9 reasons why your Android Apps keep closing unexpectedly

Most of the apps you download from the Google Play Store run flawlessly on any device. However, any of your favorite Android apps may stop functioning at any point.

While you may think that apps crash due to software issues or device incompatibility, there are actually a variety of possible reasons.

In this article, we will discuss the reasons why your apps are closing unexpectedly and then provide a few fixes.

Why do my apps keep closing unexpectedly?

Your Android apps may stop for a variety of reasons, some of which are;

  • You might have updated your devices but not updated the apps you have installed on your phone.
  • It’s possible that a lack of network coverage is to blame, as certain apps only work well on a strong network.
  • Low storage space is yet another common reason for app crashing problems.

Now, let us begin with the solutions one by one.

1. Update your apps

You should always use the most recent version of an app since any bugs or software issues have been addressed.

Developers are constantly updating apps to fix both major and minor bugs.

However, as we mentioned earlier, unexpected app failures may trigger the application version’s obsolescence. So, the first step is to update your apps.

  • Open the Google Play Store app
  • Tap the menu icon (three lines to the left of the search bar)
  • Select My Applications and Games from Installed apps and games.
  • Select the app that closes unexpectedly. See if you see the Update button next to it.
  • If it was highlighted: Tap the Refresh button to install the latest version of the app on your phone. 
Android Apps Update
Updating Android App

Check to see if the app is fixed after updating it; if not, move on to the next step.

2. Do not forget to update the Google Play

For the Android operating system to ensure that apps are functioning flawlessly, this app runs in the background at all times.

Unfortunately, when this service does not work in the background or is outdated, it causes the apps to crash. So do not forget to keep Google Play updated.

  • Navigate to Google Play.
  • Tap on the three horizontal lines.
  • Select Settings and then tap on About.
  • Next, tap on Update Play Store.
Updating Google Play

3. Force stop the app

The easiest way to fix an app that keeps crashing on your Android phone is to force stop it and re-open it. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to Settings and then tap on Apps.
  • find the app that keeps crashing.
  • Tap on the app, and then select Force Stop.
Force Stop App

First, re-open the app and check whether everything is operating properly.

4. Free up storage space

Many apps take up a lot of storage space by creating new files or storing application data.

When your phone’s storage capacity is low, it may cause problems with running games and apps, such as forcing your apps to close unexpectedly.

The easiest way to solve this problem is to find and delete apps that you have not used in a long time.

There are apps that scan your phone’s memory and recommend that you erase unused and unnecessary data to free up storage space on your phone.

Make sure you have one of those memory apps installed on your phone.

5. Clear cache

If your apps keep closing unexpectedly, you can also solve this problem by clearing the cache and data. 

Basically, erasing cache files does not delete important data on specific apps; nonetheless, it is advised that the important data be saved somewhere else for peace of mind.

To delete the cache files, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Navigate to Setting and then Apps.
  • Find the program that caused the problem and tap on it.
  • Next, tap on Clear Cache, and then Clear Data.
  • Now select OK.
Clear Cache in Android

6. Delete the apps that you are not using

Most apps run in the background, and in addition to eating up space on your phone’s internal or external memory, they place a burden on the CPU and RAM.

This might cause apps to close unexpectedly, especially on low-end phones.

To delete unused apps, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings, and then Apps.
  • Find the programs that you no longer need.
  • Tap on Uninstall. 

After getting rid of the useless apps, restart your phone, and observe whether your problem remains after doing so. If the answer is yes, move on to the next stage.

7. Check App Permissions

If you recently updated your app, app permissions might have been set to default.

  • First, go to the Apps
  • Then tap on Permissions and ensure it has all the necessary permissions.
Apps Permission

If you are unsure which permissions you need, give the program all the permissions to test whether it solves the problem.

8. Reinstall the app

If updating the app, deleting the cache, and freeing up storage space do not resolve the issue, the app should be reinstalled.

In most cases, this solution resolves common app problems. This is because it will clear app data, clear app cache and essentially be like a fresh install.

9. Factory Reset

Although a factory reset isn’t ideal, it’s the only option in many circumstances.

Note that you should back up your phone’s data before factory resetting it, so you can restore them when the reset is complete. You can find Reset Factory in the About Phone menu.

Android Reset Factory


There’s a good chance that the problem with your phone and app has been resolved after trying all of the suggestions listed above. However, if the issue persists, we recommend that you take the phone to a phone repair shop for testing.

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Farhad Pashaei

For the past seven years, I've been tinkering with power banks, smartphones, laptops, printers, and writing reviews about them. When I'm not writing, you can bet I'm devouring information on products that are making their first foray into the market, demonstrating my unquenchable thirst for technology.

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