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Basic Troubleshooting Guide

If you are experiencing problems within the game, here are a few options you could try:

Perform a hard reset on the App:

  • For iOS (iOS7):From the device's main screen, double tap the "Home" key to toggle running apps. Pan the screen until War Pirates is highlighted. “Swipe" the selected screen away from you to see that the app has disappeared from the list.
  • For Android: Depending on the device, apps can be closed under the "Settings". Search for the "Manage Apps" page or its equivalence within the settings. Players can choose to "Shut Down" the app to perform a hard reset. (Please refer to your device's manual for specific instructions.)
  • For Windows: Swipe your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom, hold there for a second or 2 until its thumbnail flips, and then release.

Try running the app in Airplane mode or on WiFi only. There are some cases where your cellular connection and WiFi connection can interfere with each other. 

  • Try switching to Airplane Mode and playing offline
  • Try switching to Airplane Mode and turn on WiFi
  • Try switching off WiFi and using just your Cellular connection

Restart your device. 

  • For iOS: Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds and Slide to Power Off.  Once your device has powered down, press and hold the Power button again to turn it back on again.  
  • For Android: For many devices, press and hold the Power Button and select "Power off".  Once your device has powered down, press and hold the Power button again to turn it back on again.
  • For Windows: Press and hold the Windows key to get to the start menu.  Hit the "Power" button in the upper right and select "Update and Restart."

Check for updates for your device:

  • iOS: Apple recommends that you first back up your data before an update.  Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update
  • Android:  On many devices you can find the option to update your software in the "About Device" section of your Settings.  If you are unable to update your software, please see your device's instruction manual. 

Reset your Network Connection.  Certain data may be left over on devices after each update that could conflict with game play.  Certain devices allow you to reset or "flush out" any older network settings that may improve connections.  Please be aware that you may need to reconfigure certain settings such as router passwords.  

  • For iOS: Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings
  • For Android: Please see your device's instruction manual.

Reinstall the App

  • First make sure that you have backed up your game.  
    • You need to have information from your saved game in order to recover a saved game. You can get that information by going to your Hideout -> Options -> Other -> Transfer Settings on your old game. 
    • Note down transfer ID and password in a safe location. You will need this information to transfer to a new device or install.
  • Uninstall the game:
    • iOS: From the Home screen, tap and hold the "War Pirates" icon to see it shake. Tap the "x" button to delete the app.
    • Android:  Depending on the device, apps can be closed under the "Settings".  Search for the "Manage Apps" page or its equivalence  within the settings.  Select "Delete" from the app's details page, or through Google Play.  (Please refer to your device's manual for specific instructions.)
  • Reinstall the Game: Go to the App store, Google Play store or Windows app store to find and re-download the game.
    • Go to the War Pirates Title Screen.
    • Select Yes on the Data transfer popup
    • Enter your Transfer ID and Password

 

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