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How do I fix common Android error codes?

Published on December 29th, 2021 Updated: April 11th, 2022

There are a few common Android error codes:

-1: Unknown error

-2: Server error

-3: Connection error

-4: Authentication error

-5: Bad request

-6: Not found

-7: Method not allowed

-8: Request timed out

-9: Invalid data format

-10: File not found

-11: Permission denied

-12: Database error

-13: Out of memory

-14: Network error

-15: Internal server error

These error codes usually happen when there is a problem with the connection, the server, or the data.

1. Try restarting your device: This can fix many problems, especially if the error code is caused by a temporary glitch

Press and hold the power button until the device powers off. Once the device powers off, press and hold the power button again to restart it.

2. Check for updates: Sometimes, error codes are caused by outdated software

you can use this troubleshooting guide to fix common Android errors. You can also try to power off your device, remove the battery, wait a few minutes, and then re-insert the battery. You can also try to factory reset your device. If none of these steps work, you can try to use a different USB cord or charger. If none of these steps work, you can try to use a different USB cord or charger. To check for updates: Open the Google Play Store on your device. If you have an Android phone, tap the Google Play Store icon on your home screen. If you have an Android TV, tap the Google Play Store icon on the main menu. If you have an Android tablet, tap the More tab and then tap the Google Play Store icon. If you don't see the Google Play Store icon, you may not have the Google Play Store app installed. Tap the Menu button. Tap Settings. Tap System. Tap About phone. Tap Check for updates. If an update is available, the update will be listed and you can tap Install to install it. If no update is available, you can tap OK to continue. If you have an Android phone, tap the Google Play Store icon on your home screen. If you have an Android TV, tap the Google Play Store icon on the main menu. If you have an Android tablet, tap the More tab and then tap the Google Play Store icon. If you don't see the Google Play Store icon, you may not have the Google Play Store app installed. Tap the Menu button. Tap Settings. Tap System. Tap About phone. Tap Check for updates. If an update is available, the update will be listed and you can tap Install to install it. If no update is available, you can tap OK to continue. To factory reset your device: Open the Settings app. Tap System. Tap Reset. Tap Factory reset. Tap Reset phone. Tap Erase everything. Tap OK.

3. Clear the app cache: This can fix many problems, especially if the error code is caused by a corrupt or outdated cache

  1. On your Android device, open the Settings app.
  2. Under Apps, find and select the app you want to clear the cache for.
  3. Tap Clear Cache.
  4. If the app has any data stored in its cache, it will be deleted. After clearing the cache, the app may need to be reloaded for the changes to take effect.

4. Clear the app data: This can fix many problems, especially if the error code is caused by corrupt or outdated data

From your home screen, tap the app icon. If an app has a icon on the home screen, tap it. If an app doesn't have a icon on the home screen, tap the three lines in the top left corner of the screen. Tap Clear data. Tap OK. Tap the app icon again. If the app has a icon on the home screen, it'll open. If the app doesn't have a icon on the home screen, it'll close.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Uninstall and reinstall the app: This can fix many problems, especially if the error code is caused by a corrupt or outdated installation.
  2. Restart your device in safe mode: This can fix many problems, especially if the error code is caused by a third-party app.
  3. Factory reset your device: This should be a last resort, as it will delete all of your data.