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How to Fix If Apps Crashing on Samsung Galaxy S22

Apps keep crashing on your Samsung Galaxy S22? Here are the fixes!
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We know that having a smooth, seamless experience while using apps on a flagship device like Samsung Galaxy S22 is what users expect. However, users may occasionally encounter issues where an app or multiple apps keep crashing. Some even end up seeing error messages such as “[app name] keeps stopping” or “[app name] is not responding”.

This poor experience can be quite frustrating. And that is why we have crafted this guide to help you if you are having the same issue as many other Galaxy S22 users.

In this guide, we will provide you practical solutions to fix if apps keep crashing on your Samsung Galaxy S22. Whether it’s a single app or multiple causing the trouble, we’ve got you covered. 

Let’s dive right in.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

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Fix 01: Do a Forced Restart, Then Re-Open Apps

A forced restart (soft reset) is a simple method to fix minor software glitches, including app crashes. 

This process does this by refreshing the system and clearing out any temporary files or data that might be causing the problem.

Here’s how you can perform a forced restart on your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Press and hold the volume down button and the power key at the same time.
Force restart samsung
  1. Keep both keys held down together for 15 – 20 seconds or until the device logo appears.
  2. Once the Samsung logo shows, release both buttons.

After your device restarts, try reopening the apps that were crashing. If they work smoothly, then the problem was a minor glitch that the restart resolved.

Fix 02: Clear Problematic App Caches

Sometimes, the cache data of certain apps can become corrupt or overloaded, thus leading to app crashes or become unresponsive. This is especially true if you are experiencing issues with a single app or just a handful of apps. 

In such cases, clearing the cache of these problematic apps can often resolve the issue.

However, if you’re facing crashes with a large number of apps, it’s unlikely that the cache is the culprit. Clearing the cache for numerous apps can be a tedious process and may not get the desired results.

Here’s how you can clear the cache for a specific app on your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on the problematic app.
  4. Go to Storage.
  5. Tap on Clear cache.
Clear messenger app cache

Once you’ve cleared the cache, try reopening the app to see if the issue has been resolved.

Fix 03: Update All Apps

An outdated app may not function properly with the current version of your device’s software, causing it to crash.

Developers regularly update apps to fix bugs and enhance performance. Therefore, try updating the apps on your Galaxy S22 to see if the problem can be fixed.

Here’s how to update all apps at once in the Google Play Store:

Note: Updating apps may consume a significant amount of data. So, it’s recommended to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network before starting the update process.

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Tap on the profile icon.
Google play store - profile
  1. Tap on Manage apps and device.
Manage apps and devices
  1. Tap on the Manage tab, and select updates available.
Updates available
  1. Update all.

After updating all the apps, restart your Samsung Galaxy S22. This will allow the new updates to integrate properly with your device’s system.

Fix 04: Run App Repair on Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode is a special bootable partition available in most smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S22. 

It’s a separate environment outside the regular operating system where you can perform system-level tasks without interfering with the OS. One of the options available in this mode is “Repair Apps.”

“Repair Apps” is a feature in Samsung’s latest recovery menu. It initiates an app optimization process designed to resolve app-related issues. This option can be particularly useful when dealing with app crashes, as it scans and fixes potential problems within your apps.

Here’s how you can boot your Galaxy S22 into Recovery Mode and initiate “Repair Apps”:

  1. Switch off your Galaxy S22.
  2. Plug the device into a charger.
  3. Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power button simultaneously.
  4. Continue to hold these buttons until the Samsung logo appears, then release.
  5. You should now be in Recovery Mode. Use the Volume buttons to navigate through the menu and the Power button to select.
  6. Scroll down and select the “Repair Apps” option.
Repair apps - samsung galaxy recovery mode
  1. Wait for the process to complete. It may take a while depending on the number of apps you have installed.

Once the process is completed, you need to reboot your device. To do this, select the “Reboot system now” option from the Recovery Mode menu. 

Check if the apps that were previously crashing are now working fine. If not, you might need to try the other solutions provided in this guide.

Fix 05: Do a Software Update

Software updates often include bug fixes and improvements that can resolve conflicts between your Galaxy S22’s operating system and the apps. Additionally, software updates also provide new features, enhance your device’s security, and improve overall performance.

Here’s how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Scroll down and tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Tap on Download and install.
Download and install
  1. If a software update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it.

After the software update, restart your device and check if the apps are now functioning normally.

Fix 06: Reset All Settings

When you reset all settings, you’re clearing any potential misconfigurations or glitches that might be causing your apps to crash. It’s a broader solution that can fix issues not only with one or two apps but with the entire system.

Here’s how to reset all settings on your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on General Management.
  3. Select Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Tap on Reset all settings.
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm.

Wrapping Up

App crashes on your Samsung Galaxy S22 can be frustrating and interrupt your seamless smartphone experience. That is why we prepared this guide to help users like you.

We hope this guide has been helpful in resolving app crash issues on your Samsung Galaxy S22.

 If you have any questions or need clarification on any of the steps above, feel free to leave a comment below.

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Andrew

Content writer and Web developer at Backtodefault.com and he is the big brain behind the technical aspects of this tech blog.

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