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How to fix Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra crashing issues

When using your Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ or Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, you may experience freezing, random restarts and/or random shutdowns.

To see how you can resolve these crashing issues with this tablet series, you can take a look at this troubleshooting article from Seeking Tech.

1. The first step we recommend taking is to restart your Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus or Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra as it may help get rid of any temporary conflicts, glitches and other software-related errors.

If your tablet is completely frozen and isn’t responsive to your touchscreen inputs, then you can force a restart by holding the Side key and Volume Down key at the same time for at least 7 seconds.

If you can’t force your device to shut down, then you need to wait for its battery to completely deplete. Once the tablet no longer has any battery life, recharge it again before trying to turn it back on.

2. If restarting the S8, S8+ or S8 Ultra did not stop it from crashing, then the next step you can take is to make sure the device doesn’t feel too hot when you are touching it.

If it does feel warmer than usual, then the heat may be reason that your tablet is crashing.

In this case, we recommend turning off your tablet. After the device has cooled off, you can then turn it back on again and test to see if the freezing, random restarts and/or random shutdowns have stopped.

3. Furthermore, we recommend that you update the tablet to the latest available firmware if you haven’t done so already.

4. You should also make sure that all of your apps have been properly updated to the latest software versions.

5. If the internal storage of your tablet gets too full, then it may cause performance problems. Ideally, you should have at least 25% of unoccupied space.

If you have less than 25%, then you can delete or transfer any images, videos and/or other files. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra support microSD cards if you want to expand the storage capacity.

To see how you can insert, format and use microSD cards with your tablet, you can take a look at this tutorial.

You can also uninstall any apps that you don’t use often in order to free up more space.

6. You can use the Clean Now feature by doing the following:

  • Launch the Settings App on your S8, S8+ or S8 Ultra.
  • Head over to Battery and Device Care.
  • Select Memory
  • Finally, select Clean Now.

With this feature, you will be able to free up as much as the system memory as possible.

7. Moreover, you can use the Optimize Now feature by taking the following steps:

  • Open the Settings App on your S8 series tablet.
  • Next, you need to select Battery and Device Care.
  • Afterwards, select Optimize Now.

By using this feature, you will free up the system memory, close background apps and delete unneeded files. Furthermore, it will also scan of excessive battery usage from apps as well as any potential malware attacks.

8. If you are still experiencing crashing issues with your Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ or Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, then you can try factory resetting your tablet.

By doing so, you will delete all the data, settings and updates on your tablet. As a result, this action may help resolve the freezing, random restarts and/or random shutdowns.

If you are interested in factory resetting your Galaxy Tab S8, then we recommend taking a look at this article.