WhatsApp Keeps Crashing on iPhone after iOS 13? How to Fix it


WhatsApp makes it fun and easy to keep in touch with chat and group video calls. So it can be really frustrating if WhatsApp keeps crashing on your iPhone running iOS 13. Luckily, you can fix it with several different solutions. They’re all pretty to simple to try out, so go through them step-by-step and see which one works for you. Let’s get started.

#1. Force Quit WhatsApp on iPhone

On iPhone with no home button: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold.

On iPhone with home button: Double press the home button.

Now, drag the WhatsApp card up to kill the app. After a few seconds, relaunch the app, and it should work without any hiccups.

#2. Restart your iPhone

Use buttons on your iPhone to switch off your iPhone. Or, Go to the Settings app → Tap on General, and finally tap on Shut Down.

Shutdown iPhoneAfter a minute, switch ON your iPhone and open the WhatsApp. It should work smoothly.

#3. Update WhatsApp

Updates are published to fix existing app bugs and improve compatibility. Make sure WhatsApp on your iPhone is updated to the latest version.

Step #1. Long press the App Store icon and tap on Updates.

Step #2. Tap on Update next to WhatsApp, if you see it.

#4. Reinstall WhatsApp on iPhone

Before proceeding, backup your WhatsApp chats, if necessary. Deleting and reinstalling the app will remove every chat and media from it.

Step #1. Long press the WhatsApp icon and tap on Delete App. Confirm by tapping Delete.

Delete WhatsApp from iPhone

After that restart your iPhone. Now, go to the App Store, download the WhatsApp app, and set up again. Most likely, the crashing issue will no longer happen.

#5. Disable Facebook Contacts Sync

If you have enabled contact sync between Facebook and iPhone, then this could be the issue. You should consider disabling it by going to the Settings app on your iPhone → Facebook → toggle off Contacts.

#6. Turn Off WhatsApp Auto Backup to iCloud

Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on SettingsChats.

Open WhatsApp Tap on Settings and Then Tap on ChatStep #3. Tap on Chat Backup.

tap on chat backup in whatsapp settings on iphone

Step #4. Tap on Auto Backup and Choose Off.

turn off whatsapp auto backup to icloud

#7. Factory Reset your iPhone

This will erase everything from your device. So, take a backup of your iPhone before proceeding.

Step #1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Now, tap on General Reset.

Step #3. Next, tap on Erase All Content and Settings → Erase Now.

Tap on Reset and Then Tap on Erase All Content and SettingsAfter the process completes, your device is like new. Set it up and install WhatsApp from the App Store.

Summing Up

That’s all, folks.

I hope one of the solutions listed here helps you to fix WhatsApp keeps crashing issue on iPhone after iOS 13 update. In most cases, a simple restart of the iPhone or updating WhatsApp to the latest version is enough. In case you have an additional question, please reach us using the comments section below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.