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How to Fix if WhatsApp shows Stopped/Crashing Error on Poco X2

WhatsApp is one of the most popular apps today and while it’s being updated regularly, problems still occur. One of the most common issues with it is when it crashes when used. Most of the time, the error WhatsApp keeps stopping would pop up when the app is opened. It means that it has failed to initialize or there are issues somewhere. One of the possibilities of why this problem occurs is when a problem with the firmware occurs. Here, in this guide, we have covered various methods to fix when WhatsApp shows Stopped/Crashing Error on Poco X2 in very simple steps.

WhatsApp is an application that has entered the list of “The apps most humans use daily” now if it hadn’t already, some time ago. The application is an excellent way to message, call, and share media (and more recent documents) with your friends and relatives. It sometimes does tease you a lot when the dreaded “The application has stopped” pops up though.

“Unfortunately, WhatsApp has stopped”, this error has a knack of showing up in relation to other applications as well but when this error comes on an application you don’t normally pass your day without using, then it becomes even more of a nuisance. In this article, we will be sharing a few methods that will surely help you to remove the “Unfortunately WhatsApp has stopped” error. Start with the first method and if that doesn’t solve the problem for you then proceed with the second method.

We have personally encountered similar issues in the past and I can assure you that most of the time, this kind of problem isn’t really serious and you can surely fix it by yourself. With that being said, here are the things you need to do if WhatsApp keeps stopping on your phone.

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Fix, WhatsApp shows Stopped/Crashing Error on Poco X2

Check for On-going Outage

If your Whatsapp keeps stopping on your Galaxy and you have no idea why your first move is to check if there’s any known outage. Just go to Google and search for “Whatsapp issue”. Most major news outlets will surely talk about any issue that affects a huge number of users. If that’s the case, all you need to do is to follow the direction or remedy.

If this is not the case, follow the below solutions.

Restart the App

Close an app using Recent Apps key

  • On your screen, tap the Recent Apps soft key (the one with three vertical lines on the left of the Home button).
  • Once the Recent Apps screen is shown, swipe left or right to look for the app. It should be here if you managed to run it previously.
  • Then, swipe up on the app to close it. This should force close it. If it’s not there, simply tap the Close All app to also restart all apps.

Close an app using App Info menu

  • Open ‘Settings’ from either the Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Scroll Down and Tap ‘Apps’.
  • Now, tap on ‘Manage Apps’
  • Tap the More settings icon (three-dot icon, upper right).
  • Tap ‘Show All Apps’.
  • Find and tap the app.
  • Tap Force Stop.

Install Latest Software Updates

  • Open ‘Settings’ from either the Quick Nav menu or the launcher.
  • Scroll Down and Tap ‘My Device’.
  • Then tap on ‘System Update’.
  • Tap on the ‘Check for updates’.
  • If a system update is available, you’ll see the option on the screen. Tap Download and Install.
  • If your system is up to date, you will see a message stating that the system is up to date.

Here are a few things that are needed to take care while updating your Poco X2 or any device:

  • Your device must be connected to the internet.
  • Your device must have enough space to download the update.
  • Your device should have enough charge, more than 50% to install the update.

Clear WhatsApp Cache

If the above methods did not help, follow it up by clearing the apps’ cache. Here’s how it’s done:

  • 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.
  • A popup window will appear with two options.
  • Tap the ‘Clear Cache’ button.
  • Restart the device and check for the problem.

Clear WhatsApp Data

Clearing an app’s data will return it to its factory state.

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  • 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.
  • A popup window will appear with two options.
  • Tap the ‘Clear All Data’ button.
  • Restart the device and check for the problem.

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.

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.

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:

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  • 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

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 WhatsApp shows Stopped/Crashing Error on Poco X2. 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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