How to Fix App Crashing Issue in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad?
The iOS 10 update delivers new features to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch but it also brings problems. If you run into an iOS 10 problem try a fix from this list before taking your device down to your local Apple Store. Phone Contacts Apps freeze Iphone!!
In June, Apple released an iOS 10 beta to test the new operating system and its features ahead of a public release date in the fall. Developers, and those in the Beta Software Program, found and reported many problems with the iOS 10 beta.
The iOS 10 beta killed off some nasty bugs but iOS 10 problems have slipped through the cracks and they’re plaguing many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners after the new update’s highly anticipated release.
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners got an incredibly unpleasant surprise when downloading iOS 10 last night.
The latest Apple operating system update threw handsets into an emergency Recovery Mode.
The frustrating glitch rendered the Apple device useless – forcing the owner to connect the handset to a computer, launch iTunes and restore the device over a wired connection.
Express.co.uk broke news of the reports flooding in from enraged social media users, before experiencing the issue first-hand with an iPhone 6S Plus.
Many dubbed the glitch “iOS 10 fail” online.
The problem with iOS 10 affected both old and newer Apple devices.
The root-cause of this bug is still unclear but it’s inevitable for software updates to cause a device to perform slowly, freeze, shows error messages, turns off or restarts unexpectedly. This is more likely due to hardware or software incompatibility issue like some third-party apps installed on the iPhone may not be compatible with the latest iOS structure and thereby causing conflicts and glitches to the entire phone system. As a result, your phone would start to act weird or worst, gets bricked.
Reporting post-update issues is highly recommended but before you do so, you can still try some workarounds and attempt to fix the problem by yourself while waiting for an official fix patch from Apple through the next software rollout.
Potential Solutions and Workarounds
To ensure the problem is not due to a bad battery, be sure to first check and calibrate your battery. Make sure the battery is fine. If it is and the problem persists, you may then proceed with these potential solutions.
The following workarounds can also be used to deal with a relevant issue with the iPhone 6 Plus, in which the device freezes or unexpectedly reboots when tapping links in Safari and other apps after the iOS 9.3 update.
Step 1. Perform a soft reset or force restart your iPhone.
Just like any other electronic devices, your iPhone needs an occasional reboot to help keep it running smooth. This is a very simple workaround that has been widely used to deal with various issues on the software, either minor or major glitches.
To perform a soft reset or reboot your iPhone, just hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the slider appears. Select the option to power off. Wait for a few seconds and then press the Sleep/Wake button to turn your iPhone back on. A soft reset will not erase any of your content or data from your iPhone thus, it’s a safe process.
If you cannot reboot your iPhone using the usual method, then you can perform a force restart instead. To do so, hold the Power (Sleep/Wake) button and the Home button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds, until the Apple logo shows up on screen.
Note: If the problem remains after a first reboot, then try rebooting your iPhone again (5 times utmost). Sometimes, it would take more than one reboot for your device to get back up and running normally after installing a new firmware update.
Step 2. Reset all settings.
As the name implies, resetting all settings will restore your iPhone settings to factory defaults including your preferences for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Privacy, and other settings. All apps, email accounts, messages, and data will remain intact but the settings are reset.
To reset all settings on your iPhone 6 Plus, head on to Settings->General->Reset->and finally, tap the button to Reset All Settings. You may need to tap the button twice to confirm action. Once the process is complete, your iPhone will reboot.
Step 3. Uninstall faulty apps.
If the problem starts after installing a third-party app with iOS 9.3 platform on your device, you may temporarily disable or delete the faulty app(s) and then reboot your iPhone. It’s also possible that one of the recent apps you’ve installed is causing you this trouble. So try to recall which apps you’ve recently installed before the onset of the problem.
Step 4. Turn Cellular or Mobile Data on and off.
This may sound strange but others who have encountered similar problem in which the iPhone suddenly crashes and restarts by its own, were able to obtain temporary fix with this workaround. If you’re up to giving this method a try, then head on toSettings -> Cellular -> and then tap Cellular Data to turn it ON. Reboot your iPhone and after the reboot, turn Cellular Data off again.
Step 5. Update to the latest iOS version — iOS 9.3.3
As most carriers suggest, be sure to update your iPhone to the most recent software version available. To date, the latest iOS version available is 9.3.3. This is reportedly the last version before Apple will instigate a new major firmware update rollout to iPhones and iPads — the iOS 10. Similar to other patches, the iOS 9.3.3 also contains performance enhancements and bug fixes. So you might as well take your chances and see what this newest iOS 9 patch can do to your device.
Step 6. Perform a DFU mode update/restore.
A DFU mode is a special state where your phone is able to communicate with iTunes without it fully turned on. The iTunes program will attempt to preserve your settings and contents while performing an update or restoring your iPhone through DFU mode.
Here’s how to perform a DFU mode update or restore on your iPhone 6 Plus:
Connect your iPhone to a computer using the OEM or Apple-provided USB cable. Make sure the computer is running the latest iTunes version.
While your iPhone is connected, press and hold the Power and Home buttons
Release both keys when you see the iTunes logo, arrow, and lightning cable on the screen.
You will then be prompted to either Restore or Update your iPhone through iTunes. Select Update to proceed with a firmware update, or Restore to restore from a backup. If you got lucky, things should be back to normal after the process.
Selecting the Restore option will erase all settings and contents from your device. That said, be sure to back up your device before you proceed.
How to Fix App Crashing Issue in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Reboot Your iPhone
If you are unable to launch apps as they crash time and again, you have to reboot your iOS device.
Hold down on the Home button and sleep/wake button at once until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Check Out App Updates
Make sure to update the apps which are crashing on your device. On numerous occasions, this trick has helped me solve the problem. Hopefully, it clicks again. App Store → Updates → Update All.
Turn off Background App Refresh
Apps keep on getting refreshed in the background using Wi-Fi or Cellular data. Turning off the background app refresh will not just save tons of battery, data but also help you troubleshoot this problem.
Step #1. Tap on Settings → General.
Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.
Step #3. Toggle Off Background App Refresh.
Disable Automatic App Downloads
Do you want to automatically download new purchase ( including free) made on other iOS device synced with the same iCloud account? No. It’s better to disable it.
Step #1. Tap on Settings → iTunes & App Store.
Step #2. Toggle Off Auto App Download.
Delete the App and Reinstall It
Apps continue to pile up documents and data in the background. And over the time, it becomes so problematic that it doesn’t allow the app to function properly. In order to resolve it, simply delete the app and reinstall it.
To delete the app; just tap and hold until the app icon starts wiggling. Then tap on the cross sign and confirm in the popup.
Reset All Settings
Personally, I’ve been able to fix the app crashing issue quite a few times by resetting all settings. Of course, it’s a bit painful as you will have to enter Wi-Fi passwords again but it can do the trick. Settings → General → Reset → Reset All Settings.
If nothing works
If all the above-mentioned tips don’t work, then you can downgrade iOS 10 beta to iOS 9.3.2.
Knowing the newest iOS ecosystem is in beta, you have to be prepared to face some minor bugs and wait for the next update rather than shooting it away.
If you have any questions please feel free to comment below.