It’s been around two months since I started using Google Pixel XL. So far, it has been a joy ride on the hottest Android smartphone. With the superb performance and stunning camera, Pixel has bowled me over.
For the first time, I encountered app crashing or freezing issue on my Pixel smartphone. The app would either crash out when launched or simply won’t respond at all. There are times when certain apps like Facebook, WhatsApp would become completely unresponsive. Have you also run into the same issue on your Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone? Follow the complete guide to troubleshooting the issue.
How to Fix Apps Crashing or Freezing Issue on Pixel/Pixel XL phone
Solution #1: Restart your Pixel/Pixel XL phone
At times, app freezing or crashing is fixed by just restarting the device. So, give this simple tip a try.
To restart your Pixel phone, simply press your device’s power button for about 30 seconds.
Solution #2: Clean Up the App
Clean up the cache as well as app data. It will not just free up space but also fix the issue.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Apps or Application manager.
Step #2. Tap on the app in question.
Step #3. Now, you have to tap on Clear Data. Then, tap on Clear Cache.
Now, restart your phone as usual. Once it has been rebooted, launch the app. It should be doing well.
Solution #3. Update the App
Make sure to update the app if the latest version is available.
Step #1. Open the Play Store app → Tap on menu button at the top left → My apps & games.
Step #2. You should see apps with available updates. Tap on Update next to the app you want to update.
If several updates are available, tap on Update all.
Solution #4: Uninstall the App, then Reinstall It
It will delete all the data saved in the app. Make sure to back it up if you don’t want to lose the data.
Step #1. Simply touch and hold the app you wish to uninstall.
Step #2. Next, drag the app at the top of the screen.
Solution #5: Software Update
Update your Pixel smartphone to the latest version. System updates can help you fix the issue.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your smartphone.
Step #2. Now, you need to scroll to the bottom and tap on About phone → System updates.
I’m sure these tips would help you resolve the app crashing issue on your Pixel smartphone.
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