iPhone Apps Keep Crashing After iOS 16 Update? How to fix

Apr 17, 2023 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


The earliest update from Apple is the iOS 16 which was unveiled on 6 June 2022. On that day, the update was also released to their registered developers and they have been continuously releasing beta updates of the iOS 16 since then. It is expected that the official release date of iOS 16 is on September 2022 and this could also change depending on Apple.

Some users that we're able to try iOS 16 have reported that their iPhone applications started crashing since they installed the update. Some users from the Apple discussion have shared that since they downloaded the iOS 16 beta, they cannot open their applications since they have downloaded the update. There have also been reports that the applications keep on crashing every time they try to open them. You might also be experiencing the same problem and we will share with you how you can get this fixed by yourself.

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Part 1: Why do My Apps keep Crashing After the iOS 16 update?

We all know that with every software update, there will also be some issues along with it. No software updates are perfect and it is perfectly normal for you to experience problems when downloading the iOS 16 update. A reason why your applications keep crashing is that the application is corrupted from the iOS update which causes it to crash when you try to open the application. Apple will usually fix this issue on the next release of the new version of the iOS update so if you ever encounter it, make sure you report it to Apple so you can get your message across.

Part 2: How to Fix iPhone Apps Keep Crashing After iOS 16 Update?

If you have downloaded the iOS 16 beta update recently and experiencing an issue with opening applications, then you are in the right article as we share the different issues aside from your phone's applications continually crashing. And you will also know how to solve these issues. Here are some common fixes that can solve the app crash issue after the new iOS 16 updates.

  • Method 1: Turning Off Features Such as Bluetooth and Location Services

Sometimes a quick fix can be done by just turning off features that you have in your phone which could hinder some applications and cause battery drains. The battery drain could be due to the incorrect usage of the battery and that there is no application optimization which leads to faster battery drainage. Apple did say that they will get this issue fixed in the latest iOS 16 updates on its release so in the meantime, make sure that you turn off features that use a lot of energy such as the Location services and Bluetooth.

  • Method 2: Ensuring That Your Applications is Compatible with iOS 16

This is an issue that some users of the iOS 16 beta have already been reporting upon downloading this update. There could be problems with the compatibility of the applications with the new iOS 16 causing it to crash. Apple is currently working on getting this fixed to make the users' experience smoother.

  • Method 3: Having Enough Storage Space In Your Mobile

Another reason why your applications might be crashing is that you might not have enough storage space in your phone which inhibits it from properly processing your application. Applications such as Whatsapp require an ample amount of storage to be able to properly function. You will see a banner saying that you will need to free up some space for your phone by deleting some files or applications that you do not need.

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  • Method 4: Rebooting or Restarting Your Phone

A quick and easy fix for your phone will be to simply restart it. A simple reboot can restart the whole process and clears the memory of your phone. Rebooting your phone is so easy by simply pushing down on the power button for a few seconds and choosing "Restart" and waiting for your phone to turn back on again before opening the application.

  • Method 5: Monitoring Your Phone’s Temperature

We love using our phones too much which could sometimes lead to it being really hot. If your phone is too hot, you could have problems with app crashes. You will usually get a warning if the phone is too hot. Let it cool down for a bit and once it's not as hot anymore, then you can continue using it.

  • Method 6: Enabling Airplane Mode To Restart The Connectivity Issues

App crashes could also be due to network connectivity issues and a simple fix of turning on and off the Airplane mode of your phone could help you to get your applications working again. Turn the airplane mode on for a few seconds and turn it off. Then you can try opening the applications once again and see if it works.

  • Method 7: Update Your Application

The application crashes could be due to the fact that it is not updated to the latest version. Application updates usually provide a fix to a bug or issue of the older versions. You can check if your application needs to be updated and if it does, do update the app to get it working again.

  • Method 8: Uninstalling & Reinstalling Applications

If you have updated your application but it continues to crash, then you might need to reinstall the application instead. You can do this by uninstalling the application and then reinstalling it. Once done, you can open your application to see if it is working again.

  • Method 9: Resetting the Phone Setting

If none of the tips that we shared work, then you might need to reset your phone settings to their default settings. If you reset the settings, all your files will not be deleted but could fix the issue you have with your phone.

  • Method 10: Fixing Your Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems easily

Wi-Fi connection issues have been a common problem that has happened with Apple's previous iOS updates so foresee that this could also be an issue with the new iOS 16 update. You can get this fixed by using "Dr. Fone - System Repair (iOS)" which will provide a fix for your Wi-Fi and even Bluetooth connectivity issues. You can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare Dr.Fone on your computer. Following this, click on the "System Repair" option available in the list. Next, connect the iPhone to the computer with a lightning cable.

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Step 2: Set Mode of Repair.

As the device is detected, you need to select one of the modes appearing on the screen. Select "Standard Mode" and proceed.

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Step 3: The program will automatically detect your device and you will be able to choose the iOS versions after. You can select iOS 15 so you can downgrade your phone's iOS.

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Step 4: The iOS will start downloading and could take some time depending on how big the data is and at some point, it will verify the downloaded iOS you choose.

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wait for a while

Step 5: Once the download is complete, you can click on "Fix Now" which would take a few minutes.

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Step 6: Lastly, your iOS device has been repaired successfully. You can then wait for your phone to start up and you can start using it again.

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Part 3: How to Downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15 Without Losing Data?

Some problems or issues will arise when you download your iOS 16 update and sometimes the only way for you to get this issue fixed is to downgrade your iOS to lower firmware such as iOS 15. There are however concerns that if you do this downgrade, your data will be gone. Fret not, in our software, "Dr. Fone - System Repair (iOS)", you can continue to do your downgrade yet retain the data that you already have. Read more about How To Downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15. This article will show you the steps to follow to go through with the downgrade for your phone.


We know how iOS updates can be exciting for iPhone users but it does come with problems or issues that could tamper with your experience with your phone. If you encounter problems with the update such as your applications crashing, then you can follow the tips we have shared above and fix those issues by yourself. Sometimes, even downgrading your iOS with "Dr. Fone - System Repair (iOS)" could be the best solution until Apple releases a new update with the fix for the issue for their latest iOS 16 updates.

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