How to Prevent Android Apps from Crashing

How to Prevent Android Apps from Crashing

While Android users can download any app, they don’t really know how that app will function on their device. You may have noticed that certain apps do not function properly on some devices and crash frequently. Although apps available on Google Play Store are safe and secured. Nevertheless, there’re other factors which may lead to app crashing, freezing and latency problems.

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Although new devices have better configuration and heavy-duty processors that eliminate crashing problem up to an extent, but not completely. Therefore today, we’re going to suggest some ways that may help you to fix the Android app crashing problem on your device:

1. Systweak Android Cleaner

There’re several issues novice users cannot resolve manually. For such users, it is always beneficial to use a specialized app that can do the work for them. With Systweak Android Cleaner, you possess more control over your device than without. You can clean the junk of your device as well as make the other apps archived, which are not being used from long time and get them back by a tap whenever required. Systweak Android Cleaner helps you to free up space without deleting your favorite apps and lets you set the auto clean at your desired interval.

systweak android cleaner

2. Check for app update

If you’re encountering frequent app crashing on your Android, the first thing I suggest is to check for the update of that app on Play Store. There’re numerous reasons why your device may fail to keep the launch of app continued as well as that an update may have the improved version to eliminate the crashing and freezing issue. Developer’s work real hard to diminish the problems of app and launch the improved version, once the app is updated, the problem may be resolved.

To check which app needs an update, follow the below steps:

  • Launch Google Play Store
  • Tap on menu (three horizontal stripes)
  • Select ‘My apps and games’
  • Either update all or choose the one you want.

google play store

3. Restart the device

If you don’t’ find an available update for the app, restarting the device should help. There may be some processes running in background causing your desired app to fail at successful launch. Restarting your Android would eliminate those background processes and resolve the crashing issue. Also, restarting helps you free a significant space to get the adequate room for launching an app.

To restart, press and hold the power button and choose to restart from the menu appeared.

Restart device

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4. Clear the cache

Cache is the stored data that caters you later when the same type of request is processed. It can be the result of your previous requests, browsing or any other computation done on your device. When you use your favorite apps frequently, device collects the heaps of data that occupy unnecessary space and slows down the processor. When your app doesn’t get enough room or resources to launch, it crashes or freezes.

To get the application its required space, you need to clear the caches on your Android. Follow the below steps and do it by yourself:

  • Launch ‘Settings’
  • Tap on Apps (App Manager, Manage apps, depending on your device)
  • Find the app you’re having trouble with and tap on it.
  • Tap the button Clear cache.
  • Make it to ‘Force stop’
  • Relaunch the application.

clear cache

5. Clear data

If cleaning the cache doesn’t help with your app crashing on Android, you can consider to clear the complete data of the app. However, it is going to impact your personal settings and configuration of the app, leading to reset. Once data is cleared, you’re going to start all over again from the beginning. If you clear the data for Facebook, you’re going to enter your username and password again. Similarly, if you do this to any of your game you’ve been playing, you’re going to lose all the settings, high-scores and other data.

To clear the data of any app, follow the below steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Apps
  • Next, tap on the app that is misbehaving
  • Tap Clear data and then tap Force stop.

clear data

6. Internet connection

Some apps face problem with poor internet connection and crash on your phone or just freeze. Generally, this problem isn’t very frequent, but those few poorly coded apps may have this issue. If the app is an internet based one and you’re having a tentative transmission of packets, there’re chances of app crashing. If you’re using a home Wi-Fi and suddenly change it to 3G or 4G, this break of signal may also impact the app and result in freeze or crash on device. If you have to have the mode of internet change, follow the below steps to avoid the app crashing on Android:

  • Close the application
  • Change the mode of internet
  • Wait for the connection to establish
  • Relaunch the application.

7. Uninstall and reinstall the app

We hope you don’t have to scroll till here, but if nothing works, you may have to uninstall and reinstall the application. Sometimes, the app or the files associated with that app may get corrupted up to a level that can’t be reorganized. In this case, uninstalling and reinstalling the application should work for you. To make this step more effective, we suggest clearing caches and data before uninstalling and reinstalling.

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Now that you’ve got all the information handy, perform them until the problem is resolved. If the problem persists, consider factory resetting of your device or cleaning the cache partition on your Android.

Rishi Sharma

Rishi Sharma is a technical writer at Systweak Software. Being a software developer, he inclines to write about modern technology and progressive security for computers. One staunch admirer of Cricket, Rishi is also an active social worker and a gourmand.

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