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Kik Stuck On D? 5 Reasons And Fixes

Kik Stuck On D? 5 Reasons And Fixes

Kik is an excellent alternative to the default Messages app on Android phones and iPhones, but many users complain that their messages get stuck on a light D, which frustrates them. 

If Kik is stuck on D, this usually happens when the recipient is not using the app, but the message is delivered. The light D turns to solid D whenever the recipient sees your message in their Kik app. However, an outdated app, old device firmware, and Kik server outages can also lead to light D for delivered messages. 

Below, we’ll explore the reasons Kik messages show a light D and what you can do to ensure the recipient receives your texts. 

Why is my Kik message stuck on light D?

Why is my Kik message stuck on light D?

If Kik is stuck on light D status, this means you’ve sent the push notification of the message to the recipient, and it is delivered. However, the recipient has not seen the message either because they didn’t open the app, are occupied somewhere, or are away from their device.  

Whenever the recipient has the time to open the Kik app and see your message, the light D turns to solid D.  

A few other reasons why Kik messages get stuck on light D could be due to any one of the following:

  • The Kik app is temporarily glitching.
  • Device software issues.
  • Outdated Kik app.
  • Corrupt Kik Messenger installation files.
  • Kik server outages.

What to do if my KiK message is stuck on D for Delivered?

What to do if my KiK message is stuck on D for Delivered?

If your Kik app message is stuck on light D, wait for the recipient to open the app and view the message. In case the recipient accessed the message, and the light D won’t turn to sold D, try these solutions to resolve the issue quickly. 

Force Stop Kik App

Sometimes, the Kik app shows a light D on your messages if the current session ID is corrupt. To fix this, simply force-stop the app with these step-by-step instructions:

Android:

  • Access the “Settings” menu.
  • Open “Apps.”
  • Select Kik.”
  • Tap “Force Stop.”

iOS:

  • Go to the Home screen to show open apps.
  • Swipe left or right.
  • Find the Kik app and swipe up to force-close it. 

Now head back to the Home screen, relaunch Kik, and send a message to see if this fixes the issue. 

Another way to force-stop the Kik app is to restart your device. On Android:

  • Press the “Side” button beside the volume controls to access the “Power” menu.
  • Select “Restart” or move the slide to “Restart.”
Restarting Android device
  • Wait for the device to turn back on and open the Kik app.

On an iOS device, press the “Volume” and the “Side” buttons and hold them until the Power menu appears, drag the slider, and press & hold the side button on the right till the Apple logo emerges on the screen. 

Update Kik App

You may not have updated the Kik app on your Android or iOS device, leading to the messages getting delivered but not seen by the recipient. Luckily, you can quickly update the Kik app to get rid of this annoyance. To do so:

  • Open Play Store/App Store.
  • Search for “Kik.”
  • Tap “Update.”

Wait for the Kik app to update on your device, open it, send a few messages, and verify the fix.

INFO: Outdated Kik can also cause the app to keep freezing while you are sending messages to others. 

Update Device Software

Like an outdated Kik app, old device firmware also causes compatibility issues, resulting in light D status. To update your device firmware, here are quick and easy steps:

Android:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Scroll and select “System.”
  • Tap “System Update.”

iOS:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Tap “Software Update.”
  • Select “Automatic Updates.”
  • Toggle on “Download iOS updates.”
enabling automatic updates on iPhone

Let the device restart to update the firmware; hopefully, this will troubleshoot issues related to message delivery on the app. 

Reinstall Kik App

Another possibility is that the Kik app installation files are corrupt on your device, messing with the sending message feature and resulting in a light D status. Therefore, it is best to simply uninstall Kik on your Android or iOS device and reinstall a fresh version this way:

  • Tap and hold the “Kik” app.
  • Choose “Uninstall.”
  • Tap “OK.”

To uninstall the Kik app through the Settings on your Android/iOS device, follow these steps:

Android:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Tap “Kik.”
  • Tap “Uninstall”
  • Select “OK.”

iOS: 

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “General.”
  • Tap “iPhone Storage.”
  • Select “Kik.”
  • Tap “Delete App” and confirm when the prompt message appears on the screen.

Once you’ve uninstalled the app, go to “Play Store/App Store,” find the “Kik” app, and tap “Install” or “GET.” Afterward, open the app, sign in to your account, send some messages to a few recipients, and see if everything is working fine.

Check Kik Service Status

Just like most instant messaging apps for fast communication, Kik often faces downtime due to regular maintenance or system upgrades, causing the light D indication on messages. 

To verify this, visit a third-party Kik service status checker website and observer other users experiencing the same issue. If so, stop using the app until the Kik developers fix the issues on their end or complete the necessary upgrades. 

Usually, it takes about 2-5 hours for the Kik servers to get back online again, potentially resolving the light D and other errors on your device. 

In the meantime, see the updates on the Kik Twitter page to get an idea of how long it will take for the app to start working as intended. 

Conclusion

In this article, we’ve discussed why your Kik messages are stuck on light D and in what ways you can fix the problem without spending too much time on answers.

Hopefully, you’ve found a working solution for your issue and can now send messages to your recipients with the assurity that they’ll deliver without further complications. 

However, if all else fails, contact Kik support, describe your issue in detail, and see what they have in store for you to address your concerns.  

Author

  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at https://helpfixthat.com/tauqeer-ahmed/