How to Restart and Refresh Discord – (2022) – Windows & Mac

You might be ready for stream or gaming but your discord is either not opening or has been stuck. In this article, I am sharing 3 methods on how to restart discord and how to refresh discord.

Discord is one of the most popular chat applications in the world and discord has been also known to have all sorts of problems.

However, there are some things that can be done if you are having issues with Discord not working for you.

This will help you determine why your discord sucks and what you need to do to fix it.


How to Restart Discord on Windows

Check these 3 methods to reload discord on windows. I have arranged from the simplest to the trickiest.


Method 1 – Quit Discord from Taskbar

I don’t want to take you much time and so if your intention is only to know that how to restart discord then try this method.

Look at your taskbar and you will find the discord icon, right-click on it, and choose close window.

How to close discord on windows
How to close discord on windows


Once done, hover up to the arrow on the very right-hand bottom that says show hidden icons. Look for the discord icon, right-click on it and choose quit discord.

Quit discord from the taskbar
Quit discord from the taskbar


Discord is now closed completely and you can launch the discord application again.



Method 2 – How to Restart Discord with Task Manager on Windows PC

A simple restart of either any application or device can quickly help you to fix the problem.

Restarting discord through the task manager is one of the simplest and easiest methods.

Step 1 – Right-click on the task manager and choose “Task Manager”. You can also use the shortcut key by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open it.

Step 2 – If the task manager comes in a small window, then click on more details to expand the task manager with all the options.

Step 3 – In the processes tab, you will find two sections, Apps and Background processes.

How to restart discord on Windows
How to restart discord on Windows


Step 4:- First end discord from the apps section by clicking once on the discord icon and then clicking on end task.

Step 5:- Now under the processes section look for all the running discord files and close them one by one.


Now this will complete close discord from your windows computer. You can restart discord by making a right-click on the discord icon and choose “Run as administrator”.

There is another way as well to reboot discord which is by clearing the app and local app data



Method 3:- Clearing app and local app data on Windows PC

This method also restarts the discord application and basically used to reset discord.

Why I am sharing this method because many of you would have problems with the discord like app not opening or discord not detecting mic.

NOTE:– This method won’t delete any of your discord information, messages, or files. Try this only if you have trouble with the app.


Even if you have any related problem with discord then you can try this method.

Step 1:- Press Windows + R key, type %appdata%, and hit the enter key.

Step 2:– Windows roaming folder will now be up, look for the discord folder, click on it and press shift + del to delete this folder.

Step 3:- Press Windows + R key again, type %localappdata%, and hit the enter key.

Step 4:- This will bring the windows local app data, look for the discord folder, and press shift + del to delete this folder.

Now launch the discord app again to restart.


How to Restart Discord on Mac

There can be multiple reasons for restarting discord on Mac too. So, probably you want to update discord or want to get rid of any glitches.

  • You can restart discord by locating the discord icon pinned on the dock.
  • Now two finger on the discord icon to bring the options menu.
  • Choose quit discord and then launch the discord application again.

You can also try Command + R, which is basically the shortcut key for refreshing, but many times it does the job.



How to Refresh Discord

Refreshing Discord is the easiest one and takes few seconds to get refreshed.

On Windows use the CTRL +R key to refresh the discord page and for Mac use Command + R key.

There are several benefits of refreshing the discord.

  • It helps to reload the messages in the server and DMs. Even helps to receive new messages.
  • Refreshing discord loads another current status as well.
  • Due to some glitches, there are certain things in discord that get fixed automatically after refreshing the discord screen.

Refreshing discord is always recommended for basic troubleshooting even before restarting it.


People also asked

How to Restart Discord Server  

Unfortunately, there is no such button or option to restart to refresh a discord server.

Neither no trick to quickly reset or restart a discord server.

So if you still want to restart the server then you need to delete all the roles and channels first and create again.


How to Restart Discord on Phone

Again there is no such option to restart or refresh discord on mobile. What you can do is simply touch on the recent button and slide the discord application up to close.

Once done launch your discord application again.

For any other problem, you can also try reinstalling discord on phone.


Bottom Line   

Now after learning how to restart discord you might have noticed that it was quite easy to restart and refresh.

I tried my best to cover everything related to discord restart so that you can get all similar information in a single article.

For any questions and suggestions, leave your comment in the comment box.

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