Our smartphones are highly useful, but that doesn’t mean they are perfect. Battery drain, connectivity problems, and app crashes are just a few of the major issues that Android users face. Particularly, app crashes affect the reliability of the user experience, and it’s important you learn how to handle them. Some reasons why apps crash include browser incompatibility, poor front-end optimization, bandwidth constraints, fatal bugs, integration dependencies and CPU usage problems. Sounds like rocket science? Not to worry, below are a number of simple techniques that you can use to address apps crash issues on your smartphone.
a) Make Room
Limited storage on mobile devices isn’t exactly something new. But when this issue graduates to a certain level and the situation is not handled, apps tend to crash. One of the best ways to go about resolving this is to start uninstalling those apps that you rarely use. Use CCleaner to find and remove files associated with apps that you remove. You can also make good use of DiskImage to get a visual display where all your memory is going.
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b) Clear App Data
Within the apps’ listing on Android App Manager, there’s a button labeled ‘Clear Data’. This button helps you remove unnecessary user-configurations especially if the app was installed for the first time. Combining ‘Clear Data’ and ‘Clear Cache’ is one great two-pronged way to go about it. Don’t go clearing data for every other app. Some apps need settings and passwords, and deleting the configurations gets you back to square one.
c) Don’t Keep Switching Networks
Sometimes, apps crash after you change the active network connection (between Wi-Fi and mobile data) on your android smartphone. However, only apps that are poorly coded (developed) will crash after changes in the network. Plus most modern smartphone (such as the Samsung galaxy series) feature inbuilt auto switch functionality that seamlessly works behind the scene, minimizing data loss and other problems. Try using the same network and observe whether the app you have an issue with still crashes.
d) Uninstall Applications
Check your app drawer to mark applications that you don’t need or use. If you rarely open it, there’s no need letting it burden your smartphone. Also, have in mind that improperly written apps can cause all sorts of problems on your handset. Before you download an app, make sure to read a few of the negative reviews to find out whether other users are complaining that it keeps crashing. This can save you a lot of trouble.
These simple tips should help put your apps crashing problems at bay. Also, keep updating all the apps you have installed on your Android handset. Developers keep creating fixes for problems once they isolate them.
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