When the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus starts hanging, you probably think it’s just a lag and wait for it to pass. Maybe it really passes the first few times, but what do you do when the hanging turns into crashing? You have to do something about it either way, but, just to ease your worries a little bit, such situations may easily be associated with a particular software update that you have recently initiated. Below are the options that we suggest you to follow sooner rather than later.
Do you have a bad app in mind? Just delete it
By having a bad app in mind, we mean that you have identified a particular app as causing the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to keep hanging and crashing. Moreover, you’ve also looked into that third-party app within the Apple App Store and you have discovered that other people have similar complaints. Last but not least, you have decided that you don’t want to wait until the developer will do something about it (because Apple clearly has no power to what happens with third-party apps).
Long story short, you have identified the app and you’ve seen that no recent updates were released for it within the Store. It means that the developer is probably not paying much interest to it, so you should do the same. Just delete it.
Do you suspect a lack of memory? Free up some of it
Similar to our suggestion from above, this one implies uninstalling the apps that you don’t really use or that you use too rare. Deleting media files will make an even bigger difference. Anyway, if you have an app that seems to be unstable and you believe that there’s nothing wrong with it but it needs more resources from your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, free up as much of your internal memory as you can.
Do you think it’s more like a memory glitch? The fix is even simpler
Memory glitches may occur at random times and a simple random restart can fix them just as easily. Of course, you cannot tell for sure if this is the cause or not. But it certainly won’t be too hard for you to turn the iPhone off and then back on every now and then, just to see if you notice any positive changes.
If the iPhone 8 is still hanging and crashing… do a factory reset
You have the instructions right here, in this tutorial on how to factory reset your iPhone 8. Back up your device, make sure no important data remains without backup, and carry on with those steps. It should solve your problems.