How to Fix The Application Did Not Respond Error on Midjourney

Are you seeing a ‘the application did not respond’ error while generating images on Midjourney?

The error message (The application did not respond) on Midjourney usually occurs when the generative AI is down due to unexpected errors or maintenance. 

application did not respond error on midjourney

Other possible reasons this issue could occur would be corrupted caches and improper configurations in your PC. 

Today, we will show you the best solutions for fixing this error message on Midjourney. 

Let’s jump right in!

1. Check Midjourney Status. 

As mentioned above, the ‘the application did not respond’ error on Midjourney is due to server-related problems. 

To confirm this, you can check Midjourney’s status channel to see if there are ongoing issues with the service. 

  1. Open Midjourney’s server on your Discord app
  2. Now, go to the Status channel
application did not respond error on midjourney

From there, you’ll see all the latest updates about the platform, including the problems it encountered. 

Sadly, server-related issues can’t be resolved on your end. If the servers are down, the only thing you can do is wait for their team to address the problem. 

You can head to the next solution if Midjourney’s servers are working. 

2. Restart Discord. 

The simplest solution for the ‘the application did not respond’ error on Midjourney is to restart Discord. 

A temporary error may have occurred on the app, causing the error message when you generate an image. 

Close the Discord app on your device and wait for at least 10 seconds before relaunching it. 

Try entering random prompts to see if the error message would still occur. 

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3. Restart Your Device. 

If restarting Discord wasn’t enough, we recommend restarting your device as well. This way, we can ensure that there are no temporary errors on your system that could be causing the error. 

Restarting your device also clears your system memory, eliminating corrupted data from previous applications. 

If you are using a Windows computer, follow the steps below: 

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start Menu
  2. Access the Power Options tab. 
  3. Click on Restart
Restart PC

For Mac users, see the guide below to restart your device: 

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner to open the Apple Menu
  2. Now, select Restart from the drop-down menu. 
  3. Confirm your action by clicking Restart in the dialog box. 
Restart Mac

On iPhone X, 11, 12, 13, 14, or later, follow the guide below to restart your device: 

  1. Hold down the Volume Down button and Side button until the ‘Slide to Power Off’ prompt appears. 
  2. Now, drag the slider to the right and wait for 30 seconds. 
  3. Press the Side button afterward to turn on your device.
Restart iPhone

For older iPhone models, here’s how you can restart them: 

  1. Locate the Power button on your device. 
  2. Now, hold the button until the ‘Slide to Power Off’ prompt shows up.
  3. Drag the slider to the right and wait for 30 seconds before turning on your device. 
application did not respond error on midjourney

If you’re using an Android device, follow the steps below to restart it: 

  1. Press and hold the Power button on your Android device. 
  2. Release the Power button once the options menu appears. 
  3. Tap on Restart
Restart Android

Go back to Midjourney to check if the problem is solved. 

4. Clear Discord Cache. 

Discord is known for generating a huge pile of application cache. While they can speed up the app, it can get corrupted over time and cause issues. 

If you are using a Windows PC or Android device, try clearing Discord’s cache. 

Note

Close Discord first before clearing its cache. 

For Android users: 

  1. Go to your home screen and find Discord
  2. Hold down its app icon until the options tab appears. 
  3. Tap on App Info
  4. Access the Storage tab. 
Android App Storage tab
  1. Lastly, tap Clear Cache
Clear Discord Cache

For Windows users: 

  1. Press Windows + R on your keyboard to open the Run Command
  2. Now, type ‘%appdata%\discord’ and click OK
Run Command
  1. Inside Discord’s folder, find these folders and delete them: 
  • Cache
  • Code Cache
  • GPUCache
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Once done, go back to Midjourney’s server and check if the problem is solved. 

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5. Use A VPN. 

Virtual private networks or VPNs might also help resolve this error on Midjourney. There are times when the server issue on Midjourney is isolated to a specific region or country.

In this case, you can use a VPN to redirect your traffic to another country and connect to a working Midjourney server. 

Any VPN should work with Discord but we suggest trying PureVPN. It has over 6000 servers in more than 70 countries, ensuring that you can connect to any server you want. 

PureVPN

PureVPN also works with streaming services like Disney+, HBO Max, and Netflix. 

6. Leave and Rejoin Midjourney Servers. 

If you still encounter the ‘the application did not respond’ error on Midjourney, try refreshing your user data. To do this, you’ll need to leave the server and join after several minutes. 

For mobile users, here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Launch the Discord app on your device. 
  2. Go to Midjourney’s server
  3. Now, tap on the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner of the server. 
application did not respond error on midjourney
  1. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Leave Server
application did not respond error on midjourney
  1. Follow the prompts to continue. 

If you are using the desktop app, follow the steps below: 

  1. Open Discord on your computer. 
  2. Next, right-click on Midjourney’s icon in your server list. 
  3. Choose Leave Server and follow the prompts. 
application did not respond error on midjourney

After at least five minutes, join Midjourney’s Discord server and see if you’ll still encounter the error message. 

7. Ask Midjourney Community for Help. 

If you continue to encounter problems with Midjourney, there’s a dedicated support channel in the Discord server. Head to the Member-Support channel under the Support tab. 

application did not respond error on midjourney

This channel is run by volunteers and helpful members that are ready to answer your questions regarding the app. It is the fastest way to get an answer or fix a problem you’re experiencing with the service. 

That brings us to the end of our guide on how to fix the ‘the application did not respond’ error on Midjourney. 

For your questions and other concerns, drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

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Author

  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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