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How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?

System UI has stopped working is an error that has haunted users ever since Android first came about. With today’s modern phones with flagship specs and some extremely polished Android experiences, some users can still see the error. 

The error is actually got annoying as it can pop up unpredictably and render your phone useless for a bit. In this article, we’re going over nine methods that can fix System UI has stopped error on your Android phone.

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Restart your phone

The first and the easiest thing you should try out is to restart your phone. It works like magic and can get rid of a bunch of errors, lags and problems, including, of course, any errors with the System UI.


Remove widgets

Having too many widgets pinned to your home screen can eat up your phone’s memory rather quickly. When you’re running low on memory, running into such errors is a common occurrence. 

If your phone’s System UI seems to be lagging or hanging a lot, it’s probably a good idea to remove some widgets and restart your phone. 

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Uninstall updates

Uninstalling the Google app’s updates has helped many users in the past, and it might just work out for you as well. Since it’s a system app, you can’t remove the app outright, but you can reset it back to the factory version and upgrade again. 

Here are two ways you can do this.

Using the Playstore

Open the Play Store and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?
  • Head over to the Google Playstore and search for Google. Tap on the result that shows up to proceed.
  • Click the Uninstall button and wait for the app to remove all updates.

Using system settings

Go to your Android device’s Settings and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?
  • Head over to your phone’s settings and click on Apps & notifications.
  • Click on All apps.
  • Search for the Google app in the list and tap it to proceed.
How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?
  • Click on the three vertical dots in the top right.
  • Click on Uninstall updates. 

Restart your phone and the System UI has stopped error should be resolved.


Update your apps

It’s always a good habit to keep all the apps on your phone up to date. Outdated apps are not only buggy to use but also sometimes interfere with Android’s functioning. 

System apps generally update in the background automatically. However, if for some reason they don’t, you can try to update them manually to resolve any such issues.

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Clear System app caches

Clearing the cache of some system apps such as Google, System UI, Playstore and Play services can help get rid of any buggy temporary or cache files that might be causing this issue. 

How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?
  • Head over to your phone’s settings and click on Apps & notifications.
  • Click on All apps.
  • Search for the System UI app in the list and tap it to proceed.
How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?
  • Tap on Storage & cache.
  • Tap the Clear cache button.

Once done, restart your phone and the System UI has stopped error should be gone for good. 


Change background process limit

To proceed with this step, you’re first going to have to enable the developer mode on your phone. If you haven’t already, follow these steps.

How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?
  • Open your phone’s settings and head over to the about page.
  • Tap Build Number 7 times. You’ll get a toast notification saying that the developer settings are now enabled.

Once you’ve got past that, change the background process limit.

How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?
  • Open your phone’s settings and scroll down to System.
  • Tap on Advanced.
  • Tap on Developer Settings.
  • Scroll down to find the Background process limit setting and change it to standard. You may have to experiment with different settings to figure out what works out for you.

Restart your phone and the System UI has stopped error should be gone. 

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Reset app preferences

Resetting app preferences on Android can often resolve many such errors. Here’s how you can do that.

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  • Head over your phone’s settings and tap on Apps & notifications.
  • Tap on See all apps. 
  • Tap on the three vertical dots in the top -right. 
  • Tap on Reset app preferences.

Update your phone

Updating your phone can resolve a lot of errors with system apps. Here’s how.

How to fix System UI has stopped issue on Android?
  • Open your phone’s settings and scroll down to System.
  • Tap on Advanced.
  • Tap on System Updates.
  • Your device will automatically start downloading any available updates.

Wait for the updates to download and install and for your device to reboot. The System UI has stopped error should be resolved. 


Factory reset

This might sound drastic, but as a last resort, you can try factory resetting your phone to resolve the issue once and for all.

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  • Head over to your phone’s settings and tap on System.
  • Tap on Advanced.
  • Tap on Reset options.
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  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset)
  • Tap the final conformation and wait for your device to reboot.

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