Pinterest is great for creating virtual mood boards, for things such as weddings, parties, and homes. With the platform that allows you to pin items and posts to a board, you’re bound to have hours of creative fun. Pinterest is an excellent resource for bloggers, businesses, and inspiration.

However, what about when you are trying to make new boards, and you find yourself unable to do so?

With users of the app reporting regular issues with Pinterest, we have created a list of issues that you can troubleshoot yourself without needing to wait for a resolution from Pinterest.  Whether it is due to an internal error or your device, this will help determine the next steps when troubleshooting.

Why can’t I make a new Pinterest board?

Pinterest can't make a new board

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Making a new Pinterest board should be easy. However, if you’re getting an error when trying to do so, this can be confusing. However, if you want to fix this issue, you need to determine why this is happening. Sadly, if Pinterest appears to be down, you will have to allow Pinterest time to fix this bug as you will not be able to fix this via troubleshooting.

Below are some of the reasons you may get an error when trying to make a new board.

  • Your internet connection is weak
  • Pinterest may be down
  • You’ve got an outdated app
  • The limit of Pinterest boards have been reached
  • It’s a Pinterest error
  • There’s a server issue
  • Your device is stopping Pinterest from working correctly

If you believe any of the above issues are creating problems for your Pinterest, keep reading below to find out how to troubleshoot these issues. So you can get to work on making your latest board.

Is there a limit of boards I can make on Pinterest

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Yes, there is a limit of how many boards you can make on Pinterest. Therefore if you hit this amount, you will receive an error message regarding Pinterest can’t make a new board.

  • 2000 boards
  • 200,000 pins

On Pinterest, you can follow up to 50,000 accounts. However, if you’re followed by an account in the future which you’d like to follow back, you can do so. However, you will be unable to follow any new users until you unfollow some of your current followers.

If you are a regular pinner or have owned the account for a long time, deleting some of your old boards may resolve your error.

Pinterest crashing on iPhone

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If you’ve noticed an issue with Pinterest which appears to only occur on your iPhone, this can suggest two things, either the issue is with the app or your phone. But not to worry, it is likely that you can resolve the issue with some simple troubleshooting. Below are some tips that various users have found helpful when attempting to fix their Pinterest application.

Log out and then back in again

Although this may seem simple, logging out and then back in again can fix the app issue.

Ensure your internet is connected to your iPhone

Although this may seem obvious, a drop in your internet connection can cause issues for your app. if you notice your wifi dropping out regularly, we recommend using wifi assist for your iPhone. Enabling wifi assist works as a back up when your internet connection is poor or down. If you’re unsure where to locate this setting, here’s how:

  1. Head to the settings cog on your iPhone
  2. Click mobile data, and once in the setting, scroll down
  3. Make sure mobile data is enabled for Pinterest from the list of apps. The toggle should be green if you have mobile data access for this app.
  4. Underneath the apps there is a setting called ‘wifi assist’. Select the toggle on, and it should turn green.
  5. Reboot your iPhone device to make sure this is enabled correctly.

Clean up the storage on Pinterest

Another way to reduce crashes with Pinterest is to clear your cache. A cache is where data is stored for a particular webpage or app. If this isn’t removed, old data will clog it up, resulting in the app not functioning correctly. Although clearing the cache sounds complex is easier than you think. Here’s how to quickly clear your Pinterest cache:

  • Open the app for Pinterest on your mobile device
  • Once you’ve opened Pinterest, tap the three dots in the righthand corner
  • Next, choose settings > Privacy and Data
  • Tap clear app cache, then you should get a pop up saying it has been cleared
  • Close the app down, and then reopen.

By doing this you can expect a better user experience, with fewer crashes.

Enable auto-updates

If you find yourself struggling to keep up with all of the app updates on your iPhone, why not enable auto app updates? As users report, Pinterest is regularly updated, meaning you can often miss an update if you manually attempt to update all of your apps.

To enable this setting, simply head to Settings, choose app store, then app update, and then toggle on.

Once you’ve done this you should find that the app updates itself, therefore removing any bugs.

Pinterest keeps closing on app

Pinterest can't make a new board

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If you’re a frequent user of Pinterest, you may notice it needs updating more than your other social media apps. Although this may seem like a bad thing, Pinterest regularly tries to resolve issues to make the user experience more flawless.

However, these updates can cause issues with the website and app glitches. Which is super frustrating. However, there are some simple troubleshooting techniques to try when it comes to Pinterest closing the app.

Uninstall and reinstall the app

Find yourself unable to open the app altogether? The easiest solution is to uninstall and then reinstall the app. It is possible you may have a version of the app which is no longer compatible. By uninstalling Pinterest and then reinstalling it should pull through the latest version of the app, which should remove any glitches you’re having when opening the app.

Switch to the web browser version

Switching to a web browser version of Pinterest instead of using the app can provide you with a working version when the app is not functioning correctly. However, this does only have to be temporary.


It’s worth noting that Pinterest is a great platform and helps with your creativity. However, if there is an error with Pinterest can’t make a new board, which is related to your device. We hope that you have been able to troubleshoot your issue and get it back up and running again. If you’re dealing with similar issues with Instagram, here’s our guide to Instagram not letting me post and how to resolve this.