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iOS 6 Update and Grindr

Posted on September 18, 2012 by Grindr Team

For those of you on the very cutting edge of all things Apple, we have some news to share with you. First of all, Grindr will work on iOS 6 (and that includes the iPhone 5).

We have an update to your current Grindr coming your way very soon, and it's going to fix the iOS 6 compatibility issues we've identified.

Here are some of the issues you may experience with your current Grindr or Grindr Xtra and iOS 6:

  • When you go to upload a new profile photo and select "Choose Existing Photo," your camera may open, which will allow you to take a photo on the spot, but your Camera Roll may not open.
  • When you do attempt to take a profile photo to upload, you may end up with a black/blank screen.
  • When you change your weight in your profile, Grindr may crash.
  • When you try to delete your profile, Grindr may crash.


If you're planning to update your profile photo anytime soon, we suggest you do so before updating to iOS 6 or switching to the iPhone 5. If you already have iOS 6 or the iPhone 5, we advise that you hold off on updating your profile picture. A Grindr update to your current Grindr or Grindr Xtra that addresses these iOS 6 compatibility issues will be available in iTunes very soon, and we'll let you know when it's there. Thanks!

A Whole New Grindr

Posted on June 17, 2012 by Grindr Team

The Grindr community has just exceeded 4 million users worldwide, meaning there are more guys on this mobile social app than anywhere else. Together we've created the largest mobile gay community known to humankind. Not bad!

To keep up with all of you, we here at Grindr HQ have been working tirelessly to create a revolutionary new version of Grindr, which will be available as soon as we put the finishing touches on it.

“With 4 million men, Grindr is the best place to meet guys, and we’re introducing the new Grindr, which makes your search a lot easier and faster, with new features such as filters and communities,” said Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. “The new Grindr continues our commitment to innovation and our belief in leveraging location-based technologies to help gay men find one another.”

With the new Grindr, we're introducing a long list of fun new features that you're sure to find extremely helpful in your quest to quickly find just the type of guy you're looking for.

The new Grindr will give you better functionality, including filters, a new slide-screen menu, and an optimized interface with a revamped look and feel that still maintains the classic Grindr framework that all of you know and love.

Here’s just a sampling of what the New Grindr will be capable of:

  • A new filter option will let you narrow down your search results.
  • A new profile field and filter setting with communities (e.g., bears, jocks, and more) will allow you to personalize your experience by specifying what kind of guy you are and what kind of guy you’re looking for. That way, you’ll increase your odds of finding someone who’s just your type.
  • A new chats screen will enable you to see all of your recent chats in list form.
  • And many more features to be released this summer.

For a sneak peek of some new Grindr screenshots, check out

Get ready to experience Grindr like you never have before.

We can't wait to unleash the New Grindr. We're confident that you're really going to love it. Stay tuned for more, and thanks again for being Grindr guys!

Grindr Update - Version 1.5.2 Available

Posted on June 16, 2011 by Grindr Team

iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Users – Version 1.5.2 has arrived for Grindr and Grindr Xtra and is available for download on iTunes and on the Apple App Store. Grindr 1.5.2 includes fixes to many of the issues you’ve reported to us which will increase speed and ease of use and will truly optimize your Grindr and Grindr Xtra experience.

With this latest update, users can expect important fixes to Grindr’s chat interface, broadcast messages, tip balloons, privacy settings and cosmetic fixes. Grindr Xtra users will see significant increases in speed, fixes to push notifications as well as to cascade swipe which will allow them to breeze through profiles, favorites and recent chats and lightening speed and without error.

If you are still experiencing any of these issues, or have any new issues to report, please feel free to contact us at We this latest update only further enhances your Grindr experience and thank you again for downloading.

Grindr has recently reached 2 Millions users, and that number continues to grow each day. We would like to thank those users who have helped us to improve our app by contacting us. This upgrade would not have been possible without your feedback.

Grindr & Grindr Xtra 1.5 Now Available for iOS

Posted on February 28, 2011 by Grindr Team

Grindr 1.5 for iPhone iPod touch and iPad

On the eve of Grindr’s second birthday comes the biggest upgrade since Grindr’s launch! We’ve listened to your feedback and suggestions, and with this update we’re giving you a brand new experience with Grindr and Grindr Xtra 1.5 for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad). Check out screenshots here.

[Download Grindr Xtra]   [Download Grindr]

Version 1.5 features faster loading guys and a redesigned user interface to give you a polished, more optimized view of the guys near you. You’re also getting tons of new features, including:

  • Additional Cascade Views - Now you can filter the cascade you see: All Users (your favorites and nearby users), Nearby Users (without your favorites), Only Favorites, and Recent Chats (guys you’ve chatted with in the past 30 days).

  • New Profile Fields - Relationship Status & Looking For

  • New User Tab - Yellow tabs appear on new profile thumbnails since your last refresh

  • New Sounds - Additional interface sounds and sound settings

  • Metric/Imperial Settings

  • Report Profile - Report a user for violating Grindr Terms of Service

  • Hide/Show Stats - Single tap on a profile to hide or show profile stats

  • Copy Chat Bubbles - Copy chat bubbles to your clipboard

  • More Social Links - Additional social link options include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

  • Support Email - Contact customer support via in-app support emails

And with Grindr Xtra, that’s not all  - In addition to the Xtra features you’ve grown to love like profile swipe, push notifications, no ad banners, and more guys, Xtra 1.5 includes these excellent new exclusive features:

  • Cascade Swipe - Swipe through each new cascade view quickly, just like profiles.

  • Saved Phrases - Save chat bubbles with phrases you frequently use and easily access them to send without typing them out.

  • Saved Photos - Send photos you frequently use quickly without having to go into your photo library.

  • Send Multiple Photos - Select several photos and send them all at once to another user.

  • Quick Menu - In the chat screen, access the Quick Menu to view your saved photos, phrases, and active chats and easily send items or switch chats - less tapping, more Grinding.

Update to Grindr or Grindr Xtra 1.5 and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter. Download or upgrade by visiting the iTunes App Store on your devices or computer, or download directly below:

[Download Grindr Xtra]   [Download Grindr] [Learn More]

Grindr & Grindr Xtra 1.5 Screenshot Gallery

Posted on February 28, 2011 by Grindr Team

Check out these screenshots showing Grindr and Grindr Xtra 1.5 in action. The screens show a redesigned interface on both iPhone and iPad for the main, profile, and chat screens in both versions of Grindr:


[Download Grindr Xtra]   [Download Grindr]