Try the following steps if an app installed on your phone has any of these problems:
- Won’t open.
- Won’t respond.
- Isn’t working properly. If the app that isn’t working is an Instant App, try these troubleshooting steps instead.
After each step, restart your phone to see if it fixed the issue.
Step 1: Restart & update
- On most phones, press your phone's Power button for about 30 seconds or until your phone restarts.
- You might need to tap Restart .
- Open your phone's Settings app.
- Near the bottom, tap System Advanced System update.
- Depending on your phone, you might need to tap About phone or About tablet Software update.
- You'll find your update status. Follow any steps on the screen.
- On your phone, open the Google Play Store app .
- Tap Menu My apps & games.
- Apps with available updates are labeled "Update."
- If an update is available, tap Update.
- If more updates are available, tap Update all.
Step 2: Check for a larger app issue
You can usually clear an app’s cache and data through your phone’s Settings app. Settings can vary by phone. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.
Temporarily free up space when you clear cached data. This is a short-term solution. Over time, cached data will build up again.
If you got the app from the Google Play Store, you can:
- Read the app's reviews to learn whether other people have the same issue.
- Contact the app's developer for help. Learn how to contact a developer.
Caution: Any data saved in this app will be erased.
- Touch and hold the app that you want to uninstall.
- To see your options, start dragging the app.
- Drag the app to Uninstall at the top of the screen. If you don't see "Uninstall," you can't uninstall the app.
- Lift your finger.
Tip: If you want to use the app again, you can try reinstalling it. Learn how to reinstall apps.