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Why do apps close suddenly on iOS 15

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iOS and apps on iOS work seamlessly. It’s rare for iPhone or iPad owners to upgrade the OS on their device and discover that their favorite apps are no longe working because of an OS upgrade. Apple releases the beta version of iOS well in advance of the actual stable release, and it always lets developers know of upcoming compatibility changes so that, come iOS release day, users only have to upgrade their OS and their apps. 

Why do apps close suddenly on iOS 15

If you open an app on your phone after updating it to iOS 15, and it closes immediately, you’re likely experiencing an app crash. An app crash is an app stability issue. The developer has released a version that, while compatible with iOS 15, has problems with it that prevent it from running. Some apps may close the second you open them, while others may close after a specific amount of time, or when you perform a particular action in the app.

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How to fix apps close suddenly on iOS 15

If apps close suddenly on iOS 15, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem. If this happens with every single app on your phone, even the stock apps, you’re going to have to reset the phone. Make sure you back everything up because a reset will erase the data on your phone. You will be able to restore the phone from the back up and that will fix the problem.

  1. Connect the phone to your Mac or Windows 10 PC.
  2. Open Finder on Mac or iTunes on Windows 10.
  3. Select the phone, and create a back up.
  4. Once the backup has been created, disconnect the phone.
  5. Open the Settings app.
  6. Go to General>Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  7. Tap Erase all content and settings.
  8. Once the iPhone has been reset, connect it your Mac or PC.
  9. Open Finder on Mac or iTunes on Windows 10.
  10. Select the Restore from backup option.
  11. Restore the phone and the apps should stop crashing.

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1. Upgrade app

If the app crash only happens with select apps on your phone, it means the app itself isn’t stable. You likely need to upgrade the app. 

  1. Open the App Store app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap your profile icon at the top right.
  3. Scroll down the list of updates available.
  4. Tap Update next to the app that is crashing.
  5. Once the app is updated, it should stop crashing.

Note: if an app update isn’t available, and the app crash is something that many users are experiencing, wait a few days and the developer should release an update. This is subjective to whether or not the app is still in active development however, if the app is compatible with iOS 15, that means the developer is still actively working on it.

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2. Uninstall and reinstall app

If the app crash is specific to a certain app, and there is no update available for it, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

  1. Press and hold the app icon on the home screen.
  2. Tap the close badge on the app icon when it starts ‘wiggling’. 
  3. Confirm you want to delete the app.
  4. Install the app from the App Store again.

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3. Restart the phone

Restarting the phone can fix problems with app crashes. The app may not be a problem. Instead, it could be a problem with iOS 15.

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  1. Press the volume up and then the volume down button on your iPhone.
  2. Press and hold the sleep/wake button.
  3. When the power slider appears, slide it to turn the phone off.
  4. Press the sleep/wake button to turn the phone on again.

On iPhones with a Home button, press and hold the sleep/wake button to get the power slider.

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Conclusion

An app that is not compatible with iOS 15 will not run. You will see a message telling you that the app isn’t compatible. If you do not see this message, the app has been upgraded to run on iOS 15 but it has stability issues. In most cases, you will need the developer to release an update that is stable. There is little you can do to influence the developer in this regard but most iOS  developers are proactive about their apps. Report the crash if you haven’t already done so.

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How to force restart your iPhone 13 Pro

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When the iPhone was first released, it changed how phones were designed. Instead of entire keyboards or multiple hard buttons, the design worked with a single Home button. There were, and continue to be, hard buttons on the side but over the years, the Home button too has been retired. 

Force restart iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro is the newest iPhone model (at present) and it as such, it has no Home button. In terms of design and the functionality of the buttons, they’ve changed quite a bit from the first iPhone to the iPhone 8 models. Up until that point, the side button on these iPhones could be used to restart an iPhone. It now activates Siri if it’s held down.

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How to force restart iPhone 13 Pro

There are two ways to force restart an iPhone 13 Pro; you can go through the Settings app, or you can use the hard buttons on the side of your device.

Method 1: Settings app

The Settings app has a built-in option for restarting your iPhone. If the phone’s UI is responsive, this is the easiest method to restart an iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap Shut Down.
  4. Use the on-screen slider to power the iPhone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side button/Siri button to turn it on.

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Method 2: Hard buttons

If you’re phone UI is not responsive, or it’s slowed down for whatever reason, you can use the hard buttons on the side of the device to restart it.

  1. Press the Volume up button and release it.
  2. Press the Volume down button and release it.
  3. Press and hold the side/Siri button until you see the power off slider.
  4. Use the power off slider to turn the phone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side/Siri button to turn it back on.

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Conclusion

iPhones, or rather iOS  does not have a restart option. You will always turn the iPhone off first, and then turn it on after. If you’ve been using an Android phone, you may be used to having a Restart option in the power menu but iOS does not follow the same approach. There are no other ways to trigger a phone shut down unless you allow the battery to drain completely. If you’re having trouble with your iPhone after taking it in for repairs, you may need to have it checked again. A force restart may be of little help. For now, it’s best to always take the device to Apple if you want to have something fixed. 

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How do I find my friends on Minecraft?

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Minecraft was never big on needing an account to play it. Users needed to create a Mojang account to purchase the game but nothing beyond that. This changed after Microsoft bought Minecraft. You now need a Microsoft Live account to play Minecraft. The good news is, a Microsoft Live account works with Xbox’s services and its network of games and players.

Find friends on Minecraft

Minecraft is an open world game that you can play online with multiple players. You have the option to join any online server and there will be other players there. If you’d rather not play with strangers, you can always play with your friends. The trick is finding them and getting them all on the same server.

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How to find friends on Minecraft

There are different ways to find your friends on Minecraft. If you’d like to go with the simplest route, you can simply share the server that you’re playing on and have them all join it. You won’t be ‘connected’ to your friends but you will all be on the same server where you can play together.

Find gamer tags

Before you can invite your friends to play Minecraft with you, you need to add them. Friends are added via a gamer tag. A gamer tag is obtained from the Xbox app. Anyone that plays Minecraft has a Microsoft Live account and by association, they have a game tag.

Ask your friends for their game tag. Once you have the tag, you can add it directly when you invite friends to play a Minecraft game or you can add them on the Xbox app (you don’t need to own an Xbox). You can get the app on your mobile device or on Windows 10.

Once you have the Xbox app, follow these steps.

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  1. Open the Xbox app.
  2. Sign in with the same Microsoft account that you use to sign in on Minecraft.
  3. Go to the Social tab.
  4. Enter your friend’s gamer tag in the search bar.
  5. Select them from the results and click Follow.
  6. Have your friend follow you back.
  7. Once you’re mutually following each other, the other person will appear as a friend.

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Add friends on Minecraft

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, go to world’s settings.
  4. On the right, click the Invite to game button.
  5. Select a friend from the list and send the invite.

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If you haven’t added your friends on Xbox, but you have their gamer tag, you can invite them directly in Minecraft.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, escape/exit to the game’s settings.
  4. Click the Invite to game button.
  5. Click Add friend.
  6. Enter your friend’s gamer tag.
  7. Send the invite.

Conclusion

Friends on Minecraft are connected via the Xbox network which you automatically join when you create a Microsoft Account. You will need to generate a gamer tag for yourself but that’s all you need. The gamer tag is essential for adding friends on Minecraft. You do not need to purchase Xbox related services. 

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