddled with performance issues and bugs affecting your feed. Install the latest LinkedIn app update for optimization fixes and improvements.
To update LinkedIn app:
- Open Google Play Store
- Tap Menu > My Apps & Games
- Check pending update for LinkedIn app
- Tap Update to install newest version.
- Go to App Store
- Tap Account on top right
- Scroll to pending updates and install the newest LinkedIn app.
7. Restart Your Device
Restarting your smartphone, tablet or computer can clears up system memory and kills off any stuck background processes affecting LinkedIn app functionality.
Here are device restart instructions:
- Press and hold the Power button
- Tap Restart when prompted
- Tap OK to confirm restart.
- Press and hold Power and Volume Up buttons
- Slide power off slider when prompted
- Wait for device to power down
- Press and hold Power button again to turn phone back on
- Click Start Menu
- Click Power icon
- Choose Restart from the options
- Click Apple menu
- Select Restart
Allow your device a minute to reboot and reload apps. Then check if feed works.
8. Ensure Proper Date and Time Settings
Inaccurate device date and time settings can throw off connectivity. LinkedIn may fail to load your feed if your device shows the wrong date/time.
To prevent this:
- Enable “Automatic date & time” and “Automatic time zone” in your device settings
- Verify device date/time show current details accurately
Syncing date and time settings with network towers ensures correct values for web access.
9. Disable VPN or Proxy
Using a VPN connection can sometimes interfere with access to LinkedIn. Temporarily switching off your VPN may help resolve feed loading issues.
To disable an active VPN connection:
- Open Settings
- Tap Network & Internet > VPN
- Tap the Gear icon next to connected VPN
- Toggle off the connection
- Go to Settings
- Scroll down and tap General
- Tap VPN
- Disable the On/Off switch for active VPN
Without VPN enabled, try loading your LinkedIn feed again normally through Wi-Fi/cellular.
10. Check Data Saver Settings
Data saver or data optimization features block or limit background data usage by apps to minimize mobile data consumption. If enabled for LinkedIn, your feed may fail to update.
To allow unrestricted data access for LinkedIn app:
- Launch Settings
- Scroll down and
- Launch Settings
- Scroll down and tap Apps or Application Manager
- Tap LinkedIn
- Tap Mobile data & Wi-Fi
- Set ‘Allow background data usage’ and ‘Allow app while Data saver on’ to On
- Go to Settings > Cellular
- Scroll down and tap LinkedIn
- Enable Use Cellular Data switch
- Set both Cellular Data Option and Background Refresh to On
With data saving restrictions lifted, LinkedIn can freely update your feed in the background.
11. Disable Battery Optimization
Battery optimization is an Android feature that limits background app refresh to conserve power. For some devices, LinkedIn falls under battery optimization by default, unable to refresh your feed unless open.
To disable battery optimization for LinkedIn:
- Open Settings
- Tap Battery
- Tap Battery Optimization
- Select All Apps
- Locate LinkedIn app
- Tap it and select Don’t Optimize > Done
Excluding LinkedIn from battery optimization enables smooth feed updates.
12. Reinstall the LinkedIn App
As a last resort, uninstalling and reinstalling the LinkedIn mobile app often helps resolve persistent feed loading issues that remain unfixed.
Reinstalling the app erases all stored data and local files, eliminating any corrupted components. Upon reinstalling, your account and preferences will be fetched fresh from LinkedIn’s servers.
To reinstall LinkedIn app:
- Launch Play Store
- Tap Menu > My Apps & Games
- Select LinkedIn
- Tap Uninstall > OK to confirm
- Search “LinkedIn” in Play Store to reinstall app
- Locate LinkedIn app icon on your iPhone
- Press and hold the icon till cross icon appears
- Tap cross icon to begin uninstall
- Go to App Store and install LinkedIn app again.
Reinstalling should create a clean slate, providing smooth feed performance once more.
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13. Try Using a Different Device
If you have attempted all other troubleshooting solutions for your LinkedIn feed failing to load new posts, the next logical step is checking if the problem is isolated to one particular device.
Install the LinkedIn mobile app or access the LinkedIn website on another smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer you have access to. Use the same LinkedIn account credentials to sign in.
Then check if your LinkedIn feed refreshes smoothly delivering the newest updates on the alternate device.
If your LinkedIn feed loads fine on the secondary device, the issue likely lies with a software conflict or device-specific settings on your original gadget. This confirms that switching devices resolves it.
However, if your feed still doesn’t update appropriately even on another phone or computer, there are likely account restrictions or site-wide technical difficulties at play rather than device-specific problems.
14. Try Using a Different Browser
When facing problems with your LinkedIn feed failing to automatically refresh on the website version, switching web browsers is another effective troubleshooting test.
If you ordinarily access LinkedIn through Chrome, attempt loading the site in Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari instead. Sign in to your account and check if the feed works better with an alternate default browser.
If your LinkedIn feed smoothly updates posts using the newly selected browser, the issues likely involve software conflicts, problematic extensions or account linkages related to your original browser.
But feed refresh problems occurring uniformly across all web browsers point to account restrictions, VPN conflicts or general site connectivity issues being the culprit instead of any specific browser.
15. Check for Browser Extensions
A common cause for browser-related LinkedIn glitches are third-party extensions interfering with page loading and functionality.
Click on the Extensions or Add-ons menu of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or any other browser with extra installed extensions. Then selectively disable or completely uninstall each extension temporarily.
Refresh your LinkedIn feed after disabling or removing every separate browser extension. If the feed starts refreshing upon disabling/removing one particular extension, then reactivation will confirm that extension as the root of the feed loading issue.
If no single extension deactivation resolves LinkedIn functionality problems, turn them all off altogether and check for improvements. If your feed works properly once all extensions disabled, an underlying extension conflict is likely still at play.
We hope these fixes help you get your LinkedIn feed up and running smoothly again! Let us know in the comments if the solutions worked or if you have any other tips for resolving LinkedIn feed issues.