Troubleshooting tips to stop crashing iPhone apps – Android Authority

With Apple keeping a tight grip on what gets put into the App Store, most if not all iOS apps are extremely well-built and very stable. This means that crashing iPhone apps are a bit of a rarity, but when it happens, you can usually quickly nail down the reason by running through a few troubleshooting tips. Let’s go over them now.

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If an iPhone app is constantly crashing, then the first thing to check is for app updates and iOS system updates. If there are none, close and reopen the app. The next option is to restart your device. The last alternative is to completely uninstall the app and reinstall it.


Why your iPhone apps might be crashing

There are various explanations for why an app may be crashing on your phone.

  • The app’s code is badly written, although admittedly, this is rare since Apple heavily vets every app applying to get into the App Store. Things can slip past, though.
  • A bug has been found in the app by the developer. This means that an update is waiting for you in the App Store.
  • Your device hasn’t been updated to the latest version. This can mean the app and the device are now incompatible with one another.
  • You haven’t restarted your device in a long time. A sluggish device can start crashing running apps.
  • Your device is old and can’t run the app’s required specs. Developers try to keep their apps updated to run on the latest and greatest iOS versions. If you’re using a really old iOS model, it may simply not be able to catch up with an app’s demands.

How to stop iPhone apps from crashing

If you are experiencing unstable apps continually crashing, then here are some things you can try.

Close and reopen the app

We previously covered in another article how to close and reopen iOS apps. Swiping up on your screen, then swiping up the thumbnail screen of the unresponsive app, will close that app. You can then tap on the screen icon again to restart it. A restart might blow away some internal cobwebs and give it the adrenalin shot that it needs.

Check for app updates

If an app restart doesn’t do the trick, then go to the App Store and see if there are any updates waiting to be installed for that app. Updates are usually pushed out if the developer spots a bug affecting the app’s performance. It may very well be what is causing your copy of the app to crash.

Check for iOS updates

The next troubleshooting tip is to find out if there is a new version of iOS to install. If there is, perhaps the developer has made adjustments to the app, so it is compatible with the new version? This means the current older operating system on your device makes the app incompatible.

You can find out if there are any pending iOS updates by going to Settings–>General–>Software …….


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