We all know how frustrating it can be when Snapchat doesn’t work on our iPhones, especially if we rely on the app to send and receive Snaps from our friends. If you’ve been looking for a way to fix Snapchat crashing on your iPhone whenever you try to open it, then this is an article that will help you out.
Tips About Snapchat
In this article, we’ll show you a few tips and tricks that have been proven to fix Snapchat crashing on iPhone quickly and easily. Let’s get started!
The first thing that you need to do is delete the app from your phone completely (not just taking it out of the app switcher), then re-download it from the App Store.
In some cases, Snapchat may not open up due to a glitch in the app that can be resolved by deleting and re-downloading it from the App Store.
Once you’ve done that, try opening the app again and see if Snapchat is working for you now. If it’s still crashing, then move on to the following suggestions.
How to fix Snapchat in iPhone Ss OR Earlier ?
If you’re using an iPhone 6s or earlier, try force-quitting Snapchat ultimately. To do this, double-click your home button and swipe up on Snapchat’s preview card to close it out of memory.Sometimes Snapchat gets stuck in a glitchy loop that can be resolved by closing it out of memory.
To make sure that Snapchat isn’t still running in the background, swipe up on the home screen to bring up your recently used apps. If Snapchat is still there, swipe up again to close it out of memory.
Fix Snapchat in iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
If you have an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you can force-quit Snapchat the same way you would with an iPhone 6s or earlier. If you have iOS 10, then hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time for about ten seconds until your phone restarts. Your home screen will flash a little bit when this happens, but don’t let go of the buttons right away.
Clean Temprory Files
The last thing that you can try is clearing out Snapchat’s temporary files, which are stored in your iPhone’s memory. To do this, open up the settings menu and scroll down to “General.”
Once inside “General,” you’ll see an option for “Storage & iCloud Usage” or “Storage.” Click on it.
Then click on the “Manage Storage” button located at the top of the screen (underneath where it says your iCloud storage amount). This will bring up a list of all of your apps and how much space each one takes to help you clear out some room on your iPhone.
Once inside “Manage Storage,” scroll down and click “Show All Apps.” Then, scroll through the list until you find Snapchat and tap on it to see how much space its temporary files are taking up (the number next to Snapchat might be a bit random because your phone doesn’t continually update this number, but it should be somewhere around 10MB).
Now that you know how much space Snapchat is using on your iPhone go ahead and delete its temporary files. If you’re running out of room on your phone and need to clear more than just this one app’s temporary files, then move up the list until you find something that you can delete to make room for Snapchat’s temporary files or move on to the next suggestion.
Uninstall Snapchat and Re-Install
If you don’t need any of these apps and want to clear out all their temporary files, then swipe right across the app you want to delete until it starts jiggling (you can also press down on an app and move it around this way). Then press the “-” sign on every app that you want to delete (this will delete its files from your phone), or press “Delete All” at the top of the screen if you want to delete all of these apps temporarily.
Once you’ve deleted Snapchat’s temporary files, go ahead and try opening the app again. If it opens up and you can use Snapchat without any problems, then that means that its temporary files were glitched, and deleting them has fixed the problem!
Forcefully Quit Snapchat in iPhone
However, certain apps (especially ones like Snapchat) can’t be saved by force-quitting or restarting your device. In this case, you’ll need to delete Snapchat from your phone and download it from the App Store again. To do this, go into your iPhone’s settings menu and scroll down until you see “General.”
Once inside “General,” click on “Storage & iCloud Usage” or “Storage.” Then click on the app that you want to delete.
This will bring up a list of all the apps on your iPhone, how much space each one is taking up, and an “Edit” button underneath it. Press this button to start deleting apps. Once you’re done editing your app lineup, go ahead and press the home button to get back to your home screen.