I love using iMessage to keep in touch with friends and family but sometimes it can be a big pain dealing with random crashes and freezes that are most likely caused by a misconfiguration in the settings. Hey this is Josh for MacCrunch and today I am going to show you:

How to fix iPhone 6 iMessage Freezing and Crashingp>First off make sure the errors aren’t caused by any 3rd party software. To start of you should

1. Disable 3rd Party Emoji’sp>If you have downloaded an Emoji app from the AppStore its pretty likely that the creator of the app did a lousy job coding the app which is one of the main reasons for your iMessage to freeze and crash. To uninstall 3rd party emojis go to your home screen and press down on the emoji app you have downloaded until a small ‘X’ appears. Then tap the ‘X’ and click ‘Uninstall’

Disable 3rd Party Emoji's

Disable 3rd Party Emoji’s

2. Disable 3rd Party Keyboardsp>Same as with Emoji apps 3rd party keyboards can cause issues. To remove a keyboard:

Go to Settings
Tap on General
Scroll down and select Keyboard
Now go to Keyboards
Click Edit
and remove emoji by clicking the red - icon
Disable 3rd Party Keyboards

Disable 3rd Party Keyboards

 



3. Update iOSp>Having an outdated iOS version can cause the weirdest issues with your iPhone. The best way to update your iOS is to connect your iPhone to your computer (both mac and windows work) and click on your iPhone in the iTunes settings and then select ‘Check for Updates’

Now your iOS version should be updated and the issues resolved

Update iOS

Update iOS

4. Turn on Speak Selectionp>Some users have reported that turning on Speak Selection in the settings has resolved their iMessage Freezing and Crashing. To do so:

Go to Settings
Tap on General
Choose Accessibility
now choose Speech
and turn Speak Selection ON
Turn on Speak Selection

Turn on Speak Selection



5. Factory Reset your iPhone>If none of the above steps have helped you fix your iMessage Crashing and Freezing its time to factory reset your iPhone. Please note that with this process all your data on your Phone will be deleted and the iPhone is going to be reset to factory defaults.

1. Go to Settings on your Homescreen
2. Go to General
3. Click on Reset
4. Choose 'Erase all Content and Settings' 
5. and enter your Passcode
Factory Reset your iPhone

Factory Reset your iPhone