How to Fix System UI Has Stopped Working on Android

Unfortunately facing system UI has stopped on your android device and don’t know what to do? Today we are going to share some possible methods to fix System UI has stopped on your android device.

By Abby Walsh | Posted: Mar. 09, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 18, 2018
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“How can I solve “Unfortunately System UI has stopped” on a Samsung S8 after I upgraded my Android to the latest OS? Every time I push and hold the home button, the UI message pops up then my wallpaper goes back to a stock image. Please forward any info you get if you find a fix. ”

A user from Samsung Community

You may have met the similar situation like this user above to found that the system UI has stopped working on your Android device. At this time, stop searching on the Internet and trying every method you find cause one wrong selection can wipe your data on Android phone. Here let’s walk through this article to get some useful tips to fix system UI not working on Android.

Also Read: How to Fix YouTube Videos not Playing on Android >

5 Tips to Fix System UI not Working on Android

Tip 1. Uninstall Google Updates on Android.
Some users claim that the problem of system UI not working may be caused by these updated Google apps. So you can try to uninstall the updates if you meet this error after updating Google apps. Open Settings > Application Manager > select installed app > find the Google app and click on the Uninstall App. You can restart your Android device to see if it works.

Tip 2. Clear Cache on Your Android Device.
If your Android device is running 4.2 and above, you can try to clear the cache on Android to fix this issue. Go to Settings > Storage > Choose “Cached Data” – select it and a pop up will appear, confirming that you want to clear the cache. Select “OK” and it might fix your problem easily.

Tip 3. Rebooting your Device in Safe Mode.
If the methods above didn’t work then you can try to reboot your Android device in safe mode. Switch off the phone >power it on and as soon as brand logo appears > immediately release the Power key and then press and hold the Volume Down button. When you see Safe Mode in the lower left corner of the screen, release the button.

Tip 4. Uninstall Third-Party Apps on Android.
If you have downloaded some 3rd-party apps from unknown resources, then it may lead to your system UI not working on Android cause these third-party apps may conflict with your android system UI and your android operating system not able to grant permission for those apps.

Tip 5. Factory Reset to your Android Device.
Sometimes you just need to hard reset your Android device and then it may solve the issue of system UI not working on Android. Factory resetting Android device means erasing all existed data, just as the same condition as it was first purchased. So you’d better make a backup for your Android data before the start.

Bonus Tip: How to Backup Android Data to PC/Mac

There are chances that you may lose some important Android data during the process of fix the problem of system UI not working on Android. To keep your Android data safe, AnyTrans for Android is recommended to help you backup Android data to computer in a simple and selective way. Let’s read the detailed steps below:

Step 1 Download and install AnyTrans for Android to your PC or Mac computer. Then follow the steps below to backup Android device to computer.

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Step 2 Launch AnyTrans for Android > Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable > Click Content to Mac/PC.

How to Backup Android Data to Computer – Step 2

How to Backup Android Data to Computer – Step 2

Step 3 Select the items you want to backup > Select the export path > Click the right arrow to start transferring.

How to Backup Android Data to Computer – Step 3

How to Backup Android Data to Computer – Step 3

The Bottom Line

You should have solved the problem of system UI not working on Android with these simple tips we offered above. What’s more, you can also backup your Android device to computer before trying any of these quick solutions in case of data losing on your device. Just get it to your computer and have a trial >

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.

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