A few months ago I wrote a blog post about apps not opening any more after updating Apple iOS from 4.3.2 or below to 4.3.3 or higher. Now that iOS 5 has been released this problem seems to be still persistent and hasn’t been fixed in iOS 5. While updating your iPhone, iPod or iPad from 4.3.3 or higher to iOS 5 does not seem to be a problem, updating from earlier versions indeed does. So again: when your 3rd party apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Amazon, eBay & Co. do not open any more after updating, simply try one of these methods:

  • Open the app store and update any app that has updates available, or
  • Download any free app from the app store

After successfully logging in to your account all 3rd party apps should open as usual…