iOS 7 GM fixes iPhone 5, 4S apps crashing

By Daniel Chubb - Sep 11, 2013

Now that iOS 7 Gold Master is available for developers to download we asked our in-house developer about the problems with apps crashing on iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. He had been testing iOS 7 beta 6 for a while with Product Reviews apps and everything looked great, but app crashing and freezing had become a problem with native apps like Messages.

Randomly a text message would crash the iPhone 5, or 4S, and every time you entered Messages it would crash right away. This meant the only way to fix was to delete that text message, so it would be interesting to see how iOS 7 GM performs with a number of native and 3rd party apps.

iOS 7 GM fixes problems – the above mentioned problem seems to have been fixed, according to our developer, and we know a number of our readers also commented on this issue. “I cannot get into my messages in iOS 7 beta 6 thanks to it crashing on every open, and Google Plus app crashes along with Instagram”, said one of Product Reviews readers.

We also heard back in relation to Google Plus performance and it runs a lot better with no crashing experienced, although we cannot confirm if the same is for the Instagram app on iOS 7 Gold Master.

It is also true that some problems might need a fix from the app developers themselves, or the fact that some people might not have any problems at all and these are just isolated cases.

Do you still see problems with iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S after installing the iOS 7 GM download? Apps can now be submitted to Apple for iOS 7, and this includes those using APIs for the new iPhone 5S features. It will be interesting to see what apps release that take advantage of these new iOS 7 APIs evident in the GM build, which also includes the ability to use the iPhone 5S M7 motion coprocessor.

It is worth noting developers needed to download iOS 7 GM through the developer portal and not Over-the-Air this time.

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