Why Do Apps Keep Crashing On My iPhone? How To Fix The Issue?

There are two main reasons for iPhone apps to keep crashing – 1. The app is buggy and 2. App’s updated version is not supportive. Besides these reasons, some partial causes can also lead iPhone apps to keep crashing. For example, the iOS 13.3 update causes many iPhone apps to suddenly crash without a warning. Moreover, the iOS 15 update is also showing the same problem recently. 

7 Steps To Fix iPhone Apps That Keep Crashing:

No matter what the reason is, solving the crashing apps issue can be done easily most of the time. So here are some quick fixes to stop apps from crashing on your iPhone! 

1. Update the App

If your iPhone’s apps are crashing, have you noticed which app is actually closing most often? If yes, then consider looking at its version software. Is it updated to its latest version? If not, update the app immediately, as iPhones system update is basically designed to align well with its apps’ latest versions. 

To update Apps on your iPhone:

  • Open the Apple App Store app.
  • Open your Account icon from the upper right corner.
  • Under the Upcoming Updates category, choose Update All.

2. Close Background Apps

When you close an app, it may keep running in the background in order to check for newer notifications or feeds. It keeps refreshing from the background and can be a reason to crash the next time you open it. In this case, you can do the following two things.

i. Close the Background App Refresh 

Closing the background app refresh stops refreshing the app while running in the background. Thus it can be a help regarding crashing apps problems on your iPhone. 

To close the Background App Refresh:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Open General.
  • Open Background App Refresh and select Off

ii. Close the Running Apps from Background

Closing apps completely from the background after you are done using them is the best way to give your phone a time off. It even prevents your iPhone from overheating and unnecessary battery drainage.

To close the running background apps from iPhone 8 PLUS or earlier:

  • Double click the Home Button and open the Application Preview.
  • Find the background applications by swiping right or left.
  • Then swipe up and close the application running.
  • Keep doing it, until all the background apps are closed.
Close background apps from iPhone
Fig. Close background apps from iPhone 8 PLUS or earlier.

To close the running background apps from iPhone X or newer:

  • Swipe up and pause in the middle from your iPhone’s home screen.
  • Swipe right or left in order to find the background applications preview.
  • Swipe up again to close the apps from the background.
Close background apps from iPhone X
Fig. Close background apps from iPhone X or newer

3. Clear Cache on iPhone: Offload the App

Sometimes, clearing cache memory from apps helps them not to crash. But, unlike Android users, Apple users can not clear apps cache memory easily. On iPhones, you need to offload apps, which means clearing some space from your iPhone’s storage to clear apps cache memory. 

To offload apps on your iPhone:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Open General.
  • Open iPhone Storage.
  • Next, the page will generate a list of your apps. Choose the app that you want to clear cache off from the list.
  • Tap on Offload App option. 
  • If you want to clear or offload every app then, check the Offload Unused Apps option. Enable the option and offloading apps are all set.
To offload apps on your iPhone
Fig. To offload apps on your iPhone

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4. Restart Your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone can fix many problems and app crashing is one of them. To restart your iPhone, you can turn it off or shut it down and then turn it on after a few seconds. However, you can force restart it as well. 

How to Force Restart iPhone 6 or earlier devices?

Force restart varies from device to device as on iPhone 6 or earlier, you need to press and hold the power and home button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears on the screen. 

How to Force Restart iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 PLUS?

For iPhone 7 and 7 PLUS, you have to press and hold the volume up and the power button the same way and release pressing after the Apple logo shows up. 

How to Force Restart iPhone 8 or newer devices?

iPhone 8 or newer device users need to do extra work. First, you have to press the volume up button and release it quickly and then press the volume down button and do the same thing. Now, long press and hold the power button until the Apple logo shows up on the screen. 

5. Turn OFF the App Restrictions 

When you restrict an app, it may work with limited resources or not work at all. Therefore, it is possible for the app to misbehave with iOS systems and crash from time to time. Regarding this, you can try to observe if disabling app restrictions can solve your iPhone’s app crashing issues. 

To disable the App Restrictions on your iPhone 11 or earlier:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Open General.
  • Open Restrictions.
  • Tap on Disable Restrictions.
  • Enter the password to turn off app restrictions.

To disable the App Restrictions on your iPhone 12 or newer:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Open Screen Time.
  • Turn off Screen time using the Screen Time passcode.
  • Open Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  • Toggle oFF the Content & Privacy Restrictions option.

6. Reset All Settings on Your iPhone

Apps may crash on your iPhone due to some unknown complex app settings. Sometimes resetting all the settings is required as it is considered very efficient in solving many issues of your iPhone. In addition, the good thing is, it will not delete your apps data or documents from your iPhone. So reset all settings of your iOS device by following the steps mentioned below!

To Reset All Settings on your iPhone:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Open General and scroll down.
  • Open Reset.
  • Tap on the Reset All Settings option.
  • Enter the passcode if you are asked and then confirm your action to reset all settings on your iPhone.
Reset All Settings on your iPhone
Fig. Reset All Settings on your iPhone

7. Delete and then Redownload the App

If none of the six above-mentioned fixes could stop your iPhone’s apps from crashing, then it’s time to delete the app. After deleting the app, you can download it again and hope for the best experience this time.

To delete the problematic app and then redownload it, follow the steps:

  • Press on the app logo and hold until the options pops up on your iPhone’s screen.
  • Tap on the Remove App option.
  • Tap on the Delete App option to confirm deleting the app.
  • To redownload or reinstall the app, go to the Apple App Store app.
  • Search for the app and tap Install.

If you feel there is a hardware issue then you can get help from Apple

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That’s a Wrap! 

If you have followed this article on How to fix apps crashing on your iPhone?, I am confident that you have got your solution regarding the matter, unless your app is buggy. For example, Snapchat once reported as frequently closing due to a software update. It can happen to any app and you should check on your app store if this is the case about your iPhone’s problematic app as well. If it is so, you should report to its developer. Any software-related bugs or faulty programs are usually solved by the app developers within a very short time.

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