Apps randomly closing

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by useref15, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. useref15 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2010
    Anybody else have this issue. It just started the past few days. I'll be using safari or looking at facebook and then I'll just get a black screen for a second, and then it goes to my home screen. It's pretty annoying. It happens all the time now.
  2. ann713 macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2008
    Are you on the lastest OS? Try a hard reset, hold the power and home button until the device completely shuts off, then restart.
  3. greganpace macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    I've been having it a lot lately, and I think it made it worse when I put iOS 5 on. I think it happens the most when I have a ton of apps running, so I just shut down as many as I can and it's fine. I think my problem is that my phone is the 3gs and the processor can't handle everything I have running with iOS 5.
  4. useref15 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2010

    Yes, I am running iOS 5.
  5. kage207 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    I liked what the person said above. Make sure you don't have too many apps open.

    Please people.... STOP suggesting a hard reset! You will cause corruption in the software if you do that all the time unless the system freezes and doesn't respond to ANYTHING at all OR it is just a BLACK screen and is TURNED OFF. Can we please make this a stickie? :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Oh what device are you running with iOS 5?
  6. PirateMonkey macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    I have this issue with an iPhone 4S ios5 I was just about to post it but I found your thread, just curious as this only started happening to me once I set the alarm, and this only starts happening to me once the alarm has gone off in the morning before that it is fine but after that all of my apps will open but for like 3-4 seconds and then a blank screen and back to the home page I go, the only way around it for me is to turn off location settings and shutdown the phone and switch it back on, and then turn location setting back on and everything works fine.

    I've been experimenting with selective location settings but no luck so far.
  7. kage207 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Have you tried restoring the phone and setting up as a new device?
  8. PirateMonkey macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    I would but I've only owned the phone for 2 day's and it's just been setup, but so far so good on selective location settings, I'll find out in the morning if it worked once my alarm goes off, fingers crossed!
  9. maliu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2010
    Click the home button twice hold the offending icon/icons until they wiggle and click the X and close the app. When you restart, all the apps that were open when you shut down are still open. I've found that closing all apps and then a normal shut down and restart clears a lot of app evils.

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