Fix: F1 TV not working on iPhone, iPad or Android

The Formula 1 streaming service F1 TV has apps available for every possible platform. Yes, it is available for iOS, Android, and even iPadOS. But despite the availability, there are still some issues that the app users run into from time to time. Some face issues with the application loading, and some with connectivity.

There are different solutions that you can try to fix this problem. The one that has proved to be enough for most troubled users is an app update. But here in this article, we will discuss all the possible solutions and not just a simple update. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Fix: F1 TV app not working on iPhone, iPad, and Android

There are two types of issues you can face with the F1 TV app on your device. Firstly, the app might be unresponsive and not load properly. Secondly, the app might face issues connecting to its server. Whatever may be the case, we will discuss the solutions for both the problems.

Fix the F1 TV app not working on Android:

Force Stop the App:

The first thing you need to try with your app is to force stop it and then try to open it up again.

  • Open up your phone’s settings.
  • Go to the Apps section.
  • Locate the F1 TV app in the list of applications that show up.
  • Inside F1 TV, you will see the option “Force Stop.” Tap on it and close down the application completely.

Now try opening up the app again. If you still can’t open it up, try the next solution.

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Update the app:

After forcefully restarting the application entirely, you need to try updating the application to the latest version if you have not done it already. Many have claimed that the newest version of the app comes with a fix to this compatibility issue with Android smartphones. So you should give it a try as well.

  • Open up Google Play Store on your Android smartphone.
  • Search for the F1 TV app.
  • Open up the app page, and if there is any pending update, you will see the option of update there.
  • Tap on update and wait till the process is complete.

Now try opening up the app again. If you still can’t open it up, try the next solution.

Clear App Data and Cache:

The application data collected over time by your phone can develop some inconsistencies. Due to this inconsistency, your app may behave unusually. So you need to clear up the cache and app data for the app and see if that fixes the problem.

  • Open up your phone’s settings.
  • Go to the Apps section.
  • Locate the F1 TV app in the list of applications that show up. Once you find it, tap on it.
  • Inside the F1 TV app, tap on Storage.
  • Now at the bottom, you will see the option Clear Data. Tap on it, which will clear up everything you have saved up for your application.
  • Now relaunch the F1 TV application.

If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution mentioned below.

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Fix server and internet connection error:

All the solutions mentioned above are related to the application not working well. But if your problem is with the app not connecting to the servers, then this solution will work for you. Here, we will discuss a fix that can fix your device’s mobile data or WiFi connection.

Usually, F1 TV servers are not at fault. So just working out the network settings on your phone should fix the problem.

  • Open up your phone’s settings.
  • Go to the Apps section.
  • Locate the F1 TV app in the list of applications that show up. Once you find it, tap on it.
  • Tap on the Force Stop option here.
  • Now, tap on Storage and then tap on the Clear Data option. Select OK if a confirmation pop-up shows up.
  • Now go back to the F1 TV app page and tap on Mobile Data. Then tap on “Allow Background Data Usage.”
  • Now go back to your phone’s Settings. Then tap on Connections.
  • Navigate to Mobile Network > Network Mode.
  • Set it to 4G if it was not set to it initially.
  • Now relaunch the application.

This should fix the network issue with the F1 TV app on your Android device.

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Fix Formula 1 TV app not working on iPhone:

Similar to what we have seen above, firstly, we will discuss the solutions related to the application, and then we will move on to network-related solutions.

Restart the application:

Restarting the F1 TV app will eliminate the minor glitches that might stop your application from behaving appropriately.

  • Swipe up from the bottom to the middle of the screen until the App Switches page opens up.
  • Find the F1 TV app window and remove it from this list. You can swipe the F1 TV app up, which will do the job for you.
  • Now restart your iPhone.

If this does not solve the problem with your application, try the next solution.

Update the application:

The latest version of the F1 TV app comes with many fixes for the application. So if you are on an older version of the F1 TV app, you need to update right away.

  • Open up the App Store on your iPhone.
  • Search for the F1 TV app.
  • Once you see it in the results section, tap on it to open it up.
  • If an update is pending for that app on your device, you will see an update button. Tap on it and wait till the update process is complete.
  • Now relaunch the application.

If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Reinstall the application:

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Reinstalling an application is different than an update. Sometimes an update does not work if the previous app version has some inconsistencies. So you should try a complete reinstall for the F1 TV app as well.

  • Go to your phone’s home screen and look for the F1 TV app icon.
  • Once you see it, touch it and hold it for a few seconds. You will see the option Remove app pop-up here.
  • Tap on the Remove app, and it will uninstall the application from your iPhone.
  • Now, open up the App Store on your iPhone. and search for the F1 TV app.
  • Once you see it in the results section, tap on it to open it up.
  • Then tap on the install button and wait till the process is complete.
  • Once the app is installed, launch it on your iPhone.

If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Update iOS:

Sometimes an app becomes incompatible with a particular version of an OS. So if you have the latest version of F1 TV and an old version of iOS, the new version of the app might not be compatible with the current version of iOS. In that case, you need to update the iOS to the latest version.

  • Open up your phone’s settings.
  • Navigate to General > Software Update.
  • Install the pending update on your phone.

After the update is complete, your phone will restart. After the restart is complete, relaunch the F1 TV app. If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Reset Network Settings:

Now, we will discuss solutions related to the mobile data or WiFi connection issues on your device. Usually, F1 TV servers are not at fault. So just working out the network settings on your phone should fix the problem.

  • Open up your phone’s settings.
  • Navigate to General > Reset.
  • Now tap on Reset Network Settings.
  • Enter the device passcode.
  • Then tap on the option to confirm Reset Network Settings.

Now close your phone’s settings page and then relaunch the application. If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Disable VPN:

If you use a VPN while connecting to the internet, that could be the issue with the F1 TV app. Yes, some people who do not have access to the F1 TV app use a VPN to enjoy its service. But if it’s a VPN service that does not work with the F1 TV app servers, you need to change it. Firstly, disable the VPN and see if the issue you are currently facing is resolved. If it is fixed, it is time you change your VPN service.

  • Open up your iPhone’s Settings.
  • Navigate to General > VPN.
  • Tap on your VPN provider here and then select “Delete VPN.”

Now close your phone’s settings page and then relaunch the application. If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Contact customer support:

If none of the solutions mentioned above worked for you, you need to contact the customer support of the F1 TV app. You will find their contact information on their website here.

Fix F1 TV app not working on iPad:

Similar to what we have seen above, firstly, we will discuss the solutions related to the application, and then we will move on to network-related solutions.

Restart the application:

Restarting the F1 TV app will eliminate the minor glitches that might stop your application from behaving appropriately.

  • Swipe up from the bottom to the middle of the screen until the App Switches page opens up.
  • Find the F1 TV app window and remove it from this list. You can swipe the F1 TV app up, which will do the job for you.
  • Now restart your iPad.

If this does not solve the problem with your application, try the next solution.

Update the application:

The latest version of the F1 TV app comes with many fixes for the application. So if you are on an older version of the F1 TV app, you need to update right away.

  • Open up the App Store on your iPad.
  • Search for the F1 TV app.
  • Once you see it in the results section, tap on it to open it up.
  • If an update is pending for that app on your device, you will see an update button. Tap on it and wait till the update process is complete.
  • Now relaunch the application.

If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Reinstall the application:

Reinstalling an application is different than an update. Sometimes an update does not work if the previous app version has some inconsistencies. So you should try a complete reinstall for the F1 TV app as well.

  • Go to your device’s home screen and look for the F1 TV app icon.
  • Once you see it, touch it and hold it for a few seconds. You will see the option Remove app pop-up here.
  • Tap on the Remove app, and it will uninstall the application from your iPad.
  • Now, open up the App Store on your iPad and search for the F1 TV app.
  • Once you see it in the results section, tap on it to open it up.
  • Then tap on the install button and wait till the process is complete.
  • Once the app is installed, launch it on your iPad.

If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Update iPadOS:

Sometimes an app becomes incompatible with a particular version of an OS. So if you have the latest version of F1 TV and an old version of iPadOS, the new version of the app might not be compatible with the current version of iPadOS. In that case, you need to update the iPadOS to the latest version.

  • Open up your device’s settings.
  • Navigate to General > Software Update.
  • Install the pending update on your tablet.

After the update is complete, your iPad will restart. After the restart is complete, relaunch the F1 TV app. If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Reset Network Settings:

Now, we will discuss solutions related to the mobile data or WiFi connection issues on your device. Usually, F1 TV servers are not at fault. So just working out the network settings on your iPad should fix the problem.

  • Open up your device’s settings.
  • Navigate to General > Reset.
  • Now tap on Reset Network Settings.
  • Enter the device passcode.
  • Then tap on the option to confirm Reset Network Settings.

Now close your iPad’s settings page and then relaunch the application. If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Disable VPN:

If you use a VPN while connecting to the internet, that could be the issue with the F1 TV app. Yes, some people who do not have access to the F1 TV app use a VPN to enjoy its service. But if it’s a VPN service that does not work with the F1 TV app servers, you need to change it. Firstly, disable the VPN and see if the issue you are currently facing is resolved. If it is fixed, it is time you change your VPN service.

  • Open up your iPad’s Settings.
  • Navigate to General > VPN.
  • Tap on your VPN provider here and then select “Delete VPN.”

Now close your iPad’s settings page and then relaunch the application. If it still does not work correctly, try the next solution.

Contact customer support:

If none of the solutions mentioned above worked for you, you need to contact the customer support of the F1 TV app. You will find their contact information on their website here.

So these are all the solutions you can try to fix the F1 TV app not working on iPhone, iPad, and Android. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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