Some annoying bugs crept into Snapchat after June 28 update of the app to version 126.96.36.199. So it’s possible that Snapchat will keep shutting down or crashing when you launch it if you last updated the app in June of this year. This may not be the problem in your case, though. Today, in this article we will explain you how to fix Snapchat keeps crashing on iPhone.
◆ What can cause Snapchat to freeze on your iPhone?
At the beginning, it is worth noting that application crashes are common on many smartphones, including the iPhone. Most of the time, you don’t have to worry too much, the app will just close and need to restart.
Unfortunately, the Snapchat app is more unpredictable. Some people say that Snap freezes on iPhone right after launch, others report that the app tends to freeze while in use, and others find that the program automatically quits.
Needy Apple equipment on the table:
Why won’t Snapchat get fixed in the update? Because it requires in-depth research and analysis of all factors affecting the overall performance of each smartphone. The application may have too much data in its memory that needs to be cleared. Or maybe you have a VPN service installed that made Snap not working properly.
◆ How to fix Snapchat keeps crashing on iPhone?
You can fix Snapchat keeps crashing error on your iPhone by following these steps:
►Update your Snapchat version:
If you haven’t updated your Snapchat for a long time, now is the time to do so. Although there was a bug in the June 28 version 188.8.131.52, Snapchat has received more than 15 updates since that buggy version, with the latest version 184.108.40.206 coming out on September 21, so this bug has been fixed with the latest updates.
To update Snapchat on your iPhone with iOS 13 and later:
- Go to the App Store.
- Type Snapchat into the search icon.
- Alternatively, tap your picture in the top right to view old apps.
- Select Snapchat from the results.
- Click Update at the bottom of Snapchat.
Note: If you don’t see the option, your app will be updated.
To update Snapchat on iOS 12 and earlier:
- Open the App Store.
- Click on your profile icon at the top.
- Scroll through the options and find Snapchat.
- Click Update next to Snapchat.
If Snapchat keeps crashing or not working after updating it, go for other fixes.
Note : You may also want to update your iOS to the latest version. There may be errors causing this problem. Apple ensures that bugs are fixed by updating its software.
►Force stop and reopen Snapchat:
- Open App Switcher
- On iPhones with Touch ID , double-click the Home button.
- On iPhones with Face ID , swipe up from the Home screen.
- From the apps that appear, swipe to close Snapchat.
- Now, tap on Snapchat in the app library to reopen it.
If the failure continues to work, restarting your device may also help. If it does not, then move on to the next fix.
►Clear Snapchat Cache:
Cache from previous versions of the app can get heavy sometimes. So, clearing it might fix the problem especially if the app crashes in the middle of booting. Heres how to do it:
- Open Snapchat on your device.
- Click on your profile icon in the top left.
- Select the Settings icon at the top right.
- Scroll down and tap Clear Cache under Account Actions.
- Select Clear cache.
►Deactivate your VPNs:
VPN services sometimes work against certain applications due to IP fluctuations. If your VPN is still active, Snapchat may keep shutting down or fail to work at all.
Therefore, making sure that all VPN services are deactivated while using Snapchat may work.
►Delete and reinstall Snapchat:
Sometimes, the easiest solution is to fix the problem. Thus, uninstalling and installing Snapchat again might get the job done. Although it is easy to do, follow these steps if you have any doubts:
- Long press on Snapchat.
- Select Remove Application.
- ow, go to the App Store.
- Find Snapchat and install it again.
►Check the status of the Snapchat server:
Sometimes the crash issue can appear due to general server issues at the end of Snapchat. If so, none of the above fixes will help. You will have to wait for Snapchat to solve the problem.
To check if Snapchat is down , visit Downdetector.com. This is one of the most reliable websites to check application server status.
◆ What if Snapchat still keeps crashing?
When Snapchat is still not working with your iPhone, try updating your iOS operating system. An outdated software version or a hidden bug may be the cause of the crash. It often happens that your smartphone wants to update at night, but if your battery is too low, the update will not be performed.
- Open Settings .
- Go to the General tab .
- Then select
- Wait for the phone to check for updates.
- If any update is available, make sure your device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection and has about 50% battery.
- Click the Download and Install button .