Samsung Galaxy A50 keeps showing “Settings keeps stopping” error

The error ‘Settings keeps stopping’ that’s bothering some owners of the Samsung Galaxy A50 isn’t like any app crashes because Settings is a core application that covers almost every app, feature and service on your device. If it crashes, the problem could be with the firmware. It can be minor but it can also be pretty serious. 

In this post, I will guide you in troubleshooting your Galaxy A50 that shows the ‘Settings keeps stopping’ error when you try to change some settings. We will try to rule out all possibilities until we can determine the issue and be able to fix it. If you own a phone like this and are currently having similar problems, continue reading because this post can be helpful. 

Before we move on to our troubleshooting, if you happen to find this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our Galaxy A50 Help Guides page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. We may have already published articles that could help you fix your problem. Find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our solutions.

Troubleshooting Galaxy A50 with ‘Settings keeps stopping’ error

Depending on how this problem started, it may range from a minor firmware issue to a very serious one. So, we need to be thorough in troubleshooting your phone to determine the issue. Now here’s what you need to do about this problem…


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First solution: Force restart your Galaxy A50

The first thing you should do when the Settings keeps stopping error shows up is to force restart your phone especially if it’s the first time that it happened. Doing it will refresh your phone’s memory as well as reload all its applications and services. If Settings crashed due to a system glitch or minor firmware problem, then this procedure is more than enough to fix it. To do this, press and hold the volume down and power keys at the same time until the Samsung Galaxy A50 logo appears on the screen. 

After this, open Settings and see if the error still shows up. If it still does, then move on to the next solution as the Settings keeps stopping error may be caused by some third-party applications. 

Second solution: Run your phone in Safe Mode

Doing this will temporarily disable all third-party applications and services. It’s very much possible that one of those apps is causing the Settings keeps stopping error to show up. I personally encountered this error in the past after I installed one app from the Play Store. It could also be the case with your phone. This is how you restart your Galaxy A50 in safe mode: 

  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen appearing on the screen.
  3. When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  5. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  6. When Safe mode appears in the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume down key.

If the Settings keeps stopping error doesn’t show up while your phone is in safe mode, it means that the problem is caused by one or some of the apps you installed. You have to find that app and uninstall it so that the error won’t show up when you reboot your phone back in normal mode. Start from apps that you installed around the time when the problem started. You may have to uninstall more than one application to get this problem sorted out. However, if it continues to show even in safe mode, then move on to the next solution. 

Third solution: Delete the system cache to fix Settings keeps stopping error

One of the possible reasons why the Settings keeps stopping error shows up is when the system cache got corrupted. Your phone creates a cache during the first boot. The cache will be used every time you use an app, enable a feature, etc., however, there are times when it gets corrupted. When it happens, a lot of things could happen including this error. So, it’s best to just delete the cache so that it will be refreshed with a new one and here’s how you do that: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A50 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step. 
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
  6. Press Power key to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  8. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device.

Your phone will take a little more time booting up as it rebuilds the cache but once it becomes active, try to open Settings and see if the error still shows up. If it still does, then a reset is necessary at this point so move on to the next solution. 

Fourth solution: Backup your files and data and then Master Reset your device

After doing the procedures above and the Settings keeps stopping error continues to show up, then you have no other choice but to reset your phone. As long as the firmware hasn’t been modified in any way, you should be able to fix it by doing a reset. 

However, before you reset your phone, make sure to create a backup of your important files especially ones that are saved in your phone’s internal storage. After which, remove your Google and Samsung accounts so that you won’t be locked out after the reset. Once everything is ready, follow these steps to reset your phone: 

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys.
  3. When the Galaxy A50 logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Your Galaxy A50 will continue to boot up into the Recovery Mode. Once you see a black screen with blue and yellow texts, proceed to the next step. 
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes’ is highlighted.
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device.

I hope that this troubleshooting guide helped you in fixing the “Settings keeps stopping” error on your Samsung Galaxy A50. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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