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What if Poco X2 Freezing After Software Update? How to Fix?

Software Update is always not beneficial in every case. It obviously fixes previous bugs and issues, it roll-outs new features but new bugs are also compulsory. This is another kind of bug where the device keeps Freezing After Software Update. If you are too facing the same issue with your Poco X2, there is nothing to worry about. Here, in this guide, we have covered various methods to fix when Poco X2 Freezing After Software Update in very simple steps.

The software issues have no fixes for the time being, and Poco X2 hasn’t yet acknowledged them publicly. Restarting the phone doesn’t prevent future freezes, and restoring to factory settings doesn’t help either. Poco is probably the only entity that can fix the problem by patching up the bugs causing the freezes. If you haven’t updated to the latest software version, you’d better stay away from it until it’s safe to install.

If your device keeps crashing regardless of which app(s) you use then proceed to the last section on performing a factory reset. If your device only seems to crash when you’re using a certain app please follow the below sections first: you may not need to perform a factory reset. There are several potential causes for an app crashing frequently on your Poco X2 device and there are steps below to troubleshoot them.

Poco X2

Possible Reasons Behind the Issue

Some of the common causes that we usually encounter for this problem include the following:

  • Minor power management bug
  • Misbehaving app
  • Corrupted system cache
  • Unknown software bug
  • Malware, virus
  • Hardware malfunction (rare)

Some third-party apps are better made than others. It’s worth checking the reviews for a problematic app in the Google Play or Samsung Apps stores to see if the frequent crashes are common for other users, especially those with the same Poco device as yours. If this is the case consider contacting the app’s developer to ask about bug fixes for your device. Samsung cannot improve the stability of third-party apps so it is down to the developer to improve their app.

If you haven’t restarted your device in more than a day or so please do so now. The app may keep crashing due to a memory glitch in your device and turning your device on and off may well solve that problem.

Fix, Poco X2 Freezing After Software Update

Simple Reboot or Forced Reboot

Well, I think you already know how to restart your phone. So just restart the device and see whether it solves the issue or not. Restarting a device is always an ultimate solution for any issue. Not only Poco but this applies to every electronic device. I used to tell my mom to restart her device if she faces any issue with her smartphone.

Well if you still need to know how to restart then, here is it: Press your phone’s power button. On the screen, tap Restart.

The other way of the reboot is as follows:

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  • Press and hold the volume down button first and don’t let go.
  • Press and hold the power key while holding down the volume down button.
  • Keep both keys held down for 15 seconds or more.

If this doesn’t work then head to the next method. Rebooting your device regularly at least once every week can be beneficial.

Reset Network Settings

  • Open ‘Settings’ from either the Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • After opening Settings, look for ‘Connection & Sharing’ and open it.
  • After opening Connection & Sharing, scroll down and tap ‘Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth’.
  • Now, tap ‘Reset Settings’ that is located at the center bottom of the screen.
  • Now, it will ask for your lock screen password, confirm it.
  • Now, a popup window will appear asking you the final time.
  • Finally, tap on the Ok button.
  • Tap on it and you’re good to go.

Clear Cache from Recovery Mode

In case you don’t know what is recovery, the first thing the bootloader rings up is the recovery. Recovery Mode refers to a special bootable partition, which contains a recovery application installed in it. And you can fix some problems with your phone. Follow the steps to clear cache from recovery mode:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Now Press and hold Volume UP key + Power Key  on your Poco device simultaneously for a while
  • Once you see the Poco logo, you can release the button.
  • The phone is now booted in recovery mode
  • Use Volume keys to navigate to the Wipe cache partition option
  • To confirm, you can use the Power button.
  • Restart your phone

Clear Unnecessary Storage

  • Open ‘Settings’ from either the Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Then tap on ‘My Device’.
  • Now, tap on ‘Storage’.
  • In this section, you’ll get the general picture of your phone’s storage situation.
  • If you have a button that says ‘Cleaner’ at the button of the screen, try tapping it so the system will automatically clean the internal storage for you. You’ll get how much space will be cleaned up.
  • If the Cleaner option won’t be enough to give you at least 1GB free space, then you need to manually delete your personal data such as documents, images, videos, audio, or apps.

Update the Apps

For updating any app, follow the below instructions:

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  • Open Play Store from the App Drawer.
  • Tap on the three-lined option located on the left side of Search Bar.
  • Now tap My Apps & Games.
  • You will now see the list of apps that are available for any update.
  • Tap the update button that at located at the right side of the Apps’ Label.

Troubleshoot apps in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know what is safe mode, in safe mode, the system temporarily disable all third-party applications you installed on your device. By doing this we can figure out which app is occurring the problem. Follow the below step to turn Safe Mode on:

  • Your device must be powered on.
  • Press the power button on the phone.
  • When the power off, restart, airplane mode, wifi mode, etc. menu will be displayed, release the power button.
  • Now, long-press the Power OFF word on the screen.
  • Keep pressing this word until the Android Safe Mode message is being displayed on your phone.
  • Select to reboot into Android Safe Mode.
  • When done, a dedicated Safe Mode watermark will be displayed on your smartphone
  • Observe the phone and check for the problem.

After figuring out the apps which are creating the problem, follow the below steps to uninstall it(if required):

  • Open ‘Settings’ from either the Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Scroll Down and Tap ‘Apps’.
  • Now, tap on ‘Manage Apps’
  • If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Tap ‘Show All Apps’.
  • Find and tap the appropriate app.
  • Tap Uninstall.
  • Tap OK to confirm.

Factory Reset

Disclaimer

Factory reset will delete everything, so you want to make sure that you create a copy of your data such as photos, videos, documents, texts, etc. ahead of time.

From the Settings menu:

  • Open ‘Settings’ from either the Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Scroll Down and Tap ‘My Device’.
  • Now again scroll down and tap ‘Backup & Reset’.
  • Now finally scroll till the end and tap ‘Erase all data (Factory Reset)’.
  • Now, tap on the ‘Delete all data’ button that is located at the center bottom of the screen.
  • Now, it will ask for your lock screen password, confirm it.
  • Again it will ask your Mi account password.
  • Enter the password and tap the Ok button.

From Recovery:

  • Turn off the device
  • Press and hold Volume Up key + Power Key
  • Release Power key when POCO logo appears but keep pressing Volume Up key
  • Release Volume Up key when Mi-Recovery Appears
  • Use Volume keys to select and Power key to confirm
  • Select Wipe Data and press power key to confirm
  • Select wipe all data and press power key to confirm
  • Select Confirm press power key to confirm
  • Select “back to main menu” by press power key
  • Select Reboot and press power key to confirm
  • Select Reboot to System and press the power key to confirm.

Conclusion

That was it, this was the easiest way to Fix when Poco X2 Freezing After Software Update. Follow them carefully to get benefits of the feature in your Poco X2. Are you facing any problems and issues with your Poco X2? Then there is nothing to worry about, we have an article dedicated to Poco X2’s issues and guides. Here is the Poco X2 Troubleshooting Guide. Although it’s rare, some cases of the issues on Poco devices may have bad hardware as the origin. If a factory reset won’t help in fixing your issue, visit your local Mi Store or Service Center so a qualified technician can examine the hardware. If needed, they may send it in for repair or replacement.

Do you own a Poco Device, or any Android device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tunned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for Poco are coming soon.

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