An app that crashes often will not survive in the fast-paced market. Mobile users expect a strong level of service from their apps in that they want them to work as they promise, and to be responsive and intuitive without too many glitches or constant crashing. Whether it is a memory problem, or a quality insurance gone wrong, figuring out what causes an app to crash will help bring about a solution.

What Are the Common Causes of Apps Crashing?

There are several reasons why an app may decide to stop working and shut down. A ‘crash’ is a lot different from a glitch in that it is largely considered to be when an app quits and disappears while you are using it. Being halfway through a task only to be presented with your home screen is not ideal, so why, with all this innovation being thrown about, is this still an issue in the modern tech market?

Memory

Simply put, if your phone does not have the memory capacity for everything you’ve got on there, you are always going to run into problems with apps crashing. Similarly, if one particular app is using up a ton of memory from your device, it is not going to be sustainable for the overall health of your phone (or your stress levels). Manufacturers are always looking for ways to ensure their app doesn’t deplete from your device memory, so they don’t end up on the long list of uninstalled.

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Not Enough Testing

Some developers are too eager to release their apps to consumers, and therefore they don’t do enough testing in the development stages. However, without proper testing, there is a real risk that an app will just not work or even cause harm to a user’s device. This will cause a downpour of negative reviews and uninstalls, and it is one of the easiest things to avoid.

Bugs in the Code

Sometimes, apps are created with a high level of coding. However, this doesn’t always mean that it will perform better or do more impressive things. In fact, the more code that goes into an app, the more risk for things going wrong and bugs taking hold. All of this can be avoided if a developer opts for minimising the code and focusing on retaining functionality over going too big too soon.

Incompatibility

Another common cause of crashing is that a device is just not compatible with the app. There is a reason why different code is needed across the various operating systems, and it is because they demand bespoke app details to make everything work properly. If an app is not quite up to the standard, there is every chance that it will crash because it just can’t do what it needs to do on the device it has been downloaded onto.

Lack of Connection

Sometimes, an app will not be able to get up and running if there is a weak network connection or none at all. Most apps use data or Wi-Fi to function, and without it, they are redundant. If there is a sudden change in the network, like a broken connection, etc., then it will be impossible to stop the app from crashing.

Interrupted Payments

If you have ever made an in-app purchase, you will know that if you stop that transaction before it has finished, your app will have no clue how to deal with it. This is even more the case for older devices and weak network connections. So, if your app has just crashed because you messed up a payment or didn’t follow the steps correctly, then it is a simple error with a simple solution.

The Software Lifecycle

You may have heard of the software lifecycle before, so how does it relate to app crashes? Well, if an app is not looked after by the developer in terms of software, then it will only ever lead to dysfunction. As a user, this is highly frustrating because protecting and investing in the software lifecycle seems like a direct route to keeping customers happy.

Samsung Phone Apps Crashing: Why, and How Can it Be Resolved?

Android users are always reporting crashes to customer service platforms, and Android always tries to respond and provide answers so that there can be some form of resolution too. If you have a Samsung phone, and the apps are crashing, there are a few reasons why this might be, in addition to those listed above.

You Haven’t Updated Your Software

When was the last time you downloaded the most recent OS from Android? If the answer is that you have no clue at all, this is your reminder to do it! You can’t expect your phone to function if it doesn’t have the tools to work properly. The latest update fixes loads of common bugs and app problems, so it might just be a case of plugging your phone in and letting the magic happen.

The ‘Google Forced Closed’ Error

Another common problem with Samsung phones (and all Androids for that matter) is the Google Forced Close pop-up. If you see this message, it can be frustrating, and you are probably wondering why it keeps happening. Try the following steps to see if it helps with the problem, especially if it is happening a lot.

  • Go into your ‘Settings’
  • Open Google from the Apps tab
  • Clear all the ‘Data’ from the ‘Storage’ option

9 times out of 10, this tends to resolve the problem.

Clearing App Data

There is a more nuclear option if your problem is not going away. This includes deleting and wiping all of your app data, including saved passwords and logins, etc., from your phone and starting again. You can do this in your settings by selecting the delete cache option.

Storage Problems

Some devices, especially the older ones, are limited in terms of what they can hold capacity-wise because of their internal memory. This can lead to apps crashing in a frustratingly frequent manner, but it is often resolvable by either increasing your device’s storage with an SD card or removing the apps that you don’t go on that often. This will clear space for the ones you do use but that are crashing to work better.

What Are the Consequences if Your Apps Keep Closing on Android?

If an app keeps crashing, the obvious answer is that as a user you will delete it and try something else. Obviously, the company that created the platform doesn’t want that. However, if the problem is persistent, there is often no other choice at all to work with. It will therefore tarnish the reputation of the developer and lead to a general boycott, especially if the reviews are poor and keep coming in. It can’t always be avoided, and sometimes it is the fault of the app creator while others it is down to how you handle your device. There are so many factors like not updating your phone or creating enough space for the apps to function that play a key role in how they deliver what they are promising.

Crashing apps are annoying, but thankfully there are plenty of paths to finding a way to fix it. Whether it is a lack of storage, an aversion to updates, or a manufacturing and development issue, proactively seeking out answers is the best way forward.