Unfortunately app has stopped is one problem that have, and will always continue to bedeviled android users, both newbies and advanced users alike. The dreadful Unfortunately app has stopped error message usually appears whenever you are in the middle of task, be it gaming, surfing the web, or just texting and then forces that app to close. So annoying I must confess right? Well, on the bright side, we are going to be looking at four easy ways to stop this pesky menace. Let’s get started.
Clear out the app cache
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 I will advice you to start with. This will get rid of all saved data that allows apps to load a little faster when you launch them. Clearing it means the app will open a little slower, but your main problem might well be solved.
Clear app data on the other hand, will erase all the app’s saved data which includes files, settings and accounts, saved usernames and passwords for browsers and social apps. So don’t have to clear this unless you really have to.
Uninstall and Reinstall the app
If the app isn’t built-in or pre-installed, you can also try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it from the Google Play Store. Just open Play Store app, open the menu bar on the left hand side and tap on My apps. Look for the app in question and hit Uninstall, which takes a few seconds. Afterwards, reboot your device, head back to play store reinstall it.
Reboot your Android device
You can also try doing a soft reset, this simply means rebooting your device. This is super easy 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 good idea to switch off your phone 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.
Last resort: do a factory reset
When the problem still persists after trying everything above, you can resort to factory resetting your device. Before doing this, do well to ensure that you have backed up all of your data beforehand. A factory reset will wipe your device and set it back to its 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 backup.
In the case of Google Play itself not working, the solution is a little more extensive: delete the cache as a first option,and if this doesn’t clear things up, clear your data, and finally uninstall any Play Store updates. The same steps apply to Google Play Services, but try them one by one – you don’t want to lose all your Play Store preferences for no reason.
I hope this really help you to fix this error? What others fixes do you know for these little pesky Android problems that you can share with your fellow Tech’s Blog readers? Tell us in the comments and don’t forget to share.