System UI is the interface a user sees and interacts with that is independent of the apps of that system just like the name implies, UI- User Interface.
The User Interface (UI) has features that enable the user to interact with the device. It also serves aesthetic purposes as well.
For developers, the System UI serves as a guide to them as they design any new feature or apps.
They try to incorporate features that will make it easier and pleasing for their intended user.
Why System UI issues occur
System UI issues have plagued almost everyone if not at one point, and these issues can arise due to varying reasons such as frequent flashing of ROM, wrong or improper installations.
Every Android user knows the importance of updating OS, however, when these updates are improperly installed or have bugs system UI error also occurs.
This problem shows up as a pop-up, telling you something like ‘system UI has stopped’, and when this appears the mobile cannot be operated as no other function can be carried out.
How to fix System UI issues
Here are a few tricks to help you navigate through the issue and fix System UI issues should they occur on your Android;
Sometimes, all the device needs to get back into a good working condition is a reboot. A prolonged press on the power button will show the reboot option.
Wipe Cache Partition
This is done when the phone is in recovery mode. Then using the options available wipe the cache partition and reboot phone.
Cache partitions are storage spaces for built-in Apps data, system files and drivers.
Also, ensure that you clear cache from phone regularly and also always close apps you are not currently
This also works like magic, uninstalling the updates on the Google apps in the device especially if there has been a recent update before the system UI issue.
Either go to play store and uninstall or do that from Phone settings.
Reset Your App Preferences
This resets the app settings like permissions or restrictions to default mode without you losing any file. Go to Settings, click on Apps and then Reset app preference.
Restore Factory Setting of Device
This wipes out every data on your device and even settings, backup important files on external storage or in the cloud before factory resetting your Android device.
Restoring factory settings should be after every other option has failed.
However, if these simple tricks don’t work, know that it’s time to get your phone replaced.
About the author
Chibuzor Elizabeth Chijioke a graduate of Abia State University is a Nigerian-based entrepreneur and content writer. She trained as a digital marketer at Innovation Growth Hub. She is committed to teaching people how to apply technology to better their lives and businesses. She spends her leisure reading sci-fi and fantasy novels.
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