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Unfortunately, Settings has stopped related to Battery on Android phone

bru20 3,048 6,712 April 8, 2016 at 04:54 PM
When I try to access Battery (to see status) from Settings on all three of my older Kyocera Hydros I get "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped". I want to try to clear data/cache but can't find anything in apps that relate to the battery. Googled a bit but haven't had much luck. Any ideas?

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I believe settings is one app, so you may have to clear all of that.
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When I try to access Battery (to see status) from Settings on all three of my older Kyocera Hydros I get "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped". I want to try to clear data/cache but can't find anything in apps that relate to the battery. Googled a bit but haven't had much luck. Any ideas?
Start by just freeing up some space make sure you have at least 600MB of free space. Then clear the cache for your entire device by touching cache in the storage list.
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I believe settings is one app, so you may have to clear all of that.
I think I saw that mentioned in my search but I don't think I saw one that was just settings. I'll take another look.

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Start by just freeing up some space make sure you have at least 600MB of free space. Then clear the cache for your entire device by touching cache in the storage list.
I don't think it is related to space. Nothing else gives me that message, just when I try to access battery info. If I get that message on another app I can easily fix it by clearing data for the app, but I don't know which app would be related to battery info.
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I don't think it is related to space. Nothing else gives me that message, just when I try to access battery info. If I get that message on another app I can easily fix it by clearing data for the app, but I don't know which app would be related to battery info.
Check your free space anyway. Android doesn't always complain, but in my experience it get's unreliable when you have less than 600mb free.

Since that's an older phone, what version of android is it currently running?
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I believe settings is one app, so you may have to clear all of that.
I did find Settings (not sure how I missed it) and cleared data but no joy.
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Check your free space anyway. Android doesn't always complain, but in my experience it get's unreliable when you have less than 600mb free.

Since that's an older phone, what version of android is it currently running?
4.04, yep pretty old. Not that big a deal I guess, its just the battery info. Seems strange that it happens on all three though.
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4.04, yep pretty old. Not that big a deal I guess, its just the battery info. Seems strange that it happens on all three though.
There are some big security problems with old versions of android. Prior to 4.4.4 has the heartbleed encryption bug (DO NOT USE UNENCRYPTED WIFI!)

Prior to ~5.1 has the stagefright vulnerability allowing a malicious mms message, link or video to completely hack your phone.

What carrier are you on? There might be some affordable and reasonably good options for upgrading.
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according to most I didn't think androids had any problems..must be the user.
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according to most I didn't think androids had any problems..must be the user.
What? If you are being serious you are clueless.

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Your phone is dying?
Phones works fine, for whatever reason when trying to check the battery the settings app doesn't respond. Apps not responding is quite common, you Force Stop, Clear Data and Cache and that typically resolves it. Something to keep in mind.
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Phones works fine, for whatever reason when trying to check the battery the settings app doesn't respond. Apps not responding is quite common, you Force Stop, Clear Data and Cache and that typically resolves it. Something to keep in mind.
There are some serious security issues with phones that old that you should be concerned about. App developers put less effort into supporting older phones, so older phones tend to have more problems with app reliability. But newer versions of android aren't without problems.

I don't know what would be causing a problem with a system app like this. I'm running a newer version of android and I looked around to see if I could find anything that might help short of a factory reset and didn't find anything. There are probably some things you could do if you hook it up to your computer and enable developer options.
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There are some serious security issues with phones that old that you should be concerned about. App developers put less effort into supporting older phones, so older phones tend to have more problems with app reliability.

I don't know what would be causing a problem with a system app like this. I'm running a newer version of android and I looked around to see if I could find anything that might help short of a factory reset and didn't find anything. There are probably some things you could do if you hook it up to your computer.
The phones basically only have pre installed Google apps. One of them has MapFactor and TuneInRadio and maybe one or two more apps. I am not an app junkie, especially on these older phones that don't have a lot of room on them. That's why I have a Tablet. One can never be 100% sure but I have a decent understanding of how to keep my phones safe.
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The phones basically only have pre installed Google apps. One of them has MapFactor and TuneInRadio and maybe one or two more apps. I am not an app junkie, especially on these older phones that don't have a lot of room on them. That's why I have a Tablet. One can never be 100% sure but I have a decent understanding of how to keep my phones safe.
If it's mostly factory apps, you might want to backup things like sms and and pictures and make sure your address book is synced and do a factory reset.
http://forums.androidcentral.com/...p-now.html

To elaborate on security a bit more, on an Android phone running <4.4.4 you pretty much can't trust the encryption on any communication between your phone and the internet, which is kind of a big deal. You can reduce the risk if you never use public wifi, but you can't eliminate it. There are some phones that would be a big improvement that can occasionally be had for as little as $30 no contracts, probably some much better cheap options by september.
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If it's mostly factory apps, you might want to backup things like sms and and pictures and make sure your address book is synced and do a factory reset.
http://forums.androidcentral.com/...p-now.html

To elaborate on security a bit more, on an Android phone running <4.4.4 you pretty much can't trust the encryption on any communication between your phone and the internet, which is kind of a big deal. You can reduce the risk if you never use public wifi, but you can't eliminate it. There are some phones that would be a big improvement that can occasionally be had for as little as $30 no contracts, probably some much better cheap options by september.
What do you mean? Used Sprint phones price will go up for sure.
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What do you mean? Used Sprint phones price will go up for sure.
2016 prepaid models should be out by then and one might hope will be running marshmallow, even though it will be 1 year old at that point. Marshmallow matters for cheap phones for security and because you can adopt the sd storage and use it for apps.

There might be a few 2016 pre paid models that for sale by june (cricket's early and already has a couple out), but I doubt prices will be very good for a couple months.
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