The stunningly beautiful Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Smartphone with so many inbuilt features, is one of the well-received and desired model among the users. But unfortunately, few reports of its apps getting crashed or frozen when launched are coming up.
They are not just any random apps, they are the popular ones among the social family like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, also including some high-end games. If you can relate to this issue and are finding ways to solve it, then look no further we are here with a few different tips to guide and get you out of your sticky apps situation. So check out these easy tips to fix apps crashing or freezing issue on Google Pixel 2/2 XL.
Tip #1: Restart Your Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
A simple restart can sometimes solve minor defects in the phone. Press the power button of your Pixel for about 30 seconds to turn it off and do the same to turn it on again.
Tip #2: Check For Software Updates
The system developers are constantly troubleshooting and upgrading their OS, which is then made available to the users as updates to facilitate their comfort. So just by installing the latest Android system as well as any updates, the bugs present within any apps that may be causing such errors will get fixed. To update your Google Pixel/XL, follow these steps:
Step #1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
Step #2. Scroll to the bottom of your screen and tap on About Phone.
Step #3. Select System Updates.
Step #4. If the updates are available then download and install it.
Step #5. Restart your phone to apply updates.
Tip #3: Clean Up App Data and Cache
Try cleaning some junks. Clearing the cache and app data may boost the performance of your device due to the free space. Try and give it a check.
Step #1. Open Settings → Tap on Apps/Application Manager.
Step #2. Select the specific app you are having problems with.
Step #3. Select Clear Data.
Step #4. Next, select Clear Cache.
Restart your phone and launch the app to check whether the issues are solved or not.
Tip #4: Check For App Updates
Just like system updates, the app developers are also constantly troubleshooting and upgrading their apps to provide you a smooth app experience. So It’s always advised to update your apps whenever there’s one.
Step #1. Open the Play Store app on your device.
Step #2. Click on the Menu i.e. the three horizontal lines on the top left corner
Step #3. Tap on My apps & games
Step #4. Select Update all option if you want to update all your installed apps. But since it will be very time and data consuming, better stick to the particular app you are having a problem with.
Step #5. Scroll and find the problematic app and tap Update.
Tip #5: Uninstall And Reinstall The App
Now if the updates and other tips are not working at all, then the issue is with the programming of an app that might be corrupted. Uninstall and re-install that app and start fresh. Take the backup of the app if you’ve any data to be saved.
Step #1. Tap and hold the app you want to uninstall.
Step #2. Drag and drop the app in the Uninstall bin that shows up at the top of the screen and confirms to uninstall it.
Step #3. Open Play store and reinstall a fresh copy of the app.
Tip #6: Free Up Internal as well as RAM Memory
Generally, apps freeze and crash when there is a lack of enough memory. With no space left on RAM, as well as the internal storage of your device, a lot of issues can arise as all the apps and operations require both to operate. Moreover, there are certain apps that run in the background, so deleting all the unwanted apps and media files will clear up the RAM and internal memory for your required app and basic operations on your Google Pixel.
Tip #7: Uninstall the App
If you still find yourself dealing with the issue, try looking for another option. Every app has a substitute app available in the Play Store, let go the current one and install the substitute app. If you can’t find any then you have to do without it.
Tip #8: Factory Reset your Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL
Factory reset is the final option you must try if everything else fails. Consider resetting your smartphone to factory specifications. Make sure to backup everything on your device because this option will erase everything.
Step #1. Switch off your phone.
Step #2. Press and hold Volume + Home +Power button altogether, until the Android bot sleeping with chest open icon appears.
Step #3. Navigate in the Android recovery mode using the Volume Down button to scroll down and highlight the option Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
Step #4. Press the Power button to select.
Step #5. Using the Volume Down key, scroll down to highlight Yes – Delete All User Data and press the Power button to select.
Step #6. Wait for your phone to reboot.
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We have tried to provide you with all the possible solutions that can fix your issue. Hopefully, the freezing and crashing issue of your Pixel will get solved with the help of this guide. Share with us which tip proved to be useful to you in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.