Why Does Procreate Keep Crashing?

It seems like every time you open Procreate, it crashes. You’re not alone. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the reasons why Procreate keeps crashing, offer some troubleshooting tips, and provide some FAQs about the issue.

Why Does Procreate Keep Crashing?

There are a few reasons why Procreate might keep crashing. Here are some of the most common ones:

1. Outdated software – One of the most common reasons for Procreate crashing is that the software is out of date. Make sure you’re always running the latest version of Procreate and iOS to ensure that you have the most up-to-date software.

2. Too many layers – Another common reason for Procreate crashing is having too many layers in your artwork. Try to limit the number of layers you use in your artwork to help reduce the chances of Procreate crashing.

3. Out of memory – Procreate can also crash if it doesn’t have enough memory to run correctly. If you’re noticing Procreate crashing more often, try closing out some other apps that are running in the background to free up memory.

4. Pressure sensitivity issues – If you’re having issues with Procreate’s pressure sensitivity, that can also lead to Procreate crashing. Make sure that your iPad Pro’s pressure sensitivity is set correctly in the Settings app.

5. Invalid characters in layer names – One potential cause of Procreate crashing that’s often overlooked is invalid characters in layer names. If you have any characters in your layer names that aren’t supported by Procreate, it can cause the app to crash.

6. Graphics processor issues – If you’re having issues with Procreate’s graphics processor, that can also lead to the app crashing. Make sure that you’re using a compatible graphics processor and that your iPad Pro’s graphics processor is set correctly in the Settings app.

7. Buggy brushes – Another potential cause of Procreate crashing is using buggy brushes. If you’re noticing that Procreate crashes more often when you’re using certain brushes, try deleting those brushes and downloading new ones.

Troubleshooting Tips

If Procreate keeps crashing, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem:

1. Update Procreate and iOS: As we mentioned, one of the most common causes of Procreate crashes is outdated software. Make sure you’re running the latest version of Procreate and iOS.

2. Free up some memory: If you’re working on a complex project with lots of layers, Procreate may start to run out of memory and crash. Try closing some of your other apps and freeing up some memory.

3. Export your file: Sometimes, files can become corrupt and cause Procreate to crash. Try exporting your file to a different format.

4. Restart your device: If you’re using an older device, it may not be able to handle Procreate’s demands. Try restarting your device.

5. Delete the brush: If you’re using a custom brush or a brush from an older version of Procreate, it may be causing Procreate to crash. Try deleting the brush and downloading a new one.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Procreate crashes:

What causes Procreate to crash?

There are a few reasons why Procreate might keep crashing. One of the most common causes is outdated software. Another common cause is low memory.

How do I fix Procreate crashes?

There are a few things you can try to fix Procreate crashes. One of the most effective things you can do is update Procreate and iOS to the latest version. Another thing you can try is freeing up some memory by closing other apps.

Why does my Procreate file keep crashing?

If your Procreate file keeps crashing, it may be because the file is corrupt. Try exporting the file to a different format.

Why does my device keep crashing when I use Procreate?

If your device keeps crashing when you use Procreate, it may be because your device is outdated or doesn’t have enough memory. Try restarting your device or freeing up some memory by closing other apps.

Which brush is causing Procreate to crash?

If you’re using a custom brush or a brush from an older version of Procreate, it may be causing Procreate to crash. Try deleting the brush and downloading a new one.

Conclusion

Procreate crashes can be frustrating, but there are a few things you can try to fix the problem. Start by updating Procreate and iOS to the latest version. If that doesn’t work, try freeing up some memory or exporting your file to a different format. If those things don’t work, try restarting your device or deleting the brush that’s causing the problem.