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iOS 7 apps won’t update, crash problems explained

Under: Apps, iOS Apps
By:Mark | September 27th, 2013

Millions of Apple customers have already installed iOS 7 since it was released to the public last week, but there are a few iDevice users that are a little worried about downloading and installing iOS 7 because they believe there will be problems with apps updating and or crashing.

Not so long ago an app testing company called uTest reported to Business Insider that 90 percent of pre-existing iOS apps will have trouble with iOS 7, come on now are they for real? Of course there will be a few issues with pre-existing apps until developers update so that the application works well with the new operating system, this has been the same for any new operating system.

If you believe for one minute that all apps will work fine with iOS 7 as soon as it was released then you really do live it cuckoo land, these testing companies are on another planet and all they do is scare people away from trying out something for themselves.

The test carried out by uTest reported that apps are having problems when it came down to performance, leaving developers trying at least three to four times to attempt a fix. It was also mentioned that when the testing company moved from iOS 4 to 5 to 6 they did not see a spike in both UI rendering issues and performance.

There are millions of applications in the App Store, it will take time for developers to make these compatible with iOS 7. We here at Phones Review only had issues with apps crashing when iOS 7 was in beta; since it went live to the public we have not had many major issues at all. Yes the odd app closes on us but considering the amount of apps on our devices, it is not a major deal for a couple of apps to crash.

We have had a few emails sent into us saying, “iOS 7 apps won’t update,” We are still waiting for replies on this, we emailed those back asking “When you say iOS 7 apps won’t update, do you mean you cannot see app updates anymore, or do you mean the apps crash on you and you want to see an update for it?”

Apps now update automatically with iOS 7, you do not need to check for app updates anymore. A few apps will crash on you, and this is simply down to the apps developers working on updating it. All of the apps we have installed work fine, are you having problems with apps crashing on you?

iOS 7 apps won't update, crash problems explained

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  • Maggie

    My apps won’t update. They are all linked to an Apple ID that I don’t ever remember creating, to an email address that I haven’t used for at least five years. I can’t sign in on that Apple ID; the email they supposedly sent to that email address to allow me to change my password hasn’t arrived yet after over an hour of waiting; and these are apps that I have updated within the past month on a different Apple ID. So yes, I would agree that the iOS7 update has bungled something beyond apps needing to catch up. It has changed the Apple ID for a bunch of my apps.

  • https://plus.google.com/117835128512042732749/ Tyler

    Spotify makes the entire phone crash every now and then, the phone completely becomes unusable then takes me to the iOS booting screen

  • Tilly

    Five apps on my iPad have been stuck updating for the past three days and I can’t even look at the updates page anymore

  • Angry Me

    My iPad won’t freaking UPDATE! And won’t get pass the “CONNECT TO ITUNES” SCREEN… What the heck

  • lyndon

    well, when I say the app wont update I mean an update is available but the app store just hangs……is that clear enough for ya?

  • shar

    my iphone 4 says software is installed but when it goes to install and verify i get a message error installing ios7. I tried with i tunes and hit update, all I get is message that Itunes is latest version 6.3.0. EVEN though message says ios7 is available for update.

  • Richard

    I have 19 apps that need updating, have an update available, and none of them will update. They all crash on me during the update process

  • laura

    I have 300 plus apps all frozen in “waiting” mode after I played an update to 7 . This has existed for at least 3days . I am now losing money because I can’t access my Groupons and living social deals which are expiring. I’m sure you have not heard from many of us because we lack the TIME to whine to you. My phone is now useless . This Apple 5 phone is the last Apple product I will ever purchase. Laura S. InCleveland

    • Debbie

      Having the same problem Laura, Waiting for several days on some apps. Also my battery crashed (looses full charge within 4 hours) and the phone is only 16 months old.

    • Curious

      Did you try holding down the power and home buttons until the phone reboots? Worked for me.

      • Ericzipp

        THANK YOU!!!! IT WORKED!!!!

  • bellatrix318

    my apps updated, but they continue to crash. I wonder how long before all bugs are fixed?

  • Qubz

    I give up! I have 14 apps that won’t update. I click update all, get the revolving circle indicating something is happening and then… Nothing… Back to 14 apps needing updatE! Over to the apple store or me!

    • fed up

      same for me

  • Susie Goodman

    I’m having the same problem as Qubz have 16 apps on my iPad and 5 apps on my iPhone that need up dating. It looked like they are updating and I log my password then it resorts back to saying update….. Can’t play some games as a result.. Soo frustrating…

  • Matthew O’Connor

    we have apps installed on staff ipads with a school itunes account. Staff used to remove an app, and RE-install, under their account, to update an app. now when you remove an app installed via another itunes accnt, it has a cloud icon that seems to record you used to have this installed, and the accnt that installed it. It then wont let you reinstall from a different account… and teachers dont have access to the school itunes accnt password, only their own. ios6 it worked ok. ios7 No. So I may have to relogon to 70 ipads and update 30 free apps… You’re kidding! Even using itunes from pc linked to ipad using school account. I cannot TOTALLY remove an app.. >:

  • neym

    UGH! Some apps won’t update on my ipad 2 but these apps updated on my ipad mini. In the appstore, instead of saying “UPDATE” it only appears as a cloud with an arrow pointing down

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