How to Fix Apple Numbers Not Opening

Like most applications, there may be some instances wherein Apple Numbers crashes or fails to launch. This may be due to several reasons, but knowing how to fix the issue can be useful if the application does not open on your device. how-to-fix-apple-numbers-not-opening

How to Fix Apple Numbers Not Opening

The cause of Apple Numbers not opening can vary. But if you are looking for quick and simple solutions to the problem, follow the steps in the tutorial guide below.

  • Step 1: Update Apple Numbers in the App Store


    If you cannot seem to launch Apple Numbers or some functions in the app don’t seem to be working, it may be a sign that you need to update the app. In order to maximize the program’s use and functions, you have to make sure that you have the latest version of Apple Numbers. Apple constantly fixes issues in all their applications so the responsibility falls on the user to update the apps on their devices. To check if you need to update Numbers, go to the App Store on your device and type in Numbers in the search bar. Click on update next to the Numbers icon.

  • Step 2: Reinstall the Numbers Application


    If the previous step still doesn’t resolve the issue, you can try deleting then reinstalling the app again on your device. But if you are concerned about your files and documents, you can try offloading Numbers instead of completely deleting it. Offloading is the less extreme measure and it keeps your documents. It also frees up storage on your device until you are ready to install the app again. Simply go to Settings > General. Under Storage, select the Numbers app and click Offload App.

  • Step 3: Update the OS on Your Device


  • Oftentimes, when apps are not working the way they are supposed to, the problem is your device is not using the latest OS version. As previously mentioned, Apple is known for consistently releasing newer and improved versions of its OS across all its products and services. So if your Apple Numbers app is still not opening, try checking your software update. Apple usually automatically reminds users to update their OS, but you can also do it yourself by going to Settings > General > Software Update.


Why is Apple Numbers not opening on Mac?

If Apple Numbers is not opening on your Mac device, try updating it or removing/offloading the app then reinstalling it again on your Apple device.

Why won’t Apple Numbers open on iPad?

If you are having trouble opening Apple Numbers on your iPad, check if you have the latest version of the iPadOS or if the Numbers app on your device is an updated version of the software.

How do I open an Apple Numbers file?

To open an Apple Numbers file, simply open the Apple Numbers app on your device and you will automatically be redirected to the Numbers homepage where you can search for a file in the search bar; select a file then open it.