Angry Birds Bugs & Glitches

Below is an actively updated list of Angry Birds bugs, glitches, and issues spanning all version and platforms. We obviously can’t know everything, so many of these are reported and/or updated by the AngryBirdsNest community, so if you notice something out of the ordinary leave a comment below and investigate. Please don’t leave a comment for a bug that already exists unless you have something new to report. Thanks!

Name EditionPlatformFixed
Total Bugs Logged: 49
Golden Egg #30 Sometimes Doesn't Pop UpOriginalAllv3.4.0
Golden Egg #8 UnobtainableOriginalAllv3.3.0
"New Year Egg" UnattainableSeasonsAllv3.1.0
Mooncake Festival Golden Egg Flip-FlopSeasonsAllv3.1.0
Seasons Golden Egg 16 BrokenSeasonsAllv3.0.0
Both Christmas Level Selection Screens BorkedSeasonsiOS, PC, Macv2.5.1
Power Up Slot Machine InaccurateOriginaliPhone, iPod Touchv2.3.0
"Menu Popper" Not WorkingSpaceiOSv1.2.0
"Feather Picker" Not WorkingSpaceiOSv1.1.0
Scores Adding 5SpaceAllv1.1.0
Achievements Earned OfflineSpaceiOSv1.1.0
"Where No Birds..." Not RegisteringSpaceiPhone, iPod Touchv1.1.0
"Gravitational Escape" Incorrectly ListedSpaceiOSv1.1.0
"Pig Bang" Score Addict Incorrectly ListedSpaceiOSv1.2.2
Double-Bonus BirdsRioAllNo
Mac Trackpad SensitivityOriginalMacv2.0.2
Nokia's "New Year Egg"SeasonsSymbianv2.3.0
Scores Ending in 9OriginaliOS, Android, PC, Macv2.0.2
Golden Egg 1 Missing from Mac/PCOriginalPC, Macv2.0.2
"Carnival Upheaval - Score Addict" Valued Wrong (Unfixable)RioiPadUnfixable
Carnival Upheaval 8-5 3-star ThresholdRioiOSv1.4.0
Facebook/Twitter Levels Show No StarsSeasonsAllv2.1.0
Trick or Treat Golden Egg Flip-FlopSeasonsiOS, Androidv2.1.0
Block Smasher Free BuggedFree, Seasons FreeiOSNo
Rio Loading IssueRioAndroidv1.3.2.2
"Stellarvore" Not RegisteringRioiOSv1.4.0
Seasons Mighty Eagle Achievements FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Rio Football FlawedOriginalPCv2.0.0
PSP Unattainable Golden Eggs (Rumored Solutions Within)OriginalPSPNo
"Bright Side of the Moon" Not WorkingSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Star for Golden Egg 17 Only Once UnlockableOriginalPCv2.0.0
Seasons Greedings 16 FeatherSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
"King of the Caves" LabelingOriginaliOSv1.6.3
Smash Maniac (Not Bugged)OriginaliOSNot Bugged
Rio Football Numbering InconsistentOriginalAllv2.0.0
Accordion Not WorkingOriginalMacv1.6.3
17 Melons in Beach VolleyRioiOS, Androidv1.3.0
"Bunny Hunter" FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
Facebook Levels Won't UnlockSeasonsAllv1.6.0
Mighty Eagle Purchase and Use FlawedOriginaliOSNo
Only 14 Golden FruitsRioAllNo
Golden Eggs DisappearingOriginal, SeasonsAllNo
Seasons Golden Eggs MisnumberedSeasonsAllv2.0.0
Mooncake Festival In-Game Score Counter FlawedSeasonsiOSv2.0.0
"Easter Eggs - Score Addict" Valued Wrong (Unfixable)SeasonsiPhone, iPod TouchUnfixable
"Summer Pignic - Score Addict" Not WorkingSeasonsiOSv1.6.0
"Carnival Upheaval - Score Addict" MissingRioiOSv1.3.0
Carnival Upheaval Achievements Not WorkingRioiOSv1.3.0
Mighty Eagle Achievements FlawedOriginaliOSv1.6.3

Comments (1,965)

Rank: Flinger with 40 points
By sun-lee (@sun-lee)

Today, i had about 390 golden coins, and i decided to buy the golden anvil since it had a discount on it. i accidently tapped the purchase button twice, tho, and ended up with 110 coins. what do i do?

Rank: Flinger with 40 points
By sun-lee (@sun-lee)

sorry, forgot to mention its angry birds epic, latest version

Rank: DaBomb with 480 points
By alexbyrne (@alexbyrne)

angry bird on face bk not loading any suggestions

Profile photo of sal9Rank: Sling God with 23055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

@alexbyrne You should contact Rovio support directly at:
AB Friends has some problems with Flashplayer.

By Connie Allen

I have been playing Stella pop up until sun and now it will not load so I can play what should I do I do not want to reboot to lose everything. Thanks

By Jim Lee

Early in the week, people were scoring in the 140K to 170K range and now the optimal score is <120K. What happened? The walk through shows over 170K with power ups.

By Adam

Angry Birds Friends is broken! I play on an iPhone 5s and a 3rd gen iPad.
“Client outdated” message appeared mid-week and iPhone updated OK, but iPad refuses to do so, using 3G or wifi…NOW, the iPhone doesn’t proceed from level 1 to level 2. GRRR!

By kevan57

rec’d notification last week for an up date on kindle fire. once completed friends will load and open to mainscreen. once play button is pushed game goes to level screen and exits. transferred through facebook to different device and it plays ok. returned kindle fire to factory presets wiped out all info, reloaded game, and it still exits from level screen. operates fine on power up practice and and will allow to connect to facebook. any ideas? or is it my device?

By Debbie rutz

I played Stella pop almost everyday ,when I upgraded it won’t let me play at all. It’s been 4 days and it’s stuck on installing. I was on about level 275. I miss playing it. Please please please fix the problem.

By Teagan

We’re having the same problems. 2 android phones, both can’t connect to Facebook, both get stuck with the leaves covering the screen.

By Nan Pelletier

I was playing in the Friends Tournament and an update came on and I had to download it or I couldn’t continue playing. Now my iPad is frozen when I try to play in the tournament. This is extremely frustrating to me. How can I fix this? I can’t play in the tournament and I have slowly working up through the levels.

By Simon

I was playing on my angry birds go account when all of a sudden it stopes responding to my touch controls for left and right, the boost on my blues wasn’t affected

By Lynette

I use an ipad to play Angy Birds Seasons but since the last update it won’t open, just trips through back to ipad home screen

Profile photo of sal9Rank: Sling God with 23055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)


There are a couple of things you can try to fix that:
1- Make sure you are connected to the internet.
2- Clear your multi task bar, and restart your device.

Profile photo of DG47Rank: Gold Flinger with 8470 points
By DG47 (@dg47)

Please see thread here:

Some of us not getting paid the 50 credits for bird ware challenges. Have scoured Rovio sites looking for bug report facility.(twice)
None found.
Please forward the problem on to Rovio

By Jonah Scher-Zagier

In the latest version of Angry Birds Transformers, I was in the pumpkin-smashing competition. I was in first with 1767 pumpkins, followed by someone with 1502, followed by someone with 910. I checked about a minute before the contest ended. When the awards were distributed, I received only 10,000 coins, implying that I was not even in third. However, that was very unlikely, since gained 800 pumpkins in a minute is not really possible. I suspect it was a bug.

By Cheryl Gross

Argh. Angry Birds Friends shuts off my playing podcasts every single time I open it. And sometimes in the middle of playing lately. So frustrating. It’s a glitch that Seasons seems to have fixed, but this has just gotten worse for Friends.

By Jon

Angry Birds Seasons crashes when launching Pig Days Oragami iPhone 6s iOS 9.1. Tried killing/relaunch and restart iPhone.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8500 points
By cconley777 (@cconley777)

Having problems this morning withdraw new Pig Days Oragsmi. Runs fine on my mini iPad and iPhone 5 but crashes on my new iPhone 6s at the point the new day if con is pressed. Throws me back to the iPhone home screen. All devices running iOS 9.1. Anyone else seeing this ?

Profile photo of sal9Rank: Sling God with 23055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

@cconley777 There is a simple fix to this, read more about it here:

The issue is likely a corrupt file.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8500 points
By cconley777 (@cconley777)

Forgot to include that I closed all the open apps, powered rye iPhone off and then restarted. Problem remained

By Aubrey

On LG G3 free version of Angry Birds Original Episode 9: Red’s Mighty Feathers

In level 14 of Egg Defender, there are 5 pigs that need to be defeated. After beating the 3rd pig, there is a brief period and then the 4th pig greys your chance for getting the second star in the level which then makes three stars unattainable. Can not zoom in or out, there is just no pig.

By Beth

Angry Birds 2 is freezing on the log-in page (Android phone) after I got an update this morning. Can’t get into the game at all. Have to force-close the phone to get off the log-in page. Have cleared cache, moved the app to SD card and nothing is helping.

Profile photo of GelflingRank: Debriefed with 1335 points
By Gelfling (@gelfling)

Hi Beth, I was having a similar problem and my resolution may fix this for you too. The short answer is that installing the new release fixed it. I answered in more detail here. Happy flinging.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5560 points
By qprstu1 (@qprstu1)

AB2 not opening on I pad 3, just crashes when starting up. Very poor 😕

Profile photo of bernersennRank: Boss Hog with 14370 points
By bernersenn (@bernersenn)

Concerning losing scores within Seasons

Last week, week of 10 November, Rovio released a new Pig Days level. I had trouble to open the game. All the other games showed clouds, to play these levels, the games had to be downloaded again from the cloud.
After doing this, lots of scores in my Seasons history where gone.

Followed the instructions as written down in the latest walkthroughs:

Does your Game suddenly crash or quit?
If your app crashes or quits when opening a new level, there is a fix! This is caused by a corrupt file.

Go to the Main Menu of Angry Birds Seasons
Click the cogwheel from bottom left to open Settings
Tap on the cloud with the X on it. That will remove the cloud content from your device (not the scores).
Go back to the Episode selection screen, and tap on the cloud that is over The Pig Days to download the levels again.

Note: Contact Rovio Support directly if the above steps do not solve the problem.

So, the problem still exist, so I wrote this email to Rovio.

Hi there,
There were 2 moments in recent time that we had to download the Seasons games from the Cloud. The first time was a few weeks ago. I didn’t pay attention to the scores of my older games at that moment.
This week, we couldn’t again open the new Pig Days level (on your homepage you did describe a solutions for that). I followed these instructions and unchecked the cloud function.
Then, when I looked at my older scores I can see that I got three stars on all the levels, including the feathers. But, when I open the games, a lot of them are displaying 0 as score.
I do have a backup of 2 weeks ago, don’t know if I will ruin all my recent scores.
to be specific, the scores are gone for these five episodes:
– trick or treat
– seasons greedings
– go green get lucky
– moon festival
– year of the dragon

scores that have been untouched:
– hogs and kisses
– easter eggs
– summer pignic
– ham’o’ween
– wreck the halls
– cherry blossom
– piglantis
– back to school
– haunted dogs
– winter wonterham
– abra-ca-bacon
– arctic eggspedition
– south hamerica
– ham dunk
– on finn ice
– ham dunk all star
– tropigal paradise
– ham dunkL the finals
– invasion of the egg snatchers
– pig days

Device: Ipad Air II
OS: IOS 9.1

The answer from Rovio came a week later:

Essi, Nov 17, 06:42:
Hello there,

and thanks for contacting us!

I’m very sorry to hear Angry Birds Seasons is causing trouble. Since Angry Birds Seasons doesn’t have a Rovio Account feature yet, the game progress is only saved locally on the device’s memory. Thus, if you re-install the game, the game progress will be wiped out, too. I understood you had taken manual backups of your game progress and restored them earlier. It now sounds like the backed-up game progress is somehow corrupted. Unfortunately the only way to fix this issue is to completely re-install the game. This would mean that you would unfortunately have to start the game again from scratch, since restoring the old backup would only bring the corrupted progress back. I realize this is not an ideal solution, but unfortunately we don’t have any other means to fix the issue.

I’m very sorry for the inconvenience.

Best regards,

Rovio Support Team


My conclusion for this: replay the games where the scores are gone, one by one. Reinstalling isn’t the way to go, in that case the entire history is gone.

By Barb Shellhammer

I can’t load older episodes marked Open. It only loads them right after they are first opened. What needs to be done?

By JDBonaire

Today’s ABS Thanksgiving Pigs Day episode won’t load on iPhone 6, just dumps you back on apps screen.

By Lori Hommer

2 of the pigs day games won’t load. The thanksgiving one and the one right after Halloween.

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