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Ain’t Misbehavin’—Not!

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Sorry for the double negative.

But last week, while trying to read the latest issue of the New Yorker on the iPad, the app repeatedly crashed. So did the Gourmet Live app (is this a Condé Nast conspiracy?). Aric called me over, said he was having trouble reading the New Yorker, too.

So, what to do? I did what I usually do when an app misbehaves–I force-quit it. How? Go to your home screen, then double-click the home button. You’ll see all your apps that are currently running at the bottom. Then put your finger on and hold the icon of the offending app. The icons will start to wiggle, and will show an “x” in the corner. Hit the “x” of the bad app, and you’ve force-quit. That usually forces it to play nice.

But it didn’t, in both cases.

If this happens, it’s time for drastic measures. Well, first do this–turn the iPad off, then turn it on. See if it still happens. If it does, trash the app, and reload. How? Place your finger on the app’s icon and hold, and you’ll see the vibrating thing again. Hit the “x” that appears. You’ll get a message saying doing that will trash the app and all its data. Be brave, do it. After you’ve thrown it overboard, go to the App Store and download it again. If it’s a pay app, you won’t have to pay again, Apple keeps track of such stuff and gives you the download. You’ll have to reload issues, but the time spent doing that is a small price for having a working app again.


UPDATE: I tried downloading the latest issue of the New Yorker, a week after deleting the app and reloading an issue. Guess what? It crashes again. Not good, CN.


Written by almipad

June 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

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