Apps constantly crashing on Apple iPhone XS after iOS 13

Are you having some trouble using your favorite apps on your iPhone XS due to constant crashing after updating your device to iOS 13? That’s quite unimpressive and this issue has been a widespread problem since then. This could be due to random software bugs inflicted by the new software version. Outdated app versions could also cause the problem as they might not be compatible with the latest software.

If you have an iPhone XS and you run into an issue where apps are constantly crashing after updating to iOS 13, this article is suited best for you. I have laid some basic workarounds to possibly cure the problem permanently. Find out how with the details written below. 

Before anything else, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, then drop in on our iPhone XS Help Guides page for we have already solved some of the most common problems with this device. Try to find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our workarounds and solutions. 

First solution: Clear all apps running in the background then restart your iPhone XS. 

Apps that were previously opened are usually left suspended in the background unless you close them. These apps are vulnerable to random bugs as they continuously run in the background for an extended period. The latest software installed might also cause some apps to go rogue. In order to make sure that your phone is free from erratic apps that cause constant crashing, quit all apps that are running in the background with the steps below: 

  1. Swipe your finger up and then pause from the Home screen.
  2. Swipe left or right to navigate through the apps preview. 
  3. Then swipe up on each app’s preview to close individual background apps. 

Once all apps are cleared, perform a force restart to clear dump cache and refresh your phone’s system. Doing so can also expedite the implementation of changes from the recent software update. Conflicts caused by erratic apps can also be eliminated by performing this process. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  2. Press and release the Volume Down button quickly. 
  3. Lastly, press and hold the Side button for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo.

Just wait for your iPhone to complete the reboot process, then use re-open your apps and use them as usual to check if they still crash constantly. 

Second solution: Check and install app updates on your iPhone XS. 

Major software updates like iOS 13 brings new features and changes to your phone’s system and might cause outdated apps to crash constantly. Getting your apps up to date is the key in eliminating incompatibility issues. Doing so also ensures that your apps can work to its peak performance by eliminating in-app bugs and glitches. If you haven’t set automatic app updates on your phone, simply refer to the steps below to update your apps manually: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap on App Store to open it. 
  2. Tap on Today tab at the bottom. 
  3. Then tap on the user profile icon on the top right corner of the screen. 
  4. You should see the account details. 
  5. Scroll down to the Available Updates section. 
  6. Tap on Update next to the app to update individual apps.
  7. Tap on Update All to update all apps simultaneously. 

Once all apps are updated, force restart your iPhone XS to expedite the implementation of changes and clear errant cache. After rebooting your phone, check if apps are working fine. 

Third solution: Uninstall then reinstall apps on your iPhone XS. 

Software glitches may affect your phone’s performance as they tend to cause apps to go rogue. Erratic apps might be the reason why apps constantly crash after iOS 13 update as they can cause conflicts to normal working apps and will result to relevant symptoms. To rule this out, uninstalling those crashing apps and reinstalling them again will eliminate stubborn in-app glitches and might fix the problem. Here’s how: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap and hold on an app icon until the icons start jiggling. 
  2. Tap the X on the app you want to delete.
  3. Select Delete to confirm the deletion of the selected app. 
  4. Perform a restart on your iPhone.
  5. After the reboot process is done, open the App store from the Home screen. 
  6. Tap on your profile icon then tap on Purchased. 
  7. Tap the Not on This iPhone tab.
  8. Select the app that you want to reinstall on your device.
  9. If you don’t see the app from the selected tab, try switching to All tab.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the re-installation process. After performing this procedure, retry using your phone and check if apps still crashes constantly. 

Fourth solution: Reset all settings in your iPhone XS. 

Customizations on your phone’s settings can also cause issues to occur like apps constantly crashing especially if there are invalid or incorrect settings saved. The software upgrade can also override your phone’s settings and might be the reason why there are corrupted settings information saved on your device. To clear this out, performing an all settings reset will delete all customized settings and revert them to the default configurations. This could help in eradicating the issue. If you wish to give this a shot, follow the steps below: 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Reset All Settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm all settings reset. 

Once the reset is complete, your iPhone XS should restart automatically. After it reboots, enable important features such as Wi-Fi then use your apps to check if it rectified the issue. 

Fifth solution: Factory reset (master reset) your iPhone XS. 

This is considered as your last resort if the previous procedures did not fix the problem. You might be dealing with a complex system error if the apps still crashes up to this point. This advanced solution offers a higher success rate in removing stubborn glitches inflicted by the recent software update. Performing a master reset will wipe out all data and restores your phone to its default factory settings. Having said that, it is recommended to create backups via iTunes or iCloud beforehand. After creating backups, you may proceed in performing a factory reset with these steps: 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Erase all contents and settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm all settings reset.

Your phone will automatically restart after master reset is done. You’ll have to complete the initial set up process like having a new phone to use it again. Once done, use your phone as normal and check if the apps work as intended. 

The solutions listed above should be good enough in handling software-inflicted glitches that causes apps to constantly crash on your iPhone XS. If none of them help you out in fixing the problem, your next option is to forward this issue to Apple support. They can provide you with official recommendations on how to handle such concern. If this is something universal to all iOS users, you might need to wait for a follow-up software patch to be released and permanently fix the problem. 

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