Fallout Shelter 1.2 crashes and freezes after update

By Alan Ng - Oct 16, 2015

Bethesda has just launched a major new Fallout Shelter 1.2 update for Android and iOS. However, we are getting numerous reports from players that Fallout Shelter is crashing and freezing a lot after installing the latest update.

Fallout Shelter is an amazing little game when it works, with the newest updating adding even more ways to get your bite-sized Fallout fix before the grand arrival of Fallout 4 next month – full Fallout Shelter 1.2 update notes can be seen here over at Bethesda’s website.

When it doesn’t work though, it can be a frustrating experience to say the least. Many users are complaining of Fallout Shelter 1.2 crashes and freezes, on both Android and iOS versions.

One frequent issue that seems to occur, is a Fallout Shelter 1.2 crash when clicking on a returning Dweller.


Evidence on this happening for both versions can be seen in the Tweet above for the Android update and also by reading through comments on the Fallout Shelter iOS page which states the same crash happening after clicking on the Dweller.

There are also numerous problems being reported on the Fallout Shelter 1.2 Google Play page, with players saying that their game is also crashing after installing the Fallout Shelter 1.2 patch.

If it continues to happen, Bethesda may have to release Fallout Shelter 1.3 sooner than expected. For now though, let’s help them out as they are obviously a very busy studio at the moment.

Does your Fallout Shelter 1.2 crash, freeze or hang after installing the latest update in certain situations?

Let us know your experience on the new update below.

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Also See: Fallout Shelter 1.4 update notes with list of changes


  • Steve Alexopoulos

    Can’t play for more then 30 secs at a time before crash. LG G3

  • Salmando (a.k.a ‘Bleh’)

    I’ve got the same freeze mentioned in the article on Galaxy s2. Bittercup wants to come back in, but clicking her causes the game to become unresponsive (Background clouds and Mr Handy keeps moving though). I’m guessing it has something to do with me having more dwellers in the waste than the new update permits.

  • chris

    Mine won’t stop freezing either. I’m on an iPhone 5c.

  • Al Bolton

    Frequent freezing on iPhone 6!

  • H054K4

    Game freezes

  • Yes I have the problem that the game freeze when I click on a returning dweller. Its really annoying, I really wanted to test out the new features today :(