iPhone 12 Apps Not Working? Here’s the fix

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Having an iPhone 12 is like having another computer in your office, only this one is smaller and lets you make telephone calls. Thinking of the iPhone as a computer is helpful to remember when you’re trying to figure out why your apps have stopped working: the iPhone has an operating system and runs programs just like a computer. Apps can crash because they aren’t communicating with the operating system correctly or because they aren’t programmed correctly; but your iPhone 12 can always recover from an app crash. If you find iPhone 12 apps not working, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue.

Why do my apps keep closing on my iPhone 12?

Versions and Compatibility

When you purchase or download an app from the App Store — either through iTunes or directly from your iPhone — you’ll see which version of iOS the app is optimized or designed for. Though as a general rule most apps work on most versions of iOS, some minor compatibility issues may crop up from time to time that cause an app to crash. If you update iOS on your iPhone, it’s best to check if there are updates available for each of your apps. Tap “App Store” on your phone and then tap “My Account button to see which of your apps have a new version available.

iOS Version

It’s also possible that apps have evolved faster than you’ve updated your iPhone. Every so often, Apple will release a new version of the mobile operating system to iron out bugs that existed in previous versions. If you’re always updating your apps or downloading new apps, it’s possible for you to experience compatibility issues between new apps and an older iOS. To check for updates, go to settings > general > Software Update; if there’s a new version of iOS available, you’ll be prompted to update your phone’s software.

App Crash

From time to time, apps simply crash. It may be that your app is trying to connect to the Internet and that your iPhone is out of 3G range; it may be that the app has a glitch and crashes from time to time. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to load a list of active apps. Swipe up on any of the apps that are crashing. This will force iOS to restart the app.

Apple ID Problems

According to Apple, widespread issues with apps on your device could be an indication that your Apple ID is having a problem. If Apple can’t authorize your identity with its server, the apps may not function correctly. To fix this issue, you don’t actually need to do anything with your Apple ID. Open the App Store and download any app; once the iPhone connects with Apple’s servers, your ID authentication issue will be resolved.

How to fix iPhone 12 apps not working issue

Restart

Restart your iPhone to fix iPhone 12 apps not working issue. Restarting is a simple but effective way to fix this problem. Here is how you can do this:

Press and hold the side button and either of the Volume buttons until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider. Wait for your iPhone to fully turn off. Then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.

Delete app and then reinstall

Delete the app that does not work app and then download and install again. Please note that data stored in the app may be lost. Here is how:

On your Home Screen, tap and hold the app icon. And then tap Remove App (-) icon and then tap Delete to confirm.
Then open the App Store app, find App you just deleted and download again.

Force restart

If you find iPhone 12 apps not opening after trying the above steps, try force restarting your Device. Here is how:

Press and release the volume up button and then press and release the volume down button and then press and release the power button until you see the Apple logo (when your iPhone restarts).

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