As soon as iOS 12.2 arrived, I installed it on my iPhone to give a shot to Apple News Plus (by changing the App Store country/region). Impressed with hundreds of magazines on various topics, I also subscribed to the news-subscription service.
But just when I was about to explore the topics that I like reading, Apple News app suddenly started crashing unexpectedly on my iPhone. On some occasions, the app would immediately quit at launch, on other times; it would close out while being used.
Initially, the crashing would occur only once in a while. However, the frequency drastically increased and then there came a time where I just couldn’t use the news app. I tried out some reliable tricks that fortunately worked in resolving the issue. Take a look as they may help you get rid of the problem.
Tips to Fix Apple News App Not Working Issue in iOS 12.2 or Later
Solution #1. Force Quit Apple News App and Re-launch It
Yeah, this sounds quite simple, and some of you might even wonder why I’ve suggested it. But let me tell you that it’s long been one of the most reliable tricks for fixing minor issues on iOS devices. That’s the reason why I’ve mentioned it.
To force quit an app on your iOS device with Home button, just double press the Home button and then swipe up on the app card to close it.
To get it done on your iPhone X series and 2018 iPad Pro, you need to swipe up from the Home bar and hold in the middle of the screen to bring up App Switcher. And then, simply swipe up on the app card to close it. Now, open the News app and see if it has started to behave normally.
Solution #2. Hard Reboot Your Device
A hard reboot has (kind of) been my go-to savior whenever my device seems to get stuck or appears to behave abnormally. And I guess I’m not alone to rely on this little but trusted solution to get out of miscellaneous issues. So, do not forget to give force restart a chance to show its reliability.
To hard reboot iPhone 8, 8 Plus/X or later and 2018 iPad Pro (12.9″ and 11″) you will have to press and release the volume up button. Then, press and release volume down button. Next, press and hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears.
To force restart iPhone 7/7 Plus: press and hold the power button and volume down button at once.
To hard reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone SE, or iPhone 5s, press and hold the sleep/wake button and Home button simultaneously for about 10 seconds. (It also works the same way on an iPad with Home button.)
After your iOS device reboots, launch Apple News app to find out if the problem is gone.
Solution #3. Try Updating iOS on Your Device
Maybe the app is bogged down by some mysterious bugs, and an iOS update has got the perfect fix for them. So, look for the update as and when it hits your device. And as soon as it’s available (Settings → General → Software Update), download and install it.
Solution #4. Delete The App And Reinstall It
If the problem still continues to bother you, it’s time to delete the app and reinstall it. This trick has worked for me in troubleshooting the crashing app issue on my device. So, I hope that luck will favor you as well.
Keep in mind, deleting the Apple News app will also wipe out its data. However, any documents and data stored in the iCloud will remain safe.
Touch and hold the News app and then hit the “X” button. Now, tap on Delete in the popup to confirm. Now, head over to App Store, find the app and reinstall it.
Assuming The Problem Is Behind You…
I guess the luck is finally smiling on you. Better late than never. Let me know about the trick that has resolved the Apple News issues on your iOS device.
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