How To Fix Unfortunately Messages Has Stopped On Android

Whenever you see the “Unfortunately Messages Has Stopped” error on Android, it means that your default messaging application has crashed. This prevents you from reading or sending text messages. However, here are 3 easy ways to fix “Unfortunately, messages has stopped” errors on Android.

How To Fix Android “Messages has stopped” Error

Popular fixes include using Safe Mode, clearing data and cache, and resetting your device. However, the one I recommend is taking your Android back to the carrier or manufacturer to have them fix the issue. However, here’s what you can do on your own.

Safe Mode

Search Google for how to boot “insert Android device name here” in safe mode. Once you know how to boot your Android in safe mode, do so and try to use the message app. 

Only default apps that shipped with your phone load in safe mode. If you can use the message app then you know that a third-party app is causing your messages app to crash. 

Reboot your Android and try to figure out which of you apps may be causing your messages app to not work. Once you figure it out, uninstall the app.

Clear Cache & Data

  • From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  • Tap Settings > Apps.
  • To display preinstalled apps, tap Menu Show system apps.
  • Find and tap Messages.
  • Tap Storage > CLEAR CACHE > CLEAR DATA > DELETE.

There is also the possibility that you can lose text messages when you perform the reset. However, you can use your phone’s backup and restore feature to save your texts.

Final Thoughts

If your Android messages keeps stopping then you can hard reset your Android to see if this fixes the problem. However, remember that you can always take it your carrier first for help.

If you do a factory reset, be sure to transfer your photos to a PC and transfer files and backup contacts as well.

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