[Fixed] Process System Isn’t Responding Error

The ‘process system isn’t responding’ error message can occur on any kind of Android device. Users have reported that after installing any new application, they experience this annoying issue. 

Due to several factors, you might notice this error message on your device, such as insufficient storage or memory, Bad sector on the SD card, software conflict. Also, if the Android device is outdated, then the cache portion can lead to this error.

If you are getting this error, then there are several ways using which you can remove this error message from your Android device. 

Android Process System Isn’t Responding: Easy Hacks to Solve

Apply the below fixing techniques until you find a solution that works for you.

Solution 1- Ensure that you have enough resources

Ensure that you have enough resources

To apply this solution. Follow the given directions.

Step 1

First, move to the Settings by using the Start menu. Here, drop down and select the Memory & Storage option. 

Now ensure that you have at least 300 MB of free space is available on the internal storage. In case, you are under the limit, then remove the cache data.

To do so, go to the Settings application. After that, select the Storage option. Then, tap on the Cache data or Saved data. Thereafter, select the Clear Cache button.

Step 2

Once done, then again open the Settings app and select Memory & Storage. Next, click on the Memory button. 

[Note:- On some Android device, the Memory option is located under Android Settings]

Now, a list of applications and a number of resources will show on the screen. Click on a Heavy RAM app and thereafter, click on Force Stop to free some memory.

Reboot your Android device and check if the error message still occurs or not.

Solution 2- Restart the Device

Restart the Device

Sometimes by simply restarting the device, the error can be resolved. So, press and hold the Power button until you see the Boot window.

Next, click on the Restart button and wait until the device boot up again. In case, the error still occurs, completely turn off your device and remove the back case of your device.

Remove the battery. Then, press and hold down the Power button for almost two minutes. After that, put the battery back and turn on the device.  

Still, the processing system stops responding? Move on to the next solution.

Solution 3- Update your Android Device

Update your Android Device

Here’s how to update the Android device. 

  • Ensure that you have a good internet connection.
  • Next, open the Android device. Thereafter, choose the ‘About Phone’ option.
  • Click on the ‘Check for Update’ button. 
  • In case, an update is available, then an update button will show on the screen. Tap on it.
  • Depending on the OS, the upgrading procedure might take some time.

After completion, restart the system to see the error status.

Solution 4- Remove the SD Card

Remove the SD Card

If your SD card has some bad sectors, then it will prevent the device from accessing the required information. 

Hence, remove it, restart the system and check if the error message has been removed or not. If yes, then proceed to solution 5.

If the error message does not appear, it simply means you use a faulty SD card. So, replace it with a new one.

Solution 5- Open into the Safe Mode

Booting up the Android ensures that no third-party application will allow to run. So, first, press and hold the Power button until the boot menu occurs on the display.

Press and hold the Power Off icon. Then, tap on OK and open your phone in the Safe Mode. 

[However, if this process does not reboot the phone into the Safe mode, do an online search and follow the online instructions.]

Now, the device should boot into Safe mode. To confirm, check if the Safe mode icon is present at the bottom left corner of the screen. Next, check if the error still appears or not.

Solution 6- Wiping the Cache Portion

Wiping the Cache Portion

Before moving to the more complicated solution, try to wipe the cache portion and check if the error message has been removed or not. To do so, first, turn off the Android device.

Then, press and hold the Volume Up, Home Button and Power button together. When the device starts vibrating, then release the Power button.

[Note:– If this does not open the Recovery mode, perform an online search]

When the ‘Android System Recovery’ option appears on the display, release all the other buttons. Now, use the Volume down key to move and highlight the ‘wipe cache partition’. 

To select it, press the Power button. Wait for sometimes as the process might take some time to complete. Once done, reboot your Android device and hope this solution should fix the problem.

Solution 7-  Factory Reset the Android

Factory Reset the Android

If the above six solutions are not workable for you and if you have not touched any system files, then you are strongly advised to perform a factory reset of the Android device.

Before applying this solution, keep in mind that a factory reset will delete any personal data from the internal storage. In case, you store personal media on the SD card, then don’t worry as this solution will not affect it.

Here is how to factory reset on your Android device.

Step 1

First, open the Settings app. In the Settings, drop-down and tap on the ‘Back Up & Reset’ option. Then, make sure that the dialog box present beside the ‘Back up my data’ option is marked.

 If it is not, then select it and wait for the backup to create. 

Step 2

After that, tap on the ‘Factory Data Reset’ button and confirm it by tapping on the Reset phone button.

Next, you have to tap on the ‘Erase Everything’ option to make the final confirmation. Wait until the process is completed. At the end of it, your device will reboot automatically.

Additional Information:

 In case the ‘process system isn’t responding’ error message still pops up on the screen and if you have a rooted Android device, then you have to unroot your Android device. For that, download a well-known software and install it on your device. Then, proceed to the Setting tab and select the ‘Full unroot option’. 

A confirmation message ‘if you want to unroot your device or not’ appear on the screen. Tap on Continue. Once done the software will close automatically. Then, revert to a stock ROM. 

In case, you have not flashed the device before, then contact a technician. That’s it. These are some top-notch solutions that you might apply to fix the error without any hassle.

Maria Colombo
Maria Colombo
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