Phone Or App Crash, Is That Because Of The Phone Running Out Of Space?

Does your phone also freeze or slows down for a few seconds when you are in the middle of an important game? Or when you are almost about to clear the level, you end up at the beginning? If you are currently experiencing this, then we are here to help. 

We will share some very important pointers which will definitely assist you in getting rid of such issues.

But first, you will have to understand why this problem occurs. Almost all android users have had to experience this at some point. Applications start crashing all of a sudden but there are various reasons behind it. 

We agree it is extremely irritating when this happens to make you think that you would be better off with a new smartphone. But not so fast! You can easily improve the performance of your smartphone just by following a few tips. 

Reasons For App Crashing:

Sometimes the reason for app crashing can be as simple as not enough phone storage. But sometimes the only possible solution could be changing your smartphone as it is unable to support that app. We need to understand the reason before looking for solutions to fix the issues. It will allow us to avoid any such problems in the future. 

 Some major reasons are as follows:

  1. Un-updated application
  2. No storage space
  3. Weak or old chipset
  4. Apps are continuously running in the background
  5. Heavy and unsupportive apps

Possible Solutions To Fix App Crashing:

Force Stop It:

One of the basic solutions to fix app crashing is force-stopping it. For that you will need to:

  • Go to settings of your phone
  • Click on the app that keeps crashing or freezing
  • Then press the “force stop” button

Now check if the problem is fixed

Restarting The Phone:

Restarting your phone or device allows you to readily remove any background apps that could be running. It also frees up some memory which makes the app run more smoothly. 

Restarting gives time to the system to kill and then start the process again making the app more functional. Think of it as giving your phone a short break. 

Clearing Up Data:

Sometimes if the app has been running for a long, it can also accumulate a lot of data which affects its performance. To fix this, you will need to:

  • Go to settings of your smartphone
  • Select the app that is causing problems
  • press on “clear data” or “clear storage

However, by doing this all data will be removed from the app and you will need to set it up again. And if it is a game, then all your high scores will be wiped out. 

Updating Or Reinstalling The App:

Another way of clearing up data is by reinstalling the app. Sometimes the fix can be as simple as that.

At times, the problem could be at the back end. For that, you will need to keep an eye out for any new updates. Because if there is a bug that is affecting the performance of the app, then a new update by the developer could resolve this issue. 

Developers are constantly trying to improve or maintain the functionality of their apps. So if the users complain about a certain issue then the developer sets on finding its solution which he will introduce through updates. It is also recommended to keep your application updated. 

Make More Space:

If your phone does not have enough space, it can also cause problems. The apps will not be able to run smoothly causing interference. To avoid all this, just go to your phone settings and delete all unnecessary files and apps that are consuming all the memory and space. 

Clear Up Cached Data:

Another fix is to clear up your RAM and cache files. This will delete all junk and temporary files. Mostly Social media apps bear the brunt of your usage. Therefore, they end up hoarding a lot of cached data. This results in their poor performance. You can also remove cached data on the whole device. 

    • Go to the settings on your phone
  • Tap storage
  • then press cached data
  • tap ok when a dialog box pops up

Check Internet Connection:

Some apps get codded in such a way that when an optimal level of internet connection is available, only then they will provide good functionality. That means the app will work great when it is connected to your home network but as soon as you switch it 3G or 4G network, it starts misbehaving. 

To resolve this, just use the app only when it is connected to a strong network. 


The last solution is resetting your whole device. The method for rebooting is different for different models. By doing this, all data stored in your phone will be deleted including all the unnecessary caches and It will restore the original software of your smartphone. 

But before doing this, make sure to make a backup of your important data. 

The Takeaway:

Even if the last resort doesn’t help, then you will only have one option. That is to take to a professional. He will help you in resolving the problem once and for all. 

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