There are many demands on Android devices today, what with the operating system getting more robust by the day. You may find it hard to keep up with the overwhelming requirements that this comes with, but one of the common issues is Android apps closing by themselves.
Our phones tend to do a lot more than the average computer or laptop, owing to the great features like better chipsets, games and social messaging apps, plus calls and other functions. However, while issues come up at one time or another, you can fix the issue of apps closing on their own and enjoy a smoother experience on your Android device.
Some of the causes of this problem include bugs in the app, network connection issues, incorrect memory usage or overburdened CPU. To resolve this, try the fixes below.
Fix Android apps closing by themselves
Update the app
Apps should run on updated versions so as to resolve any errors or bugs. To update apps, do this:
- Open Play Store and tap the Menu
- Tap My apps and games and find the problematic app
- Check for the Update button and tap on it if highlighted to install the latest version
Clear or free up storage space
Apps need space to create new files or store data you create as you use them. When your phone is low on storage, you may find apps closing by themselves owing to inadequate space, or they can crash. You can resolve it by deleting unused or unnecessary apps and uninstall them, or use Android apps to clean old and unwanted files.
Clear cache and data
If apps crash or close by themselves frequently, you can clear app cache or data by doing this:
- Open Settings>Apps
- Find the problematic app
- Tap Clear cache
- Now tap Clear data and then tap OK and start the app again
Uninstall unused/unnecessary apps
Many times we have apps on our phones that we don’t use at all or some that aren’t necessary. These take up space and if any develops a bug, you can face a myriad of problems, sometimes even infect apps with similar permissions. To uninstall apps, do this:
- Tap Settings>Apps
- Check apps you don’t need and tap on them
- Tap Uninstall or disable
You can ensure that the apps closing by themselves problem is kept at bay by doing the following:
- Knowing your phone’s capability when installing powerful apps. If it’s for average use, don’t run heavy apps or games that can affect the processor
- Keep enough storage space on your phone for apps to create data files easily
- Some apps work on Android devices differently so you need to check if they’ll work on your phone first before installing. If it is unavailable, wait for the developer to enable it on your device or just uninstall it.
Elsie is a tech writer with 8+ years professional experience. For Tech News Watch, she brings rich experience contributing to topics such as Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS among others. In her spare time, she loves checking out the latest tech trends, gadgets, and news, listening to music and cars.