My App Won’t Open on iPhone/iPad: Here’s Fix

🗓️ September 18, 2021 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Whenever you are using any application on your iPhone, and it just crashes after an iOS/ iPadOS update or many other various reasons. Don’t bother, we are happy to help you today. The first app likes messages and other regular apps, but while using some secondary apps like Music, Notes, App Store, Messages, keynote, Safari, Maps, Mail app, Files app, or more, it may be crashed some time and harassed you but its performance.

The app got stuck from opening it, and maybe your work delay. Follow my complete guide to fix your App won’t open issues easily.

Clues To Avoid App Crashing On Your iPhone or iPad

#1. Restart/Reboot or Hard Reboot

You should force reboot your iPhone by switching off your iPhone and wait for some time and then wait until the Apple logo appears and then again start your iPhone to fix the issue.

Press and Hold Below buttons until you see the Apple logo on Screen,

iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X:

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1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
2: Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
3: Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

Get more: Hard Reboot iPhone X.

Again, press the Side button until the startup apple logo is on the screen to start the iPhone.

1 Name of Button on iPhone 7 7 Plus iPhone 6 6 Plus iPhone

Now turn on iPhone, Press Sleep/Wake or Side button once.

#2. Update the app and iOS

You have to update your app regularly so you can avoid crashing. For updating your app, you have to go to the app store and then go to the update button and enable the update all button, so your app will be updated and be crashing of the app will be solved.

For iOS: Go to the Settings > General > Software Update. The latest Software must be iOS 15 or later.

For Apps: Open App Store on iPhone > Find Updates tab > See the list of all apps for Updates.

#3. Free up Storage Space on your Device

In many cases, if your device is running with Full Storage (No ample space) issues to run applications properly at that time, your any App no chance to open appropriately. On the other hand, sometimes you may be facing that an app opens and close immediately. Are you experiencing similarly? Please follow the bottom steps.

Head to Settings App > Tap General > Tap iPhone Storage (for iPhone users) or iPad Storage (for iPad users) > on this screen, you can manage your phone storage space by deleting the unwanted app and its data.

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#4. Delete & Reinstall app on iPhone

Sometimes, it is necessary to delete or uninstall your app that is crashing and re-download from the app store. This process will solve the problem of app crashing, and again you will enjoy your applications.

To Delete the app from home screen > Press and Hold app icon until jiggle start > Tap on Cross mark to Delete the app.

Remove the app or Delete the app from iPhone thoroughly; after that, reinstall it.

#5. Update your iPhone

Sometimes you have to update your iPhone. For doing this, you have to open the settings and tap on the general, and then tap on the Software update. If your iPhone is not updated, update it by tapping on the install now button enjoy the updated version.

#6. Clear memory

The app running in the background may also drain some of the memory, resulting in the app’s crashing, for you have to Press and Hold the Sleep/Wake button but don’t turn it off. Choose Cross mark and test with the app. All running app re-launch with a welcome screen. Enjoy all the running apps and enjoy your desire app, which you want.

#7. Extra Titbits: Apps Crashing issues

  • iOS 11 only support 32-bit apps, Check it and contact your Developer
  • Reset All Settings on iPhone. Go to the Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

Steps to Reset All Settings in iOS 15 and later Version

Go to the “Settings” app > Tap “General” > Find and open tap “Transfer or Reset iPhone” > Tap “Reset” > Lastly, tap on “Reset All Settings.”

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For security reasons, you will be asked to enter the iPhone Passcode. Then,>Tap Confirm Reset All Settings. > After that iPhone will reboot.

From time to time, we can clear memory that helps to stop or remove unused processes running on the iPhone in the background.

#8. Contact An App Developer

You can also contact a particular App developer to send feedback to fix an ongoing issue with its applications.

Still no help, Time to check this detailed tutorial on [14 Tips]: Apps Keeps crashing on iPhone.

#9. Put the iPhone into DFU Mode and Try to Restore

Fix you all the problems with Troubleshooting deals using DFU Mode on iPhone

Suppose above all doesn’t work for avoiding iPhone App crashing. In that case, you have to enable the DFU mode in which complete restore of your iPhone takes place, and it is authoritative restore which results in clearance of all the content and setting of your iPhone.

Your iPhone is stuck on DFU Mode and Recover mode; iPhone can’t restore or Back up on iTunes.

Above all are the possible guide and issues that point to fix Apps that won’t Open on iPhone or iPad after Software Upgrade.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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