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iOS 18 Overview

iOS 18 Timeline

  • Expected June 10, 2024

    [ iOS 18 Features&iOS 18 Developer Beta Release Date]: iOS 18 developer beta will be released at WWDC 2024, allowing developers try out the new things.

  • Expected between the end of June and mid-July

    [iOS 18 Public Beta Release Date]: People who like trying new stuff early can test out the new features.

  • Expected in mid to late September

    [iOS 18 Release Date]: This is happening at the same time as the iPhone 16 is being released.

iOS 18 New Features

iOS 18 New-Experience
iOS 18 iMessage
iOS 18 Management-App
iOS 18 Safari-Features
iOS 18 Smarter-Siri
iOS 18 New-Call-Recording
iOS 18 Enhanced-NotesApp
iOS 18 Photos-App-Viewing-Mode
iOS 18 Other-Updated-Functions
Customized Settings and Features for a New Experience

1.Home Screen: Users can freely adjust the positions of App icons and widgets on the iPhone home screen, and customize the colors and styles of App icons.

2.Control Center: Users can adjust the size and layout of menus, with the introduction of paging functionality that allows for vertical scrolling to switch between different pages. Future updates will also support third-party App controls.

3.Lock Screen: The two control switches at the bottom of the iOS 18 lock screen can be manually configured to set additional functionalities via the Controls Gallery, or they can be removed directly.

Dynamic Text Effects and Message Scheduling in iMessage
iMessage introduces dynamic text effects, allowing text, words, phrases, or emojis to have animation effects. Users can also add personalized text formatting like bold, underline, italics, and strikethrough. Additionally, users can schedule messages to be sent at a specific time.
New Password Management App
iOS 18 features a standalone "Passwords" app, making it easier to manage account credentials, passkeys, Wi-Fi passwords, and two-factor authentication codes. It also provides security breach notifications. The app supports cross-platform synchronization, allowing passwords to be synced or shared across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Apple Vision Pro devices via iCloud, with all passwords encrypted and supporting autofill.
New Safari Features
The new "Highlights" feature in Safari presents important information from the webpages users are browsing, reducing distractions.
Smarter Siri

When invoking Siri, a glowing ring will appear around the edges of the screen. Siri's language comprehension has significantly improved, allowing it to process and respond to a series of commands. Siri can now operate across apps, such as sending photos via email to a contact.

iOS 18 integrates ChatGPT with Siri and writing tools, enabling users to ask ChatGPT for assistance in answering questions or creating documents, with free access to GPT-4 functionalities.

New Call Recording and Voice-to-Text Features
iOS 18 introduces a "Call Recording" feature, allowing users to record phone calls, with a notification sent to the other party. This feature is available only in certain countries. Additionally, leveraging Apple Intelligence, users can quickly convert recorded voice memos or phone call recordings into text.
Enhanced Notes App

Users can start recording through notes, converting text to speech, automatically segmenting, and identifying the speaker.

We can input formulas and equations directly in notes, with the "Math Notes" feature automatically calculating the answers.

The Notes app now includes collapsible sections and highlight features, making it easier for users to emphasize important information.

Photos App Viewing Mode
The simplified single viewing mode in the Photos app displays content in a grid format. The new collections feature allows users to browse photos by theme without organizing them into different albums. Users can pin collections to easily access favorite content. The new Carousel View updates daily, showcasing favorite people, pets, places, and more.
Other Updated Functions

1.Game Mode: When activated, this mode significantly reduces background system activity, ensuring high frame rate gaming for hours, reduces AirPods audio latency, and enhances game controller responsiveness.

2.Photo Smart Editing: The Photos app introduces the "Clean Up" feature, automatically removing unwanted objects from photos, or users can manually select items to remove with a brush tool.

3.Contact Sharing and Third-Party Bluetooth Accessories: Users can customize which apps to share with specific contacts. Developers can bind third-party accessories to iPhone devices, streamlining Bluetooth connections and maintaining privacy.

4.Terrain Map Mode and Trail Routes: iOS 18 Maps introduces a terrain map mode, providing detailed hiking and trail routes, including all 63 U.S. national parks.

5.Enhanced Journal Features:

The new "Insight View" helps users track journal goals and offers search and categorization functions. Journal entries can be stored as mindful minutes in the Health app, allowing users to record their mental state.

A journal widget lets users quickly start a journal entry from the home or lock screen, with audio recordings automatically transcribed into text, which can be exported or printed.

6.Enhanced Mail App

The Mail app introduces smart categorization, automatically sorting emails into categories like important, subscriptions, or promotions, reducing the time users spend managing emails. It also adds a new summary view.

7.New Apple Pay Payment and Wallet Features

Apple Pay now supports payments through reward points and installment plans with eligible credit or debit cards. With the Tap to Cash feature, users can send or receive Apple Cash by bringing two iPhones close together.

iOS 18 Support Devices

iPhone device name iPhone

  • iPhone 15

    iPhone 15 Plus

    iPhone 15 Pro

    iPhone 15 Pro Max

  • iPhone 14

    iPhone 14 Plus

    iPhone 14 Pro

    iPhone 14 Pro Max

  • iPhone 13

    iPhone 13 mini

    iPhone 13 Pro

    iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • iPhone 12 mini

    iPhone 12 mini

    iPhone 12 Pro

    iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • iPhone 11

    iPhone 11 Pro

    iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • iPhone Xs

    iPhone Xs Max

    iPhone XR

  • iPhone SE 2

    iPhone SE 3

ipados 17 supported devices iPad

  • iPad (6th generation and later)

    iPad mini (5th generation and later)

  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)

    12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation and later)

  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro

    11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation and later)

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iOS 18 Tips& Tricks

iOS 18 Update

Data Backup Before iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update

Upgrading to a new iOS system carries the risk of errors and data loss. It is highly recommended to make a backup of your iPhone/iPad before installing iOS 18. Also, if you are not satisfied with the new system and want to downgrade from iOS 18 to iOS 17, the backup you have saved can still be restored to your device. Here are 3 ways to back up your iPhone/iPad.

  • Data Recovery Software-iFindit
  • iCloud
  • iTunes

Step 1

Download iFindit in its Official site

Step 2

Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer.

Step 3

Select the data type.

Step 4

Backup your data in minutes with one click after preview and scan.

download iFindit data recovery software to do data backup.
Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer with iFindit
Select the data type with iFindit
Backup your data in minutes with one click after preview and scan

iFindit Pro Pro

  • Support preview and filter file types before recovery.
  • Compatible with iOS; Mac; Windows.

Step 1

Connect your iPhone/iPad to a WiFi network.

Step 2

Go to Settings > Your Name > iCloud.

Step 3

Tap "iCloud Backup".

Step 4

Tap Backup Now.

 Connect your iPhone/iPad to a WiFi network in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iCloud
Go to Settings in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iCloud
Tap iCloud Backup  in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update
Tap Backup in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iCloud

 iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iCloud Pro Pro

  • No need computer.

 iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with cons Cons

  • Only 5GB of free iCloud capacity is available.
  • Selective backup and recovery are not supported.

Step 1

Open iTunes on Windows or the Finder on a Mac.

Step 2

Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer.

Step 3

Select your device in iTunes/Finder.

Step 4

Click Backup Now.

Open iTunes on Windows or the Finder on a Mac in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iTunes
Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iTunes
Select your device in iTunes/Finder in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iTunes
Click Backup Now in iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iTunes

 iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iTunes Pro Pro

  • Unlimited backup storage.

 iOS 18/iPadOS 18 Update with iTunes Cons Cons

  • Selective backup and recovery are not supported.
  • Backup files can not preview.

Video | How to backup iPhone/iPad before updating to iOS 18

3 Ways to Update to iOS 18

When iOS 18 is officially released, you can wait for your iPhone to pop up with a reminder that the new operating system is available, or you can update manually.

  • Wi-Fi
  • iTunes/Finder
  • Professional Update iOS Tool-Umendit

Step 1

Connect your iPhone/iPad to WiFi and charge it.

Step 2

Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Step 3

Tap Upgrade to iOS 18, then tap Download and Install to complete the update.

Click the Upgrade iOS module and connect your phone to your computer using Wifi to update to iOS 18
Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer using Wifi to update to iOS 18
Select the data type using Wifi to update to iOS 18

Step 1

Connect your iOS device to your computer and launch iTunes (Windows) or the Finder (Mac).

Step 2

Select your device in iTunes/Finder.

Step 3

Tap Summary > Check for Updates > Update.

Connect your iOS device to your computer using iTunes/Finder to update to iOS 18
Select your device in iTunes/Finder. using iTunes/Finder to update to iOS 18
Tap Summary using iTunes/Finder to update to iOS 18

Step 1

Install UnicTool Umendit on the computer, select iOS upgrade/downgrade

Step 2

Select to upgrade the iOS module, and then connect the phone to power

Step 3

Select the firmware "18. 0" and "Download" to complete the iOS 18 upgrade

Install UnicTool Umendit using ios update tool umendit
Select to upgrade the iOS module using ios update tool umendit
Select the firmware 17.0 using ios update tool umendit

Video | How to update iOS 18 software

iOS 18 Downgrade

Upset with issues after getting iOS 18?

No problem. Here are two safe ways to degrade iOS. Remember, you can only go back if the iOS Certified Status is on and Apple still allows older versions. Usually, you have about two weeks after a new version is out to switch back to the previous one.

  • Professional Downgrde iOS Tool-Umendit
  • iTunes or Finder

Step 1

Download and install Umendit on your PC or Mac

Step 2

Connect Phone With Computer

Step 3

Enter In The Recovery Mode

Step 4

Download the appropriate firmware for your iPhone, Then click "Start" and wait for a while.

Umendit iOS 18 downgrade
Umendit iOS 18 downgrade
Umendit iOS 18 downgrade
Umendit iOS 18 downgrade

Step 1

Back up your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2

Visit to download an IPSW file for your iPhone.

Step 3

Go to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Find My iPhone and enter your password to turn off Find My iPhone on your iPhone.

Step 4

Launch iTunes (Windows) or the Finder (Mac), insert your iPhone into your computer, and click the iPhone icon.

Step 5

Press and hold Shift (Windows) or Option (Mac) and click Restore iPhone.

Step 6

iTunes will begin the device reset and system recovery process. If you made an archived backup before installing iOS 18, you can restore the backup after downgrading to iOS 17.

iOS 18 downgrade with iTunes or Finder


  • Latest version of iTunes or Finder is required.
  • Be sure to back up your iPhone before downgrading with iTunes/Finder in case of data loss.
iOS 18 downgrade with iTunes or Finder


  • Latest version of iTunes or Finder is required.
  • Be sure to back up your iPhone before downgrading with iTunes/Finder in case of data loss.
iOS 18 downgrade with iTunes or Finder


  • Latest version of iTunes or Finder is required.
  • Be sure to back up your iPhone before downgrading with iTunes/Finder in case of data loss.
iOS 18 downgrade with iTunes or Finder


  • Latest version of iTunes or Finder is required.
  • Be sure to back up your iPhone before downgrading with iTunes/Finder in case of data loss.
iOS 18 downgrade with iTunes or Finder


  • Latest version of iTunes or Finder is required.
  • Be sure to back up your iPhone before downgrading with iTunes/Finder in case of data loss.
iOS 18 downgrade with iTunes or Finder


  • Latest version of iTunes or Finder is required.
  • Be sure to back up your iPhone before downgrading with iTunes/Finder in case of data loss.

Video | How to Downgrade iOS 18

iOS 18 Common Problems May Happen

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FAQs About Updating to iOS 18

1.Is it a good idea to update to iOS 18?

Well, it depends. iOS 18 comes with fixes for problems and patches to keep iOS 17 safe. If you're having trouble or worried about safety, getting iOS 18 could be a good way to make sure you're up to date with the newest protections and improvements.

But, the first version of iOS 18 might have a few problems. Waiting for the first fixes and updates to make things stable could be helpful, especially if your device is really important for important stuff.

2.What to do before upgrading to iOS 18?

When iOS 18 is ready, it's smart to do a few things before updating your device's software. These things are:

  • Make sure your data is recently backed up.
  • Check if your device can use iOS 18.
  • Clear some space on your device for the update. You can remove stuff you don't need, like files, apps, or pictures, to make more room.
  • Look for updates for your apps in the App Store and make sure they work with the new iOS.
  • Getting and putting in big updates like iOS 18 is usually faster and simpler using Wi-Fi, so make sure you have a good connection.

3.How to update to iOS 18?

When iOS 18 is out for iPhone 15, you can update like this: Open Settings > General > Software Update. You'll see Update Requested. Tap it to start installing.

4.Should I backup data before updating to iOS 18?

Definitely. It's really important to back up your device before getting iOS 18 to avoid losing your data. You can back up your device using UnicTool iFindit, iCloud, or iTunes.

5.How to free up space on iphone before installing iOS 18/iPadOS 18?

Insufficient space on your iPhone or iPad can cause iOS 18 software update failure. Generally speaking, at least 5GB of free space is required to install a new iOS operating system, so it's important to check and clear space on your iOS device before upgrading. Here are 3 ways to clear space on your iPhone/iPad.

Method 1: Uninstall unused apps Go to Settings > App Store and enable the Uninstall unused apps option.

Method 2: Delete Recently Deleted completely Go to "Photos" > "Recently Deleted", click the "Select" button on the top right and click "Delete All" to clear the recently deleted photos. Go to Messages > Recently Deleted, and click the Delete All button on the bottom left to empty the recently deleted messages. Go to Memo > Recently Deleted, click the Edit button on the top right and click Delete All to clear the recently deleted memos. Go to File > Browse > Recently Deleted, click the three-tap Select button on the top right and click Delete All to clear the recently deleted files.

Method 3: Clear Browsing History and Website Data Go to Settings > Safari > Clear Browsing History and Website Data.

6.iOS 18 Upgrade Failed, What to do?

iOS 18 stuck on iPhone update requested
When your iPhone is stuck on the "Sent Update Requests" screen and you're unable to download or install the latest version of iOS, there could be a number of reasons behind it: excessive update requests, software malfunctions, or an unstable network connection. Here's how to quickly fix this iOS 18 installation issue.

  • Check available iPhone storage: Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to check your storage usage. If you need to free up some storage space, delete apps and data you don't need.
  • Restart iPhone: Software crashes can cause iPhone to stay on a page requesting an update for more than 15 minutes. Restarting will help you remove all background apps and refresh your device's memory, which can help fix some of the glitches that are causing the problem.
  • Check your network connection: Downloading and installing iOS software requires a strong and stable network connection. Before closing all apps on your device to upgrade to iOS, check to make sure your network connection is stable.
  • Delete a software update: If an update file has been downloaded but cannot be installed, you can delete the downloaded software update and reinstall it. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Delete Updates. Then go back to Settings > General > Software Update and try to download and install the update again.
  • Update iPhone via iTunes: If you can't update your iPhone wirelessly, you can try updating your device via iTunes. Open and run iTunes > Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable and click Check for Updates > Download and Update.
  • Put iPhone in DFU Mode: If all of the above doesn't help you fix the problem of your iPhone getting stuck on the Request Update page, consider putting your phone in DFU mode. While it will most likely delete existing data on your iOS 18 device, the results are generally mostly positive.

iPhone stuck on the update progress bar
When you update iOS or iPadOS, the device displays both the Apple logo and a progress bar. But no matter how long you wait, the progress bar doesn't seem to move or move very slowly. At this point, the iPhone/iPad gets stuck while doing an iOS update.

  • Charge your device: A low battery may cause iOS software updates to get stuck. Connect to a wall outlet with the USB cable, then charge your iPhone or iPad for 15-30 minutes.
  • Force restart your iOS device: This simple trick helps to refresh your device and fix bugs that cause your iPhone to get stuck during an update. For iPhone 8, later, and iPads with Face ID, just quickly press and release the Volume Up key > quickly press and release the Volume Down key > press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Use iTunes/Finder to restore iPhone: Since your device update is stuck on the Apple screen, please put iPhone into recovery mode, let iTunes/Finder detect device problems and perform restore operations. But doing so will delete all data on your device.
  • Repair with iOS Repair Tool: You can use such as UnicTool iFindit such professional software to fix problems during an update without losing any data! This not only solves the iPhone update stuck problem but also upgrades your iPhone to iOS 18 easily.

"Unable to install update" error
If you're trying to install an iOS or iPadOS software update and it fails with an error saying "Unable to install the update" with options for "Try again" and "Remind me later," it's usually because of network issues, insufficient download and install iOS 18 or system failure.

  • Check iPhone storage space: You can delete unused data or apps on the device to free up more space, go to "Settings" > "General" > "iPhone Storage Capacity", view and delete unnecessary content.
  • Connect to a stable Wi-Fi: When updating iOS 18, you need to choose a Wi-Fi with a stronger signal. Go to the device "Settings" > Enable and select the network with the best signal strength and join.
  • Force restart iPhone: To force restart an iPhone with Face ID, press and quickly release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Side button. When the Apple logo appears, let go of the buttons.
  • Update iPhone with iTunes: Connect your iPhone to iTunes/Finder on Windows/Mac with a USB cable. Tap the device that appears on iTunes. Then click on the "Check for Updates" option.

Stuck on "preparing iPhone for software update"
When downloading the iOS 18 software, the iPhone screen keeps displaying "preparing iPhone for software update " or "About X minutes remaining", but the progress bar has not changed. Try the listed methods!

  • Force restart iPhone: When updating iOS 18, when you encounter a software problem that is stuck on "Preparing for update", force restarting the device is always a priority repair solution, because different models have different ways of force restarting, For details, please refer to official Manual.
  • Restore iPhone using iTunes: Connect iPhone to iTunes, click the device icon that appears on iTunes, then click the "Restore iPhone" option, and follow the prompts to complete.
  • Delete the update file and reinstall: Open "Settings" > "General" > "iPhone Storage", find your iOS 18 update file, select and click "Delete Update". Then you need to go to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" again to download the iOS 18 software again.

Unable to contact iPhone software update server
When you contacting the iPhone software update server, some iPhone and iPad users may experience an error message when updating to the latest iOS version using iTunes that reads: "The iPhone software update server could not be contacted. Please ensure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later"

  • Quit and restart iTunes: Quit and restart iTunes, then try again, usually works, you may want to try this method first.
  • Wait for a while: You just have to wait and try again, this works almost every time and is recommended if you are patient, as the issue will resolve itself when the Apple iOS update servers stabilize.
  • Update using OTA: Use Settings > General > Software Update to activate the delta update mechanism on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
  • Using Firmware: Pre-downloading the correct IPSW firmware file can bypass failed update server connections, and then you can use that firmware file to update manually. If you choose this approach, you must be able to find the latest IPSW firmware in here

iOS 18 Update Not Showing Up
Reasons, why iOS 18 does not show updates: The iOS device is not connected to an available network, your device has downloaded the iOS 18 beta version, or an unknown error, occurred on the iOS system. For this, we provide you with corresponding solutions.

  • Reset network settings and reconnect to Wi-Fi: Your device needs to be connected to the network to use the software update service. If the previous settings are wrong, you can go to "Settings", tap "General" > "Transfer or Reset iPhone" > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings", and then wait for the device to restart and connect to a new stable Wi-Fi.
  • Downgrade iOS 18: If some system failures cause the iOS update to remain undisplayed, you can delete the iOS-related configuration files first, and use iOS downgrade tool UnicTool Umendit, after downgrading to the previous version, you can re-update to iOS 18.
  • Update iOS 18 using iTunes: Open iTunes on your computer and connect the device to the computer. Click the Device button in the iTunes toolbar. Click Summary > Check for Updates > Downloads and Updates. If asked for a password, enter your password.
  • Fix iOS system update issues: You can also directly use professional tools such as UnicTool iFindit One-click update iOS, the operation is very simple, there will be no data loss or update errors. No need to wait for your phone to show an update, just 3 steps to update iOS 18.

Stuck on the iPhone white screen swipe up to upgrade
iPhone stuck on the "swipe up to update" screen is a very common problem. When you swipe up, it asks for your passcode, then it stays at the Apple logo and repeats. In any case, we will show you how to fix this problem.

  • Force restart iPhone: For iPhone 8 or later, press and quickly release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then press and hold the Power key until the iPhone restarts.
  • Restore iPhone using iTunes: After connecting the iPhone, launch iTunes on the computer, put the iPhone into recovery mode, and click "Restore [device]". If you are logged into Find, you will need to log out before replying. iTunes will wipe your device and install the latest iOS 18 software on your iPhone/iPad.

7.Problems you may encounter after iOS 18 update

iPhone battery draining too fast when using an app
After updating iOS 18, you may meet abnormal power consumption, and the iPhone/iPad will become hot.

  • Turn on low power mode: Turn on low power mode
  • Check battery health: Go to "Settings" > "Battery" > "Battery Health and Charging". If the maximum battery capacity is lower than 80%, it is recommended to replace the battery.
  • Limit app notifications: Go to "Settings" > "Notifications", browse each app, and adjust the app's power usage by turning off "Notifications".
  • Turn off automatic downloads and app updates: Go to "Settings" > "App Store", and turn off "App Download Items" and "App Update Items".
  • Limit background activities: Go to "Settings" > "General" and turn off "Background App Refresh" to avoid unnecessary power consumption.

Cannot download, install or update App
One of the main problems with iOS 18 is the inability to download apps on the iPhone, some apps never download or get stuck during the installation process, there is really no reason, they just refuse to download or update the app.

  • Check to have a stable network connection: No Wi-Fi or mobile network connection errors will cause app download issues. Go to iPhone "Settings" > "Mobile Services", scroll down to find App Store and open the button. Then go to "Settings" > "Wi-Fi" to perform the same operation as above.
  • Check device storage: App download and installation need to have enough space. So head to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to see how much space is available on your device.
  • Re-login your Apple ID on the App Store: Open the App Store, tap the profile icon, then scroll to the bottom, tap "Sign Out" to exit the App Store and reopen it, and log in with your Apple ID account again.
  • Automatically set date and time: Start "Settings" > "General" > "Time and Date", and turn on the "Automatically set" option.
  • Disable content and privacy restrictions: Go to "Settings" > "Screen Time" > turn off "Content and Privacy Restrictions".

The app is stuck in downloading and waiting
After updating to iOS 18, when you try to download or update apps, they are stuck installing, waiting or downloading. This is a common update problem. We will explain to you, real solutions for iPhone apps stuck waiting for updates.

  • Sign out and sign in to your Apple ID: Open Settings > Your Name, scroll down and tap Sign Out. Wait for a while and sign in to your Apple ID again.
  • Check iPhone/iPad network connection: Check if your iOS device is connected to Wi-Fi with weak signal strength, if so, you can change to another network.
  • Delete the app and reinstall: Long press the App icon and tap "Remove App" > "Delete App", then you can download the App again from the App Store.
  • Free up storage space: Go to iPhone/iPad "Settings" > "General" > "iPhone Storage Space", you will see how much space is available, and delete the apps you don't use.
  • Fix iOS 18 system failure: Sometimes after updating iOS 18, the app is stuck waiting/downloading, this is a system update error problem. You can use UnicTool Umendit iOS system repair tool Update app download or installation error for iOS 18.

After updating to iOS 18, the app crashes
It seems that many people have encountered the problem of different apps hanging after the iOS 18 update, such as Whatsapp can not be used. Whether it is an application on the device or a third-party application, these iOS applications are automatically closed or cannot be used during use.

  • Update App: Open the App Store > Profile icon, you can see all the apps, and select the app with a newer version available to update.
  • Reinstall the app: Remove the crashed app directly, then download and install it again.
  • Restart the iOS device: For iPhone 8 and above models, press the volume down key and the side button for a few seconds, and drag the slider to power off.
  • Fix iOS system errors: If the above solutions don't work, maybe the iOS software is damaged. You need to use UnicTool Umendit to repair the iOS system, Once installed and started on your computer, connect your device with a USB cable and select Standard Mode to fix the problem.
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