Fallout Shelter Crash Fix Bug

Fallout Shelter Crash Fix

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If you are anything like me, you are getting frustrated with the constant freezing and crashing that happens with Fallout Shelter App on Ipad, Ipad mini, and Iphone. My co-workers and I have been troubleshooting across devices to bring you as many tips as possible to fixing the solution. We have put together a list of the most frequently occurring crashes, and how we fixed them.

UPDATE: Latest Patch 1.6 Creates more issues.

It seems that continuing on since launch, users are still having major issues with the app crashing. If none of the solutions we’ve found so far work, post your issues HERE.


At the moment, it is inadvisable for your to purchase lunchboxes for your game. There is a relatively common bug that sets your game save file to 0kb, effectively wiping your entire savegame, and your purchased lunchboxes, with no refund.

There has been a well documented series of android users that have come to the following conclusion regarding why, exactly, this problem is happening.

“You are closing the application before the autosave finished completing a write, wiping the save data in the process.”

The following video (I recommend you mute it) goes through the process to clear game files for a fresh install.

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Game gets stuck loading

Launcher won’t start

Ensure that you have installed the launcher in the default directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda.net Launcher). It has issues launching from any other install directory. Weird, we know.


Fallout Shelter Crash on Start

Easiest fix. This was likely because you either didn’t exit the app properly the first time, or two instances of the app launched at once. Make sure you close any instances of the game already open, and close your other programs while you are at it.

Fallout Shelter Lags Horribly and then Crashes

This has only happened when our vault grows too large. Depending on what device you are using, there is simply too much going on and the game was poorly optimized at launch by Bethesda. We recommend starting a new vault and waiting for the Android updates to come along. If you already sank a bunch of money into the lunchboxes, I feel your pain. I did too.

Fallout Shelter Won’t Load the Vault – Crash on Load

You likely have a corrupted save. If you’ve tried restarting the game, restarting your device, and the same load game crashes there is only one option. Start a new game. Starting a new game might seem like a waste of time at this point, but it will load up and run smooth as butter. Let the new game run for a while and then load your original and try again.

Fallout Shelter Crash When Rushing Rooms Having Babies or Multiple Events

Some kind of content overflow issue that results in a crash. We recommend restarting your device, making sure all applications are closed, and restarting the game. It seems to fix the issue for a few hours.

None of the Above Worked for me!

We have only had one instance where none of the above fixed the crashing, or it was just too frequent to handle. This most commonly occurred on the lower end, not supported devices such as the Ipad Mini. While we did see a slight performance increase in wiping all data and reinstalling the app, it was too much of a pain to justify as a solution. Hopefully the development team for Fallout Shelter over at Bethesda can iron out these issues, because there is simply nothing we can do. Sorry 🙁


If none of the solutions we’ve found so far work, post your issues HERE.

Some Shameless Fallout 4 Content to Whet your Whistle

The biggest reason all of us picked up Fallout: Shelter in the first place was to sate our thirst for just a little while longer. Once we get Fallout 4 in our hands, we will likely never pick Shelter up again. So until then, here’s two nice graphics I made to keep things interesting
Fallout 4 Walkthrough – How to Survive
Fallout 4 Nuka Cola Wallpapers