How To Fix Frozen Android App While Downloading

Sometimes Android phones may get frozen or stuck on their loading screens. This is not common for an issue coming with Samsung phones running on the Android operating system but does happen every once in a while. If your phone will not turn on all the way like it should, otherwise it boots up to its Samsung logo then freezes or else boots up to the Samsung logo then powers off and then power back on until it gets to the Samsung screen again over or if your Samsung just doesn’t seem to want a power on correctly then don’t get panic just yet, there is hope.


Using Download Manager for Stuck Google Play Store App Download

For the newer Android phones, apps are downloaded from the Google Play Store. To clear the caches and do force stops of the Play Store app then go to the Settings option, which is shaped like a gear. For Example, On a Samsung Galaxy running Android 4.3, It will bring up a menu and then you will be needed to go to the “More” tab.

Now you need to select the Application manager then it will bring up a list of all your apps, which is separated between four columns namely Downloaded, SD Card, Running and All. The Running section is a good way to close all the active apps which you are not aware of that continue to run in the background. For this tutorial, just go to All and then scroll down to the Google Play Store app and then click on it.

Now You will see a bunch of options which are available here. often tapping on the Clear cache and Force stop will do the trick. Alternatively, you can also try tapping on the Clear data as well.


Use Download Manager to Fix Stuck Android Market App Download

For older smartphone using Android 2.1 version with Android Market, To Tap the Settings option to bring up your settings or doing whatever you can do to access the settings menu on your Android phone.

Now click on the Applications and then select the Manage applications option. It will bring up a list of all your apps which are already installed on your phone. In case, some of your apps are not showing in the list then tap your menu icon and then select Filter to bring up your filter options. Now select All to show all the apps which you have installed.

Once all your apps are showing then you just scroll down to Market and tap on it. Now, It will bring up another bunch of options. Here you can tap on the Clear cache option and then select the Force stop.

Those steps will surely fix your frozen download issues. Otherwise, you can also try going to the Download Manager option and then tap on the Clear data and then click on the Force close.


In this article, we provide two methods to fix frozen Android App while downloading. These methods surely help you to solve the issues coming while downloading android app on your mobile. So you can try these methods. If you have any queries, Kindly do let us know via comments.

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