iOS 3.1 [Mini-Guide] Fix Crashing Apps Without Restoring

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  1. Thingula

    Thingula Member

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    This guide is for OS 3.x ONLY


    If an app is constantly crashing, exiting, or just not working correctly, there are only a few steps you need to follow to fix it

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    1. Open your buggy app.
    2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the "Slide to Power Off" screen appears.
    3. Press and hold, not tap, the Home button for about six seconds (or however long it takes for the app to force itself to close).
    4. Your app should be working properly now

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    Hmmm... Can someone test? This sounds like putting your iDevice in Restore mode or something. Can you post some screenshots.
  3. Thingula

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    It doesn't turn off, respring, reboot, enter restore mode, etc. I only force-closes the app, and returns to the springboard. I use that method all of the time.
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    But how does that fix crashing apps if you're only forcing them to close.
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    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    That's exactly what I'm wondering.
  6. Thingula

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    It resets the app's cache that is stored in the wired memory that lets it start quickly if you have used it recently (at least I think that's what it does). It keeps the files, data, etc., but just resets the app.
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    Volcomstone000095 Banned

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    I added an important fact in bold.
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    It's fine the way it is.

    "2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the "Slide to Power Off" screen appears."

    So when the 'Slide to Power Off' screen appears, that's when you stop.
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    Nah
    I think it needed the proper clarification to make it easier for users to understand

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