How to Fix Messages App Crashing on iPhone

Many iPhone users have recently got troubles with the Messages app as it is usually crashed while sending messages. Since the launch of iOS 10, this issue happens more frequently. Although Apple launched many updates to fix problems, which were causing the crash issue, there are still a lot of people facing the issue. In this post, we’ll show you how to get rid of the issue

How to Fix Messages App Crashing on iPhone

Reboot your iPhone

The easiest way to fix this crash issue is rebooting your iPhone. Rebooting can get rid of a numbers of simple problems and crashing Message is also one of them. To reboot your iPhone, press and hold down the Power and Home (Volume Down on iPhone 7/7 Plus) buttons until you see the Apple logo on the screen. Now you just wait for a second, and then check your Messages app if it works as normal.

Reset All Settings

After rebooting, but you still face the crashing problem with your Messages app, you should think about resetting phone settings. Doing this will reset your phone to the factory settings, and you will get rid of the issue. To reset the settings of your iPhone, first you tap on Settings app, then tap on Reset inside the General section. Here, you will see Reset All Settings on the top, tap on this option, and enter your Passcode (if prompted) and confirm your action of Reset All Settings once again.

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Use 3D Touch (For iPhone 6S and Higher)

If the crash issue just happens with a particular contact, you need to find out the reason. First, you need to use 3D Touch to launch the Messages app. After that you touch and hold the app icon until you see recent contacts. After that, you tap on the contact you want to start the chat conversation and swipe up a bit. Now if you face the issue of Messages app crashing on iPhone with that particular conversation, you delete the entire conversation and start a new one to solve the problem.

You can try all above methods to solve the problem of Messages app crashing on your iPhone. If you still get the same error, you should install a fresh and latest version of iOS 10 to fix the issue.

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