Understanding and Fixing “Android Starting Optimizing apps.”

Android is the world’s most popularly used operating system. It started by being implemented on cellphones and compact devices like watches, but now they’re even loaded into cars and television sets.

This Android OS is also quite useful in a couple of ways and has updates every now and then to, enhance its workability. It gets its users pretty excited by coming up with new upgrades every now and then, but it also has a few low ends. It causes issues with almost every update or enhancement, which increases its functionality. These issues can mostly be solved quite easily.

While conducting research of my own, on the android operating system, I found a couple of issues but I found some consistent ones over the internet. There was one where the android device used to start up and show a prompt, “Android is starting….. Optimizing apps N of A” where N stands for the number of apps already optimized and A stands for the total number of apps that are to be optimized. This issue was encountered in Android 5.0, which is an android lollipop, and higher.

Now, let’s talk about some basic terminology and reason for the occurrence of these issues. When the device is rebooted generally, it shows the prompt, “Android is starting” while when the device is rebooted after ongoing a successful update, it shows the prompt, “Android is updating”. Now, when you update or install an app, it needs to be optimized according to your device, this is why it shows the prompt, “Android is starting” which is followed by “Optimizing apps N of A” whenever an app is updated or installed.

Fixing “Android Starting Optimizing Apps Issue”

Android starting optimizing apps

Although this isn’t a very huge issue it is quite a consistent one which is why it needs a certain amount of attention by its users and technicians. And there are several ways of fixing this issue, which are:

  • Starting Your Phone in Recovery mode
  • Fixing the issue for Motorola users
  • Removing SD Card and Reinserting it
  • Resetting your device to its factory settings

Starting your phone in recovery mode

This method doesn’t really cause the loss of any user data and it’s quite simple.

  • The first thing to be done is, press and hold the power button along with the volume down button given on your device.
  • Once you notice the logo of your cellphone company, visible on the screen, let go of the power button but keep holding the volume down button.
  • Now, let go of the volume down button when the device starts to boot up, which means it starts to show two icons on the screen.
  • Boot into the recovery mode of your device, by highlighting the icon on the left.
  • Ultimately, you’ll be in the recovery mode.
  1. For moving up and down the menu, use the volume up button and the volume down button, respectively.
  2. For selecting an option, use the power button.
  • Now, choose the wipe cache partition and then reboot your device.

If you continue to face the same issue, then simply reset your device to its factory settings.

Fixing the issue for Motorola users

This will help Motorola users to make use of the recovery mode.

  • Firstly, make sure that your device is switched off and isn’t plugged in to charge either.
  • Now, hold the volume down button along with the power button for nearly 3-5 seconds.
  • Follow the same step as that for releasing the buttons one by one, according to the condition.
  • From, the selection menu for booting mode, go to recovery.
  • On the screen with no command, hold the power button, and release the volume up button for displaying all the menu options.
  • Select wipe cache partition and reboot your device.

Removing SD Card and Re-inserting it

Sometimes, apps are installed on the SD card of your phone. This slows down the optimization speed. To speed up this process, remove your SD card and start your device. Now, wait for it to start your device completely and then re-insert the card.

Transfer all the apps to your phone memory and then restart your device. This will help you make this process faster.

Resetting your device to its factory settings

This method deletes all user data, so kindly backup all your important files and information before proceeding with the Factory reset.

  • Firstly, hold and press the power button along with the volume down button.
  • Release when you notice the logo of your cellphone company appearing on your device screen.
  • Now, navigate using the volume buttons and select the option that reads, wipe data or factory reset.
  • Give the device your confirmation on proceeding with the Factory reset.
  • This will take a while.
  • When the screen goes off, press the power button to reboot your device and then complete the device setup.

I hope I could address all your queries and you can easily fix the “Android starting Optimizing app” issue. If you have any further doubts, you may leave a comment below. Also, please leave a like on the content if it was helpful.