Reset iOS apps to default settings?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by addee, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. addee macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I have a few apps on my iPhone that have gone bonkers a few weeks ago... they worked for a while, but then one day, they decided to crash and never re-open!. Every time I try to launch the app, it opens, then goes right back to the home screen. I tried to quit the task with the multi-tasking quit feature, but to no avail. Is there a way to reset just one app's setting to default without erasing data I put into it? kinda like the .plist file in the preferences of the Mac OS.

  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    does deleting the app then re-installing it work?
  3. addee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2011
    Yes, but I am getting tired of doing that. It isn't that much of a hassle actually, but it just seems like resetting preferences wouldn't be that hard... but maybe it is!

    Also for one of the apps, a family member purchased it on my iPhone, and I don't know their password. if I delete it, I can't get it back without asking them. awfully nice of them ;)

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