Several users have reported that the iPhone apps keep crashing after the iOS 16.3 update. You don’t have to worry about hardware-related issues, and it is more of a software issue. Apple has integrated many options in the iOS system, so you can fix the problem in the iPhone and iPad. New iOS software is the next step towards the future, and it is a must-have software update in the device.
- 1 Why do My Apps keep Crashing After the iOS 16 update?
- 2 Close Background Running Apps and Reopen them
- 3 Force Restart iPhone
- 4 Report a Bug
- 5 Update iOS Software
- 6 Restore iOS Software
- 7 Conclusion – iPhone or iPad Apps Keep Crashing
Why do My Apps keep Crashing After the iOS 16 update?
Apple is known to have a stronghold over software and hardware. They have created an impression in the market that they have highly optimized software that is superior to the competition. Undoubtedly, iOS software is indeed fluid and lasts longer than an Android phone. We cannot ignore the fact that Apple software is not perfect.
Unfortunately, I have gone through 1000+ blogs over the years, and none of them ask the users to submit reports. Users should take time to report a bug on the official Apple reporting app.
- The app developers are aware of the compatibility issues and should work on releasing a new patch update for the users. Of course, you can take it to social media platforms and tag them with the problem.
- App Store policy doesn’t assess the app developer capability, and they look into the app instead. Many iOS app developers don’t have a dedicated team to push new updates in a short period. You have to wait a long time for the app developers to release a compatible patch for the device.
- Corrupted iOS system.
Close Background Running Apps and Reopen them
It’s time to explore solutions that resolve the iOS app crash issues. You don’t need third-party tools to resolve the iPhone or iPad problems, so don’t worry about spending a dime on the so-called premium tools.
Millions own a smartphone, and they don’t give the device enough rest for optimal performance. Manufacturers have engineered the components to take on continuous beating for years and still meet the expectations of the users. Give your iPhone a quick restart, and let me show you the way.
- Close apps from the background.
- Press and hold the Side or Sleep/Wake button for three seconds.
- Move the slider to the right side.
- Your iPhone turns off.
The iPhone will feel happy if you could let it sleep for five minutes. The internal components defuse the charge, and it will ensure the longevity of the smartphone.
- Press and hold the Side or Sleep/Wake button for three seconds.
- The iOS device boots up.
Launch the apps and if the problem is persisting in the iOS 16.
The iOS system allows users to remove app files. You can remove the additional files saved in the device, and it will free up the storage and deal with the problem at the same time. You have to keep in mind that the app data will be lost unless there is a backup in the iCloud.
Note: The Fonts app has no problems, and I’m using it for demonstration purposes only.
- Open “Settings” from Home Screen.
- Tap “General” in settings.
- Tap “iPhone Storage” from the options.
- Swipe down and find the problematic app.
- Tap the “Offload App” button.
- A confirm pop-up appears, and tap the “Offload App” button.
- iOS system removed saved form data in the device.
- Go back to Home Screen and tap on the application icon to reinstall it.
Remember, you have to make sure that the app is available on the App Store. Apple delists several apps from the store if they don’t comply with the new rules and policies. The offloaded app will not available for reinstallation if they rejected the app from the App Store.
Force Restart iPhone
Apple programmed the physical buttons on the iOS device. The physical buttons have a purpose, and it rejects the software sequence. The feature is called Force Restart, and it will put the device back on track, so let me show you the way.
iPhone with Face ID
iPhone X and later devices don’t have a Home button, so you have to press the button quickly and release them.
- Press and release the “Volume Up” button immediately.
- Press and release the “Volume Down” button immediately.
- Now, press the “Side” button and hold it until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
You have to press and release the volume buttons immediately and don’t take any breaks in-between.
iPhone 8 Series
- Press the “Volume Up” button and quickly release it.
- Press the “Volume Down” button and quickly release it.
- Press the “Side” button and hold the button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Don’t pause or hold the volume buttons and you have to release each key quickly.
iPhone 7 Series
iPhone 7 is the first iPhone that had a touch-sensitive Home button.
- Press the “Volume Down” button, then press the “Sleep/Wake button” together.
- Keep holding the two physical buttons until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
The method applies to the 7th series, including 7, 7 Plus, 7S, and 7S Plus devices.
iPhone 6S or Earlier
The sleep or wake button on the side along with the home button must be held until the Apple logo is visible on the screen and then released.
This is the method to force restart iPhone 1st gen to iPhone 6S devices.
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button together.
- Do not release the button until the Apple logo shows up on the screen.
A force restart won’t harm the software or the device, and it is 100% safe to act. I brought a dead iPhone back to life by force restarting the device, so I don’t see any harm in it.
Report a Bug
Smartphones are part of life, and they are assisting us to finish the work much earlier. You should come forward and inform the developer about the bug, so they can release a patch. Let me show you how to contact third-party app developers and inform them about the bug for faster resolution.
Step 1: Open the App Store listing.
Step 2: Swipe down and tap “Developer Website” under the “information” section.
Step 3: The website opened in the default browser, and check out the “Contact us” page.
Step 4: You will find necessary developer contact information on the about us or contact us page.
I would contact any developer if it is decreasing my workflow or saving time. The contacting process takes less than a couple of minutes, so give it a shot.
Update iOS Software
Apple changed my perception of the iOS software updates, and I want to share my experience with you. The iPhone and iPad may be the best device in the segment, but Apple is messing up lately.
I’m asking you to read iOS software version reviews and videos online, and they should be specific to your device. Many iPhone owners have reported that the battery is draining faster after the iOS update.
Do not install new software updates without watching or reading a few reviews online. There is no way to downgrade the iOS version, and you are stuck with the unstable software.
Restore iOS Software
We shouldn’t ignore the persistent issues in the iPhone, and they will trouble you even more. I solved many software-related issues by restoring the iOS software. You can use iTunes in Windows and Finder in macOS to perform the task.
- Back up the iPhone in local storage and iCloud to prevent data loss.
- Charge the iPhone to 100% so it won’t run out of juice in between the process.
- Give Windows/macOS permission to access the iPhone.
- Disable “Find My” in the iOS device.
Now, you are ready to roll and restore the iOS software.
- Use the lighting cable to connect iPhone to the PC/Mac computer.
- Open iTunes and click on the iPhone icon.
- Click on the “Restore iPhone” button.
Reset of the process is automated, so you don’t have to perform manual tasks any further. Sit tight and let iTunes download the iOS DMG file from the Apple servers. The restoration process takes less than half an hour and longer if the internet download speed is slow.
Conclusion – iPhone or iPad Apps Keep Crashing
You can consult the Apple service center if the iPhone apps keep crashing after the iOS 16 update. The official developers release patches for the latest iOS version, and you shouldn’t miss the new updates. Create a backup in Windows or macOS storage, if you have a slower download speed and limited bandwidth internet package. Let us know which solution resolved the iPhone apps crashing issue in the comment section below.