In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you what to to when Minecraft PE crashes on your Android device.
Minecraft PE – Pocket Edition – is the mobile version of Minecraft. And it offers exciting gaming experience to smartphone users, some of whom lack access to computers. However, a good number of Minecraft PE players have complained of frequent crashes, which typically occurs while playing the game.
If you’re encountering these crashes on your Android device, herein are some reliable fixes for you.
Fix: Minecraft PE Crashes on Android
Like all game/app crashes on Android, variety of factors could be in play. And this could be issues with the app’s cache, device compatibility, app/device glitch or storage issues among others.
While the actual cause of these crashes is difficult to figure out, you can try the fixes below to fix it.
Method 1: Clear app’s cache & data
To do this:
- go to Settings on your device;
- find and tap on Minecraft;
- select Storage;
- tap on Clear cache; and
- tap on Clear data.
If the game still crashes, you can try the next fix.
Method 2: Free up storage
Minecraft PE runs best on smartphones with sufficient memory/storage space. So, if your phone’s storage is clustered or there is not enough memory space, you’re bound to encounter game crashes. To fix this, in this case, you can remove nonessential apps and files from your device.
Also, Minecraft PE works best on smartphones and tablets running on >2GB RAM. Thus, devices running <1GB RAM are bound to encounter these crashes.
If the game still crashes after sorting out the storage issue, you can try the next fix.
Method 3: Reinstall game
Minecraft PE crashes could be caused by a recent update, faulty installation or bug attack. So, try and uninstall the game from your device, and then reinstall a new (updated) version.
To uninstall Minecraft PE from Android, follow the steps below:
- Go to the Settings app on your Android device.
- Select Minecraft.
- Tap on the Uninstall
- Confirm action, if prompted.
After removing the game from your phone, go to PlayStore and buy/install the latest version.
Minecraft PE works best on newer, high-end, Android devices. So, if you’re running an old Android device, you may have to upgrade (as appropriate) to run a crash-free Minecraft PE.
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