We all know a smartphone is nothing without apps, right? But that is what has happened to some Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Ultra users. They say apps are not working properly on their smartphones.
If the apps crash, won’t open or do not work correctly, it means there is a serious issue going on with the device. It could be a system bug, a sudden failure of a system service, or even issues with the apps installed on your device. We have seen that some users have reported an update has caused the issue, which is also possible if the update contained bugs.
But that doesn’t mean this problem cannot be fixed. If apps are not working on your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Ultra, try the solutions we have given below. You will be able to fix the issue immediately.
Note: This guide can also apply to Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and S22 FE devices.
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Fix 01: Update Apps
The first thing you should do is check the available updates for apps and install them. This would work best if you started to see the problem after doing a software update. However, those who haven’t updated the software of their Galaxy S22 can also apply this fix.
To update all apps on Play Store, follow these steps:
- Open Google Play Store.
- Tap on the profile icon.
- Tap on Manage apps and device.
- Tap on the Manage tab.
- Tap on Update All.
Fix 02: Clear App Caches
Another thing you can do is clear the cache files of the malfunctioning apps on your Galaxy S22. This won’t be a practical solution if all the apps don’t work. However, if you are experiencing issues with only a few apps, this will fix the problem.
To clear the app cache, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Apps.
- Select the app that does not work.
- Go to Storage.
- Tap on Clear cache.
Fix 03: Clear System Cache
Clearing the system cache is another option you can try to fix the app crashing problem. This will allow your Galaxy S22’s system to build new cache files by cleaning the old and corrupted cache.
Clearing the system cache is different than clearing app caches. You have to boot your device into recovery mode first. Let us show you how to do that:
- Turn off your device.
- Plug a USB cable into the device.
- Press and hold the Power key + Volume up keys for a few seconds. When the recovery menu appears, release the keys.
- Use the volume keys, highlight the Wipe cache partition, and press the power key.
- On the confirmation prompt, select Yes and press the power key again.
After clearing the cache, move on to the next solution without exiting from the recovery mode.
Fix 04: Repair Apps
While you are in recovery mode, there is another optimization you can do. Repair apps is a feature available on Samsung Galaxy S22 devices that can initiate app optimization. This will optimize any installed apps on your device, which will help to fix the crashing issues.
All you have to do is:
- Use the volume down button and highlight “Repair apps.”
- Press the power button.
Fix 05: Remove Recently Installed Apps
As we said earlier, apps that have been installed recently can also cause apps to crash. This can happen if you have installed a poorly coded app. But how do you find which app causing the issue?
Well, if you can remember which app/s you have installed before the app crashes start to occur, then all you have to do is remove those apps from your device.
But if you can’t remember, simply install the App install history, and find the most recently installed apps on your device. Then follow these steps to remove them:
- Go to Settings > Apps.
- Tap on any app that doesn’t work.
- Tap on Uninstall.
Fix 06: Do a Software Update
Software updates often carry various bug fixes. So why not try updating the software of your device and see if it fixes the issue?
Yes, it is true that some users have reported this problem starts to occur after updating the software. But Samsung often releases new updates. So it is worth installing them as they may contain patches to these issues.
To update your Galaxy S22/S22 Ultra, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Software update.
- Then, tap on Download and install.
Fix 07: Factory Data Reset
If none of the above solutions worked and if you are still experiencing apps not working on your Galaxy S22, then you are left with doing a factory data reset.
But the problem is this will erase all of your personal data. Therefore, take a backup of your files before proceeding to do a factory data reset.
Once you have taken the backup and are ready, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > General management.
- Tap on Reset.
- Then, tap on Factory data reset.
- Enter the lock screen password, and then confirm.
We hope this guide and the solutions here have helped you to fix the app not working issue on your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Ultra. If you have any questions or need help, leave a comment below. We will be there to help.
Have a nice day!