New 4s iPhone Twitter app has protected tweets #140

//New 4s iPhone Twitter app has protected tweets #140

New 4s iPhone Twitter app has protected tweets #140

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I’ve finally joined the iPhone 4s club !

When the phone arrived I must admit I was a little nervous about transferring all of the information from one iPhone to the other, I’d heard of people losing information and I don’t have the best of records with iTunes.

Before registering the new micro Sim I …

Now I was ready..

There was a problem with completing the Sim Swap on line, there was no option for my plan oddly – but Orange did it all over the phone, then I synced the new iPhone 4s with iTunes – Done.

Some of the applications on the 4s wanted me to re-input my user name and password and some applications didn’t but that was fine.

Protected tweets!?

Until I went to use the Twitter App for iPhone  – it logged me in fine but it wouldn’t let me view my tweets, it said protected tweets or I was not authorised to view the tweets, so although I was logged in, I could do nothing.  I tried installing and re-installing, finally…

I went into settings on the iPhone – Settings -> Twitter and checked my accounts, the user name and password were there, but I decided to re-enter them, then appeared lots of ticks – this was the fix, twitter then worked perfectly.

That was the only problem I have had, amazingly.  I thought I would share that with you as I have since seen people asking the same question I had, why are my tweets protected on the iPhone applicaton, as I know they are not protected. Very Odd.

Hope this helps



By | 2017-02-08T01:20:07+00:00 January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , , , |36 Comments

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  • Leilamonroe

    Thanks for the tip! You helped me fix the same problem.

  • visitor

    THANK YOU!! I had the exact same issue and it is now resolved! 

  • Hi Visitor and Leila – I am so glad it helped, and thanks so much for telling me – I really appreciate that! 🙂 

  • Miketheplanner

    Brilliant.  Thanks so much for sharing this. I too had been unable to use the Twitter app since upgrading and your post has solved my problem.

  • Great Mike, glad it helped – I do prefer the Twitter app so I didn’t want to use another. 

  • Thank you!

  • Richard_larder

    Fantastico advice – thnks worked for me

    • Good new, thanks for letting me know Richard! 🙂 

  • Sanscholes

    perfect solution….. tanz mate

  • Ververuins

    Thanks – works perfectly!!!!!

  • Jeepster4o

    Thanks.. duh. i feel so stupid for not checking that first!

    • I know I felt the same lol 🙂  You are welcome 🙂 

  • azzajoel

    Thanks for the info! Got a replacement iphone 4S and even though I backed everything up with icloud, I was experiencing the problem above! This fixed the problem perfectly!

  • Sharon

    Thanks so much, been driving me nuts trying to work it out. Been sending help requests but that fixed it.
    Good job!!!

    • Great, thanks – and you are welcome 🙂 

  • Rz

    Thank you very much!

  • Hollcs

    Just had the same problem..Thanks!

  • Writergal12

    Great tip! Worked for me on my new 4s. Thanks

  • Podgora54

    Just spent 5 days trying to solve this issue and found you post. Thanks!

    • Michelledh

      So glad you found it, thanks 🙂

  • Helped, thank you!

  • Keez

    Great tip! Thanks!

  • zhen

    Thanks – worked for me too!

    • Michelledh

      Great thanks for letting me know 🙂

    • Michelledh

      Great, thanks for letting me know 🙂

  • Pwjl

    Joined 4s club too and had same problem, this page solved it. Thank you. Phil

  • Jhanegan1

    Thank you sooooo very much. I could not figure out what was going on with these “protected tweets”. Fixed now!

  • Raine13050

    omg thank you so much for sharing this!   It was driving me mad

  • Sarah

    Had the same problem, not any more, thank you!

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