How To Fix Google Pixel And Pixel XL Freezing And Crashing
It has been reported by some that the Pixel or Pixel XL keeps crashing and freezing regardless of the app that they run. Below we’ll explain how to fix the Pixel or Pixel XL crashing and freezing problem.
There are several reasons that the Pixel or Pixel XL freezes, and eventually crashing on your smartphone. It’s important to note that before you complete any of the following solutions, that you should update the Pixel or Pixel XL to the latest software update. If any app continues to crash often after the software update, please follow the instructions below on how to fix the Pixel or Pixel XL from freezing and crashing.
Delete bad apps to fix crashing problem
It’s common that bad third-party apps will some time cause the Pixel or Pixel XL to crash. It’s suggested to first read reviews of the problematic app in the Google Play Store to see if others are dealing with the same problems. Since Google can’t fix the stability of third-party apps so it is down to the developer to improve their app. If the app hasn’t been fixed after some time, it’s recommended to delete the bad app.
Sometimes when you don’t restart your Pixel or Pixel XL in several days, apps start to freeze and crash randomly. The reason for this is because the app may keep crashing is due to a memory glitch. By turning the Pixel or Pixel XL on and off, it could solve that problem. If it doesn’t follow these steps:
- From the Home screen touch Apps.
- Touch Manage Applications (you may need to swipe left or right to locate it first).
- Touch the application that keeps crashing.
- Touch Clear Data and Clear Cache.
Factory reset Pixel or Pixel XL
If the Pixel or Pixel XL problem can’t be identified then you may have to perform a factory data reset to resolve the issue. It’s important to note that you will lose all applications and saved data, including your Google account settings, so ensure that you back up your device prior to performing the reset. Read this guide on how to factory reset the Pixel or Pixel XL.
It’s due to a lack of memory
The unstable app may not have enough memory on your device to function well. Try uninstalling any unused or very infrequently used apps and/or deleting some media files to free up internal memory.