How to fix Facebook app that is not working or keeps crashing on your LG V35 ThinQ smartphone [Troubleshooting Guide]

Even sturdy apps can give into minor and major issues when triggered by some factors. This can occur regardless of what type of device or operating system the app is on. Good thing though because such problems are attributed to the software and therefore they are rectifiable. Solutions to app problems can be obtained from a simple to more advanced workarounds.

Highlighted in this post is a pertinent issue on the Facebook app that suddenly stops working or keeps crashing on the new LG V35 ThinQ smartphone. A few recommended workarounds and standard procedures are also demonstrated to serve as troubleshooting reference. Read on to find out why such problem occurs and how to deal with it with the following simple solutions.

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First solution: End Facebook and force stop background apps.

It’s normal for apps to experience minor error and glitches from time to time and random crashing can be a transpiring symptom. The simplest way to fix it is by forcing the errant app to stop. Here’s how:

  1. Swipe down from the Notification bar.
  2. Tap the Settings icon.
  3. Tap the General tab.
  4. Select Apps & notifications.
  5. Tap App info.
  6. Tap Facebook app.
  7. Select Force Stop option.
  8. Then tap OK to confirm.

Do the same to end or force close any other background apps to prevent them from causing conflict with the Facebook app’s normal routine. Retry launching and using Facebook afterwards to see if the problem is fixed. Proceed to the next applicable solutions if necessary.

Second solution: Restart your LG V35 ThinQ smartphone (soft reset).

If ending the app doesn’t fix the problem and Facebook is still not working or keeps crashing, then do a soft reset or restart your phone. Doing so will clear the internal memory from any corrupted temporary files and data. Here’s how:

  1. Press and hold the Power/Lock button on the back of the phone.
  2. Select Power off option.
  3. Then tap Power Off again to confirm.
  4. After about 30 seconds, press and hold the Power/Lock button until the lights up.

Alternatively, you can do these:

  1. Press and hold the Power/Lock button then select Restart from the menu options.
  2. If the device becomes unresponsive as the app stops working or crashes, press and hold the Volume Down and Power/Lock buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds and then release both buttons when the phone restarts.

Both these methods won’t affect any data stored on the internal memory of your device, so creating a backup won’t be necessary.

Third solution: Installing pending update for Facebook and other apps.

Updating the app is likely necessary if the problem instigated after installing a new firmware or Android version on your phone. App updates can offer the required fix patch to get rid of some tough firmware bugs that might have caused certain apps, particularly Facebook to become erratic or unstable. Unless you’ve set your device to install updates automatically, you’ll need to manually trigger pending updates to install. To check for and install app updates on your LG V35 ThinQ, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Play Store app icon from the Home screen.
  2. Tap the Menu icon.
  3. Go to My apps & games.
  4. Select Facebook app.
  5. Tap Update.

Restart your phone when all app updates are completely installed. Doing so will ensure that new changes from the recent updates are properly implemented and thereby prevents any apps from acting up.

Fourth solution: Clear cache and data on Facebook and system partition.

Temporary files that are stored as cache on your apps and system folders of your device can also be ruined or corrupted. As adverse symptoms, some apps suddenly gets erratic or stops working as intended. To make sure this isn’t what’s inflicting Facebook app to act up, try clearing cache and data on Facebook app and system partition, if necessary. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Swipe down from the Notification bar.
  2. Tap the Settings icon.
  3. Tap the General tab.
  4. Select Apps & notifications.
  5. Tap App info.
  6. Select Facebook app.
  7. Tap Storage.
  8. Then tap Clear Cache.

If clearing the app cache doesn’t help, then clearing the phone’s internal storage may be necessary. Doing so will clear temporary data stored as cache in the system cache partition. Should there be any corrupted cached files from the system folders that might have caused conflict with the Facebook app operations, it will be cleared in the process. Here’s how to wipe cache partition on your LG V35 ThinQ:

  1. Tap Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Then tap Settings.
  3. Navigate to the General tab.
  4. Select Storage.
  5. Scroll down the list and tap Cached data.
  6. When prompted with the confirmation message, tap Yes to clear caches for all apps.

After clearing cache and data, do a soft reset or restart your phone to refresh the operating system. Then retry launching Facebook app and test to see if the problem is gone. If the problem persists, then you’ll need to try other ways to fix it.

Fifth solution: Uninstall Facebook app then reinstall the latest version.

The previous methods should be good enough to deal with the problem if random glitches are to blame. But if you’ve reached this far with such a persistent crashing issue, then it’s likely because the app has become totally corrupted and dysfunctional. In that case, reinstalling the Facebook app on your LG V35 ThinQ can potentially fix it. This likewise denotes the need to delete or uninstall the app first. If you’d like to give it a shot, then here’s what you should do:

  1. Tap the Play Store app icon from the Home screen.
  2. Tap the Menu icon.
  3. Go to My apps & games.
  4. Select Facebook app.
  5. Tap Uninstall option.
  6. Then tap OK to confirm.

After the app is successfully removed, restart your phone then follow these steps to reinstall the Facebook app in the Play Store:

  1. Tap to open Play Store.
  2. Tap the Menu icon.
  3. Tap My apps & games.
  4. Select Facebook app. Be sure to select the Facebook version that’s supported by the current operating system on your phone.
  5. Tap Install.
  6. Then follow the onscreen prompts to reinstall the app.

Or you can also search for Facebook app using the Play Store search bar and then select the latest version of the app that is compatible with the current Android version of your phone.

Seek further assistance

You can reach out to the Facebook Help Center or contact Facebook Support to report the issue and ask other options and recommendations as resolution. Let them know of what you’ve done by far so you can proceed to a more advanced troubleshooting right away.

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