Fix UNFORTUNATELY APP HAS STOPPED Error in Android

FIX UNFORTUNATELY APP HAS STOPPED ERROR ON ANDROID
FIX UNFORTUNATELY APP HAS STOPPED ERROR ON ANDROID

Sometimes your app crashes down. It shows ‘Unfortunately App has Stopped‘ or either something else in error. This page will help you to fix out.

Clear the Cache & Try Again

Steps to clear the cache and fix “Unfortunately app has stopped”

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Scroll down and look for “Apps”
  3. Scroll down to find the desired app and click on it.
  4. Click on the “Storage option“.
  5. Now, you will find two options – “CLEAR DATA” and “CLEAR CACHE“. Simply, click on “CLEAR CACHE“. The first option (Clear Data) serves a different purpose that we will cover in the next method.

After you have successfully cleared the cached storage data, re-launch the app and try doing the same thing which caused the error.

You may have possibly fixed the “Unfortunately, has stopped” error.

or

Reset the Application

If clearing the cache did not work, then, this time, you need to reset the app in order to fix the error.

Note: Clearing the data would delete all your app’s data, information, and reset the settings of the app.

So, if you do not have a backup of the app’s data or if it does not reside in the cloud, perform a backup of the required data.

Steps to clear App data and fix “Unfortunately, has stopped” error

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Scroll down and look for “Apps”
  3. Scroll down to find the desired app and click on it.
  4. Click on the “Storage option“.
  5. Now, you will find two options – “CLEAR DATA” and “CLEAR CACHE“. Simply, click on “CLEAR DATA“.

Finally, re-launch the application. If the app required user’s authentication, then it will ask you to re-enter your credentials in order to sign in again.

or

Reinstall or Update the application

If none of the above methods mentioned worked for you, you can try uninstalling and install the app again to see whether the error “Unfortunately, has stopped” still shows or not.

Reinstalling may not be much different than clearing the app’s data, but it seems to work most of the time.

On the off chance, if there is an update available for the app at the Google Play Store, consider updating it.

or

Install an older version of the App

Sometimes updating an app fixes the issue but on the contrary, sometimes it makes it worse.

So, in order to get rid of the “Unfortunately, has stopped” error message, you can also try installing an older version of the app by downloading the APK package.

Note: It is not advisable to download APK packages from 3rd Party stores or sites. So, make sure you are downloading the APK file from a trusted site like APKMirror.com which verifies the legitimacy of every package before publishing it.

or

Perform a Factory Reset

It is time to drop the bomb in order to get rid of the annoying error message.

The only option you have got at the end is to perform a factory reset.

However, I do not recommend Factory Reset unless you have issues with multiple apps or if you are sure that you can restore your data easily after doing the Factory Reset.

WARNING!!!, Doing Factory Reset WILL DELETE ALL DATA ON THE PHONE.

Steps to perform a factory reset to fix “Unfortunately, has stopped” error

  1. Open the Settings menu on your Android device.
  2. Scroll down to find the “Backup & Reset” option.
  3. Click on “Factory Reset“. Now, you will be able to observe some on-screen instructions. You just need to read them and think before proceeding with doing the Factory Reset.

NOTE. This is done when multiple apps are on the error as this will delete all your data.

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