Apple News is Crashing for Some Users on iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 [Fixed]

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Following yesterday's release of iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4, and the launch of the Apple News+ subscription service for magazines and newspapers, some users are reporting that the Apple News app is crashing on both platforms.


    The issue has been noted by readers in the MacRumors forums and on social media platforms like Twitter and Reddit since early Tuesday. Apple appears to have informed some customers that it is aware of the problem and working on a fix, although its system status page does not yet reflect any issues.

    There do not seem to be any workarounds that resolve the crashing for more than a few seconds, so affected users will likely have to wait on Apple for a fix, which developer Steve Troughton-Smith believes could arrive remotely.

    The crashing is likely related to some kind of technical hiccup following the rollout of Apple News+ yesterday. The subscription service offers unlimited access to hundreds of magazines and newspapers for $9.99 per month in the United States and $12.99 per month in Canada within the Apple News app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

    Update: As noted by Rene Ritchie, Apple has fixed the crashing issue.

    Article Link: Apple News is Crashing for Some Users on iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 [Fixed]
  2. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    Yep crashes after 2 or 3 seconds on my new(ish) 11 inch ipad pro. Works on my phone.
  3. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
  4. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
  5. joshwenke macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2011
    Not even a day later and already off to a bad start.
  6. adr1974 macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2007
    In macOS, if I quickly click on Apple News Plus before it crashes, it stays open...and then I can go back to the landing page without issue. Obviously a bandaid (and YMMV), but thought I’d throw it out there.
  7. cwazytech macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2009
    It was continuously crashing on my iPhone. After an additional reboot, it seemed to fix the problem on my phone. It's funny. That happened this morning so I jumped on Macrumors to see if it was a known issue.
  8. Reindeer_Games macrumors 6502


    Nov 29, 2018
    Pueblo, CO
    But it’s stable on my 10 yr old...MP 5,1. I think they might be overestimating the equipment they are trying to run it on.

    Hopefully just a bug.
  9. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    Give them a break guys . . . they literally just invented digital magazines. And Oprah. And credit cards. And streaming television. That's a lot of things to invent in one day.
  10. Razzerman macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2007
    If only there was a suitable emoji to express how useless this makes apple look.
  11. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Keeps crashing for me every time I try to open News.
  12. lotus ipad macrumors newbie

    lotus ipad

    Jul 8, 2010
    I was having this problem. It appears that I am no longer having the problem on Mac OS. I restarted a few times and it started working again.
  13. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    I'm not even mad or disappointed anymore. This is exactly what I've come to expect from Apple nowadays. I'll just wait for the fix, that is, if they will fix it at all.

    For all this I still prefer Apple over others. I just wish the best is better than this.
  14. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    Wouldn't be that big of an issue if this was a new app, but Apple News is used by lots of people everyday (including myself) and they broke it.

    This is a complete fail by Apple.
  15. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    Apple added support for RSS-based audio distribution, Podcasts, in 2005. While Apple did not invent it per se, their support and proliferation of Podcasts revolutionized modern spoken-word storytelling and episodic audio content.

    If it were done today, Apple would have called it :apple:Radio+ and charged $10/month.

    Just a thought I had.
  16. cshouston macrumors member


    Apr 21, 2015
    Miami, FL
    Server was pushing bad data to the client. It’s fixed now—for me at least.
  17. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2017
    Relax, it is a frigging free news app. You'll live without a few hours of propaganda.
  18. B60boy macrumors member


    Nov 25, 2014
    Me too, crash on iOS as soon as I open it. Like others, this is an obvious bug that should have been caught in beta testing before a massive public release. Apple, please fix ASAP.
  19. Moi Ici macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2012
  20. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Only thing annoying me is the News Plus sourced articles now appearing in News that I have to manually block each source so it no longer appears in News. Thanks for that Apple, really love your advertising for your service now...

    Give Apple a break, they're a small company with limited resources and people.
  21. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2010
    East Coast, USA
    Crashing on iOS. I don't use, but thought I would check it out. Guess I'll never use it.

    The WSJ thing sounded almost worthwhile until I read it's not the full WSJ, but a 'selection'.
  22. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2003
    Thanks, this worked for me too. Yes, it was crashing on my 2018 MacBook Pro. Was NOT crashing on my iPad 11 Pro.
  23. w5jck macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2013
    Installed 12.2 and it worked yesterday but totally unusable today on my iPad. Wow, major fail Mr. Cook! :mad: Hire some decent programmers.

    The whole services event was a fail IMO. Crappy services all around. And why would you push magazines, many of which are scanned PDFs, into the News app. Whatever happened to their News Stand app? That would have been a better place for it.

    The first news article should read, "Breaking news, Apples's new News+ service breaks their News app!" :(
  24. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
  25. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Crashing on my Max. I just open it and don't touch it, and 2 seconds later it crashes. One of the main reasons I stay on iOS is because I love the News app, but with the push to make much of it become a paid "service" it may be time to step away and look at other options. The MSN news app is really good, Google's is ok but could use more work.

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