How To Fix Facebook That Keeps Crashing On Google Pixel 7

Applications like Facebook are updated regularly to make sure they work properly most of the time. However, there are instances when issues occur and one of the most common problems you might encounter is when the app starts to crash for no apparent reason. Such a problem occurs even to high-end devices like the Google Pixel 7. 

It can be very annoying when such an issue happens to you but it’s not really that serious and you will be able to fix it easily by doing a few troubleshooting procedures. 

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Time Needed : 10 minutes

The good thing about troubleshooting third-party apps is that even if they have serious issues, they won’t be able to affect your phone’s performance that much and you can definitely continue using your device even without those apps. 

So if you’re one of the Facebook users bugged by the crashes, then here are the things you should do: 

  1. First solution: Force stop Facebook and reopen it. 


    When it comes to fixing app issues, the first thing you have to do is to force stop the app you’re having issues with and then reopen it. For minor cases, this procedure alone could be enough to fix the problem. 

    1. So swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop in the middle. This will show you the apps that you’ve recently used. 
    2. Look for Facebook and then swipe up on it to close it. 

    After that, reopen the app and try to see if you can use it properly because if it still crashes at some point, then try the next solution. 

  2. Second solution: Restart your Pixel 7. 


    After force stopping the app and reopening it and the crashes continue, the next thing you have to do is to restart your phone itself. It is possible that the crashes are just due to some minor firmware glitches. After all, a reboot will take only a few seconds before you can continue using your phone again. 

    1. To restart your phone, swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to pull down the Quick settings panel. 
    2. Tap the Power icon and select Restart. Now wait until your device finishes the reboot.
     
    After the reboot and Facebook continues to crash, then it’s possible that it’s a server issue. 

  3. Third solution: Check the server. 


    The next thing you have to do is to check if it’s a server-related problem because if it is, then you really don’t have to do anything about it except wait until the problem is fixed. 

    1. So launch a web browser and log on to DownDetector.com. 
    2. Search for Facebook and tap on it once displayed. 
    3. Scroll down a bit to see if there are a lot of reports about the crashes and other related issues. 

    If there are a lot of reports from other users, then it’s obvious that it’s a server problem.

    However, if there are only a few or if the reported problems aren’t the same as yours, then it’s probably just an issue with the app on your phone. Move on to the next solution. 

  4. Fourth solution: Reset Facebook. 


    A reset will often fix app crashes. So after doing the previous solutions and Facebook continues to crash, you have to reset it. 

    An app reset basically means to clear the app’s cache and data files. It will bring it to its default settings and configuration but also replace the deleted files. Here’s how it’s done: 

    1. To do that, pull up the app drawer and look for Facebook. 
    2. Tap and hold on its icon until the options show. 
    3. Tap the App info icon. 
    4. Find and tap Storage & cache. 
    5. Tap Clear cache first. 
    6. Tap Clear Storage and then confirm it. 

    After the app reset, launch Facebook again. Log into your account and continue using the app to see if it will still crash after a few minutes of use. 

  5. Fifth solution: Reinstall Facebook. 


    Your last resort if the problem continues is to remove Facebook from your Pixel 7 and then download a fresh copy from the Play Store. 

    In doing so, you can rest assured that the installation files are all fresh and not corrupted and that you’re using the latest version of the app. So follow these steps: 

    1. Pull up the app drawer and look for Facebook. 
    2. Tap and hold on its icon until the options show. 
    3. Tap the App info icon. 
    4. Tap Uninstall and select OK to confirm. 
    5. Once the app is uninstalled, launch the Play Store, search for Facebook and then reinstall it. 

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  • Facebook
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  • Google Pixel 7

After it’s reinstalled, launch it and it should work properly now. 

We hope this guide can help you one way or another.

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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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