All iPads App Store crashing on iPad.

Donka

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Does anyone have an issue with App Store crashing on their iPad? I noticed this happening around a week ago - possibly a few days earlier. Usually when I go in and look up updates, it just crashes back to the Springboard. Can happen in other sections too. A couple of times though, I have been in browsing the App Store for a while with no issues. This is happening on my iPad rMini. My iPhone 5 does not have this issue. I checked with the other half's iPad rMini and it has the same crashing issue.
Both are on IOS 7.1 but I'm sure this issue only happened a while after that update. App will still update in the background so no issues there.
 

maflynn

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No, not for me, its been very stable. Did you try to close the app store and then reboot the iPad?
 

Donka

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No, not for me, its been very stable. Did you try to close the app store and then reboot the iPad?
Yes, done all the usual things like rebooting etc. I haven't tried a restore and not planing to as it can be a PITA at times but wanting to see if anyone else is having this issue since the other half also is and she has different apps and a different apple id.
 

MacMandy

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This happened to me several times yesterday. I closed all the apps, then switched off and on again. I think the app store was doing updates at the time. It seems ok now.
 

blueroom

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If it's a continuing problem, back it up using iTunes and do a DFU restore. This will make it like factory fresh and will fix many software problems. It won't fix hardware issues but is a last resort before an Apple visit.
 

Donka

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This happened to me several times yesterday. I closed all the apps, then switched off and on again. I think the app store was doing updates at the time. It seems ok now.
Which iPad do you have?

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If it's a continuing problem, back it up using iTunes and do a DFU restore. This will make it like factory fresh and will fix many software problems. It won't fix hardware issues but is a last resort before an Apple visit.
I'll do this as a last resort, the issue being if it is software related, there is a high likelihood of the issue being brought back when you restore from back up. I'll leave it for a few days and see what is happening. As I say, it is only in the App Store and intermittent.
 

MacMandy

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Which iPad do you have?

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I'll do this as a last resort, the issue being if it is software related, there is a high likelihood of the issue being brought back when you restore from back up. I'll leave it for a few days and see what is happening. As I say, it is only in the App Store and intermittent.
I have the iPad Air