How To Fix It When Apps Keep Crashing On Google Pixel 7

Applications are optimized to run properly on your phone no matter the operating system. For the Pixel 7, everything should work without a hitch but it seems like some users have some issues with a select number of apps as they tend to keep crashing for no apparent reason. 

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Such a problem can be due to a firmware issue, which can be annoying but not really that hard to fix. If it’s just an issue with the apps, then that’s even easier to fix especially if you’re dealing with a third-party app. 

So if you have a problem like this, then here are the things you should do: 

  1. First solution: Force stop problematic apps. 


    In most cases, app problems are limited only to apps, which can be fixed easily as well. So what you have to do first is to restart those that you’re having problems with. 
    Here’s how you do that: 

    1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop in the middle. This will show you the app previews. 
    2. Now swipe all the way to the left and tap Close all. 

    After closing the apps, try to launch them one after another to see if they still crash. If they do, then move on to the next solution. 

  2. Second solution: Reboot your Pixel 7. 


    One of the common causes of app crashes is the system glitch. It is a pretty minor issue but sometimes it can affect a lot of services in your phone. Fortunately, you can fix those glitches by doing a very simple procedure and that’s to restart your device. 

    So here’s what you could do to restart your phone: 

    1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification panel. 
    2. Swipe down again from the notification panel to pull down the quick settings panel. 
    3. Tap the Power icon and select Restart. Now wait until your device finishes the reboot. 

    When the restart is complete, try using the apps you’re having problems with to know if they still crash. 

  3. Third solution: Check your phone’s storage. 


    Another thing you have to do is to check your phone’s storage space. Apps create caches and store some data files in your phone’s local storage when they’re used so if there’s not enough space available, then that should be the reason why they keep crashing as they can no longer create the files necessary to make them run smoothly. 

    So just launch the Settings app and tap Storage. You will immediately see the amount of storage available. If you only have around 4 or 3GB left, then you should take a little time deleting some of your videos and pictures that you don’t need anymore. You may also uninstall the apps you don’t use. 

    However, if your Pixel 7 still has enough storage and this problem continues to occur, then move on to the next solution. 

  4. Fourth solution: Clear the cache and data of problematic apps. 


    Clearing the cache and data of an app will reset it. In most cases, it should be enough to fix any app-related problems you encounter. The best thing about this procedure is that you won’t lose any of your files or data, except for the files those apps have downloaded. Here’s how it’s done:
     
    1. Pull up the App Drawer and find the app you’re having issues with. 
    2. Once found, tap and hold its icon until the menu shows. 
    3. Tap App info. 
    4. Tap Storage & cache. 
    5. Tap Clear cache. 
    6. Tap Clear Storage and tap Delete to confirm. 

    After doing that, open the app you just reset and try to see if it still crashes. If not anymore, then do the same to other apps that have issues. 

    We suggest you try troubleshooting one app first and if you can fix that, then you should go after the other apps. 

    However, if this doesn’t fix the problem, then move on to the next solution. 

  5. Fifth solution: Reinstall the apps. 


    After doing the first four solutions and the apps continue to crash on your Pixel 7, then what you need to do next is to reinstall the app you’re having problems with. Doing so will delete the possibly corrupt installation files and replace them with new ones. So here’s how you uninstall an app: 

    1. To do that, pull up the App Drawer and find the app. 
    2. Once found, tap and hold its icon until the menu shows. 
    3. Tap App info. 
    4. Tap Uninstall and select OK. 
    5. Once the app is uninstalled, launch the Play Store. 
    6. Search for the app and reinstall it. 

    In most of these cases, reinstalling the app will fix the crashes. So if this procedure can help you, just do the same for other apps you’re having issues with. If not, then move on to the next solution. 

  6. Sixth solution: Factory reset your Pixel 7. 


    Your last resort will be to reset your phone, which deletes all the personal files you have on your phone including the third-party apps you installed on it. 
    So before doing it, make sure to create a backup of the things you don’t want to lose and when you’re ready, follow these steps: 

    1. Pull up the app drawer and tap Settings. 
    2. Scroll all the way down and tap System. 
    3. Scroll down and tap Reset options. 
    4. Select Erase all data (factory reset). 
    5. Tap Erase all data at the bottom of the screen. 
    6. Tap Erase all data once again to confirm. 

    After the reset, set up your Pixel 7 again and reinstall the apps you previously were having some issues with and they should work properly after that. 

Tools
  • Applications, Android 13
Materials
  • Google Pixel 7

We hope this guide can help you.

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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