In Android phone, the error “Unfortunately, the process has stopped” occurs due to SIM toolkit application. The error occur, if you have recently modify the data, installed new ROM, restored data or firmware update failed upgraded to the latest version of Android OS. So, if you’re constantly getting the “Unfortunately the process has stopped” error, here are couple of ways to fix your Android device. 

Fixed : Unfortunately, the process has stopped

In order to keep your phone data safe, make sure to back up your phone data. In this article, I’ll show you the working methods to fix “Unfortunately, the process has stopped” error in Android phone. 

Solution 1 : Automatic Time Zone

Go to Settings > Date & Time and disable automatic time zone.
Now tap on “select time zone” and choose your time zone. Restart your phone.

Solution 2 : Clear Data and Cache of Phone, SIM Toolkit, Contacts, Contact Storage

Go to Settings > Apps or Application Manager > All tabs > Phone.
Now clear data and cache of phone. Restart your phone.

By the same path, you must clear data and cache of SIM toolkit, contact and contact storage.

Solution 3 : Clear Cached Data

Go to Settings > Storage and tap on “Cached Data”. A pop up will appear, confirming that you want to clear the cache. Select “OK”.

Also See : Common Android Phone Problems and How to Fix Them

Solution 4 : Other Solution

->>Turn off your Android phone and take out the SIM cards. Turn on the phone without SIM card and insert the SIM card again.

->>To fix “Unfortunately the Process has Stopped” error, you should stop automatic updates in both phone settings and Google Play Store.

->>Force close the apps like Google Service Framework, Contacts, Gmail, Calendar and other social media services.

->>Turn off your Android smartphone by long pressing the Power On/Off button. Now press and hold the given key combination: Power On/Off, Volume + and Home button. Now, be careful when you follow the subsequent steps. Release Power On/Off button if your Android smartphone vibrates only once. Now, when you keep pressing the other key combination, a menu will appear in the display screen of your smartphone. Now use the Volume button to select the ‘Wipe Cache Partition’. You can confirm your selection with the help of Power On/Off button. Once you select that, the cache will be deleted. Now, mark ‘Reboot Phone’ to reboot your phone without losing data.

Final Solution  : Factory Reset

Factory reset will wipe your all data and reboots as completely new phone with default settings and options. Head to Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset and tap on “Reset Phone”.

For performing the factory reset, shut down your Android phone. Now hold down the Volume Up button, Home key and Power button together. Once the Android smartphone vibrates, release the Power button, while pressing the other key combination. Now, the Android logo will appear on the screen, once you see that release all the keys. From there, you can do the backup and Factory Reset.

Feel free to tell us, which of the above mentioned solution worked to fix “Unfortunately the Process has Stopped” error in your Android phone. If you know any other solution, please share it via comment box.

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Michal Flip is a Tech Lover and founder of Digital Adda, a popular how-to tech guides and software tutorials. Sign-up for the email newsletter for your daily dose of tech tips & tutorials.

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