I recently experienced a problem with my Google Pixel where the Settings app would crash every time I plugged the device in. It would throw an error that said “Process com.android.settings stopped unexpectedly. Try again.” The only option is to “Force Close” .
Since the settings app is ultimately the thing that’s crashing here, it will need to be reset. That means you’ll lose a few custom settings such as your wallpaper. Follow these steps to solve the problem.
If you can still somehow access “Settings”, try these steps first.
- Select “Settings“.
- Choose Apps.
- Ensure that “All apps” is selected in the dropdown menu.
- Scroll down and select “Storage“.
- Select “Clear data“.
Use the Android ADB tools on a PC to clear settings data.
- Download and unzip the Android ADB tools on a PC.
- Enable Developer Mode on your Android device.
- Connect your device to the computer using a USB cable.
- From a command line, use ADB by issuing the following command, then pressing “Enter“:
adb shell pm clear com.android.settings
Now you should be able to use your Android device again without crashes when plugging it in or setting USB settings.
Doesn’t work even if you already have developer mode enabled
Leroy sane says
There is no storage in app setting
didnt help me since i cant get to my debugging to turn it on, cause all in all my settings are crashing.
I can’t go to my settings to do anything
My setting has unfortunately stop how can I fix it.
Dorothy Smith says
My setting has stop and i can’t fix it myself what do i do.
I can’t get to my settings. It says it’s stopped unexpectedly. I can’t get into to do what you said to do. Now what do I do ?
Sadly neither fix works if settings are inaccessible because it crashes right away
How do i get into setting to turn off the screen light its. Stuck on and won’t let me back into setting to put back on seconds
The problem is by mistake the Tan went to the factory reset. With the result my brcases is not working g and I’m getting web page is not available. How to fix it. Please help
? karen comb says
What if ya cant get on the phone at all
How will I enter developer mode if I can’t form use the settings??
When i want to go in by my developer option then it says process com.android.settings has stop
Mitch Bartlett says
Sometimes. I would personally get this error intermittently, and I was able to quickly perform these steps so that it would no longer happen.
To use Fix 1, I must start ‘Settings’
To use Fix 2, I must enable Developer mode, To do this I must use ‘Settings’
But initial problem is that ‘Settings’ does not start entirely. With ‘Process com.android.settings stopped unexpectedly’
So looks like chicken and egg problem.
it seems it ran on my device, and yet i still having same issue
I can’t even click on storage its says that