Apps shutting down

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by RSW, May 29, 2009.

  1. RSW macrumors member


    May 13, 2009
    I have a second generation itouch an sometimes in Safari or if I am in an app like NY Times, it will shut down. Not turn off, but close the app. I went to Best Buy (where I bought it) and was told to hold down the button at the bottom to close apps when I am done. He said that I had too many programs running in the background. The weird thing is, that I took my itouch back at least 4 times, sometimes to different Best Buys, and each product did the same thing.
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    That's not a hardware problem, some apps just aren't stable and will crash from time to time. Safari and NY Times apps are some of the ones that are known to have this problem. With Safari, you can minimize this problem by not opening many tabs at once. I don't know if there's any way to fix things with the NY Times app -- maybe just read NY Times on Safari?
  3. pilotrtc macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2008

    Many apps recommend restarting the iPod Touch after installing. Also, some apps may not be memory responsible. Have you tried restarting?

    To restart, hold down the top button until you see a "Swipe to turn off". Swipe, then wait about 10 seconds and then start it again by holding down that top button again.

    Also, I think that too many pages open in Safari could be a memory hog. Is it necessary to keep so many open at a time? Just asking.
  4. RSW thread starter macrumors member


    May 13, 2009

    Good point. I usually don't completely turn my touch off. Will give it a shot.
  5. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2008
    I have the same exact problem with the NY Times app on my iPhone, I found that if you go into the setting menu, and go down to the NY Times settings and do "Reset NY Times" it works great for awhile, I do it every so often to keep it running smoothly.
  6. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sometimes apps will crash if you are low on memory. Just try restarting the device occasionally. It is also advised that you restart after installing new apps.

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