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Stuck with a crashing or unresponsive app on your iPhone? Try these fixes now

Stuck on a crashing or unresponsive app on your iPhone? Apple provides a couple of fixes for it. Here’s what you can try.

| Updated on: Feb 03 2023, 19:42 IST
The latest iOS 16.3 update for iPhones will transform your experience
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1/6 iOS 16.3 has some amazing new features including the Security Keys for Apple IDs. Apple has introduced the Security Keys feature, which allows you to strengthen the security of your account by requiring a physical security key as part of the two-factor authentication sign-in process.  ( HT Tech)
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2/6 Apple has introduced the Black Unity Wallpaper for iPhones to honour Black history and culture. (Pixabay)
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3/6 Advanced-Data Protection will be available globally with the iOS 16.3 update providing you a choice to activate end-to-end encryption for additional apps such as Notes, Photos, Message backups and more. (HT Tech)
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4/6 Apart from these, Apple has rolled out support for the recently launched 2nd Gen HomePod. Moreover, the update also fixes several bugs and issues such as the accidental, issue of the horizontal lines on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the black wallpaper bug, and Siri issues in CarPlay have also been addressed. (Unsplash)
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5/6 Who is eligible to get the update? Anyone with an eligible iPhone. That means anyone with an iPhone 8 or later will be able to download the iOS 16.3 update. (Unsplash)
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6/6 How to install the latest iOS 16 update: Just open Settings and tap General. Now go to the Software Update and check for the latest available update. (Unsplash)
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Fix an unresponsive app on your iPhone this way. (Unsplash)

Equipped with flagship features, iPhones are one of the most premium smartphones which you can buy. Apple's ecosystem offers a secure user experience with transparency and control over the data you share with apps. Apple's App Store offers millions of apps at your disposal for any and all tasks. In comparison to the Google Play Store, the App Store is stricter in reviewing and uploading any application to its platform. Therefore, the chance of any app causing any data privacy issue on your iPhone becomes substantially less.

However, some apps may crash on your iPhone without any reason. This isn't related to any cybersecurity issue but becomes a headache when you can't complete the task you've been wanting to do on that specific app. Thankfully, there are a number of ways this can be rectified. Although there isn't any direct way to force stop an app like Android, Apple provides solutions which can help the crashing or freezing app on your iPhone.

1. Close and reopen the app

If an app won't respond or seems frozen, you can close it, then open it again. This usually fixes any app that crashes or becomes unresponsive. To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle of the screen. Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close. Then, swipe up on the app's preview to close the app.

2. Restart your iPhone

The most common way is to restart your iPhone to fix the crashed app. Then open the app to see if it works as expected. Press and hold either volume button and the side button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider, then wait 30 seconds for your device to turn off. Press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo.

3. Update the app

If an app becomes unresponsive, check if any updates are available for it on the App Store. open the App Store, tap your profile icon, then scroll down to see if updates are available.

4. Delete and redownload app

The last resort is to delete the app altogether and then redownload it though you should note that some in-built apps cannot be deleted from iPhone. Users should note that if you delete an app, you might lose data stored on the app.

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First Published Date: 03 Feb, 19:42 IST