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How to Prevent your Mobile Phone from Freezing and Hanging

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Freezing/Hanging of mobile phone is the worst thing that no-one desires to come
Prevent Mobile from Hanging and Freezing
across. Almost every smartphone, whether its Nokia, Samsung, Micromax or any other, after prolong use one or the other time phone begins to freeze/hang too often. Sometimes even a few weeks old phone would hang up unexpectedly. Mobile phone is a small version of any general computer and laptop, it can contain RAM, External memory, different OS like Android, Symbian, Windows and so, Different processors, Graphics, Camera and lot more. If they can freeze/hang up why can't mobile phone. If you don't take good care of your mobile phone, it might create troubles for you because you can live without your favorite food but you can't live without your mobile phone even for single day.

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Reasons which might cause mobile phone to freeze/hang -

  1. Running several applications/tasks at one time.
  2. Installing applications in phone memory instead of external memory (Memory card)
  3. Keeping internal memory (RAM) full.
  4. Keeping external memory full.
  5. Using heavy themes on standby mode.
  6. Not deleting cookies, caches, log files.
  7. Installing too many apps.
  8. Running heavy applications on low memory.
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Different ways through which you can prevent your mobile phone from hanging/freezing :-

  1. Always install/place applications and other data in external memory (memory card) if internal memory is too low, so that whenever any app runs it will get space to store temporary data in internal memory and because of this you can run multiple apps at the same time without any hassles.
  2. Uninstall unnecessary apps when not in use for long time as it will eat up memory unnecessarily. You can install them again via setup files whenever you feel like through file manager or store them in computer or laptop and transfer them back when required.
  3. Keep solely those themes which you are using currently and move/place rest of them in your computer. Doing this will not only free up memory but will also speed up your mobile.
  4. Never run apps that doesn't seem to be supported by your phone like variation in screen resolutions, running apps which are compatible with higher Os.
  5. Free up memory by deleting/moving songs, eBooks, videos, apps, wallpapers, images, old msgs, contacts and files which are not in use since long to computer. Import them back whenever required.
  6. Never run heavy apps if mobile phone does not host enough RAM (Internal memory).
  7. Shut down processes which are in the background when running heavy app. Mobile phone operating systems like android have inbuilt task manger through which you can close processes which are running in the background. You can download task manager like "Advanced task killer" or "Easy task killer" from application market.
  8. Install smart antivirus software package on your mobile because if your device is infected with virus, it automatically slows down, virus can also cause fatal damage to the software. Delete unnecessary cookies, cache files.
  9. If you're using a low budget mobile phone, make sure you do not run multiple apps at the same time.
  10. While surfing internet do not run multiple tabs or perform multiple tasks because it slows down processor and consumes lot of RAM.
  11. Free up internal as well as external memory as much as you can by deleting/moving unnecessary files.
  12. Always keep your mobile phone software up-to-date
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Get rid of hang instantly :-

  • If your phone hangs, to get rid of it instantly, simply remove the battery and after few min reinsert it and start your phone.

In Sony Xperia  S, P, GO, U, SL, Z Series

  • Press the Camera, Volume Up button and Power button simultaneously for 5-10 seconds , phone will restart.

In Nokia Lumia series

  • Press the volume up or down and power button simultaneously for 5-10 seconds

In Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 S5

  1. Download & install "Dummy file generator" from Google play store.
  2. Open the app and go to internal memory tab.
  3. Select "Generate FULL" and generate dummy files till storage is full.
  4. YES, your phone will hang and freeze couple of times (Just remove & reinsert the battery again).
  5. Keep on generating dummy files till memory if full.
  6. Now, select "Delete", this will delete all dummy files, that's it. Hanging and freezing problem should not occur now.
If nothing helps, feasibly the problem must be a hardware problem and not a software problem. It is recommended to show your mobile phone to an authorized service center.

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  1. Tried your tips, 2 days before, no hangs till now. Lets see. Thanks

  2. it worked.....thank you

  3. dummy file generator worked for me but after a week it as started to hang pls let me know can I again do it and is there any risk of my phone getting crashed

    1. Don't worry it won't cause any damage to your gizmo. You can try again & again. If it still hangs, you should uninstall unnecessary apps, free some memory, update software. This will definitely work.

  4. i am using xolo q1010i and i had deleted all my files and my apps to but till now it is not working properly please help me to sort out this freezing problem

  5. Nice tips. Few of them I applied when my moblie goes stuck. Your article has a great help for those who face this issue. Mostly Smartphone hangs when lots of stuff and apps are loaded in memory. Some smartphone are efficient like sony, Samsung and iPhone then they

  6. Thank you, it helped a lot.

  7. Hi My Micromax.. Mobile is hanging and also unable to operate mobile when need .. kindly advise how to reslove .. ????

    1. Try above mentioned tips. It should help you.

  8. I wanted to stop the running apps to prevent my tablet from hanging but it said that if I will stop the running apps,apps will misbehave or may not work.plzzzzzzzzzz suggest some solution by a reply.

    1. Try this things-
      1.Run Clean Master or DU speed booster software (Android), it will kill unnecessary background operations,apps and free up the RAM for ongoing,current running app.Download it from Google play store
      2.If your gizmo has 1GB Ram out of which almost half of it would be already utilized by inbuilt apps, the chances of running too many multiple operations are minimal and will slow down the device, avoid running too many apps at same time.
      3.Uninstall apps which you don't use.
      4.Transfer most of data if feasible from device storage to external SD Card (Memory card).
      5.Remove apps from Home screen, keep this screen free from apps these will increase battery life too.
      6.Turn off connectivity features like Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth and others if you are not using it.
      Do reply whether this helped or not.

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  10. hellooo.... my mobile is lenovo A6000 ...wen i connected it to mobile got hanged,.... please tell me what sh i doo... its not getting on now.. please do reply

    1. Might be because of virus in your cellphone or computer. Scan both with good antivirus software. Don't install too many apps, it drains battery life quickly and slows down your mobile which results in heating, sometimes not responding to touch, hangs & Restarts often. Use clean master app or similar to free up storage space, it cleans junk files like ad junk, cache junk, empty folders etc. Hope it helps.

  11. my smart phone is micro-max canvas engage . it hangs every time when i try to run an offline app for long time. at this moment the off screen button , the back button initiates automatically terminating all the applications and freezing the phone for a while. ihave to continuously restart to normalize itbut still some time later the problem keeps popping back. please suggest any remedies. i would be highly obliged.

  12. Your phone has 512MB ram which is not enough if are running too large size apps, multi tasking, resulting in frequent app crash. Even a phone with 2GB ram heats up, slows down and battery drains quickly too when running a heavy app. Terminate other apps in background when you want to use heavy apps, uninstall apps which you don't use. Format your phone once. Come back with results.

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  15. the ideas for how to prevent mobile phone from hanging is very good but not suit at all because it will be main focused

  16. Thanks for sharing useful information

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  17. I am using Samsung Galaxy S3. I have installed Dummy files generator then I pressed the generate full it run until 100% but I couldn't delete it I pressed delete but it shows error


  19. I am using htc626g+.My phone hangs up usually when receing call or it shut downs.Please suggest me what should i do.

  20. i m using lava pixel v1 android one mobile just 7-8 months old. Now it hanged many times at any time. I m not able to receive call, at hanging condition touch is not accesable...did any app or software is there which i can install and will help full to get start my mobile when it hanged

  21. i m using lava pixel v1 with android one from last 7-8 months. its start hanging now some time for 4-5 days. i m not able to operate in that condition. is there any software which i can install and helpful for this kind of situation. in hanged condition i m not able to receive call...means at that time phone's touch is unresponsive.

  22. I use the Le2 phone just a 8days I am purge this is ,how can stop the hanging please suggest me ....