Ever had the frustrating experience of your Android apps shutting down unexpectedly? Well, you’re not alone. This issue can be really pesky, especially when you’re in the middle of something important. But don’t worry! We’ve got the lowdown on why this keeps happening, and how to fix it.
It’s Not You, It’s Your Phone
First things first, it’s not your fault. These sudden closures usually occur due to software glitches that can be fixed in a jiffy. For instance, sometimes the issue might be with the app itself. If it wasn’t coded properly or isn’t compatible with your Android version, it can cause the app to crash. Don’t sweat it, there are ways to sort that out.
System Update Needed
Another common cause is outdated software. If you’ve been ignoring those system update notifications (yeah, we’re all guilty), it’s time to pay attention. Software updates often include patches and fixes for bugs that cause these crashes, so keeping your system updated is crucial.
Storage Space Running Low
Running out of storage space on your phone? That can also cause apps to close unexpectedly. If your phone doesn’t have enough space to run an app, it’ll automatically close. It’s like trying to fit an elephant in a Mini Cooper—it’s just not going to work.
So, How Do We Fix This?
Update Your Apps and System
Start by updating your apps and your system. Go to the Google Play Store, tap on “My apps & games” and then “Update all”. For system updates, head to your phone settings, then “System” and finally “Advanced”. There, you’ll find the option to update your system.
Clear App Cache and Data
If updating doesn’t help, try clearing the app’s cache and data. This sounds complicated, but it’s pretty simple. Go to your phone settings and tap on “Apps”. Find the misbehaving app, tap on it, and then tap on “Storage”. From there, you can clear the cache and data.
Uninstall and Reinstall the App
Still no joy? Uninstalling and reinstalling the app might do the trick. Just remember that uninstalling an app will delete all its data, so make sure you’ve backed everything up before you proceed. After reinstalling, the app should start afresh, hopefully without any crashing.
Remember, you’re not cursed with bad tech luck. Usually, these issues can be sorted out with a little troubleshooting. Happy app-ing!