How To Fix The LG K8 Facebook Keeps Crashing Issue

The #LG #K8 is a budget Android smartphone model released in June 2018. It has a solid build quality made of a plastic body with a 5 inch IPS LCD screen having a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It sports a single 8MP camera at the back and a 5MP selfie camera at the front. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 425 quad core processor which is paired with 2GB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the LG K8 Facebook keeps crashing issue.

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How To Fix The LG K8 Facebook Keeps Crashing Issue

Facebook is currently the number one social network in the world today. A lot of people all over the world use this platform to not only connect with their friends but discover new things. Anyone can access their accounts from different platforms with the Facebook app being the most popular. This app however is not perfect and sometimes it might crash on your phone. Listed below are the troubleshooting steps you need to do when this happens.

Update your phone software

You need to check your phone software making sure that it is running on the latest version. If an update is available then I suggest that you download and install it first. This will eliminate any compatibility issues between your phone software and the Facebook app.

Once your phone has the latest software version installed try to check if the LG K8 Facebook keeps crashing issue still occurs.

Perform a soft reset

There are instances when temporary corrupt data can cause this problem. Try to refresh the phone software by restarting your phone as this will eliminate the corrupt data of the device. Although usually done when the device is unresponsive it is also recommended in this case as it will refresh the phone software.

  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down key for up to 45 seconds.
  • Wait as the device restarts.

Check if the LG K8 Facebook keeps crashing issue still occurs.

Clear the cache and data of the Facebook app

The Facebook app will usually store the most commonly data to make it perform better. There’s a possibility that this cached data stored by the app has become corrupted which in turn is causing the app itself to constantly crash. To eliminate this possibility you will need to clear the cache and data of this app by following the steps listed below.

  • From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  • Tap the ‘General’ tab > Apps & notifications.
  • Tap App info.
  • Tap the filter to select the following: All, Enabled, Disabled
  • Tap the desired app, then Storage.
  • Tap Clear cache or Clear Data then YES

Check if the LG K8 Facebook keeps crashing issue still occurs.

Install the latest version of the Facebook app

If clearing the cache and data of the app fails to work then you should just uninstall the app from your phone then download the latest version from the Google Play Store. There’s a possibility that this new version will fix the problem. Take note that this will only work if the app is not pre-installed in your device.

To uninstall the Facebook app

  • From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  • Tap the ‘General’ tab > Apps & notifications.
  • Tap the filter to select the following: All, Enabled, Disabled
  • Tap the desired app.
  • Tap Uninstall, then tap OK.

Once the app has been uninstalled search for it again in the Play Store then install it.

Wipe the cache partition of the phone

Sometimes the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone can become corrupted. When this happens this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  • Tap the ‘General’ tab.
  • Tap Storage > Internal storage.
  • Wait for menu options to finish calculating.
  • Tap Free up space.
  • Tap Temporary files & raw files.
  • Select the following options: Cached data, Clip tray temporary files, Raw files from camera.
  • Tap Delete > DELETE

Check if the LG K8 Facebook keeps crashing issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then the best way to deal with this right now is to perform a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons.
  • When the LG logo appears, quickly release and then re-hold the Power button while continuing to hold the Volume down button.
  • When the ‘Delete all user data (including LG and carrier apps) and reset all settings’ message appears, use the Volume down button to highlight Yes.
  • Press the Power button to reset the device.

Setup the phone, but do not install any apps yet except for the Facebook app, then check if the issue still occurs. If it does you should contact the Facebook support team for further assistance. You can also try using a different app that allows you to access your Facebook account aside from the official Facebook app or access your account using the phone browser.

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