Samsung Galaxy Tab: Fix an App that Suddenly Stops - dummies

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Fix an App that Suddenly Stops

By Dan Gookin

Sometimes, apps that misbehave let you know. You see a warning on the Galaxy Tab screen announcing the app’s stubborn disposition. When that happens, touch the Force Close button to shut down the errant app.


When you don’t see a warning or when an app appears to be unduly obstinate, you can shut ’er down the manual way, by following these steps:

  1. From the Apps Menu, choose the Settings icon.

  2. Choose Applications.

  3. Choose Manage Applications.

    If you touch the Running item at the top of the Applications screen, you see only the apps that are running. That helps narrow the list.

  4. Choose the application that’s causing you distress.

    For example, a program doesn’t start or says that it’s busy or has some other issue.

  5. Touch the Stop button.

    The program stops.

After stopping the program, try opening it again to see whether it works. If the program continues to run amok, contact its developer: Open the Market app. At the main Market app screen, choose My Apps. Choose the app you’re having trouble with, and touch the See Details button. Scroll to the bottom of the details screen, and choose Send Email to Developer. Send the developer a message describing the problem.