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6 Easy Way to Fix Unfortunately Settings has Stopped Error

The use of smartphones has become a part of our lives. We use these samples of state of the art technology for many purposes. But we all know that they are not perfect machines. Due to this, we all have to deal with a lot of problems sometimes. One of the most common problems that almost everyone has faced is “Unfortunately Settings Has Stopped”.

But why are you worried so much. We have already got you covered with yourself tested and experimentally proved working solutions. In this article, we will talk about the Error message “Unfortunately Settings has stopped“, It’s causes and solution.

Unfortunately Settings has Stopped
Unfortunately Settings has Stopped

I still remember the day when I had my LG G2. I really loved that phone. I used to play games on it and used it for social media apps. One day when I was taking a photograph of our exams date sheet. I found that the camera was not working.

I mean whenever I clicked on the camera Icon. There was a pop-up window with a message “unfortunately camera has stopped”. At first, I was a bit worried but then I started to figure out what is wrong. I Experimented and played with a lot of things and due to this, I figured out the working solution of this error.

After this, I restored my friend’s phone back to its working condition too. So I thought I should post it so that other people can get help and find a solution to their problem.

Understanding “Unfortunately Setting has stopped”

As I have already mentioned this fact on our other useful articles we can’t solve it unless we know the roots of the problem. Before we start learning about the solution steps let me tell you what I have found during my experiments. These are my own experiment and theories about this android error message. Also please keep this in mind that there could be more that one and different causes of a single problem in android phones.

Below are some of the serious issues that will cause the, unfortunately, Settings has stopped to occur.

Low Phone cache memory:

The android phones have both volatile and non-volatile memory. it stores data permanently such as photos, videos, etc in non-volatile memory. In other words, we can call this type of memory ROM.

However, the other kind of memory plays a very important role during the operation of the modern smartphone. For example, we put some pictures on our phones. or we run an App on our phone. This operation is stored temporarily in our Android smartphone’s RAM (random access memory). This helps the phone to perform functions swiftly and we don’t have to wait for a long period of time.

Now when our phone’s ram is full it will not be able to perform correctly. And as a result, we get Error “unfortunately Settings or any other app has stopped”.

Incomplete Files:

Incomplete files
Incomplete files

This is also another cause of the error. An android app works many files. If some of these files are missing from the app it will not be able to run correctly. This is possible both in the system and downloaded apps.

Incompatible Google Play services update:

The google play store is like a control tower for our android smartphone apps. All the data of these apps is controlled by google play services. Now if you have installed the google play services which is not compatible with your android version. it has some bugs in it then your apps will not work properly.

Incompatible Play Store :

Sometimes Users install the Google Play store and other app updates from third party sources. These are actually not suitable for the phone and its software version. Due to this, it becomes the root of many problems.

Bugs in Firmware/ROM:

There are different kinds of ROMs available for Android smartphones. These are called custom ROMs. These custom ROMs can be installed on almost every smartphone which hasn’t got an official Google update.

Android Bugs
Android Bugs

These ROMs works well but some of these are highly unstable and has got a lot of bugs in it. These bugs will not let the phone to work properly and as a result, we face a lot of errors, one of them is “Unfortunately Settings has stopped

Now I hope you will have a solid idea about what causes this problem. Let’s learn about how to solve “Unfortunately Settings has stopped” error.

As I have already told you there could be more than one solution for a single problem. I suggest trying all of these until you get the solution to your problem.

How to Get Rid of Error “Unfortunately Settings Has Stopped”:

Before trying anything I want you to simply restart your phone. A fresh reboot always solves many problems. To restart your phone simply hold your power button for a while. You will see a popup window where you can select the reboot option easily. If their problem still exists then try the following methods to uproot it successfully.

Method 1- Clearing Cache memory of your phone

If the problem is not solved by restarting your phone. Then the best thing you can do is to clear your cache memory of the phone. This will allow your phone to store fresh cache data and help your apps to work properly.

To clear the cache memory of your phone to follow these simple steps;

  • Go to settings.
  • Find “Storage & USB” and open it up.
Storage and USB
Storage and USB
  • Under that, you will see “Internal Storage“. Click on it.
Internal Storage
Internal Storage
  • Internal storage will open and locate “Cached Data“. Pressing on it, to remove cache files.
Clear data of settings
Clear data of settings

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Method 2- Clearing Settings Data and Cache

If your phone cache is not the cause of the problem the clear the Settings app Data and Cache. This will help clear out any settings which are not good for the app. And these may prevent the app to run properly.

  • Go to settings.
  • Then go to the apps or “Apps & notifications” (on some phones). Switch to the all apps tab.
Apps section on android settings
Apps section on android settings
  • Under that find “Setting” app and open it up.
Settings App
Settings App
  • Click on the “Storage” and open it up, which option you will see under settings.
Settings App Storage section
Settings App Storage section
  • Under that, tap on Clear Storage & Clear Data.
Settings Clear Storage
Settings Clear Storage

Now you are good to go.

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Method 3- Uninstall Google Play Updates

Some times new google play store doesn’t support on phone, so you may see “unfortunately settings has stopped” error. Uninstalling Google Play store new Updates will solve the problem.

  • Go to “settings” of your phone, Find Apps and notifications.
Apps & notification on settings
Apps & notification on settings
  • Switch to all apps and look for the “Google Play Store”.
Google Play store settings
Google Play store settings
  • In the there top right corner, you will see “Three Dots“, just click on it.
google play store three dot
google play store three-dot
  • you will see “Uninstall Updates” click on it, and confirm OK to uninstall google play store updates.
playstore untinstall update

Now you are finally Uninstall Google Play store update.

Method 4- Reboot in Safe Mode

Running your device in safe mode will allow your device to run only system apps and all other third-party apps will be sleeping. This is the best way to check which application causing the problem.

  • Press and hold your phone’s “Power Button” just like you do for switching off, for a while.
  • Tap & Hold on “Power off”.
Hold On Power Button
Hold On Power Button
  • In meanwhile you will see a Popup notification. It’s saying “Reboot to safe mode”, just tap on “Ok” to Reboot in Safe mode.
Reboot In Safe Mode
Reboot In Safe Mode

Reboot again to restore your device back to normal mode, don’t over headache about this. If your play store is working fine in safe mode it means that some of the third-party apps you have installed are causing the trouble.

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Method 5- Wiping Cache partition from recovery mode

If you are very much annoyed by the “Unfortunately Settings has stopped” then turn off your phone and then open it in recovery mode. From there you can wipe out the cache partition and I hope this will solve your problem.

To wipe out the cache partition follow the given steps:-

  • First things first Power Off your phone.
Power Off
Power Off
  • Press and hold “Volume Up (1) + Power Button (2)” and wait for the startup screen to show.
Volume Up button and power button together
Volume Up button and power button
  • If your phone has a physical menu button then press Volume Up + Menu + Power Button. (For Samsung Phones)
  • After that Boot Mode open up, in that you need to select “Recovery Mode“. (Note:- Volume Up Button for selecting options in Boot Mode & Volume Down button to select.
Android Recovery Mode
Android Recovery Mode
  • In some Phones, Android logo will open up Like this. Recovery mode next to this. For going next Press & Hold Power Button, then Click Volume Up Button Once.
Recovery Mode Android Logo
Recovery Mode Android Logo
  • When the Recovery Mode has started to use your Volume Up and Down buttons to navigate through options.
Volume Up and Down Button
Volume Up and Down Button
  • Navigate to “Wipe Cache Partition” and press the Power Button to select the option.
Wipe data factory reset On Recover Mode
Wipe data factory reset On Recover Mode
Power Off Button
Power Off Button
  • After successfully clearing the cache partition Reboot the phone.

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Method 6- Factory reset

This is the last option you have. A factory reset deletes all the data present on your smartphone. So take a backup of all the files present on your phone to factory reset.

Factory Reset of Android
Factory Reset of Android
  • Go to settings of your phone
  • Find “Backup & Reset” under the settings.
Backup & Reset Option on Android
Backup & Reset Option on Android
  • Under “Backup & Reset” you will see “Factory data reset”,
Factory data reset
Factory data reset
  • just click on it and in there click on the “Reset Phone”.
Reset Phone
Reset Phone
  • Enter security credentials if you set on your device if you don’t have or if you don’t have to leave it. Wait for some times and your phone completely reset.

“For rooted phone users with CyanogenMod or clockwork mod recovery, I am sure the error Unfortunately Settings has stopped is caused by the incompatible rom. It is also possible that some of the rom files are corrupt.”

Also sometimes it happens due to improperly installed rom. Try downloading the ROM file from different sources and then open the app it will solve the problem.

General FAQ’s

How do I fix unfortunately Settings has stopped?

Usually this problem solved by Rebooting android device. If not Settings Data Clear, Safe Mode, Wiping these and many more help you to get rid out of your problem. Which are discuss inside !!

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  1. I’m using a Samsung Galaxy Tab a 7.0, memory is reading 100%, android.process.acore has stopped and setting has stopped. All the above fix’s have not worked

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