How to fix 95 percent of iOS app crashes

 

To reboot (i.e. reset) your iDevice, hold down the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons for about 10 seconds.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida)

iOS isn't perfect. There, I said it. This will become evident to anyone who's ever tried to figure out Notification Center or organize contacts into groups.

And I guarantee that at some point or another, you've installed a shiny new app, only to have it crash on you, either the moment you ran it or maybe a few minutes in.

Indeed, the App Store is packed to the gills with user reviews like these:

"Crashes about a minute into the game."

"App wouldn't load. Zero stars!"

"Won't run on my iPad 2--crashes right after I tap the icon."

So what's going on here? Bad programming? In some cases, yes. Some apps are just plain buggy. But if you install a new one and immediately have problems getting it to run, there's an easy fix:

Reset your iPhone. Or iPad. Or iPod Touch.

The harsh reality is that sometimes, just like with Windows (there, I said it), iDevices need to be rebooted. Whenever I encounter a flaky, crash-prone app (particularly one that's new to my device), I reboot, and presto: problem solved.

Your mileage may vary, of course, but before you write a negative review and/or delete the app in disgust, at least... [Read more]
Related Links:
Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?
GarageBand available for iPhone, iPod Touch
Ten great iPad tips and tricks
Windows 8 promises fewer 'annoying' restarts after an update
Nook Tablet hands-on: Can it fight the Fire?

How to fix 95 percent of iOS app crashes
Rick Broida
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:48:13 GMT

Popular posts from this blog

Apple Launches Web Tool to Deregister Phone Numbers from iMessage

Microsoft Releases Office Diagramming App 'Visio Viewer' for iPad

Microsoft Is Bringing Windows 10 To ARM, x86 Apps Included