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How to fix unfortunately app has stopped error in android

While downloading app from play store and got message of “Unfortunately app has stopped” error in android phone or tablet. You can get this error in any android apps that look like: Unfortunately “App name” (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram) has stopped error message. But in this tutorial, I will show you complete guide to fix unfortunately app has stopped error in android.

Sometime android user face problems while downloading or updating app from Google play store. Most of all this error occurs when you’re application downloading and suddenly force stopped that app. In android device, you can get regular app updates to fix small bugs. Let see some of the useful tricks to fix unfortunately app has stopped error in android device.


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In this tutorial, you can see solutions of various app problems such as WhatsApp has stopped working or Facebook has stopped working and other app issue. Try below given possible solutions to fix android app has stopped error.

1st Method: Restart your android device

One of the simple and basic solutions is restarting your android device. Sometimes restart your android device is fix the bug of your device.

2nd Method: Clear the cache of App

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Under device section, touch “Apps

You can view list of installed apps on android phone.

Open File manager to fix error

Step 3: Scroll down until find android app want to clear the cache and tap on it

Touch storage under file manager

Step 4: Touch “Storage

clear cache of file manager in android 7.0 device

Step 5: Tap “Clear cache

After clear cache particular app, restart your device. Now try to downloading app from play store. If not fix errors then try below method.

3rd Method: Uninstall App update to fix unfortunately app has stopped error in android

Step 1: Follow above given method step 1 to 3

Step 2: Tap “More” from top of the right side screen

uninstall updates of file manager android device

Step 3: Tap “Uninstall updates

You can see message: Replace this app with the factory version? All application data will be removes.

Step 4: Tap “OK

Also check app updates using below settings. Update app will automatically fix your device small bugs.

Google Play Store > Menu > my apps & games > Update all

4th Method: Reset app preferences

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Under device section, tap on “Apps

Step 3: Tap “More

reset app preferences to fix app has stopped working in android

Step 4: Touch “Reset app preference

Step 5: Touch “Reset apps

It will reset all preferences for apps background data restrictions, app permission restrictions, disabled apps & it’s notifications, default applications and more actions. But you will not lose any app related data in your device.

Reset app preferences Android 6.0 marshmallow & lollipop 5.1.1:

Settings > Applications > Application manager > More > Reset app preferences > Reset

5th Method: Factory reset your device to fix unfortunately app has stopped error in android

It will remove all your personal information and downloaded apps from your device. Before factory reset, back up your android phone data.

Step 1: Go to “Settings

Step 2: Under personal section, tap on “backup & reset

Step 3: Tap “Factory data reset

Factory reset andriod to fix app has stopped error android

Step 4: Touch “Reset phone

If set pattern lock or password in your device, confirm pattern.

Step 5: Tap “Erase everything

That’s all. Did above given solutions fix the problem? Don’t forget to mention which method worked for you to fix unfortunately app has stopped error in android? If you find it helpful, share with others.

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I’m Arpit Patel, techno lover from India. Bestusefultips is a technology website focused on latest Android news, tricks & tips related android devices, tutorials and videos.

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