How to Fix ESPN App Crashing on Android and iPhone

ESPN mobile application is a much-needed software that comes in handy to most sports lovers or those who want to get notified of almost every sport across the world. The mobile app is quite optimized and works really well. However, some of the reports are coming out that the ESPN App starts Crashing on Android and iPhone which is not expected at all. If you’re also facing the same issue then you can follow this guide.

According to multiple reports online, it seems that plenty of affected ESPN app users are encountering the startup crashing issue whenever they try to open the app. Yes! It’s frustrating a lot. There can be several reasons behind such an issue like the corrupted app data, outdated app version, out of memory, etc. If you’re also feeling the same thing then just head over to the possible workarounds below.

How to Fix ESPN App Crashing on Android and iPhone

Well, before heading over to the troubleshooting guide, you should first restart your mobile to check if that helps or not. Second, make sure that your device software is up-to-date. If not do that also. Still, out of luck? Perform the following methods.

1. Update ESPN App

If you haven’t updated your ESPN mobile app for a while then the chances are high enough that it becomes outdated and causing compatibility issues. To simply update the app:

For Android:

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  • Open the Google Play Store app > Tap on the hamburger menu icon.
  • Next, tap on My Apps & games > Make sure to check whether the ESPN app update is showing on the list of the available updates or not.
  • If so, just tap on the Update button next to the app and wait for it to install.
  • Once done, make sure to open the ESPN app, and check for the issue. [You can also restart your handset to refresh the system and app data]

For iOS (iPhone):

  • Open the Apple App Store application on the iPhone.
  • Now, tap on the Profile Picture icon from the top-right corner.
  • Scroll down a bit to see which apps are available for update.
  • Check whether the ESPN app update is on the list or not.
  • If the app is there, then make sure to tap on the Update button.
  • Wait for the installation process to complete.
  • Finally, launch the ESPN app, and check if the startup crashing problem is still bothering you or not.

2. Clear ESPN App Cache Data

If in case, you’re using the ESPN app from your Android smartphone or tablet device, then you can easily clear the app cache data from the settings menu to refresh the app cache. Sometimes an outdated or corrupted app cache data can also cause several issues whatsoever.

Note: There is no option to do this on iPhone. Only a simple restart will do the job.

  • Go to the device Settings menu > Head over to Apps & Notifications.
  • Now, tap on See All Apps > Head over to ESPN under the App info section.
  • Tap on ESPN to open the app info page > Tap on Storage & Cache.
  • Next, tap on Clear Cache > Once done, close the settings menu, and launch the ESPN app again.

3. Clear ESPN App Storage Data

If only clearing out the app cache data doesn’t help you then make sure to clear the app storage data also. This method is also only applicable to Android devices.

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  • Go to the device Settings menu > Go to Apps & Notifications.
  • Tap on See All Apps > Head over to ESPN under the App info section.
  • Next, tap on ESPN to open the app info page > Tap on Storage & Cache.
  • Then tap on Clear Storage.
  • Finally, launch the ESPN app, and check for the issue again.

4. Force Stop and Re-open the ESPN App

There may be another reason behind the startup crashing issue is that the ESPN app or its services are already running in the background. In that scenario, you can manually perform a force stop of the app and relaunch the app to check if that fixes the issue or not. To do this:

  • Go to the Settings menu on your Android device > Go to Apps & Notifications.
  • Tap on See All Apps > Head over to ESPN under the App info section.
  • Next, tap on ESPN to open the app info page > Tap on Force Stop.
  • If prompted, just confirm the task.
  • Once done, open the ESPN app freshly, and check if that helps you or not.

5. Reinstall the ESPN App

If none of the methods worked for you then make sure to uninstall and reinstall the ESPN app on your mobile. It’ll eventually delete all the saved app data and refresh the app data again which should fix the issue. To do so:

For Android:

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  • Tap and hold the ESPN app icon to bring the pop-up menu.
  • Now, tap on Uninstall. [You can also go to App Info and select Uninstall]
  • Once uninstalled completely, just reboot your mobile.
  • Finally, go to the Google Play Store app > Search for ESPN and tap on Install.

For iOS (iPhone):

  • Tap and hold the ESPN app icon from the home screen on your iPhone.
  • Now, select Remove App from the pop-up menu > Tap on Delete App.
  • The system will again ask you whether to delete the app or not.
  • Select the Delete button to uninstall it.
  • Then open the Apple App Store application on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Search icon and type ESPN then search for it.
  • Finally, tap on the Get button or simply tap on the cloud download icon.
  • Wait for it to install completely and then start using it.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was useful to you. Feel free to ask in the comment below for additional queries.

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