How to fix apps that are constantly crashing after iOS 13 on iPhone XS

Popular apps like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter are now easier to access as they are already designed to be installed and used in our iOS devices. But instead of bringing convenience, users can become frustrated the moment these apps no longer work as expected. Just like with the recent iOS 13 implementation. A lot of iOS users reported that the apps are constantly crashing after installing iOS 13 on their devices. Hearing those complaints really disappointed us. Yet there is no point of putting the blame on the recent system changes because of the undeniable awesome functions enhancements and new features the new iOS offers. Thus, correcting the issue is the next thing we should do. Being said, we have gathered potential solutions to fix iPhone XS devices in which apps are constantly crashing after iOS 13. 

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 XS 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.

Why do apps constantly crash after iOS 13?

There are a lot of factors that may lead the apps to crash not only after new iOS implementation but in any occasion. When your phone runs out of memory storage, your phone system becomes unstable. Thus, various symptoms will emerge including the crashing of apps. So before doing some troubleshooting techniques on your iPhone XS device, check your phone’s memory storage and make sure that it’s not causing the apps to act up. To check, head to Settings->General->iPhone Storage. When your phone shows insufficient memory storage, check for the apps and files that are less used, and delete them if necessary. But if you still have sufficient memory space and the apps are still constantly crashing, there are still some other factors that can trigger this symptom. 

Stable internet connection is also a must when using apps on your iOS device. If everything works fine except for those internet-operated apps, try to refresh your internet connection by turning the Wi-Fi off and then on again. You can head to Settings->Wi-Fi menu and toggle the switch off and on again. If refreshing your internet service doesn’t do anything and the apps remain erratic, there might be other root causes like random software glitches, misconfigured phone settings, and iOS bugs that need to be addressed. To clear out these factors, follow the procedures we have listed below. Read on and start troubleshooting your iOS 13 iPhone XS device.

First solution: Close all background apps on your iPhone XS.

Crashing often happens when multiple apps are running in the background. Aside from the fact that running apps are likely to get corrupted, they also take over the phone’s entire system. Thus, some apps will crash when launched as they can no longer acquire system resources. To rule this out, close all the background apps on your device. Here are the steps:

  1. On the Home screen, swipe up from the bottom and slightly pause in the middle of the screen.
  2. Swipe left or right to navigate through the app previews.
  3. Then swipe up on each up preview to close them individually.

If you have multiple running apps in the background, delete all of them using the same steps listed above. Once these running apps have been successfully closed, try to launch any of the apps and check if it is no longer crashing. Otherwise, move on to the next method to correct the problem.

Second solution: Restart (soft reset) your iPhone XS to fix apps that are constantly crashing after iOS 13.

Cache files from corrupted apps that are stored in your phone’s memory can also be the possible trigger. It is viable that these junk files haven’t been totally cleared out when the running apps are closed. Hence, a quick phone restart will hopefully put an end to this crashing issue. To get this done, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Side/Power button and either Volume Up/Down button simultaneously.
  2. Release both buttons when the Slide to Power Off command appears.
  3. Drag the power off slider to the right to turn off the phone.
  4. After 30 seconds, switch the phone back on. Simply press and hold the Power (Side) button again until the Apple logo appears.

Wait until your phone boots up completely. Then launch any of the erratic apps to see if they are already working. If the apps are still constantly crashing, try the next solution.

Third solution: Check for and install pending apps updates.

The task of various apps developers do not end up in providing astounding applications to iOS users, but also in maintaining the apps stable functions and performances.  And this can be fulfilled by regularly pushing apps updates through Apple’s very own platform, the App Store. New apps updates are usually rolled out by developers whenever new iOS version is being out for install. So whenever your apps constantly crash after iOS update, visit the App Store to check for and install pending apps updates. Here is how:

  1. Launch the App Store from the Home screen.
  2. Select your profile icon on the top corner of the screen.
  3. You will be prompted with a list of pending apps update when available. Otherwise, drag the screen downward to refresh the page and then new apps update will populate whenever available.
  4. Select an app and tap Update to install the app’s pending update.
  5. Otherwise, tap Update All to install all pending apps updates at once.
  6. You can check Recently Updated section to view the list of apps updates being installed.

After installing all the pending apps updates, restart (soft reset) your iPhone XS for proper apps updates implementation. Afterwards, check the newly updated apps to make sure that they are already back to their normal state. But if the apps continue to crash, troubleshoot your iPhone XS further.

Fourth solution: Delete and reinstall errant apps on iPhone XS.

If the crashing problem still persists, the erratic apps might have gone totally corrupted after the recent system changes and therefore need to be removed and reinstalled for a fresh and clean start. To get this done, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings from Home.
  2. Select General.
  3. Tap on iPhone Storage menu.
  4. Scroll down to select the apps you want to delete.
  5. Tap Delete App option to confirm.
  6. Do the same to the rest of the apps that need to be deleted.

After you have successfully deleted the errant apps, restart (soft reset) your iPhone XS. Once it is back on, head to the App Store to reinstall the apps latest versions. 

Fifth solution: Reset all settings to fix apps that are constantly crashing in iOS 13 iPhone XS.

Your phone’s settings that may have been automatically altered after the iOS 13 implementation could have triggered the apps to constantly crash. Manually checking and reverting the original values and options can be a waste of time as you are not certain which settings information need to be changed. Thus, restoring the settings to default is more ideal. To reset all settings on your iPhone XS device, refer to these steps: 

  1. Go to the Settings app from the Home screen.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Select Reset all settings<span style=”font-weight: 400″> option.
  5. If prompted, enter your device passcode and then continue.
  6. Then select the option to confirm the reset.

Your phone will then restart by itself after the reset, and all settings will be restored to default values and options. Afterwards, enable all the features that you will be using again including Wi-Fi. Then check your apps to make sure that everything is back to normal. 

What to do next when the apps are still constantly crashing in iOS 13 iPhone XS?

If your apps are still constantly crashing and you wish to troubleshoot your iPhone XS further, you can restore your phone to its factory default settings. This can be among the drastic solutions that you can try, but most of the time provides a positive output.  Just make sure to back-up your files prior to performing this method as this reset will result in a complete data loss. After securing all the critical files, just head to Settings->General->Reset->Erase all content and settings and then follow the onscreen prompts to confirm the factory reset. Then you can proceed to set up your phone as new again or restore it from a backup.

Though the apps crashing issue in iOS 13 is not that hard to fix, it is still possible that you will reach to this extent that the apps continue to crash. Thus, a Recovery Mode or DFU Mode restore via iTunes can be your last resort in fixing the problem. But if you are now hesitant to troubleshoot your phone further, you can seek additional assistance from Apple Support or your network service provider. 

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