Solved: How do I fix “Error in application” show on my Android mobile phone frequently?

Problem: Android phone users reported that the “Error in application” error message keeps showing every time they start the smartphone. The problem would still persist once if you restart the phone or if take out the SIM card from the slot.

Solved: How do I fix "Error in application" show on my Android mobile phone frequently?
Solved: How do I fix the “Error in application” show on my Android mobile phone frequently?
Solved: How do I fix "Error in application" show on my Android mobile phone frequently?
Solved: How do I fix the “Error in application” show on my Android mobile phone frequently?
Solved: How do I fix "Error in application" show on my Android mobile phone frequently?
Solved: How do I fix the “Error in application” show on my Android mobile phone frequently?

Follow the below solution steps to resolve the “Error in application” issue.

Content Summary

Potential Causes
Solution 1: Restart
Solution 2: Update the app
Solution 3: Force stop the app
Solution 4: Force stop SIM Toolkit app
Solution 5: Clear cache for the app
Solution 6: Clear data or Clear storage for the app
Solution 7: Cleanup Google Play Store
Solution 8: Reinstall the app
Solution 9: Update Google Play Store
Solution 10: Uninstall Play Store updates
Solution 11: Search solution online
Solution 12: Debugging
Solution 13: Factory reset
Solution 14: Replace SIM card
Solution 15: Wait

Potential Causes

  • Mishandling or improper handling of the SIM card
  • SIM card has been physically damaged because of frequently insert and remove from the tray.
  • Incompatible or outdated software, app, version, or updates.
  • Incompatible platform or faulty hardware including battery, display, Motherboard, Face ID sensor or camera replacement.
  • Bug issue happens to the app caused by runtime error, unhandled permission, network calls, memory overflow, or leak.
  • Incorrect installation or corrupted setup.

Solution 1: Restart

Restart or reboot the phone.

Solution 2: Update the app

Step 1: Open Google Play Store and check whether any update is available for the particular app.

Step 2: If there is an available update on Google Play Store, then press the Update button to proceed to update the problematic app to the latest build.

Best practice to update app:

  • Update apps frequently from Google Play Store.
  • Update the phone’s firmware and OS for smooth performance and apply the latest security patch.

Solution 3: Force stop the app

Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings > Apps, App Manager, Applications, or Manage apps. For certain brands such as Samsung, tap the Application Manager.

Step 2: Scroll down the list to find that particular problematic app.

Step 3: Tap on the FORCE STOP button.

Tap on the FORCE STOP button.
Tap on the FORCE STOP button.

Step 4: If the Force stop dialog box with the message “If you force stop an app, it may misbehave” prompted, then tap on the OK button.

If the Force stop dialog box with the message "If you force stop an app, it may misbehave" prompted, then tap on the OK button.
If the Force stop dialog box with the message “If you force stop an app, it may misbehave” prompted, then tap on the OK button.

Solution 4: Force stop SIM Toolkit app

Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings > Apps, App Manager, Applications, or Manage apps. For certain brands such as Samsung, tap the Application Manager.

Step 2: Scroll down the list to find SIM Toolkit.

Step 3: Tap on the FORCE STOP button.

Force stop SIM Toolkit app
Force stop SIM Toolkit app

Step 4: If the Force stop dialog box with the message “If you force stop an app, it may misbehave” prompted, then tap on the OK button.

If the Force stop dialog box with the message "If you force stop an app, it may misbehave" prompted, then tap on the OK button.
If the Force stop dialog box with the message “If you force stop an app, it may misbehave” prompted, then tap on the OK button.

Solution 5: Clear cache for the app

Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings > Apps, App Manager, Applications, or Manage apps. For certain brands such as Samsung, tap the Application Manager.

Step 2: Scroll down the list to find that particular problematic app.

Step 3: Tap on the CLEAR CACHE button.

Clear cache for the app
Clear cache for the app

Solution 6: Clear data or Clear storage for the app

Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings > Apps, App Manager, Applications, or Manage apps. For certain brands such as Samsung, tap the Application Manager.

Step 2: Scroll down the list to find that particular problematic app.

Step 3: Tap on the CLEAR STORAGE or CLEAR DATA button.

Clear data or Clear storage for the app
Clear data or Clear storage for the app

Solution 7: Cleanup Google Play Store

Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings > Apps, App Manager, Applications, or Manage apps. For certain brands such as Samsung, tap the Application Manager.

Step 2: Scroll down the list to find Google Play Store.

Step 3: Tap on the CLEAR CACHE button.

Step 4: Tap on the CLEAR STORAGE or CLEAR DATA button.

Cleanup Google Play Store
Cleanup Google Play Store

Solution 8: Reinstall the app

Step 1: Uninstall the app.

Step 2: Reinstall the app again from the Google Play Store.

Solution 9: Update Google Play Store

Check if there is any available update for Google Play Service. If yes, then proceed to update it.

Solution 10: Uninstall Play Store updates

Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings > Apps, App Manager, Applications, or Manage apps. For certain brands such as Samsung, tap the Application Manager.

Step 2: Scroll down the list to find Google Play Store.

Step 3: Click on the Uninstall updates button. This will revert Google Play Store back to the original version as it appeared when it was first installed on your device.

Click on the Uninstall updates button
Click on the Uninstall updates button

Search online for any bug reported for that app or go to YouTube to search for a particular fix to learn more about “Error in application” in detail.

Solution 12: Debugging

Step 1: Connect your mobile phone with any computer using the USB cable.

Step 2: Enabled the developer mode or debugging mode.

Step 3: Execute command to collect the logs from your Android phone: adb logcat -d > log.txt

Step 4: Analysis collected log to identify what is the exact issue that happens when the “Error in application” error message prompts.

Solution 13: Factory reset

If you’ve done everything written above and still unable to fix the “Error in application” error, then you might need to consider a factory reset for your phone.

Step 1: Go to Settings > System > Advanced > Reset Options > Erase All Data (Factory Reset) > Reset Phone.

Step 2: Tap Erase Everything.

Factory reset to erase everything on your Android phone.
Factory reset to erase everything on your Android phone.

Solution 14: Replace SIM card

Step 1: If you have two SIM card ports in your phone and both SIM cards are from different ISP, exchange the position of both the SIM cards and reboot the phone.

Step 2: Generally this happens to Airtel SIM card. Visit the respective network service center or local retailer, explain the problem to the customer service and ask for SIM card replacement. After that, your faulty SIM card will be deactivated and then you can insert the new SIM card and resume the service.

Best practice for SIM card insertion:

  • Better to leave the sim untouched.
  • Remove it only when very necessary.
  • Switch off the phone before eject the SIM card.

Solution 15: Wait

You can not do anything if there any error from the server-side.