How To Fix Freezing And Crashing Apps On Android

How To Fix Freezing And Crashing Apps On Android

One of the reasons we love the Android OS is because of the variety of apps we can install on our phone. With Google Play, the number of applications we can download is almost endless. But how do you feel when you download an app, and it's freezing or crashing frequently? Bad, right?

Unfortunately, apps stopped working

So how do you fix it? Keep on reading to find out!

1. Restart your android device

This should be the fix method you should try. When you restart your device, the app processes running in the background will close. That way, you get to free up clogged memory. After restarting, if the app keeps crashing or freezing, move to other methods.

2. Update your apps

It is possible that your apps are crashing because of a software glitch. Developers always try to remove the software glitches their users complain of from subsequent updates. You see why it's essential to update your apps? Now open Play store and update that app.

3. Clear data and cache

Cache piles up for the apps we use most frequently. Due to this, such app may run slowly or crash often. This is common with popular apps like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Telegram ,Viber etc.

Here is how to clear your cache
  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Apps (App Manager, Manage apps, depending on the Android device)
  • Find the app that keeps crashing or freezing and tap on it
  • Next, tap Clear cache
  • Tap Force stop
  • Go back to the Home screen and relaunch the app.
If this doesn't work, clear the data instead of the cache. If you clear your data, all your preferences, settings will be lost.

4. Free up space

If apps do not work properly, it could be as a result of inadequate space on the device. Try freeing up some space to let the apps run properly. Delete files that are no longer useful and uninstall apps that you no longer use. Another simple way to free space is to use CCleaner app. It's available on Play store for download.

5. Reinstall the app

Sometimes uninstalling an app then installing it again is all you need to fix freezing and crashing issues.

Which of these methods worked for you? Let us know in the comments box.

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