How to Fix Snapchat Keeps Crashing on iPhone 12

Exchanging snaps with your friends allow you to share precious memories. But that could be hindered if your Snapchat keeps crashing on iPhone 12. This post will provide basic troubleshooting guides intended to address the crashing issue with Snapchat as reported by iPhone 12 users. 

How to Fix iPhone 12 with Snapchat that Keeps Crashing

When you use an app, you will experience several issues along the way. One of the most common problems that an app may give you is the crashing issue. This is due to glitches and bugs that may accumulate throughout the app usage. A bad internet connection may also contribute for relevant symptoms to occur.

If you are one of those with Snapchat keeps crashing on iPhone 12, then you got the right avenue as this article will provide you some solutions listed below. 

First Solution: Force Close Background Apps on your iPhone 12

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Whenever you use the Snapchat app and would only swipe up to close it, it will run in the background. That may accumulate some glitch while kept in idle mode, causing it to crash whenever it’s time to use it. Closing the background apps will also eliminate the possibility of app conflicts that contributes to the crashing of Snapchat on your iPhone 12.

  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 apps are force closed, open Snapchat and test if it still crashes or not anymore. 

Second Solution: Reset your iPhone 12

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Refreshing your phone’s system quickly can be done by simply rebooting the device. Performing a reset could eliminate the crashing issue with your Snapchat app in an instant. Doing so will improve the phone’s performance and may aid in resolving the problem right away. 

  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.

Once the phone has fully restarted, make sure that is connected to an internet connection and then check if Snapchat still crashes constantly. 

Third Solution: Update the Apps on your iPhone 12

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Having outdated app versions on your iPhone can cause conflicts with other working apps and may have been the reason why Snapchat keeps crashing on your device. Updating the apps should be done regularly as the updates contain necessary patches that could resolve several app-related problems in an instant. 

  1. From the Home screen, tap on 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, reset your device and check if the issue has been rectified. 

Fourth Solution: Reset Network Settings on your iPhone 12

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Misconfigured network settings like WiFi and VPNs could also contribute to app crashes. Having the right network configuration plays an important role for online services like Snapchat to work properly. Performing a reset network settings procedure would eliminate those invalid configurations and revert them to their default values and options while keeping your personal information safe and intact. 

  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.

After resetting the network settings, set up  your WiFi network and open Snapchat to test if the crashing issue has been resolved. 

Fifth Solution: Uninstall Snapchat on your iPhone 12 and Reinstall It

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If the problem has been due to corrupted files within the app, it would be difficult to rectify it without deleting the app files fully on your device. Your way to do that is to uninstall the app and reinstall it again. Doing so will refresh the files and replace the old data with a new one. 

  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 or select Remove App from the options.
  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.

After installing the Snapchat app again on your iPhone 12, verify if it still crashes up to this point. 

Still Having a Snapchat Keeps Crashing on iPhone 12 Issue

If the issue persists up to this point, this may have been interconnected with other factors such as conflicts with other apps or a software glitch. The other way to rectify that is to wipe out everything on your device through a factory reset. 

Since it will delete every contents on your iPhone 12, I recommend that you 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.

Once you have secured a backup, perform a factory reset on your 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.

After doing a master reset, set up your device and then check if the issue has been fully resolved. If your Snapchat still crashes, it is time to contact Apple support and Snapchat support for further assistance. Just inform them about the steps that you have performed for faster assistance and proper isolation of the problem. 

Also Read: How to Fix iPhone 12 Stuck on Headphone Mode

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