Roblox is a popular mobile game for all age groups, and playing it on the go is satisfying using an iPad’s large screen. But what should you do if the Roblox app keeps crashing on your iPad?
Roblox on an iPad might crash when the app or iPadOS is outdated. A lack of storage space and internet instability can cause crashes as well. If that’s not the case, try restarting the iPad and reinstalling Roblox. It also helps to close any resource-intensive apps running in the background.
Let’s take a look at what might be causing your Roblox app to crash repeatedly, how to fix this issue, and tips for making sure your iPad runs Roblox smoothly.
Why Does Roblox Keep Crashing on My iPad?
The Roblox app might crash on your iPad because of temporary technical glitches. You need to ensure that you’re using a stable internet connection to play and that both the app and your iPadOS are fully updated as well.
Too many apps running in the background or a lack of storage on your iPad can also cause the Roblox app to crash.
Let’s go over these causes in detail:
The Roblox App is Glitching
Sometimes, temporary glitches with the Roblox app cache may cause the app to crash. The cache may get corrupted, or the app may freeze due to a system glitch. In some cases, the iPad’s software may have a glitch that causes it to crash when you use the Roblox app.
Fortunately, these glitches are usually temporary and can easily be resolved by restarting the device.
The Roblox App is Outdated
An outdated Roblox app may be behind the crashing issue. If you’re running an older version of the app, it’s more likely to experience glitches and bugs. While updating the app usually resolves this issue, you may have to uninstall and reinstall the app in some cases.
If there aren’t any updates available, clearing the app cache and restarting the device might resolve the issue.
The iOS Firmware is Outdated
Sometimes, the Roblox app crashing issue may have nothing to do with the app but rather with your iPad’s firmware. If you’re running an older iOS version, there’s a high chance that the iPad will crash when you’re playing certain games or running power-intensive apps like Roblox.
Running an outdated iOS is also a security risk, so make sure you install all updates as soon as they are released.
The Internet Connection is Unstable
An unstable connection may also cause the Roblox app to freeze or crash. Just like other online games, Roblox needs a stable internet connection to work. If the connection is too slow or unstable, the Roblox app graphics won’t load, causing the game to crash.
You Have Too Many Apps Running in the Background
Too many background apps running simultaneously will drain the iPad’s CPU, causing the Roblox game to crash. While the iPad doesn’t allow multiple apps to run simultaneously, some apps will automatically consume power and CPU as they refresh in the background.
The best way to resolve this problem is to turn off background refresh for apps that consume too much power in the background.
Your iPad’s Storage is Full
Many app problems are caused by a lack of storage space, and this could be why the Roblox app is crashing. While the latest iPad models have decent storage, mobile games like Roblox are requiring more space as they expand over the years.
The solution to this is to delete any unnecessary apps and files lingering on your device.
How Do I Fix Roblox Crashing on My iPad?
If the Roblox app is constantly crashing, you have several options for troubleshooting. Sometimes you can resolve the issue just by restarting the iPad. Otherwise, updating the iOS firmware and Roblox app might do the trick, or clearing the app cache and cookies.
You can also clear the iPad’s storage, close power-intensive background apps, and address any internet connection problems.
Let’s look at these fixes in detail:
Restart the iPad
If the Roblox app crashes because of a temporary system glitch, the best solution is to restart the iPad. If the screen hasn’t frozen, you can restart the iPad by holding down the power button for a few seconds and selecting the restart option. If the iPad has frozen, you’ll have to force restart it.
To force restart the iPad, hold down the power and home buttons until an Apple logo appears on the screen.
If your iPad doesn’t have a home button, press the volume button closest to the power button and then hold down the power button until the device restarts.
Update the iPad’s Firmware
Outdated firmware is the main causes of most glitches and bugs. If your iPad is running on an older iOS version, you’ll have to update it to run Roblox. The easiest way to update your iPad is to check for new updates in the iPad’s settings.
Alternatively, you can connect your iPad to a laptop and check for updates through the iTunes app. This method works best if your iPad crashes repeatedly and you can’t install updates through the settings apps.
Update the Roblox App
Older versions of the Roblox app are more likely to experience glitches. To update your Roblox app, go onto the app store on your iPad and search for the Roblox app. Select “update” and wait for the updates to install.
Clear Cookies and Cache From the Roblox App
Temporary bugs in the Roblox app cache may also cause the Roblox app to crash occasionally. To resolve this issue, delete the app cache and cookies. Follow these steps to do so:
- Navigate to general settings on your iPad.
- Select “Storage.”
- Select the Roblox app, then “offload.” This will delete the app while saving the settings.
- Reinstall the Roblox app.
Free Up Storage on your iPad
If the iPad’s storage is full, Roblox may not run properly. While the latest iPads have more than 64 GB of storage, many older models don’t even have half this much space. Unfortunately, you can’t increase the iPad’s storage with external storage devices, so you’ll have to free up space yourself.
Here are some ways to free up storage on your iPad:
- Remove any unused apps or files. This will free up the most storage.
- Navigate to “Storage” and clear the app cache of Safari and other regularly used apps.
- Delete the history on your internet browser.
Close Background Apps
Too many apps consuming CPU power in the background may overburden your iPad, causing the Roblox game to crash. While most apps use a negligible amount background power, sometimes corrupted apps can drain the battery.
To check which apps are draining the battery, navigate to your iPad’s battery settings and check the power usage for different time periods. Once you’ve identified the culprit, select “Background Refresh” in the settings and turn it off for that app.
Fix Any Internet Connection Issues
To check whether the Roblox game problem is caused by an unstable internet connection, visit speedtestgo.com on your iPad’s browser. You’ll get an average speed, ping, and jitter measure showing how stable your connection is.
If the internet is unstable, you can move the iPad closer to the router or consider a different network.
Which iPad Can You Play Roblox On?
You can play Roblox on iPad 2 or higher, but you’ll have to have the latest iOS software and install the latest Roblox app updates for it to function optimally. While the first iPad can’t be updated to the latest iOS version, iPad 2 and above can.
Make sure your iPad is running iOS 9 or greater, or you may not be able to run the Roblox software. To check the iOS version on your iPad, go onto Settings, and click on General and About. Next to “Version,” you’ll see the current iOS version.