Apps keep crashing on iPhone after the iOS 13 update

When apps start to keep crashing on a high-end device like your iPhone, you can always expect it to be just a minor issue. However, it seems like some iPhone owners have encountered the same problem shortly after installing the iOS 13 update. When a problem like this occurs after an update, then it means you should be able to fix it on your own by doing a few troubleshooting procedures. 

Most of the time, this issue is pretty minor even if it seems like a really complicated problem. We have already encountered a problem like this in the past and it’s either an issue with apps or the firmware. In this post, I will guide you in troubleshooting your iPhone to figure out the reason why apps keep crashing after the iOS 13 update. So, if you’re an owner with this kind of problem, continue reading this post as you may find it helpful. 

Before we move on to our troubleshooting, if you happen to find this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our iPhone Help Guides page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. We may have already published articles that could help you fix your problem. Find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our solutions.

Troubleshooting an iPhone with apps that keep crashing after iOS 13

When troubleshooting a device with app-related issues, you have to be thorough so as to accurately determine the reason why the apps crash and fix the issue properly. With that being said, here’s what I suggest you do about this problem…

First solution: Force restart your iPhone

Most of the time, apps crash after an update because the architecture has changed, especially if it’s a major update. Actually, after the update, all services and apps need to be optimized to work properly with the new firmware and when they’re not optimized properly, then that could be the reason why they crash. The first thing you should do if this happens to you is to force restart your device. It’s a simulated battery removal that will refresh the memory and reload all apps and services. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then quickly press and release the Volume Down button. 
  2. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power key until the Apple logo shows on the screen. 

Your iPhone will continue the usual boot process so wait until it’s finished. Once the reboot is done, try to see if apps still crash on your device that runs on iOS 13. If they still do, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Close apps running in the background

After the forced restart and apps are still crashing on your iPhone, then it’s possible that there are already a bunch of them running in the background. Try to close all the apps that hasn’t been closed and see if that helps. 

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop at the middle to view app previews. 
  2. Now, swipe up on every preview to close apps one after another. 

After this, try to see if apps still crash because if they do, then move on to the next solution. 

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Third solution: Reset all the settings on your iPhone with iOS 13

When it comes to firmware or app-related issues that occurred without apparent reason, resetting all the settings is often the answer. This procedure brings all settings back to default values as well as fix any minor software issue. You don’t have to worry about your files or data because none of them will be deleted. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down. 
  2. Tap the Settings icon on the upper-right corner. 
  3. Scroll to and tap General management. 
  4. Touch Reset. 
  5. Tap Reset settings. 
  6. Tap the Reset settings button. 
  7. If prompted, enter your PIN, Password or Pattern. 
  8. Finally, tap Reset.

Once your phone has finished rebooting, try to see if apps still crash on iPhone iOS 13. If they do, then the next solution has to be done. 

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Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone

Again, if the problem occurred after an update, then a reset will be able to fix it. However, you may have to exert a lot of effort in making sure not one of your files or data will be deleted because during the reset, all your personal files including your contacts, messages, emails, pictures, apps, etc., will be deleted. So, take a little time backing them up prior to the reset. When ready, follow these steps to reset your iPhone: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings. 
  5. Tap Erase Now. 
  6. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  7. Tap Erase iPhone at the bottom of the screen.  
  8. Tap Erase iPhone again to proceed with the reset.  

After the reset, set up your iPhone as a new device. I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your iPhone with apps that started to keep crashing after the iOS 13 update. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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