Every day a new game is revealed, no matter how great they are, nobody can take place of Pokemon Go. Even after so many years of release, people are still fond of Pokemon Go and love to play. Still, catches their favorite Pokemon’s around the street. When compared to the early days, now Pokemon Go is much stable and updates have already changed many small things, which we even don’t know. But sometimes games like this go under maintenance or got mistakenly affected by the bug while making changes or releasing updates, under such circumstance, the Pokemon Go crashes on startup or Pokemon Go crash after login.
To make sure you never got into trouble while playing the game, we have covered few workable solutions to fix the Pokemon Go crashing on startup Android phones. Here we go.
- 1 Fix Pokemon Go Crash on Startup
- 1.1 Pokemon Go Compatible Android Devices
- 1.2 Check the Status of Game
- 1.3 Force Close Game and Other Background Apps
- 1.4 Restart Phone
- 1.5 Update Pokemon Go App
- 1.6 Update Phone
- 1.7 Disable Battery Saver & Data Saver for Pokemon Go
- 1.8 Clear Cache
- 1.9 Reinstall Pokemon Go
- 1.10 Wipe Cache Partition
- 1.11 Factory Reset Phone
Fix Pokemon Go Crash on Startup
Pokemon Go Compatible Android Devices
- Android Phones running Android 4.4 or later
- Phones with at least 2GB RAM
- Doesn’t work with Android Tablets
- Android Phones using Intel Atom processors are not compatible with Pokemon Go
Check the Status of Game
Pokemon Go won’t open? Or Pokemon Go constantly crashing? It is possible if the game servers are down and under maintenance, if so, you can’t play Pokemon Go until the developers fix the problem. Go to the Down Detector website and check the server status of Pokemon Go.
Force Close Game and Other Background Apps
There is a couple of solutions to get rid of Pokemon Go Crashing on Startup, but it would be too soon to suggest to you. Instead, we will start with the simplest one, force closing the Pokemon Go and other background applications. Tap on the square button to bring all the apps running on the phone and tap Close All.
By doing this, the processor will be relieved from background processes. Alternatively, from the Settings app, you can Force stop the Pokemon Go (Settings app > Apps > Pokemon Go > Force stop).
Thereafter, jump to the next section to restart the device.
Once you are done force closing the applications, now is the time to restart the device. After shutting down the applications, giving a phone fresh restart is better than any other step. Often, it is recommended to restart the phone once a week, to maintain the seamless performance of the device.
Press and hold the Power button and choose Restart.
Update Pokemon Go App
Up next, the most important thing you should be looking for is an update for the Pokemon Go. The developers work hard to keep the games like Pokemon Go as fast as possible, by eliminating bugs and multiple errors.
We all know, the updates are full of new features, and bug fixes. If your device isn’t allowed to auto-update the applications, then visit the Google Play and update the Pokemon Go manually.
Likewise, the device’s software system plays a major role to keep things even. Apart from Pokemon Go Crashing, it will also resolve certain minor bugs that you might not be aware of, and fasten the UI.
From the Settings app, search the Software updates option and install it. First, make sure the phone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network and at least 50% charged to avoid any further issues.
Disable Battery Saver & Data Saver for Pokemon Go
If Pokemon Go Crash after loading, then you might want to check the system settings including the Battery Saver, Display Resolutions, and most importantly, the compatibility of the device. It sounds crazy, though, trying it won’t be any harm to your phone.
Somewhere you may have read the battery saving techniques and came along with this, but since you’re dealing with serious issues with the game, its wise to remove the Pokemon Go from the Battery Saver App list.
Turn Off Battery Saver,
From the Notification bar, disable the Low Power Mode/Battery Saver; while if you are Samsung user, then visit the Settings app > Device care > Battery > Power mode > Disable power-saving mode.
Turn Off Data Saver,
Settings app > Connections > Data usage > Data saver. Make sure it is disabled.
One more trick that works most of the time is to clear the cache of Pokemon Go. This will delete all the temporary files associated with the app, including any cracked or buggy file. Don’t worry, it won’t remove any data of the game, just the temporary files, which will automatically be generated once you re-launch the game.
- Go to the Settings app.
- Tap Apps.
- Tap Pokemon Go.
- Hit Storage > Clear cache.
Reinstall Pokemon Go
Don’t worry, all of the progress that you’ve made till date is already saved to the cloud, after reinstalling the game to the phone, and signing in back to the Pokemon Go account, everything will be as usual.
- From the Settings app, open Apps.
- Find Pokemon Go and Delete it.
- Later, restart the phone and reinstall the game from Google Play.
Wipe Cache Partition
Wipe cache partition is one step ahead, in the previous step; you’ve deleted the cache of a particular app, the Wipe cache partition removed the cache files of the entire phone. If you are a Samsung user, then do it this way.
- Turn off the phone.
- Press and hold the Volume up button, Bixby button, and Power button all at the same time.
- You’ll see the Android logo, on the screen, release all the keys.
- Give few seconds to the phone, ‘Installing system update’ message will pop-up.
- When the Android system recovery menu appears, navigate to the Wipe cache partition using the Volume down key.
- Select Wipe cache partition using the Power key.
- When the Reboot system now comes up, press the Power key to select it.
- This is it! Wait for few minutes until the system boots up.
Factory Reset Phone
Ending the troubleshooting with the Factory data reset. I know its a bit hard step to take, though, if your phone is facing severe issues than nothing is better than resetting the phone to the default settings.
Backup the data before the factory reset the phone. That’ll be useful to retrieve the data.
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap General management.
- Tap Reset.
- Choose Factory data reset.
The process to factory reset may vary from device to device, so get into the Settings app and directly search the factory data reset option.