1. slaich2000's Avatar
    If you are having trouble with an iPhone application downloaded from the App Store where it opens up and immediately exits (crashes) every time you try to launch it then here are some solutions that you might want to try out to resolve the problem.

    It appears that the reason for the application crashes that many iPhone users have reported is due to a problem with Digital Rights Management (DRM) that is embedded in each iPhone app installed via the App Store.

    There are some solutions that you can try to fix the problem:

    Reboot iPhone

    Perform a hard reboot of your iPhone, i.e turn your iPhone off completely, by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button (on top ) for a few seconds then slide the red slider. Turn it back on by holding the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears. This can clear potentially problematic data, preventing some type of crashes.

    Delete the iPhone Application:

    If the above solution does not help, try deleting the application from your iPhone and then re-sync it back to your iPhone.

    To delete an application from your iPhone, simply press and hold on the application icon on your iPhone's home screen until it begins to wiggle along with other application icons (just as you would to rearrange them). A small black circle with an "x" on it should appear on the top-left corner of the icon. Tap on the "x" of the iPhone app that is giving you trouble to uninstall it.

    When thats done, sync your iPhone with iTunes which should result in the application you just deleted to get synced to your iPhone again.

    Few iPhone users have observed that re-downloading the deleted application directly from iPhone's App Store (rather than using iTunes on your computer) also helps in resolving the crashing problem.

    Restore iPhone:

    If deleting the application or full reboot does not resolve the crashing issue, try performing a restore of your iPhone. Connect it to your Mac or PC and, in iTunes, click the Restore button under the Summary tab. Please do remember restoring the phone will erase contacts, calendars, photos and other data on the phone, but will restore automatically backed-up information including text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget settings, etc.

    Let us know which of the above solutions resolved your application crash issue. In case you have figured out some other way of solving this problem, please do share it with us in the comments section below for the benefit of fellow readers.

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    2008-08-08 08:15 PM
  2. blinkypanama's Avatar
    My downloaded apps were crashing all of a sudden. I couldn't tell that any one particular event caused it this to happen but they all seemed to crash right when I opened them. I deleted my facebook app and redownloaded it and then they all worked after that... ?? Don't know why but that worked. I tried to resync my apps but it says some of them aren't authorized apps on my computer. I guess that's a digital rights management deal or something.
    2008-11-06 06:07 AM
  3. jaded_lude's Avatar
    I'm only having a problem with monopoly from app store. Ive tried all of the above possible fixes and still no luck. I've restored my phone numerous times and have even restored it without using one of my backups and still nothing. Any fixes??
    iPhone 3G 16gb white with 3.0b5
    iPod touch 1st gen 8gb
    iMac 20" 2.66
    appleTV 40gb
    PowerBook G4
    iPod 5.5 30gb
    iPod mini 4gb
    dell mini9 hacked with os x 10.5.6
    2008-12-14 07:02 PM
  4. kjack05's Avatar
    motochaser opens and crashed on mine. I tried all above to no avail. I ended up reinstalling the previous version until a new one coms out
    If I helped you dont be afraid to click thanks
    2008-12-14 10:54 PM
  5. wadnafs's Avatar
    I have a 2nd gen with 3.0 firmware. just unlocked it and all the app crash nightmare started.. I went through all these tutorials of deleting reinstalling and nothing worked. Finally some guy said just deactivate your itunes account and reactivate it. so i did, I uninstalled all my apps in itunes and on my phone. and reactivated my itunes account installed a random app and NO MORE CRASHING! hope it works the same for you
    2009-08-29 03:01 AM
  6. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    ^ thanks for that. It's one I haven't heard of.

    Amazing that you have been a member here for a year and a half and this is your first post, but a good one.
    2009-08-29 03:08 AM