Lost Duolingo Streak?

Lost Duolingo Streak – Bring it back!

Lost Duolingo Streak? Has your Duolingo Streak disappeared? Arg, that hurts! Building a streak takes time and effort. But life happens, and we can easily miss a full day or two without signing into Duolingo.

Sound familiar? You log in and realize your streak has vanished into thin air.

Shocked young man lost Duolingo Streak

But don’t lose hope just yet. There’s a chance you can recover it! Really? Yeah, and without spending a penny.


If you’re in this situation right now, keep reading. Meet Streak Saver, the hero of this post. He’s been helping people retain and restore their streaks! And he’s here to help you also!

Recovering Duolingo Streak

Do you have 3D glasses sitting around your house? Fetch them and check out Streak Saver’s logo!

Ok, ok… I get it, you have just lost a streak that has taken you a long time to build, so you’re not in the mood for 3D pictures. So let’s cut to the chase, people. Streak Saver has some secrets to share, and you don’t want to miss ’em. Let’s get that streak back and show Duolingo who’s boss!

Lost Duolingo Streak – Here are two ways to get it back!

We not only have one but two ways to get your streak back! I’m confident that at least one (if not both) will work for you!

1. Quick fix (change your date and time)!

As simple as it sounds, it works. Just change the date and time of your device and complete a lesson! Your streak will be back! If you need more specifics on how to do this, here is a step-by-step guide for iPhone and Android.


  1. Open your Settings menu. Click “General.”
  2. Go to “Date & Time”.
  3. Turn off the switch next to “Set Automatically.”
  4. And then change the date to one day back.


  1. Open your Settings menu. Click “System.”
  2. Go to “Date & Time”.
  3. Turn off the switch next to “Automatic date & time.”
  4. Select “Set Date” and change the date to one day back.

Changing the date and time varies depending on your device’s model. So, you’ll need to find your way around some steps.

After changing the date and time, go back to Duolingo and complete one or two lessons (some users found that using Duolingo offline helped). Once you’ve done some lessons, then close the app. Return to the settings menu and turn on the switch next to “Automatic date & time” or “Set Automatically.” Thank me later!

2. Become a Super Duolingo member:

Did you know that every Super Duolingo member has a streak saver a month? And this streak saver comes as an addition to the Streak Freeze you buy at the Duolingo Shop.

Super Duolingo logo

So, you can recover your streak by becoming a Super Duolingo member.

Super Duolingo learners

It even works for those who were not Super Duolingo members when they lost the streak.

Monthly Streak repair Super Duolingo

The only requisite is joining Super Duolingo less than 48 hours after they lost it.

How many days could you keep your streak if you’re equipped with two Streak Freeze and are a Super Duolingo member?

You can go by without opening Duolingo for three days if you’re equipped with two Streak Freeze and are a Super Duolingo member.

Check the picture below. The blue circles indicate the days that the Streak was frozen.

Duolingo Streak was frozen for 3 days

Two examples in which you can have your streak back.

Are you still wondering if this news is too good to be true? Does the recovery process apply to you? We will help you answer that question by giving you two examples. Let’s hope that you’re in one of them.

Here is the first example:

Let’s imagine you have had a busy week. You met your Duolingo goal daily but could not log in yesterday.

Today, you log in, and your streak number has gone to zero. You hadn’t purchased a Streak Freeze from the Duolingo Shop. And please don’t buy it now because it won’t bring your streak back. It will only help you keep your future streaks.

Again, we remind you to buy a Streak Freeze before losing your streak. But after you have lost it, purchasing one won’t bring it back. Some Duolingo users have gone to the Duolingo Shop and bought a Streak Freeze, only to discover that their streak continues to be zero.

So, this may be a bit disappointing. What can you do? Don’t worry, there is still a way to save your streak. Yeah!

You can become a Super Duolingo member, and your streak will be back. It’s important to mention again that you must become a Super Duolingo member less than 48 hours after you lose your streak. If you wait for more than 48 hours after you lose the steak, you will not be able to recover it.

Here is our second example:

You’re a very organized person and had seen beforehand that these days were coming. As a result, you got equipped with two “Streak Freeze” at Duolingo Shop.

So one day, you could not log into Duolingo and missed that day! But you’re relaxed that you bought the Streak Freeze ahead. But then you weren’t able again to log into Duolingo the second day either. So, it is good you had equipped yourself with that second Duolingo Freeze. But a third day goes by, and you still do not log in. Finally, you rush into your Duolingo account on the fourth day and are welcomed by a zero in your streak!

Don’t worry! All you need is to become a Super Duolingo member on that fourth day (again, it must be less than 48 hours after you lost the streak), and your streak will be back.

You may be saying at this point: “But you promised that restoring my streak wouldn’t cost me a dime! And since Super Duolingo is the paid version of Duolingo, it will cost me some money after all!” And the answer is: you can still recover your streak completely free.

There are two ways you can become a Super Duolingo member for free:

1.) The most obvious way of becoming a Super Duolingo member is to be willing to pay the fee. But if you have never been a Super Duolingo member, you can test drive it the first time for free. It’s a no-brainer. You have nothing to lose and a streak to win.

Super Duolingo free trial

2.) The second way you can become a Super Duolingo member is by inviting a friend to join Duolingo. You can do this by giving them your “affiliate link.”

Your friend can then join through your “affiliate link.” When this happens, Duolingo grants you the Super Duolingo membership for one (1) week.

You enjoy all the benefits of being a Super Duolingo member. And among these benefits comes saving your streak! And it doesn’t cost you a dime!

How do you find your Duolingo affiliate link on the app?

  1. On your Duolingo main page, go to the bottom and click the profile icon.
Duolingo App Tree

2. On the profile page, scroll down. You will find a section: “Invite your friends,” as seen in the picture below.

Duolingo App profile

3. Click “Invite Friends.”

4. You will be asked how you want to share your invitation.

Duolingo App share

5. Let’s say you choose to share on WhatsApp. The link to join Duolingo will go out to your friends, as shown in the picture below. That link is your affiliate link. Any person that joins through that link will give you Super Duolingo powers (and recover your streak).

Duolingo App WhatsApp

How do you find your Duolingo affiliate link on your desktop?

  1. On your Duolingo main page, go to the left-side menu.
Duolingo main page

2. Click “Profile” and you will land on your Duolingo profile.

Duolingo profile

3. Scroll down until the end of your profile and you will find “Invite Friends” as seen in the picture below.

Duolingo Invite Friends

4. Click “Invite Friends.”

5. A new window will appear with your “affiliate link.”

Duolingo affiliate link

6. Click “Copy Link”.

7. Then paste that same link in the message you will send your friend inviting them to join Duolingo.

The day you need to restore your streak, contact a friend. Tell them you have a cool language platform they can join completely free. And send them your “affiliate link.” Tell them to join by clicking the link and then signing up as a new member. Easy, isn’t it?

Try it! It works! Many have been lamenting that their streak is gone forever. But after checking this out, they then celebrate seeing their streak back!

Duolingo Streak Saver brings Duolingo Streak back

Did you try it? Are you in the mood now to see Streak Saver’s 3D logo? Then get your 3D glasses. ?

Duolingo Streak Saver with 3D glasses

Once you have your Streak back

Here are a couple of suggestions:

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First of all, equip yourself with two Streak Freezes ahead of time. Yes, you can buy two.

Purchasing a Streak Freeze

Each Streak Freeze costs ten Lingots (in the Duolingo desktop currency) or 200 gems (in the Duolingo mobile currency).

Streak Freeze equipped

Being equipped with two Streak Freeze means you will retain your Duolingo Streak even after two consecutive days of inactivity.

Learn Italian with a podcast-style course

And do not limit yourself to learning a language just with Duolingo. Duolingo can only take you so far. This suggestion should not be surprising to you. We will quote Duolingo founder and CEO (Luis von Ahn) concerning the realistic results you should expect. “Get users to a level between advanced beginner and early intermediate.” So, please use this occasion you temporarily lost your streak to your advantage. Start exploring other paths that can take you beyond the early intermediate level. Click here (or on Streak Saver’s invitation below) for information on some alternatives.

Duolingo Streak Saver invitation

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  1. Hi! I’m depicted in the second example. I’m always careful of going to the Duolingo Shop and purchasing ahead of time my “Streak Freeze”. But I could not log in during the weekend and my streak had gone back to zero.

    I’m glad I found your post. And did as you suggested. I must admit I was a bit skeptical. But then, voila… My streak’s back! In gratitude I thought I would come back and tell you! Thanks, it worked for me too!

    1. Hi! I’m glad you were able to have your streak back. I wish you the best as you continue learning with Duolingo.Thanks for stopping by and sharing this works. 

      1. It worked! I was on a 260 day streak. And I had a sleepover at a friends house with no streak freeze and forgot! I’m so happy. Thank you so so so much. 😉

    1. Hi!

      If you lost your streak on Saturday May 23rd, then you could go by with not using Duolingo on Sunday May 24th (if you had the Streak Freezer activated). Then you could go by with not using Duolingo on Monday May 25th (if you are a Duolingo Plus member). So, on Tuesday May 26th, it’s a must to log in to Duolingo in order to retain your streak.

      I hope you’ve been able to get your streak back.

  2. I started using Duolingo and was excited about my streak. But I just got busy for about a week. And now that I’m back, my streak has obviously gone to zero.

    I thought I could find a way to restore my streak but I see that in my case (about a week of inactivity) there is no hope.

    The first thing I’ll do now is go to the Duolingo’s Shop and buy my streak freezer to be prepared.

    1. Hi Donny,I sorry to hear you lost your streak. But it’s good to know that from here on you’ll be prepared.

  3. I honestly didn’t know about Duolingo so I haven’t used it. I wanted to find cool ways to start learning Italian and I found your post. After reading this, we now have a fairly good idea of what Duolingo is and what are the preventive and curative measures one can employ to maintain a Duolingo streak. We believe that the best one will be preventive measures. It is also great that you explained how one can earn Duolingo Plus membership by sharing our affiliate link.

    Thank you for sharing all this information and your insights.

    1. Hi,I’m glad you discovered Duolingo. Yes, please give it a try. It’s helpful for those that are just beginning to learn a language.

  4. Hi there, 
    I knew you could maintain your streak, as long as you had purchased the streaker freeze before the time. But I feel it’s super cool you can still get it back (even thought you hadn’t bought the streak freezer) by taking out Plus membership of Duolingo.
    So, I feel relieved now that I will be able to get my streak back. Thank you!

    1. Hi,I’m so happy to hear you’ll be able to get your streak back. Thanks for stopping by and continue enjoying your journey learning Italian.

  5. I’m glad I’ve come across your article because I have always been interested in languages and although I had been hearing a lot about this learning platform, I had never given it a try. They seem to be using highly motivational methods. I didn’t understand the streak concept at first, but then I check your other posts and it’s clearer to me – it is about your keeping learning consistency if I got it right. I really like this concept and I may consider joining Duolingo for my next language learning adventure. Thanks a lot for all this useful information!

    1. Hi Lucie,you’re most welcome. Yes, Duolingo is a popular platform and it’s worth trying. All the best with your next language learning adventure.

  6. I was excited that I had the longest Duolingo streak among my friends. But as you described here, I open today my account and was welcomed with that terrible zero.So with not much hope, I came online trying to find how to recover my Duolingo streak.And I’m glad I found your article. I really liked your website as a whole too! Cool cartoons!But my goal was to restore my streak on Duolingo. I followed your suggestion… and ta da… My streak is back! Thank you so much!

    1. Hey Mathew, I’m so glad your were able to restore your streak on Duolingo! Also follow my suggestions to get prepared for when you have to skip a day or two. All the best!

  7. Hi! Thanks for this,
    Just a question though… What if I already have Duolingo Plus? :/
    I’m super upset, I’ve just lost a 370+ days streak over lost internet ?

    1. Hi Julia.

      I have been there. Losing our Duolingo Streak hurts. Ironically, when I lost mine, I couldn’t restore it. But it encouraged me to write this post to help as many people as I could to recover their streak. However, I’m also aware there are cases in which we can’t have our streak back.

      I always like to view the positive side of things. Duolingo is excellent to help us get started in a language. But via comparison, it would be like being in kindergarten.

      Based on what you have told us (370+ days daily logging into Duolingo), I must commend you! And I am also sure that you’re now in a stage where you’re capable of much bigger things. Such as consuming other types of content in the language you’re learning.

      The Duolingo streak was encouraging, but its reason was to help you build a habit. But without a doubt, you have already formed that habit. So, please view this unpleasant event of losing your streak in a positive light. View it as a call to explore material that is at a higher level of difficulty. Interpret it as a call to come out of your comfort zone. Now that daily practice is one of your traits, don’t let it go!

      Julia, I wish you all the best!

  8. I’ve been enjoying using Duolingo over the years. There were times my streak reached over the 100s. But as you have explained in this post, some event in life creeps in, and we go back to zero. Thank you for your tips on how to recover our streak. I won’t get caught out again.

    1. Yes, it happens. Events arise and take us away a couple of days from our learning process. I am glad this post will help you prepare for those occasions.

  9. A streak seemed a simple and unexciting concept when I started using Duolingo. But I am surprised how attached I became to maintaining it. The concept works.

    Thank you for bringing hope back. I think I will have it back because I just lost it today.

    Thank you for your content. All the best!

    1. Yes, Duolingo Streaks do the work. I am so glad to see you will be able to have it back. All the best in your learning process too.

  10. Hello,Thank you for the thorough explanation of how to get Duolingo streaks back. It is a disaster to see there are no streaks after your strenuous efforts to build them. The options you describe are great. Perhaps with devoted work, it won’t come to the streak loss. But as you say, even a well-organized person can miss a day or two. Thank you for your post. I wanted to share my gratitude because I am impressed with the thorough content. I will keep it handy for when I need to recover my streak.

  11. Wow, what a good post. Duolingo streak back! Thanks for explaining all this! Sometimes everyday activities get in the way, and I can not complete my Duolingo task. But inviting a friend to restore our streak is simple. Great solution.
    When I performed this search, I had low expectations. But this post has surprised me.

  12. Thank you for this ray of hope. I was upset a couple of hours ago when I logged into my Duolingo account and saw my streak drop to zero. But what you have explained here makes sense, and I feel I may be able to have my streak back. Thank you!

  13. At first, I didn’t understand how to get my streak back. And it upset me more than I already was. But after rereading, I followed the steps, and it worked for me. Thank you very much. However, your superhero was not my favorite, LOL. I’m just kidding! Streak Savior was helpful indeed.

    1. I am glad it worked for you! Please tell me what part of the article you found confusing so we may work on it to make it easier to understand.

  14. Hey mate! As a Turkish language teacher, I hated Duolingo for a long time (the program for Turkish was useless the last time I looked at it). But about a month or two ago, I installed it to start learning the Greek language. I lasted for about two weeks, and it’s impressive how it managed to get even me to try to work for at least 5-10 minutes every day to maintain the streak. And then I lost it. I started all over and lost it again. Then I just gave up.

    It’s nice to know now that there are some options like this. I didn’t believe it could ever become important to me but never say never. Thank you. I’ll bookmark this post and get back to Greek right away.

    1. Hello!I am glad you found Duolingo helpful for learning Greek. And that you found this article helpful for recovering your streak.

  15. I’ve been using Duolingo for quite some time now, and this has happened to me more often than I can count! I was so angry at myself, haha.

    So, I stopped using Duolingo. But now that I know how to recover my streak, I will give Duolingo another chance. Thank you!

  16. I didn’t do anything to lose my streak. I was on 316 days yesterday. And today, I was told I was at zero!
    I don’t fit the examples above. I am a Duolingo Plus member. Is there any way to contact Duolingo? It is a bug in the system!

  17. I was wondering if I could learn French with Duolingo or if it is only for Italian. And I was impressed with all the languages available. So, I got started and kept a streak for a few days. But because this is a new habit, I lost my streak. I am glad to read that Duolingo Plus members have a streak saver a month.

    1. Hi! I am glad you got started with Duolingo. I hope you continue learning and having fun with your target language.

  18. I know how frustrating it can be to see that streak reset to zero. All that hard work go down the drain!

    I particularly appreciated your suggestion to not get too caught up in the numbers. Yes, it’s great to have a high streak and show off to our friends, but the ultimate goal is to learn a new language.

    1. Hi! Thank you for your comment. I think too many Duolingo users get too caught in the numbers.
      I wish you all the best in your language learning!

  19. Cool post! My kids use Duolingo. My daughter has been learning Russian and works on it daily. I am familiar with the Streak Freeze, as she has had to use it for a time or two while we are traveling.
    I did not know about becoming a Super Duolingo member. We’ll try it when she is unavailable for a few days.

    1. It will be cool for her to see her dad has the solution for her streak when traveling. Dads are always daughters’ superheroes!

  20. I really wish I knew about this sooner! I lost a Duolingo streak about a year ago due to health issues. I cried when I saw that it was all lost, but regardless, I started a new one from scratch with another language that I was eager to learn, and thankfully, I’ve had great success thus far!

    1. I am glad to read this story had a happy ending. I wish you all the best with the new language you’re learning.

  21. Hey, there! Good! I am also using this app. It is my good partner when learning languages. I didn’t even know there was a way to recover a streak!Although I have never encountered this situation, I will know how to deal with it when it happens. Thank you very much!

  22. I use the app. I hardly use the desktop version. Well, I have used it a couple of times recently, and it seems they put less effort into the desktop version.
    I have quite a few gems but I have not bought my 2 Streek Freezers. I will buy them right now, just in case!

  23. Thank you for explaining how to find our affiliate link. I did not know about affiliate links. But now I both understand the concept and know how to find mine. Even though I have not lost my streak, I will share my link with a friend to try Super Duolingo out.

  24. I will get my 3D glasses because I got my 348-days-streak back! Whoo-hoo! I can not thank you enough!

    By the way, I like the characters you introduced in the post! My jaw had also dropped like the guy at the beginning of the post! LOL. Losing a streak is quite a commotion.

  25. I love the fresh perspective you bring to the table. You’re right about focusing on our learning goals rather than obsessing over the streak. I’ll try not to feel defeated because of the number falling all the way down to zero.

    I’m looking forward to more insightful pieces from you. Grazie mille! ?

    1. I know losing the streak hurts. But if you can reduce your dependence on Duolingo, your current loss is a long-term win!

  26. The LingoDeer app seems less stressful to me. We don’t have to worry about losing our streak. So, it’s less intense. ?

    Thanks for sharing your getting your “streak back” tips. But I will let others get stressed about their streak. I will relax and continue to use LingoDeer!

    1. LingoDeer is a good app. I am glad you are using it. I wish you all the best on your language journey!

  27. My husband and I will be going on a meditation retreat for 10 days, and phones and computers are not allowed. We are both superduolingo members, and we do not want to lose our streaks. Is there anything that can be done so that we can maintain our streaks during this 10 days?

    1. Hi, Tharinee. If you’re a Super Duolingo member and have your two Streak Freezers you can go by with three days without losing your streak. However, on the fourth day, you (or somebody you trust with your account details) must go in, do a Duolingo lesson, and refill the two Streak Freezers. That will enable you to go without touching Duolingo for days five and six. On day seven, the same procedure of day four should be repeated enabling you to go by on days eight and nine. And on day ten, you need to log in to Duolingo again.

      Thus, if you’ll be ten days away, you’ll at least need to log in on day four, day seven, and day ten. I hope this gives you a ray of hope in preserving your Duolingo streak. I wish you all the best!

  28. Hi there!I just downloaded Duolingo to learn some languages. And I’m glad I came across your article. Now, I feel prepared if something happens to my streak. Thank you for all the points listed in this article. It’s informative and funny – a sense of humor goes a long way!~

    1. Yes! Being prepared is always better than scrambling for a solution afterward!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article. And I hope you keep up with your language learning.

  29. Hi
    I’m a Super Duolingo user. My streak is over 1200 days. I will be unable to participate for a week in June. How do I avoid losing my streak? Ouch!

    1. Hi, Marilyn. If you’re a Super Duolingo member and have your two Streak Freezers you can go by with three days without losing your streak. However, on the fourth day, you (or somebody you trust with your account details) must go in, do a Duolingo lesson, and refill the two Streak Freezers. That will enable you to go without touching Duolingo for days five and six. And on day seven, you need to go back into Duolingo as usual.

      Thus, if you’ll be a week away, you’ll at least need to log in once on day four. Sorry, this is the only solution I find feasible.

  30. Hey thank you for this post!
    I have downloaded and created a duo lingo account to refresh the memory on a language which I had learnt in school. I am usually quite good at keeping the streak for extended periods of times however on the occasion where I am busy the streak has a couple of times been lost so this is a great post on how to get back in the game again!

    Thanks again and have a great day!

  31. Hey Jonathan! 🌟 Really helpful tips on recovering a lost Duolingo streak! The idea of changing the date and time to get it back is genius! And becoming a Super Duolingo member is also easy. I’m curious, though – for the second method, becoming a member for free by inviting friends sounds awesome. Have you tried it? I’m excited to share these tricks with my language-learning buddies!

  32. Duolingo is part of my daily life. And I did get super upset when I lost my streak. Thank you for bringing it back!

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