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[FIX] Unfortuately the Process Has Stopped Error



Android is the most advanced and most popular mobile operating system. But, it is not error free as each day, we come across new issues on our Android phone. You might have come across an error which says – ‘Unfortunately the Process Has Stopped‘. Well, no need to panic as in this article, we will be sharing the tips and steps to take if you are getting this error. There are maximum chances that this error will be resolved in a few minutes.

READ: How to Fix “Unfortunately the Has Stopped.”

So, the steps to fix this error are same for every Android phone, whether it is the latest Samsung device or the years old HTC phone. Without any further delay, let’s jump right into the steps to Fix Unfortunately the Process Has Stopped Error.


Now, there are different steps to take if you want to fix the error. If the first step worked for you, that’s great, but if it doesn’t, then you can move on to other steps. If all these steps fail to work, just let us know via the comments section, and we will try to help you fix it. Here are the steps –


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Clear Cache and Data of Google Play Services

Since this error is related to Google apps, we all know the Google Play Services is a major part of the Google apps. So basically, head to the Settings. There, you need to tap on ‘Apps’ section. This might be ‘App Manager’ in Samsung phones. Once you are in it, search for the Google Play Services. If you cannot find, make sure the list shows the system apps also. You can do this via the Three dots menu on the top right and then select ‘Show System’.

Tap on the Google Play Services and then, clear the cache of the app. Once done, tap on ‘Manage Space’ and then clear the Data of Google Play Services. So, Google Play Services will now start from the beginning so that there is no un-necessary error or warning. If this step didn’t work, move on to the next one.


Clear Cache and Data of a particular app

So, normally, you get this error if you open any particular app. For example, you might get this when you open the Dialer or the Camera app. So, what you need to do is that you have to clear the cache and data of the app in which you are getting the Process Has Stopped Error. Let’ suppose that it is the camera app. So, again head to settings > Apps > Camera and then clear the cache as well as the data.

If everything goes right, this will 100% fix the error.

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Clear Cache and Data of Google Apps

If clearing the cache of Google Play Services as well as the app didn’t work, then you can try clearing the cache and data of all the Google related apps like –

  • Google Play Store
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Services Framework

The steps are same. Go to Settings > Apps > Show System and then clear cache as well as the data of these apps one by one.


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Reset the App preferences

Resetting app preferences means you clear any default app you have selected to do any task. For example, you might have Chrome and Opera browser installed, but Chrome is set as default. Resetting App Preferences removes this, and so you have to choose the default app for any program again. Many users said that this step worked for them so, it might work for you too.

Just head to Settings > Apps > All Apps and then, tap on the three dots on the top right. There, you have the option to ‘Reset App Preferences’. Tap on it and it, will reset all defaults.


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Wipe Cache Partition

If the above steps aren’t working, then here is what you can do.For wiping cache partition, you have to go in the system recovery. Now, the keys combination that you need to press to get into recovery is different in every phone. Let’s take an example of Samsung device. To get into System Recovery, turn off the device & Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time –

  • Volume Up key
  • Home key
  • Power key

When you see the logo of the phone, let go the Power button but keep pressing & holding the Volume Up and Home key. When you see the Android System Recovery, release the keys. Now, use Volume Down to navigate between the options, and you have to select the ‘Wipe Cache Partition’ option. Press Power Button to select it and then when it finishes, reboot the phone by using the power button to select ‘Reboot System Now’ option.

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Factory Data Reset

Well, this is the best fix to every Android issue, but the thing is, all your data is removed, and so, it is advised to take a complete backup of everything in the phone memory. Yes, the external memory isn’t affected by this step. Once you made all the backup, head to Settings > Backup & Reset and here,  tap on the ‘Factory Data Reset option’.  Doing Factory Data reset will remove –

  • You Google Account from Phone
  • System and App Data and Settings
  • Downloaded Apps

If you took the backup, tap on ‘Reset Phone’, and after some time, you will see your fresh Android phone just like it was on its first day. This is the best fix if no other step works.


Well, we tried sharing every step that users tried to fix the Process has stopped error and if still, you cannot fix the error, let us know in the comments section so that we can help you. Stay Tuned.

A Geek & Internet Freak currently pursuing Engineering Bachelors in Information Technology. A die-hard Android fan who keeps track of every little happening in the Android world. When not writing, he loves watching videos of his favourite creators on YouTube & he is the one who handles DroidHolic's YouTube channel as well!

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