Error Application Stopped Or Application Stopped On Android

Error Application Stopped Or Application Stopped On Android

One of the problems that you may encounter when using an Android phone or tablet is the message that some application is stopped or "Unfortunately, the application has stopped" (the option Unfortunately, the process has stopped is also possible). The error can manifest itself on a variety of versions of Android, on phones Samsung, Sony Xperia, LG, Lenovo, Huawei and others.

In this instruction, in detail about the different ways to fix the “Application stopped” error on Android, depending on the situation and which application reported the error.

Note: the paths in the settings and screenshots are for “clean” Android, on Samsung Galaxy or on another device with a modified launcher compared to the standard launcher, the paths may differ slightly, but they are always located there.

How to fix "Application stopped" errors on Android

Sometimes the error “Application stopped” or “Application stopped” may not occur during the launch of a specific “optional” application (for example, Photo, Camera, VK) – in such a scenario, the solution is usually relatively simple.

A more complex error option is an error when loading or unlocking the phone ( and Google application error or “System GUI application stopped” on LG phones), calling the phone application ( or camera, the “Settings” application error (which prevents you from entering the settings for clearing the cache), as well as when launching the Google Play Store or updating applications.

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The easiest way to fix

In the first case (an error occurred when starting a certain application with a message about the name of this application), provided that the same application worked fine earlier, the possible way to fix it would be as follows:

  1. Go to Settings – Applications, find the problem application in the list and click on it. For example, the Phone application was stopped.
  2. Click on the item “Storage” (the item may be absent, then you will immediately see the buttons from item 3).
  3. Click “Clear Cache,” then “Clear Data” (or “Manage Location,” and then clear data).

After clearing the cache and data, check if the application has started working.

If not, then you can additionally try to return the previous version of the application, but only for those applications that were preinstalled on your Android device (Google Play Store, Photos, Phone and others), for this:

  1. There, in the settings, having selected the application, click "Disable".
  2. You will be warned of possible problems when you turn off the application, click "Disable application".
  3. The next window will suggest “Install the original version of the application”, click OK.
  4. After disconnecting the application and uninstalling its updates, you will again be taken to the screen with the application settings: click “Enable”.

After the application is turned on, check if the message appears again that it was stopped at startup: if the error has been fixed, I recommend not updating it for a while (a week or two, until new updates are released).

For third-party applications for which returning the previous version in this way does not work, you can also try reinstalling: i.e. Uninstall the application, and then download it from the Play Store and reinstall it.

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How to fix system application errors,,, Google Play Store and Services and others

If just clearing the cache and the application data that caused the error did not help, and we are talking about some kind of system application, then try to clear the cache and data of the following applications (since they are interconnected and problems in one can cause problems in the other):

Error Application Stopped Or Application Stopped On Android
  • Downloads (may affect the operation of Google Play).
  • Settings (, may cause errors).
  • Google Play Services, Google Services Framework
  • Google (linked to

If the error text indicates that the Google application, (the graphical interface of the system) or has stopped, it may turn out that you cannot go into the settings to clear the cache, remove updates and other actions.

In this case, try to use the safe mode of Android – perhaps you will be able to perform the necessary actions in it.

Additional Information

In a situation where none of the proposed options helped to fix the "Application stopped" error on your Android device, pay attention to the following points, which may be useful:

  1. If the error does not manifest itself in safe mode, then with a high probability it is a matter of some third-party application (or its recent updates). Most often, these are applications one way or another connected with device protection (antiviruses) or Android design. Try uninstalling such applications.
  2. The error " application stopped" may appear on older devices after switching from the Dalvik virtual machine to the ART runtime if the device has applications that do not support working in ART.
  3. If it is reported that the Keyboard application, LG Keyboard or similar has stopped, you can try installing another default keyboard, for example, Gboard, downloading it from the Play Store, the same applies to other applications for which replacement is possible ( for example, instead of a Google application, you can try installing a third-party launcher).
  4. For applications that automatically synchronize with Google (Photos, Contacts and others), disabling and re-enabling synchronization, or deleting a Google account and re-adding it (in the account settings on the Android device) can help.
  5. If nothing else helps, you can, after saving important data from the device, reset it to the factory settings: this can be done in "Settings" – "Restore, reset" – "Reset settings" or, if the settings do not open, using the combination keys on the phone off (you can find out the specific key combination by searching the Internet for the phrase "your phone model hard reset").
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And finally, if you can’t fix the error in any way, try to describe in the comments what exactly causes the error, indicate the model of the phone or tablet, and also, if you know, after which the problem arose – maybe I or some of the readers will be able to give useful advice.