Fix iPhone X Message App Crash
After getting a new matte black iPhone 7 Plus and setting it up as new, I discovered nearly every pre-installed app on the iPhone was crashing immediately on launch. The primary apps like Safari, Phone, and Messages worked, but any of the secondary bundled apps like Numbers, Pages, iTunes U, iMovie, Keynote, Garageband, iBooks and similar apps all crashed instantly upon opening. Sometimes if you repeatedly tried to open a specific crashing app, the app would hang on launch instead and get stuck on a white or black screen, and then eventually crash itself.
Not to worry! Fortunately it was super easy to fix the app crashing issue, so if you experience it on a new iPhone 7 you’ll be able to get everything sorted really quickly.
Here’s what you’ll need to do to stop the apps from crashing or hanging immediately on open:
Install any waiting software update, found in Settings > General > Software Update (it is likely versioned as 10.0.1 and the iPhone 7 may ship with iOS 10.0)
Install and let the iPhone reboot as usual
Open the App Store
Download any new app at all, literally any app, whether it is free or paid does not matter
You’ll see a pop-up message saying Terms and Conditions have changed, accept the new terms by tapping on the numerous “Agree” screens
Exit the App Store
Return to the Home Screen and launch the app(s) that were crashing initially
Now the apps should work flawlessly.
A key component of this is to agree to the new App Store terms and conditions, which seems to prevent the apps from launching and instead causes them to instantly crash.
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