Learn 10 Working Solutions To Fix Games App That Keeps Crashing On iPhone!
You want to play your favorite game but when you open it, the game app starts crashing. Then, you may want to play another game on your iPhone but that also starts crashing. Now, you are very irritated and don’t know how to fix it. Don’t Worry! In this post, we are going to discuss some effective and working solutions on how to stop games from crashing on iPhone.
Let us first look at a real user practical scenario!
Practical Scenario: An iPhone 6 User Is Unable To Play Mobile Legend Game On iPhone 6 As Game Always Crash
Hi everyone, I’m using iphone 6 and always playing mobile legend. How sad, my games apps come crash every time i runs that’s application. I already reinstalled the game 2@3 times but still can’t properly runs while using. Please help me. Thanks!!
Source: Apple Support Community
Like the above practical scenario, there are many more other iPhone users who are also isn’t able to play games on their device as their game apps are crashing due to various reasons.
Here we have mentioned some of the reasons.
Why Are Your Games Crashing On Your iPhone?
Your game applications can crash on your iPhone due to various reasons, some of the common reasons due to which most users face this issue are mentioned below.
- Outdated Game app (that you are trying to play).
- Your iPhone is running on older iOS.
- Not sufficient space in the device.
- Cache files of the game app get corrupted.
Now, you know why your game apps are crashing. I hope now you are wondering how to fix games from crashing on iPhone.
Note: Each solution that is mentioned in this guide will be applicable for all iPhone models including iPhone 13/12/XS/11/X/XR/8/7/6/5.
Solution 1: Restart Your iPhone
Many iPhone user just restarts their iPhone and the crashing issue on games app get fixed. So, you should also first restart your device.
Below, follow the steps to restart your iPhone.
Steps To Restart iPhone X, 12, 11, Or 13
Step 1: Press and hold both Volume + Side buttons until you see the Power Off slider on the screen.
Step 2: Now, drag the slider and wait for a few seconds so that your iPhone switches off.
Step 3: Now, switch on your iPhone by pressing and holding the side button that is present on the right side of your iPhone unless you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Steps To Restart iPhone SE (2nd generation), 8, 7, 6
Step 1: Press and hold side button unless you see the Power Off slider on the screen.
Step 2: Now, drag the slider and then you need to wait for a few seconds so that your iPhone switches off.
Step 3: Next, to turn on your iPhone, you need to press and hold the side button unless the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Steps To Restart iPhone SE (1st generation), 5, or Earlier
Step 1: Press and hold Top button unless you see the Power Off slider on the screen.
Step 2: Now, drag the slider and then wait for a few seconds to switch off your iPhone.
Step 3: Now, to switch on your iPhone again, you need to press and hold Top button unless the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Solution 2: Force Close Game App And Re-Launch It
If the game app which you are playing is crashing continuously then you should force close the game app and then reopen it.
Follow the below steps to force close game app.
For iPhone X And Later
Step 1: On your iPhone’s Home screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle of the screen.
Step 2: Now, swipe left or right to find the game app that is crashing.
Step 3: Then, swipe up on the app’s preview to close the game app.
For iPhone SE, iPhone 8, And Earlier
Step 1: You need to double-click the Home button to show recently used applications.
Step 2: Now, swipe left or right to find the app that you wish to close.
Step 3: Then, swipe up on the app’s preview to close the game app.
Solution 3: Update The Game App That Is Crashing
If the game app is crashing and it is not updated then you should first update it as this can stop the game app from crashing.
Here, follow the steps to update the game app that is crashing.
Step 1: Open App Store on your iPhone.
Step 2: Then, hit on your profile icon.
Step 3: Now, enter the name of the game app that is crashing.
Step 4: If the update is available then you will get the Update button. Simply hit on it.
Solution 4: Update Your iPhone
If updating the game app didn’t help to fix the issue then you should move to update your iPhone.
Below, follow the steps to update your iPhone.
Note: Before you update your iPhone, make sure you have created a backup of all important data as this can delete files from your iPhone.
Step 1: Open Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Then hit on General.
Step 3: Now, tap on Software Update.
Step 4: If the update is available then it will show you Download and Install button.
Step 5: If you are asked to enter the passcode then enter it to start the downloading process. You will see a blue progress bar moves across the screen.
Step 6: Hit on Install Now. Your iPhone screen will go dark and show you Apple logo. A progress bar will display the status of the update.
Once the update is completed, your iPhone will restart. Now, try to open the games app and see if it is still crashing.
Solution 5: Uninstall And Reinstall The Game App That Is Crashing
You can simply uninstall the game app and then install it again from App Store. But remember that uninstalling the game will delete the game files which can’t be recovered after reinstalling the app.
To uninstall game app, press and hold the game app icon until you see the menu. Tap on Remove App > Delete App > Delete to delete the game app from your iPhone.
To reinstall the game app, you need to open App Store and enter the name of the game app in the search box. Next, hit on the Cloud icon to the right of the game app’s name.
Solution 6: Check Storage Space
You should also check the storage space on your iPhone because if the storage space is low then your game app will not function properly and it starts crashing.
To check storage space, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. Now, here will be able to view the storage space on your iPhone. If you find the storage space low then uninstall unwanted apps and data from your device.
Solution 7: DFU Restore Your iPhone
You can perform a DFU restore to stop games app from crashing on iPhone. A DFU restore will erase your iPhone’s software as well as hardware settings and provide you with a clean iPhone without any issue.
Note: When you DFU restore your iPhone then it erase your iPhone’s data therefore you must create a backup of your device data.
Below follow the steps to restore your iPhone through DFU restore.
Step 1: Press Volume Up button and quickly release it. Then quickly press Volume Down button and quickly release it. Now, press and hold the side button unless the iPhone’s screen turns black.
Step 2: When the screen turns black, you need to press and hold Volume Down button and hold the side button.
Step 3: After 6 seconds, leave the Side button but keep holding the Volume Down button till you see the iTunes or Finder on your iPhone’s screen.
Step 4: When it displays in iTunes or Finder, leave the Volume button and now your iPhone is in DFU mode.
Note: If the Apple logo is still displaying on your iPhone’s screen then you need to press and hold Volume Down button for loo long time. Start the steps from starting and try again.
Solution 8: Factory Reset Your iPhone
If DFU restore fails on your iPhone then you can factory reset your iPhone. Also, DFU restore, factory reset erase your iPhone. Hence you are suggested to backup your iPhone first.
Now, follow the below steps to factory reset your iPhone.
Step 1: Head to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone.
Step 2: Then hit on Erase All Content and Settings.
Step 3: If prompted, then enter the passcode to reset your iPhone.
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Solution 9: Contact The Game App’s Developer
If the game app is still crashing then you need to take expert help. You need to contact the game app developer directly. You will get the contact information listed in the app (on Contact or About screen). If you don’t find it there then you will get it on the app page in App Store. Try to email the developer and report them about the crashing issue and you will get some tips to fix it.
Solution 10: Visit Apple Service Centre
If the above-listed solutions didn’t help then it can be possible that there is some hardware-related issue on your iPhone due to which the games app keeps crashing on your iPhone.
You can book an appointment at the nearest Apple Store or authorized service center. If your iPhone is still under warranty period then you don’t need to pay money for repairing the device. You can check it here.
Well, these are the 10 effective and working solutions to stop games from crashing on iPhone. I hope you have fixed the crashing issue and now you can play the games without facing any problems.
Max Field is a founder of recoveriphone-data.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.