I know that a number of people have had problems with Words with Friends, the scrabble-like iPhone app. Sometimes is seems a game gets corrupted, and then the interaction between the app and the server gets all confused, and the app just crashes a few seconds after you start it.
Here’s what worked for me. Not entirely sure why. It may work for you, it may not. It’s at least worth a try.
- Delete the app from your iPhone. Tap and hold on the app until the apps on your phone start to jiggle. An x will appear in the corner of the Words app; tap that, and the iPhone will ask you to confirm deleting the app. Go ahead and confirm. This deletes all the data from phone. Don’t worry though, all your games are stored on the Words servers.
- Download the app from the app store directly to your iPhone. Even if you’d got the pay version before, you won’t have to pay again, as the app store knows you’ve already paid.
- Do not start the app yet. Instead, turn off the phone. Don’t just put it to sleep, but hold the top button down until you get the “Slide to power off” button, then slide to power off. Once it’s turned off, go ahead and turn it back on again.
- Now start the app. It will take a while to resync, and you may have to tap the phone a few times to stop it from going to sleep as it does so, but hopefully, it will come back, and all will be well with your app once again
Hope this helps.