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How To Fix “Unfortunately App has Stopped” Error in Android

Unfortunately App has Stopped” Error in Android

One annoying problem that most Android users face is when an app they are using is forced to shut down and an error appears on the screen saying, unfortunately, (fill in app name here) has stopped. I have experienced that before and I know you also have or are still experiencing it.

The good news is that this error can be fixed and you won’t see it again the same way I don’t. All you have to do is to follow these simple tips.


The first thing to do when you face the, unfortunately, app has stopped error is to clear the app’s cache. This tip can be used when your gallery, contacts or launcher apps are forced to shut down.

To do this, go to Settings on your Android phone, navigate to Applications and select Application manager. Scroll down and locate the app in question and tap on it to open the Clear cache and Clear data options for the app.

An app’s cache simply refers to all the saved data that allows the app to load faster. Clearing it means the app might load a bit slower but your problem might be solved as well.

If the problem persists after clearing the cache, then your last resort is to clear the app data. Clearing the app data will erase the app’s data, files, settings, and accounts. So only use this option if you have to.

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This simple trick can also solve your problem. Uninstall the app in question and reinstall it by going to the Playstore and installing it. This is very fast and easy and it only takes a few minutes if not seconds.


This error can also be caused by a corrupted memory card. If you have apps installed on the memory card then you can experience this error when you launch the app. To determine whether the error is caused by your memory card, remove the memory card and launch the app in question.

If the app works fine, then your memory card might be corrupt hence needs to be replaced. If you don’t use a memory card then you can ignore this.

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Soft reset simply means restarting your android device. This really works especially when you’ve had your phone active for a very long time. Performing a soft reset will not only solve the app errors but will help solve other related issues such as audio or network.


This should be the last option if all of the other solutions have failed. Before performing a factory reset, make sure you have your data backed up. I repeat, make sure you back up your data before performing a factory reset.

A factory reset will erase everything including the bugs and errors you’ve been experiencing from your phone. You can reinstall your apps and restore all your backed up data.

These solutions will surely solve your, unfortunately, app stopped error. If you know of any other methods to stop this error, share them with us in the comments below.


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