# # Apple News Crashes on IOS 9
APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

Apple News Crashes on IOS 9

I've removed advertising from most of this site and will eventually clean up the few pages where it remains.

While not terribly expensive to maintain, this does cost me something. If I don't get enough donations to cover that expense, I will be shutting the site down in early 2020.

If you found something useful today, please consider a small donation.

Some material is very old and may be incorrect today

© May 2019 Anthony Lawrence

I've been experiencing severe problems with Apple News on IOS 9. So far it has only happened on my older iPad 2, never on my phone, but as I much prefer News on the iPad, it's quite annoying.

The symptoms are that News starts, is frozen for a bit, and then the Home Screen reappears. It isn't crashed: if I double tap on the Home button, it's still sitting in memory, but selecting it just repeats the same results.

Sometimes these will fix with the usual methods: swipe it out of memory or swipe it out of memory and reboot. However, sometimes that doesn't work either. Another trick I've used is to swipe it out of memory, do a hard reboot and then use a link like A.P. Lawrence Apple News to wake it up. But even that hasn't always been succesful; I once had to completely reset all my iPad content and data to get News working again.

With most apps, uninstalling/reinstalling is often a fix. Stupidly, Apple doesn't let you uninstall built-ins like News. There has been recent talk that eventually they will allow that, but right now the only way to do it is to jailbreak your phone.

A slightly less draconian fix is to go to Settings->iCloud and turn off News. It then asks if you want to delete data stored on your iPad. Do that, then turn it back on. That works and your Favorites are not lost.

I've had less problems with my iPhone 5s - News does freeze now and then, but so far swiping it out of memory fixes that. However, News on iPad is much better because of the screen space.

Really, Apple, shame on you. If you can't make this work right on older equipment, then don't release it for those platforms. That's especially true when it's something with real promise that people enjoy greatly. Screwing up something good is far worse than not producing it at all!

Update 9/26/2015: this morning I installed the latest update from Apple. News still crashes.

Wired: Apple News Is the Best New Thing About the iPad

iOS 9 Problems: New OS Crashing On Older Devices, Users Complain on Apple's Silence

If you found something useful today, please consider a small donation.

Got something to add? Send me email.

(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

-> Apple News Crashes on IOS 9

Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

Sierra: A Take Control Crash Course

Take Control of Preview

iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course

iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course

Take Control of Pages

More Articles by © Anthony Lawrence

Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us

Printer Friendly Version

There is no programming language, no matter how structured, that will prevent programmers from making bad programs. (Larry Flon)

Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts

This post tagged:




Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode