How to fix unfortunately system iu has stopped working on android

Have you ever been offended by seeing the “Unfortunately System UI has stopped working” message pop up in your android device?  Devices like Samsung, LG, Tecno, Infinix, Sony and Motorola are are good example, since they also experience the same problem.

As this message keep popping up in your screen repeatedly, the more annoyed you become. Are you still wondering on what can be done to solve this problem to avoid those system UI error message.

The moment you receive this pop up message in your android device, your smartphone’s functioning is altered. Luckily, updating some of your smartphone’s apps is one of the many ways in which you will be able to fix this issue easily.

This article will guide you all through the different ways in which you will be able to fix this System UI error message. Below are some of the methods you can use to solve this problem:

  • Update apps.
  • Clear your phone’s cache.
  • Changing the background process limit.
  • Resetting app preferences.
  • Updating phone’s software.
  • Uninstalling Google App updates from Playstore.
  • Remove widgets from phone’s homepage.
  • Restarting your phone.
  • Factor reset your android device.

Method 1: Updating apps

Updating apps

One should keep updating their phone’s apps frequently to avoid such problems. Under normal circumstances, Apps like Play store and Google play Services update themselves automatically. Sometimes when these apps are updating themselves in your phone’s background they might stop, therefore, causing your phone to display that unfortunate system UI error message.

Always remember to update your apps frequently to avoid such problems.

Method 2: Clear your phone’s cache.

To solve this problem, you can clear your phone’s cache and data for apps like Google play services and Playstore. Don’t worry about your personal data or files, doing so won’t delete any of the apps in your android device. As one will be deleting this data, your app settings will reset to default/factory version.  Meaning no apps will be uninstalled.

To be in a position to delete this cache and data, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Launch your Settings app, then, click on “Apps & notification/System apps”.
  • Step 2: Click on the three dot icon that appears directly at the top of your screen and select Show system apps option. (Since our android devices might differ a bit, don’t panic when you don’t see the three dot icon on your screen). So, if you didn’t see the three dot icon on your screen, go to all app, then tap the three dot icon on your screen.
  • Step 3: When you are done, there are a number of options that will pop up in your phone, under System apps, scroll down and click on look for System UI.
  • Step 4: Click on the Storage tab and then tap on the clear cache option. You can restart your phone as well. If it happens that the issue is getting more serious, tap on the clear data/clear storage.
  • Step 5: Once you are through, repeat the above steps on the Google app, Google play store and Google play services.


To wrap this up, it’s important to know that this type of error/problem is commonly seen by android users on their devices. For your phone to function normal, you have to deal with that error as fast as you could. Use the methods listed above to fix the problem. One can also factor reset the phone but this method has a demerit that, you will delete all your phone’s files.

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