iSumsoft » Resources » Apple» Fix an Apple App Stop Working in iPhone/iPad/Mac

Fix an Apple App That isn't Working

If an app on your Apple device is crashing, quitting or isn't working, one of the solutions below may fix the issue.

Option 1: If App Stops Working, Force Close it

If your app stops responding, you can use these steps to force it off.

Step 1: Double-click the Home button to see your most recently used apps.

Step 2: Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.

Step 3: Swipe up on the app's preview to close the app.

Force close an unresponding app

To force close an app in Mac will be a litter bit different, let's see:

Step 1: Choose Force Quit from the Apple menu, or press Command-Option-Esc.

Step 2: Select the unresponsive app in the Force Quit window, then click Force Quit.

Force close an app in Mac

After trying to force close an app, restart it, check to see whether it fixed your issue. If your device is frozen and stops responding or are stuck with the screen on, try to force restart it.

Option 2: Check for iOS Software Updates, App Updates

System updates and app updates can bring improvements that may fix your issue. You can update apps on your iPhone directly from the App Store.

Step 1: Go to App Store.

Step 2: Tap Updates. Available updates will be indicated by the red notification bubble over the button.

Step 3: You can tap the Update button next to the app.

Update app in App Store

If you turn on Updates, any new versions of apps that you currently have on your device automatically download when they're available. If you haven't turned it on yet, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Updates.

Automatical download and update app

Option 3: Uninstall and Reinstall the app

If you continue to have these issues, you can uninstall the app.

Step 1: Tap and hold the app until it jiggles.

Step 2: Tap delete icon the on the app.

Step 3: Press the Home button.

Step 4: Go to the App Store and reinstall it again.

Uninstall and reinstall app