There is a very popular problem that both beginner and advanced Android users usually face that is “Unfortunately, apps has stopped error” message. It appears you are opening an app and then forcing that app to close. Fortunately, there are now solutions to resolve it. Here’s how you can fix “Unfortunately, the app has stopped errors” message on your Android phone.
Clear out the app’s storage
The problem often happens with launcher apps. The procedure to fix this is basically the same.
- First, launch Settings app on your device.
- Head to Applications > Application manager
- Move to the All tab.
- Scroll down to the app getting troubles and then tap on it.
- Here there will be Clear data and Clear cache options.
Clear cache is the option you should try first. It will delete saved data that lets the app load quicker when opening it. Clearing it can make the app open a little slower, but your problem might be solved.
Clear data will delete data on the app, such as files, settings, so we recommend you not to try it unless you have to.
Uninstall and reinstall the app
If it’s not a built-in app, you can uninstall and then reinstall it from Play Store. Just launch the Play Store, tap on the menu bar on the left-hand side and choose My apps. Find the app in trouble and tap Uninstall. After that, you can install it again.
Turn it off and back on
You can also try to perform a soft reset, which is restarting your device. It’s very simple but quite effective if your phone has been turned on for a long time. A soft reset will power cycle your device, switching it off and then turning it back on.
It’s a good idea to power your phone off after a few days as this will help a sluggish phone with several issues if they’re related to the app, network, or audio.
Check the SD card
To check the SD card, you just remove it and then open the app that has stopped working and check. If it works normally, it means you have your culprit. If it turns out to be the case, you’ll need to purchase a new SD card. However, you should still be able to transfer the data from your SD card to your computer as a backup. If your device does not have an SD card slot, then you can skip ahead to the next step.
Last resort: Perform a factory reset
When none of above solutions helps you, then the last resort you should do is factory resetting your phone. When performing a factory reset, make sure that you have backed up all your data first. A factory reset will wipe out your device and set it back to the initial state, removing everything with it, even including any bugs. Once done, you can restore your apps and data afterward as long as there is a backup available.
These are some tips to help you fix “Unfortunately, the app has stopped errors” message on your Android device. Let’s know your thoughts in the comment below.