How to Fix iPhone 12 with Gmail Keeps Crashing

Despite being a stable email service provider, Gmail still faces challenges to keep its services at par as they continue to have issues such as crashing problems on iPhone 12. This post is intended to provide help to users of iPhone 12 with Gmail keeps crashing. Find out the steps if  you’re one of them by reading this article until the end. 

How to Rectify Gmail That Keeps Crashing on iPhone 12

Your Gmail services may have been attacked by a minor bug and causes it to keep crashing on your iPhone 12. If this is the first time that you’ve encountered such an issue on the Gmail services with your iPhone, make sure to contact them as server problems could also cause the Gmail to keep crashing. 

If there is no problem on Gmail’s server, then it is time to perform some procedures to remedy your iPhone 12 with Gmail keeps crashing. Ready your device and follow the given solutions below. 

First Solution: Reset your iPhone 12

Removing minor glitches is very easy by performing a reset on your device. It allows a system enhancement and helps in ditching problems caused by software bugs. If you haven’t performed this process yet, maybe you should give this a try. 

Here’s how to perform a soft reset on your iPhone 12: 

  1. Press and hold the Power/Side button and either of the Volume buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. 
  2. Release both buttons once the Slide to Power off prompt appears on the screen.
  3. Drag the Power off slider to the right to turn off your phone.
  4. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Power/Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

You can also do a force restart if the phone becomes unresponsive due to Gmail that keeps crashing: 

  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.

After restarting your iPhone 12, enable your WiFi or cellular data and open the Gmail app to check if it still crashes or already works well. 

Second Solution: Check for App Updates on iPhone 12

It is also important to check for app updates whenever they start to experience problems. If the Gmail app has not been updated, it may be prone to bug attacks due to the outdated app version and may lead to the crashing problem. App updates often provide patches necessary to address different issues. 

To update the apps on your iPhone 12, follow these steps: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap on the App Store to open it. 
  2. Tap on Today tab at the bottom-left corner. 
  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 app updates are installed, check out if the problem on your Gmail has been fixed already.

Third Solution: Configure Gmail Settings on iPhone 12

You may need to sign out your Gmail account to ensure that the details are not invalidated. There are cases where iOS overrides could occur and may change some information on the device without any prompt. 

Delete then re-set up email by:

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on Accounts & Passwords
  3. Select Accounts
  4. Tap the email account you wish to delete then select Delete account to continue.
  5. If prompted, select Delete account or Delete from my iPhone to confirm. 

After deleting your email account, reboot your device then retry setting up your email account with the steps below:

  1. From the Home screen, access Settings
  2. Select Accounts & Passwords then tap on the Add Account option. 
  3. Select your email provider.
  4. Type in the correct information for your email address and password then select Next to continue.
  5. Once verified by the Mail app, select the information from your email account that you want to sync on your iPhone like Contacts and Calendars.
  6. Select Save.

After doing this, open Gmail and see if it still crashes up to this point.

Fourth Solution: Reset Network Settings on iPhone 12

Bad network configurations could also cause online services such as Gmail to go rogue and keep on crashing. Misconfigurations could occur if you have entered incorrect details on the network services such as WiFi and APNs. This procedure will not delete your personal information and will only revert the network configurations to their default values and options. 

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

Your phone might restart after this procedure. Once it has fully restarted, check if the Gmail issue has been rectified. 

Fifth Solution: Erase All Contents And Settings on iPhone 12

You may need to perform a factory reset to address the problem should it be caused by a stubborn software glitch. As you might know, factory reset or master reset will erase all contents and settings on your iPhone, providing a total makeover to the phone’s system. Since you will lose your important files, make sure to create a backup first. 

To create a backup via iTunes:

  1. Prepare a Mac or Windows computer with the latest iTunes installed.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the Apple-supplied USB/lightning cable. 
  3. Open iTunes on your computer. Then allow iTunes to sync with your iPhone and backup files.

Then you can proceed with a factory reset on iPhone 12: 

  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.

Once you have set up your iPhone 12 again, make sure that the Gmail account has been entered properly and then check if it works as intended.

Still Having an iPhone 12 with Gmail Keeps Crashing

If your Gmail still crashes after performing the procedures on your iPhone 12, it is time to contact Apple support to get official recommendations on how to resolve the issue. Just inform them that you have coordinated this matter with Gmail and the steps that you have tried to narrow down the problem and get a faster resolution.

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