iPhone apps crashing is the most irritating experience in the life of any iPhone user. You download apps for your personal or professional use and all of a sudden, the app crashes. You are between the devil and the deep blue sea. You have two unpleasant situations: delete the app and download the same again. You wish this shouldn’t have happened to you.
While you are wondering why such things happen, let me tell you these problems are beyond understanding of developers too. Hence, without pondering over the reason of iPhone apps crashing, you should follow below mentioned solutions.
How to Fix Crashing Apps on Your iPhone or iPad
Solution #1. Force Closing the Problematic App
This can be the easiest solution for any iPhone or iPad user. By force closing the app, you simply clear it from your iPhone or iPad’s memory.
Step #1: Double tap the Home button of your iPhone or iPad to bring up the app launcher.
Step #2: Browse and find the problematic app.
Step #3: Now swipe up the app to force close it.
Step #4: Come back to the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad and reopen the app.
If this method doesn’t work, go ahead and follow the next solution.
Solution #2. Restart your iPhone/iPad
In your efforts to fix the issue of crashing apps on iPhone or iPad, you can also go for restarting your iOS device.
Follow the three steps to reboot your iPhone or iPad.
Step #1: Press and hold Home and Power button simultaneously.
Step #2: After a few seconds, you will see a slider on your iOS device. Ignore this and keep the buttons pressed.
Step #3: After sometime, your iOS device’s screen will turn blank and then the device will reboot as Apple logo appears on screen.
Now check the problem app by taping on it. If it works properly, you don’t need to read more; otherwise, scroll down.
Solution #3. Download and install updated version of the app
If the developers of the apps are sincere in doing business, they frequently release updates of the apps to remove bugs and other issues. This is how they ensure that users get a better experience. If the app is crashing on your iPhone or iPad, you should check whether an updated version is available or not.
Step #1: Launch App Store on your iOS device.
Step #2: Tap on Updates.
Step #3: Check the Pending Updates; if the problem app appears there, press Update.
Post update, check the app by tapping on it. If everything is good, use the app or read further.
Solution #4. Delete and Re-install App
If you choose this option, note that you will lose all data you have stored in the app. On the brighter side, this action will remove the app cache and create some memory and storage space on your device.
Step #1: If you are using any other app, come back to the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
Step #2: Press and hold the problem app for a few seconds until the app wiggles.
Step #3: You will notice a delete (x) button on the top of the app icon.
Step #4: Tap on the Delete icon and the app will be deleted.
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users have to be extra careful while selecting the app to delete as their actions might invoke 3D Touch options on the screen.
Once you delete the app, you need to reinstall the same app from App Store.
Solution #5. Remove the unnecessary stuff
Over the weeks and months after you purchase your iPhone or iPad, you keep piling up data in the form of songs, videos, photos etc. While some content has emotional values (and therefore, they are there for long time), there are many things that become burden for the processor of your iOS device. This is a clear indication that you should get rid of those avoidable things.
You should immediately clear memory from your iPhone or iPad. In a day, you should restart the phone so that all apps get cleared. As an alternative, you can keep force closing apps whenever time permits you.
Solution #6. Install the latest iOS version on your iPhone/iPad
When nothing works, you should install the latest iOS version on your device. Before installing the latest iOS version, take backup of your data on iPhone or iPad.
Step #1: Connect your iOS device with a strong Wi-fi network.
Step #2: Launch Settings app.
Step #3: Tap on General.
Step #4: Now tap on Software Update.
Step #5: Tap Download and Install the latest iOS version.
If you don’t want to use Wi-fi network to install iOS version, you can use iTunes to download and install the latest operating system on iPhone or iPad. Download the latest version of iTunes and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step #1: Connect your iPhone or iPad with your Mac or Windows PC.
Step #2: Your device will be synced automatically.
A message will appear that a software update is available. If this doesn’t happen, you can click on the Device list and then click on your iOS device and then Check for Update.
Follow the procedure given by iTunes and install the latest version of iOS. Once the installation is done, your iPhone or iPad will restart in the latest iOS version. Now you should be able to open the problem apps in your iOS device.
If you still face issues with app, you can report the problem to the app developer. Or choose the best alternative of the app from App Store.