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FAQ: App X isn't working correctly. How can I fix it?

It seems to me we're going to getYou have an awful lot of questions like thisapplication that isn't working correctly. It seems reasonableEither it's not launching, or not responding to have a setcommands, or some of stock steps to take for misbehaving apps.

I suggest that my answer to one such question would be a good startthe functionality isn't doing what you expect.


 

StepsWhat are some simple steps you can do to take with apps that just aren't working properly is:

From Settings | Applications | Manage applications | <application>

  • Force stop

if that doesn't help

  • Clear cache

if that doesn't help

  • Clear data

if that doesn't help

  • Restart the phone (turn off/turn on the phone, unless you have a "restart" option)

and if that still doesn't help, try to fix the nuclear option:issue on your own?

  • uninstall and re-install

FAQ: App X isn't working correctly. How can I fix it?

It seems to me we're going to get an awful lot of questions like this. It seems reasonable to have a set of stock steps to take for misbehaving apps.

I suggest that my answer to one such question would be a good start.


 

Steps to take with apps that just aren't working properly is:

From Settings | Applications | Manage applications | <application>

  • Force stop

if that doesn't help

  • Clear cache

if that doesn't help

  • Clear data

if that doesn't help

  • Restart the phone (turn off/turn on the phone, unless you have a "restart" option)

and if that still doesn't help, try the nuclear option:

  • uninstall and re-install

App X isn't working correctly. How can I fix it?

You have an application that isn't working correctly. Either it's not launching, or not responding to commands, or some of the functionality isn't doing what you expect.

What are some simple steps you can do to try to fix the issue on your own?

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It seems to me we're going to get an awful lot of questions like this. It seems reasonable to have a set of stock steps to take for misbehaving apps.

I suggest that my answer to one such question would be a good start.


Steps to take with apps that just aren't working properly is:

From Settings | Applications | Manage applications | <application>

  • Force stop

if that doesn't help

  • Clear cache

if that doesn't help

  • Clear data

if that doesn't help

  • Restart the phone (turn off/turn on the phone, unless you have a "restart" option)

and if that still doesn't help, try the nuclear option:

  • uninstall and re-install

It seems to me we're going to get an awful lot of questions like this. It seems reasonable to have a set of stock steps to take for misbehaving apps.

I suggest that my answer to one such question would be a good start.


Steps to take with apps that just aren't working properly is:

From Settings | Applications | Manage applications | <application>

  • Force stop

if that doesn't help

  • Clear cache

if that doesn't help

  • Clear data

and if that still doesn't help, try the nuclear option:

  • uninstall and re-install

It seems to me we're going to get an awful lot of questions like this. It seems reasonable to have a set of stock steps to take for misbehaving apps.

I suggest that my answer to one such question would be a good start.


Steps to take with apps that just aren't working properly is:

From Settings | Applications | Manage applications | <application>

  • Force stop

if that doesn't help

  • Clear cache

if that doesn't help

  • Clear data

if that doesn't help

  • Restart the phone (turn off/turn on the phone, unless you have a "restart" option)

and if that still doesn't help, try the nuclear option:

  • uninstall and re-install
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FAQ: App X isn't working correctly. How can I fix it?

It seems to me we're going to get an awful lot of questions like this. It seems reasonable to have a set of stock steps to take for misbehaving apps.

I suggest that my answer to one such question would be a good start.


Steps to take with apps that just aren't working properly is:

From Settings | Applications | Manage applications | <application>

  • Force stop

if that doesn't help

  • Clear cache

if that doesn't help

  • Clear data

and if that still doesn't help, try the nuclear option:

  • uninstall and re-install