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How to Fix If Samsung S22 Keeps Crashing

Here are step by step instructions to fix if your Galaxy S22 keeps crashing unexpectedly
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There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing your smartphone, the device you rely on for so many tasks, crash unexpectedly. This is the unfortunate reality some Samsung Galaxy S22 users are facing. The device seems to crash intermittently, disrupting the user experience and causing significant inconvenience.

The problem could occur in many ways. But as we see, there are 5 main potential causes behind this issue. These are:

  1. Due to insufficient storage or RAM, 
  2. Too many apps or a faulty app running in the background, 
  3. A system bug, 
  4. Misconfigured settings, or even 
  5. Outdated apps or system software.

But don’t worry! This comprehensive guide we have prepared provides 7 solutions to address this issue. Let’s dive into the solutions.

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.

Quick Takeaways 

  • Reasons behind the issue are insufficient storage or RAM, too many apps or a faulty app running in the background, misconfigured settings, or even outdated apps or system software.
  • Effective solutions for the problem are to close all background apps, do a forced restart, update all apps, or do a software update.
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Fix 01: Close Background Apps

Oftentimes, the reason behind your Samsung Galaxy S22 crashing is due to too many apps running in the background. These apps consume system resources, including RAM and CPU, which leads to system instability or crashes. This could happen especially after using resource-intensive apps like video games or video editing tools.

To close all background apps, follow this way:

  1. Tap on the “Recent Apps” button on your device. This button usually looks like three vertical lines or squares and is located at the bottom of the screen.
  2. You will see a list of all the apps currently running in the background.
  3. Swipe left or right on each app to close it. Alternatively, you can tap on “Close All” or “Clear All” at the bottom of the screen to close all apps at once.
Close all background apps

Once you’ve closed all background apps, try using your device as you normally would and check if the problem persists. 

Fix 02: Do a Forced Restart

A forced restart is a simple and effective solution to many smartphone issues. When you restart your device, it shuts down all the processes, clears the RAM, and starts fresh. 

This process often resolves minor software glitches, frees up system resources, and potentially fixes any misbehaving apps.

However, before you proceed with the restart, make sure to save any unsaved work. This is because a restart will close all open applications and you may lose any unsaved data.

Here are the steps to perform a forced restart on your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Press and hold the power key and volume down key together until the device starts to turn off and display the Samsung logo.
Force restart samsung

After the restart, your device should function more smoothly.

Fix 03: Boot Into Safe Mode to Check Faulty Third-Party Apps

Originally, the safe mode is a diagnostic mode of a computer operating system (OS). It’s a way to start your device with minimal system resources. This means that only the essential apps and services needed to run your device are active. It’s often used to troubleshoot and isolate issues with the device.

In the context of your Samsung Galaxy S22 (which is running on Android), you can boot it into safe mode to determine if a third-party app is causing your device to crash. 

To boot the device into Safe Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the volume down + power button until the power off menu appears on the screen.
Force restart samsung
  1. Tap and hold on the “Power off” option until you see the “Safe Mode” option.
Power off button
  1. Tap on “Safe Mode”. Your device will then restart and “Safe Mode” will appear at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Safe mode confirmation

Once you are in Safe Mode, use your device as you normally would and see if it still crashes. If it doesn’t, a third-party app is likely causing the issue.

To exit Safe Mode, simply restart your device by pressing and holding the power button, then tapping “Restart”.

If you’ve identified that a third-party app is causing the issue, you’ll have to remove it. 

To do this,

  • go to Settings > Apps > select the problematic app > “Uninstall”
  • After uninstalling the problematic app, restart your device to apply the changes.

Fix 04: Update All Apps

Outdated apps may not be compatible with the latest system software on your Samsung Galaxy S22 and could be the reason leading to sudden crashes or system malfunction.

Since apps are regularly updated by developers to fix bugs, improve performance, and add new features, it’s recommended to check for app updates at least once a month. 

However, not all apps are available on the Google Play Store. Especially Samsung’s proprietary apps are updated through the Galaxy Store.

Here’s how you can update your apps:

Updating Apps on Google Play Store:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the top-left corner.
Google play store - profile
  1. Select “Manage apps and device”.
Manage apps and devices
  1. Go to Mange tab and select “updates available”. There you’ll see a list of apps with available updates. Tap on “Update All” to update all apps at once, or you can select individual apps to update.
Updates available

Updating Apps on Galaxy Store:

  1. Open the Galaxy Store app.
  2. Tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) on the top-left corner.
  3. Select “Updates”.
Galaxy store app updates
  1. Tap on “Update All” to update all apps, or select individual apps to update.

Once you’ve updated your apps, restart your device to ensure all changes are properly applied.

Fix 05: Do a Software Update

Just like app updates, software updates are not just about getting the latest features on your device. They also play a crucial role in maintaining the stability of your system, fixing bugs, and enhancing performance. Outdated software also leads to system crashes, as the older version might not be compatible with some apps or processes running on your device. 

By updating your Samsung Galaxy S22’s software, you ensure that all the system components are running the latest version, which is designed to work seamlessly with latest apps and services.

Here’s how to update your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Then, tap on Download and install.
Download and install

The update process may take some time and your device may restart several times. Make sure your device is charged at least 50% before starting the update process to avoid any interruptions.

Fix 06: Reset All Settings

Resetting all settings on your Samsung Galaxy S22 is another way to fix the crashing issue. This process will restore all the system and app settings back to their default state, without deleting any of your personal data or apps.

This method is particularly helpful if the crashes are caused by misconfigured settings or if you’ve recently made changes to the settings that you’re unsure about. It’s a simple and quick way to eliminate any settings-related issues.

Here’s how to reset all settings:

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “General management”.
  3. Tap on “Reset”.
Reset option samsung
  1. Select “Reset settings”.
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm your action.

Fix 07: Do a Factory Data Reset

A Factory Data Reset, also known as a master reset, is a process that restores your Samsung Galaxy S22 back to its original factory settings. It erases all data on your device, including apps, settings, and personal files. It’s like turning your phone back to the state it was when you first took it out of the box.

This method is highly effective in resolving system issues like constant crashing because it eliminates any potential software glitches, misconfigurations, or corrupted files that are causing the problem. However, it’s essential to note that a factory data reset is a drastic solution and should be used as a last resort.

Also, it is crucial to back up all your important files, photos, videos, and other data before proceeding with this step.

Here’s how to perform a factory data reset:

  1. Go to Settings > General Management.
  2. Tap on “Reset”.
Reset option samsung
  1. Select “Factory data reset”.
Factory data reset
  1. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Reset”.
  2. If asked, enter your device PIN, password, or pattern.
  3. Finally, tap on “Delete all” to confirm the factory data reset.

Once the factory data reset is complete, your device will restart. You’ll then need to go through the initial setup process again, just like when you first got your phone.

Wrapping Up

That is it! We hope this guide has helped you to fix the continuous crashing on your Galaxy S22. If you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment below.

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