Mobile Phones iPhone & iOS 6 Easy Ways to Stop iPhone Apps Crashing by Sam Costello Writer Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such as CNN.com, PC World, InfoWord, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Sam Costello Updated on June 19, 2020 reviewed by Michelle Adeola Adelufosi Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Michelle Adeola Adelufosi is a marketing consultant with 9 years' experience working for a variety of clients. Her expertise includes social media, web development, and graphic design. our review board Article reviewed on Apr 12, 2020 Michelle Adeola Adelufosi iPhone & iOS Switching from Android Tweet Share Email Apps crash on your iPhone just like programs crash on your computer. While iPhone app crashes might be less common and easier to recover from, that doesn't make them any less annoying. If you're dealing with iPhone app crashes, here are six easy ways to stop iPhone app crashes. Karlis Dembrans / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 How to Stop iPhone App Crashes To fix iPhone app crashes, try these six tips, in this order. These tips apply to all iPhone models running all recent versions of the iOS. The exact steps for each tip may differ based on your version of the iOS. The steps are covered in each individual article. Quit and Relaunch the iPhone App The first and simplest step is to stop iPhone app crashes is to force the app to quit and then restarting it. Force quitting apps stops all of the app's processes and starts them fresh (but it doesn't save battery life!). If the app crash was caused by some feature going slightly wrong, this solution could fix it. How to Quit Apps on the iPhone Stop iPhone App Crashes by Restarting the iPhone Sometimes, apps crash on the iPhone because of a problem with the iPhone itself, not with the app. If restarting the app didn't help, a restart of the iPhone is in order. Many problems on the iPhone, not just app crashes, can be fixed with a simple restart. How to Restart Every iPhone Model Fix iPhone App Crashes by Updating Your Apps If restarting your iPhone doesn't fix an app crash, the problem causing the crash could be a bug in the app itself. App developers regularly update their apps to fix bugs and provide new functionality, so installing the updated app could fix the bug that's causing you problems. How to Keep Your iPhone Apps Updated Delete and Reinstall the App to Fix iPhone App Crashes Sometimes, apps crash because something goes wrong with them over time. This can happen even after you update the app to the latest version. If you've tried all the steps so far and it hasn't helped, try deleting the app and then reinstalling it. A fresh installation of the app could help. Three Ways to Delete Apps from Your iPhone Update to the Latest Version of the iOS In the same way that app developers release updates to fix bugs, Apple regularly releases updates to iOS, the operating system that runs the iPhone and iPod touch. These updates add cool new features and also fix bugs. If your app crashes into aren't fixed by restarting your phone or updating your apps, there's a chance that the bug is in iOS itself. In that case, update to the latest OS. Updating your iPhone to the Latest Version of the iOS Is Just a Tap Away Contact the App's Developer for Help with Crashes If none of these steps solve your crashing problem, you need expert help. Your best bet is to contact the developer of the app directly. There should be contact information listed in the app—maybe on a Contact or About screen. If there's not, the app's page in the App Store usually includes contact information. Try emailing the developer or reporting and the bug and you should get some useful feedback.