Discord is a great web-based platform on which people can chat, play, and create communities. As such, it’s a preferred platform for gamers.
Also, the platform is optimized both for phones and desktop computers. However, like every application, Discord can occasionally freeze and have errors.
One common error people have experienced is with the call sounds. If you have issues with the call sound on Discord, check out troubleshooting steps to fix if the call sound isn't working properly.
However, if you have trouble with the platform in general, a common solution is to restart or reset Discord.
Resetting Discord can help restore the functionality of the platform. In the guide below, we’ll present how you can restart Discord from on PC, Android, and iOS.
First of all, let’s clear up what it actually means to restart Discord.
Restating the Discord client and restarting the Discord server are two different things.
To clear the air, if Discord freezes or has a connection issue, then restarting Discord means closing the client (by force, if necessary). This allows you to restore Discord to proper order without further issues.
If you want to restart the Discord server, that’s completely different. It can mean to either turn the server on or off again, which is not possible, or wipe it and start again with no members or customization, which is possible.
As we mentioned, Discord is a web-based platform whose servers with 24/7 access are available for users. So If you’re having issues with Discord, it’s a problem with the client or platform itself, not with your server.
If you are having issues with your server, such as too many members, difficult moderation issues, boring server topics, etc.), you can delete your server and start again.
Note: Only Discord server owners can delete servers. If you haven’t created your server or had ownership transferred to you, unfortunately, you cannot delete it.
If you are using the Discord desktop app, you can restart the client. Restating the Discord client can help solve connection problems, app freezes, or other issues, such as server outages.
The best and most efficient way to restart Discord is to force the client to close with the Task Manager on Windows or the Force Quit tool on Mac.
Check out how to change the time on Discord.
If you prefer using Discord on your mobile phone, apart from the desktop app or the web version, this is how to restart it.
The easiest way to restart Discord on your Android phone is to press the menu button and then swipe away the Discord app.
However, closing Discord this way may not force close the app and you still might experience issues. In this case, you have to force close the app manually.
After force-closing the app, open it again and the issue should be solved.
To force-close Discord on iPhone:
Check out what to do if messages fail to load in Discord.