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Study Shows iOS Devices More Likely to Crash than Android

Nov 23, 2016

When it comes to the saying “they don’t make things like they used to” you can add new iOS devices to that list. A new study coming from Blancco Technology Group is showing that iOS devices are over two times more likely to crash than Android devices.

iOS Device Crash Rates Significantly Higher than Android

Blancco Technology Group, which is a mobile diagnostics firm, published this report recently, and blamed the iOS failure rates on the iOS 10 update and associated bugs. This is why “they don’t make things like they used to” was just discussed since the crashes and failures are being seen more on the newer iOS devices. When it comes to crashes and failures, iPhones and iPads have a 62 percent failure rate when compared with the Android devices. Android devices showed a 47 percent failure rate.

The iPhone 6 was shown to have a 13 percent failure rate, while the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6S had a 9 percent failure rate. The iPad Air 2 only had a 2 percent failure rate, and this is why Blancco said the failures were due to the bugs associated with iOS 10. On iOS devices, Pokemon Go was the main cause for the crashes and Pokemon Go also was the reason for Android devices having a lot less battery life. On iOS devices alone, Pokemon Go crashed on 5 percent of devices, which is pretty high for a gaming app.


LeEco’s LE 2 for Android had the highest failure rate for Android devices at 13 percent. Xiaomi Redmi 3S and the Redmi Note 3 came in second at 9 percent failure rates. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge had the second lowest failure rate coming in at 5 percent. 7 percent of Android users though did have problems when it came to charging their devices.

Blancco suggested that Pokemon Go resulted in many of the crashes seen across both devices. This is because you need both your GPS activated and on and also the device screen on at the same time, which results in higher chances of crashes and overall instability. So the best thing to do if you want your Android device to stop crashing as often is essentially deleting Pokemon Go from your device all together. If this is something you are not willing to do or do not want to do, it is likely that you will continue to see high failure rates, especially if you are on a newer iOS device.