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Applications don’t always work and the Facebook app isn’t an exception to the rule. There’s a number of different reasons Facebook keeps crashing and number of different solutions. The reasons are usually ambiguous, but the fixes are straight. Below are several fixes to Facebook crashing on Android devices.

Force Stop the Facebook App

Applications work by utilizing several different processes, each with their own job. If an app refuses to open, it’s possible that the last time you used and closed Facebook, a process may not have gotten the memo and shut down when it was supposed to. By forcing it to stop, you cease all processes an app is using.

1. Find and open the Settings app.

2. In the Settings menu, scroll down to Apps and select it.

choose Facebook

3. Make your way down the Apps menu and choose Facebook.

4. Select Force Stop.

Reboot Your Android Device

This solution gets pushed away a lot. Believe it or not, reboot electronics can fix quite a number of problems and is usually the first solution any tech-savvy individual will try. It essentially gives the device another chance in the race. Perhaps the last time it booted up, it made a mistake somewhere and has been causing issues ever since. Technology isn’t perfect.

Clear Facebook Cache

Cache, like many aspects of technology, is susceptible to corruption; that’s just the nature of data. By clearing the cache, you remove the corrupted data and new temporary files can be made.

1. Locate and launch the Settings app.

2. In the Settings menu, scroll down to Apps and select it.

3. Make your way down the Apps menu and choose Facebook.

4. Choose Force Stop and then select Storage.

select CLEAR CACHE

5. Under Storage, select CLEAR CACHE.

Clear Facebook Data

Before you clear your Facebook data, just know that it will remove all login information as well as any media that was taken from Facebook. Save or backup any data now before you move foward.

1. Find and launch the Settings app. In the Settings menu, scroll down to Apps and select it.

2. Make your way down the Apps menu and choose Facebook.

3. Choose Force Stop and then select Storage.

select CLEAR DATA

4. Under Storage, select CLEAR DATA.

Uninstall / Reinstall the Facebook App

1. Locate and open the Settings app.

2. In the Settings menu, scroll down to Apps and select it.

3. Make your way down the Apps menu and choose Facebook.

choose UNINSTALL

4. At the top of the screen, choose UNINSTALL. Depending on your device, you may only have DISABLE available. You can select that instead. It’ll roll it back to factory settings.

Reinstall Facebook from the Google Play Store app, but before you do that, consider using Facebook Lite. You can find the steps below, under “Your Android Device Can’t Handle Facebook.” Contrary to the title, you can still use Facebook Lite just for the sake of reducing the amount of resources your apps use.

Update the Facebook App

1. Find and open the Google Play Store app.

2. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner of the screen. A panel will open from the left hand side.

choose My apps & games

3. In the left hand column, choose My apps & games, located at the top of the column.

4. At the top of the screen, select the Updates tab. If Facebook has an update, you’ll see one available. If there’s an update, select Update.

Your Android Device Can’t Handle Facebook

If you tried every solution above and Facebook is still crashing for you, then it might be that your Android device can’t handle it. Facebook can accommodate a wide arrange of devices, but as devices become more powerful, applications–like Facebook–take advantage of the device’s newfound resources. Eventually, old devices can’t handle certain applications anymore.

With that being said, consider installing Facebook Lite. It’s the same Facebook application and functions the same, but reduces the amount of resources the original Facebook application uses.

1. Locate and launch the Google Play Store app.

2. Tap the search bar at the top of the screen and type in “Facebook Lite” and selected it from the search results below.

Facebook Lite

3. On Facebook Lite’s information page, tap Install. Give it a moment to download the application and install it to your Android device.

4. Launch the Facebook Lite app. Facebook Lite’s icon is the inverse of the original Facebook logo–it has a blue “F” against a white backdrop.