Are your apps constantly closing on you when you’re using your phone? If you answered yes to that question, I will provide some useful tips to help you on Android & iPhone.
Why Does Android Appeal To So Many People?
One of the main reasons why Android appeal to so many people is due to the large number of apps that are readily available to download in the Google Play store.
There are a wide variety of free apps available across many categories. The app industry is flooded with apps that are alternatives to popular apps.
However, there are many great apps that provide useful services. The Android platform is extremely diverse in regards to the software and hardware that it uses.
As a result of this, there are many options. However, this causes compatibility problems for app developers who are trying to code their apps to work in conjunction with a variety of combinations of hardware and software.
Thus the reason why more apps unexpectedly crash on Android in comparison to iOS.
Why Does Your App Crash Or Freeze On Android?
There are a number of reasons why apps crash or freeze, think about the wide variety of screen resolutions, processors, and custom skins that are currently available on the Android platform.
The main reasons why apps crash on Android phones are:
- A weak processor
- Low memory
- Poorly coded apps
- Custom skins
How To Fix Apps That Crash On Android?
- Force Stop The App
- Clear App Data
- Clear Cache
- Free Up Storage Space
- Restart The Phone
- Keep The Apps Updated
- Check App Permissions
- Reinstall The App
- Factory Reset
Now I will provide you with some of the best methods you can use to fix an app that keeps crashing on your Android phone.
Force Stop The App
One of the simplest ways to fix an app that’s constantly crashing is to force stop it and re-open it.
How To Force Stop The App?
- Go to Settings
- Then select the app that’s crashing
Tap on the app then tap on “Force stop”.
Clear App Data
Follow the steps below to clear the app data:
- Go to Settings
- Select the app
- Then tap on “Clear data” or “Clear storage”
Following the steps above will allow you to delete all the data saved in the app, then you will have to set up the app again. This method will work on most apps.
Android apps have a tendency to build up large caches based on usage. Even though the Android Operating System was designed to manage this, in some cases clearing the cached data can significantly improve the overall performance of the apps as well as the phone.
Follow the steps below to clear the cache:
- Go to Settings
- Tap on “Cached data”
- Tap on okay when the dialog box shows up
Free Up Storage Space
Sometimes apps crash when there is insufficient storage space. To fix this problem, all you have to do is free up the storage space by deleting undesired apps and files.
Follow the steps below to free up the storage space:
- Go to Settings
- Uninstall unwanted apps and games
Restart The Phone
One of the easiest ways to stop apps from crashing on your phone is to restart the phone. Restarting your phone will kill all services running in the background and restart the apps in addition to the processes that are run by the system.
Restarting the phone also clears the memory on the phone, this can also help.
Follow the steps below to restart the phone:
- Press and hold the power button
- Tap on restart
This will work for some phones, while other phones may not have the restart option. If this is the case, you must manually turn your phone off and turn it back on.
Keep The Apps Updated
Apps are periodically updated, this is necessary to fix bugs and to solve app crashing issues. As a result of this, it’s a good practice to keep your apps updated.
Follow the steps below to check whether or not your apps are updated:
- Open the Google Play Store app
- Tap the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner
- Tap Manage apps & device, apps with an update available are labeled “Update available”
- Tap Update to update any outdated apps that you may have on your phone
Check App Permissions
The latest versions of the Android operating system give you the ability to deny permissions requested by apps.
Many apps can work when you deny permissions, however, some of the poorly coded apps on the market will not work if you deny them the permissions requested.
When this occurs, it’s best to find alternative apps, if it’s possible, however, sometimes it may not be possible.
If you cannot find a worthy alternative, you should check the app permissions and grant permissions to the app that requested it.
Follow the steps below to grant permissions:
- Go to Settings
- Apps then select the app
- Tap “Permissions”
- Then grant permissions to the apps that you had denied
Reinstall The App
In some cases, you can stop an app from crashing by reinstalling it. To do this you must uninstall the app, then download it and install it again from the Play Store.
If you’ve tried everything mentioned above and the problem still persists, then you can perform a factory reset. However, before performing a factory reset, you should back up the data on your phone.
Follow the steps below to perform a factory reset:
- Go to Settings
- About phone
- Tap on “Backup and Reset”
This concludes my list of tips to stop your apps from crashing on an Android phone.
Why Do My Apps Keep Crashing On iPhone?
If you have an app on your iPhone that’s been constantly crashing, I will give you some simple tips you can use that may be able to fix the problem.
- Close The App Then Reopen It
- Restart Your iPhone
- Make Sure Your Apps Are Updated
- Delete The App, Then Reinstall It
- Get Additional Help
Close The App Then Reopen It
You can force the app to close, then reopen it to see if it works correctly. The way to close an app varies depending on what version of the iPhone you have.
Follow the steps below to close an app on the iPhone X and later:
- From the bottom of the Home Screen, swipe up and pause in the middle of the display screen.
- Swipe left or right to find the app that you want to close.
- On the app’s preview swipe up to close the app.
Follow the steps below to close an app on the iPhone SE, iPhone 8, and earlier:
- Double-click the Home button to see your most recently used apps.
- Swipe left or right to see the apps that you would like to close.
- Swipe up on the preview of the app to close the app.
Restart Your iPhone
Follow the steps below to restart your iPhone X, 11, 12, or 13:
- Press and hold either of the volume buttons and the side button until you see the power off slider.
- Drag the slider, then wait for approximately 30 seconds for the iPhone to turn off. If your iPhone is unresponsive or frozen, then you should force restart it.
- Press and hold the slide button on the right side of your iPhone until you see the Apple logo to turn the iPhone back on.
Follow the steps below to restart your iPhone SE (2nd generation), 8, 7, or 6:
- Press and hold the side button until you see the power off slider.
- Drag the slider, then wait for approximately 30 seconds for your iPhone to turn off. But if your iPhone is unresponsive or frozen, then you should force restart it.
- Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears to turn the iPhone back on.
Follow the steps below to restart your iPhone SE (1st generation), 5, or earlier:
- Press and hold the top button until you see the power off slider.
- Drag the slider, then wait for approximately 30 seconds for your iPhone to turn off. However, if your iPhone is unresponsive or frozen, then you should force restart it.
- Press and hold the top button until you see the Apple logo to turn the iPhone back on.
Make Sure Your Apps Are Updated
To find out whether or not your apps are updated, you must open the App Store, tap your profile icon, then scroll down to see if there are any updates available.
If there are no updates available for the app, then you should make sure the software on your iPhone is updated.
Delete The App, Then Reinstall It
Delete the app, but please remember when you do this, you may lose the data that was stored in the app.
After deleting the app, you must redownload it and reinstall it on your iPhone, then open the app and check to see whether or not the problem still persists.
If you have tried everything I mentioned above and the problem still persists, then you should get additional help.
Get Additional Help
- If the App Store is unresponsive, then you should contact Apple Support.
- If you got the app from the App Store, you can contact the app developer. If the app was made by Apple or if it came with your iPhone, you can contact Apple Support.
- If you recently bought the app and you no longer want it, you can request a refund.
If your apps were constantly closing, I hope you were able to find a solution to the problem. However, if you have any comments or questions about any of this information, please feel free to share them in the comment section below.