iPhone 3G - Apps open for a few seconds then close

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by adubsounds, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Turnt my iPhone on this morning, checked my email and saw i had a facebook message, so i open the facebook app, it starts to open then after a few seconds it closes and takes my back to the home screen

    so i try this a couple more times, and with all my downloaded apps and it does the same thing.

    So i've tried turning my iphone on and off, again the same problem

    Any ideas guys

    Thanks

    Adam
     
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    siurpeeman

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    i heard deleting and reinstalling the app resolves the issue, but i've had mixed results.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ive only had the iPhone a couple of days surely every two days im not going to have to keep reistalling all my apps?

    am i?
     
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    DiamondMac

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    I have done this twice and resolved both issues with any apps that I have had trouble with but both times they started due to updating them and somehow it corrupted them
     
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    siurpeeman

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    it shouldn't keep happening. although, if it did, i'd just restore completely. and if it kept happening after that, i'd take it back to apple and have it diagnosed/exchanged, cuz it really shouldn't behave like that.

    i noticed that with a couple of updates, too. so before i update, i make sure to delete the app on the iphone first, and then i reinstall the updated app.
     
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    petermcphee

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    I am having this problem with my 3gs. I am currently trying a restore (setting it up as a new phone). For me, the problem occurs when I turn the phone off and then back on again. When I do this, applications will open, and then close immediately. I have been able to temporarily fix the problem by installing another app from the app store. This fixes it until the phone is turned off and on again, at which point the problem occurs all over again.

    It's quite frustrating, and I don't know what to do. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
     
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    The adding an app is one of the fixes, so if that didn't work, then what you are currently doing (restoring as new) should fix it. Hopefully, you synced everything before, so you can get most back after the restore. Other fixes that people have tried are deleting an app (one app may be causing the issue), but this is a PITA trying to find the app. Others have tried deauthorizing and authorizing iTunes. Hope you get it resolved.
     
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    petermcphee

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    Thank you for your reply. Adding an app would work as long as the phone remained on, but turning it off and on again would reproduce the problem. Setting the phone up as new appears to have solved things, and I remain cautiously optimistic.

    As always, this forum was a great big help.:)
     

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