How to fix freezing crashing android or frozen screen on Galaxy S2/S3, Nexus 4/7


As you install android apps daily on your android phone or tablet, You will have hundreds of android apps installed. You may see android apps crashing or screen getting frozen sometimes. If you repeatedly see your screen getting frozen, one of the apps might be culprit.

You might have seen screen getting freezing sometimes on Windows computers. First thing we do is to reboot computer to fix it temporarily. If it keeps happening, You may need to uninstall culprit software. You can do same thing for android apps also.

How to fix screen getting frozen repeatedly or crashing apps on android

1. Restart Android Device: Restart or reboot your android device. Long press on the power button and hold it for about 8 to 10 secs. Your android phone or tablet will reboot. This may fix your problem temporarily. If you keep getting errors, You may need to do more than that.

2. Uninstall Culprit Android App: If you know the android app that is causing the problem, You can simply Uninstall it by going to Settings > Applications > All > select the app > Tap UnInstall

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If you really want that android app, You can check If a new version of the android app is available in the Google Play Store.

3. Reboot into Safe Mode & Uninstall: Sometimes, You can’t even get a chance to uninstall, Your android screen gets frozen because of start up apps. You need to boot into safe mode in android.

If your android device has Jelly Bean 4.1 or alter, You can boot into safe mode easily by long pressing power button > long pressing Power Off. You will get a prompt to boot into safe mode. This works on Samsung Galaxy S2 with Jelly Bean, S3, S4, HTC One, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Xperia Z, Galaxy Note 2, Note 8.0 etc.

If you have earlier version of android OS, power off your android device > press power button > when you see the logo > press and hold both volume buttons to boot into safe mode. This mostly depends on the device. Please check how to enter safe mode on your android phone or tablet.

In safe mode, android disables all 3rd party android apps. You can go to Settings > Applications > All > Uninstall the recently installed apps or apps that are causing issues.

Long press power button to exit out of the safe mode and reboot into general android mode.

4. Reset Android Device to Original Factory Settings: If you are still having issues with screen getting frozen or crashing errors, You may want to restore android to original factory settings. You will lose all the data on your android phone or tablet. Make sure to make a backup of the data.

Go to Settings > Backup and reset > Factory Data Reset to reset android device to factory settings.

Also read, 6 android apps for connecting android phone/tablet to TV

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