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How To Fix Unfortunately Settings Has Stopped

Last Updated On: January 30, 2017

Many times your device show an error on your phone saying, Unfortunately Settings Has Stopped Error. Many Android smartphone users complained about this error, and they are facing the problem with their Android smartphone when they are trying to launch Setting. After this error, You can not access the setting option on your phone so follow below mentioned methods to fix this error.

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Fix to Unfortunately Settings has stopped Error

Before you check this method, you can also check how to fix all play store related errors. Mainly following steps help user to fix setting has stopped error on android.

  • Rebooting device
  • Clearing cache of device setting
  • Clearing device cache
  • Uninstall third party apps
  • Wipe cache partition
  • Factory data reset

Check step by step detailed procedure on above points below.

Restart the Device

Unfortunately Settings has stopped‘ error is a very common error on Android phone, but many times it can be solved by restarting your Android device.

restart the device

To reboot your android phone press and Hold the power button. When the popup box opens, You have to tap on “Restart” option and then press “OK” to complete the action. 

Now try to open “Setting” on your phone.Your error for setting stopped should have gone now.

Clear Cache of the “Setting”

You can solve this problem by clearing “Setting Appcache data. In this method, you have to clear Setting app data and Cache data using application manager on your phone. To clear Setting app data and Cache data follow these simple steps.
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  • Launch “Settings” on your Android device.
  • Scroll down and navigate to “Apps.”
  • Swipe to “All” section and find “Setting.”

fix unfortunately settings has stopped

  • In the App info section of Setting, press Clear data & Clear Cache
  • Restart your android device.

Now Try to check problem is solved or not. Actually, cache stored in setting may cause this issue. But after clearing the cache of your android setting, your device won’t show this error. Even if you are repeatedly getting this error, follow the steps below.

Clear Cache of the Device

You can also fix this error by clearing all device cache data. This method will erase all cached data from all application you have installed on your Android smartphone. To clear all cached data from your Android device follow these steps:

clear cache of the device

  • Go to Settings on your Android phone
  • Scroll down and select “Storage” option
  • In the storage or device memory section, tap on “Cached Data” option
  • Tap on “Ok” to confirm action

This will clear all cached data from your Android device. Now restart your device & check problem solved or not.

Uninstall all Third Party Application

If still error popups on your Android, you should try to uninstall all third party apps from your phone. It might sound bit odd, but sometimes it works. Sometimes when we install apps from outside of Google play store, it might not comfortable with the configuration of the device. Hence this error occurs.
uninstall all third party application

If you don’t want to uninstall the third party Apps from your phone so try to boot into Safe Mode your device. Because all third party application will disable automatically when you boot your phone into safe mode.

Check below video guide on how to uninstall third party apps from your android smartphones.

If you see this error is gone in Safe mode, then reboot your phone normally. Now uninstall all third party apps that you have recently installed on your phone.

Wipe Cache Partition

By using this method, you can fix this error on your phone. If you are unable to perform the above-mentioned method. So try this method to wipe all cache partition using recovery option. How boot into recovery mode in android phone? To boot into Recovery Mode, you have to press and hold a particular combination of buttons.
wipe cache partition

How to boot into Recovery Mode in Android device. Follow these steps:

  • First of all, Power off your Phone Examples:
    • For Samsung Smartphones: (Home + Power + Volume)
    • For LG Smartphones: (Power + Volume down)
    • For HTC smartphones: (Power + Volume Down)
  • Press and Hold Power + Volume Down button
  • If success, you will see Recovery option
  • In the Recovery option, navigate to “Wipe cache partition” using Volume button

Reboot your phone once after this process gets finished.

Factory reset

If you don’t want to try above-mentioned methods or none worked for you to fix setting stopped error on your phone. Reseting data is the last option to resolve this error. But make sure you backup your data before restoring factory data to your phone. 

settings has stopped error on your android device

How to factory reset on Android phone? Follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to Settings on your phone
Step 2: Scroll down and open “Backup & Reset” option
Step 3: Now tap on “Factory Data Reset” option
Step 4: Tap on “Reset Phone” button

This will erase all your data from your phone. So make sure you’re to backup everything on your android before resetting it.

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About Lucky

Lucky Sharma is Engineering Students & he loves to write about tech and gadget, He is a senior editor at Theandroidportal & He also manages publishing videos on our official YouTube channel.