Ways To Fix Unfortunately App Has Stopped Errors On Android Devices
There is one problem that burdens beginner and advanced Android users, which is the cursed foremost Unfortunately, (app name) has stopped error message. This error message usually appears when you’re in the middle of using an app, and then forces that app to close. Annoying, right?
Fortunately, there is a way to stop it.
Here’s How To Fix Unfortunately, App has stopped errors.
- Clear out the App’s Storage
This problem often arises with the contacts, gallery and launcher apps.
The procedure to fix this is generally always the same.
First, navigate to Settings on your device.
Go to Applications Application manager, Swipe left until you find the All tab.
Scroll down to the app that’s causing problems and tap on it. Here you will find the Clear data and Clear cache options.
Clear cache is the option you should start with.
It will get rid of saved data that allows apps to load a little quicker when you launch them.
Clearing it means the app will open a little slower, but your main problem might well be solved.
Clear data, will erase all the app’s data, including files, settings and accounts, so don’t use this unless you have to.
Clearing an app’s cache can often solve the ‘app has stopped’ problem.
If the app isn’t built-in, you can also try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it from the Google Play Store.
Simply open the Play Store app, open the menu bar on the left hand side and tap on My apps.
Find the app in question and hit Uninstall, which takes a few seconds. Atterwards, you can install it again.
2. Restart Your Phone
You can also try doing a soft reset, which simply means restarting your device.
This is super simple and quite effective if your phone has been on for a long time.
A soft reset will power cycle your phone, turning it off and then back on again.
It’s a very good idea to turn your phone off every few days for a few minutes – this will help a sluggish phone with a variety of issues, whether they’re related to the app, network, audio or email.
When the above solutions have failed, you can resort to factory reseting your phone.
When doing a factory reset, ensure that you have backed up all of your data beforehand. This means moving all your files such as pictures, music, videos, documents and contacts to a separate storage device or another phone.
A factory reset will wipe your device and set it back to factory defaults, taking everything, including any bugs, with it.
You can restore your apps and data afterwards easily, as long as you’ve made a backups
These methods will surely solve the problem of “App hast stopped” errors.
If the above steps doesn’t solve the problem and error pops up again, it means that either the application is written with an error or is not compatible with your phone nodel and it is rather impossible to cope with it – you just have to wait until the next version of apps is bug free or you uninstall the app completely.
In case you are having issues following any of the steps above, kindly let me know in the comment box, or if you solved the problem using a different method that’s not in this post, pls do well to share with others how you did it. Make sure you comment below so that we can all learn together