If the Google Maps has started to crash or not launch at all, then you need to fix it. Below you can find tons of instructions that should help you solve any problem your Galaxy S10 is encountering when trying to launch the Google Maps app.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 shouldn't have any problems running the Google Maps app, but these apps might go awol and their performance will be affected by bad updates, modified settings, and other similar things.
How to fix Samsung Galaxy S10 "Google Maps has stopped" Bug
The Google Maps is one of the most used apps on any Android devices. If your Google Maps app has begun to run slowly, it crashes or it doesn't launch at all, then you will be forced to wipe some of the data on your device. However, before that you need to check some easy to follow guides and change some of the Google Maps settings in order to make it work like before.
Force Stop Google Maps:
The first thing that you can try is to force stop the Google Maps from running and then retry to launch the app.
Go to Recent Apps screen and close the Google Maps app. Now go to Settings> Apps and find the Google Maps in the list.
Open Google Maps app options and force stop the app. Try to launch the app and see if it works now.
If the app refuses to launch you need to reboot the phone, then repeat the "force stop" action and then launch the app once again.
Update Google Maps to latest version:
Another thing that you can try is to go to Google's Play Store and update the app to its latest possible version.
In case there is no new update ready for download, then you are forced to continue to the next method.
Reset Network Settings:
The network settings also need to be restored to their stock values. Here's how you can do it: launch Settings, go to General Management, tap the Reset option, open reset Network Settings menu and confirm this process.
Check to see if the app now works after you've restored the default network settings.
Clear Google Maps cache from Galaxy S10 Settings:
Clearing the cache of an app will allow your device to reload the application in its entirety once again. This will sometimes make the app work as before and fix the recent problems you have encountered when running it.
Clearing the Google Maps cache is done from Settings> Apps> Google Maps> Storage menu. Here you will find the "clear cache" option and you simply need to confirm the process.
Clear Google Maps Data from Galaxy S10 Settings:
If the clearing of Google Maps cache didn't do anything, then you might want to clear all the data the app has stored since you first launched it. Note that you might be forced to re-login using your default Google account after wiping the data.
Here's how to clear the app data: go to Settings> Apps> Google Maps> Storage. Under the Storage menu you will find the "clear data" option, tap it once and confirm the process.
Now you most probably will be able to launch the Google Maps. If the app launches but it starts to crash again, then you should uninstall and then reinstall it once again - check the next guide.
Uninstall and Reinstall Google Maps:
If the Google Maps app continues to display problems even after clearing its data and wiping the cache, then you should try and reinstall the app. In case the Google Maps app came pre-installed with your device, then you will to go to Settings> Apps> Google Maps and hit the "Disable" button - this process will remove all the installed updates and then you simply need to re-enable it and update the app to its latest version for it work again.
If the app was installed from the Google Play Store you simply need to open its store page and uninstall it from there. Reboot the phone, then go back to Google Play Store and reinstall the Google Maps app.
Launch the app and verify that it now works with your device. If the app doesn't show any signs of the previous errors, then you're done with this post and you can start using the app once again.
Wipe Galaxy S10 Cache Partition from Recovery Mode:
Another thing you can try is to clear the cache partition for your Galaxy S10 from its Recovery Mode menu. Here's how to do it:
- power off the phone.
- press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons simultaneously.
- release the buttons when the Recovery Mode blue screen loads - wait 30 seconds more until the Recovery Mode menu loads.
- select 'wipe cache partition' and confirm process.
- reboot your phone in normal mode and you are done.
Factory Reset Galaxy S10 from Recovery Mode:
The factory reset process will remove all the data from your phone, and this will allow the Google Maps app to run as it did the first time you opened it on your Galaxy S10 device.
Make sure to backup all your important data files before starting the factory reset process. Here's how to apply the factory reset for your Galaxy S10:
- Switch off your smartphone.
- Boot the Galaxy S10 in Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
- Release the buttons when the blue screen loads and wait 30 additional seconds for the Galaxy S10 to load the Recovery Mode options.
- Select 'wipe data/ factory reset' and confirm the process.
- Reboot your Galaxy S10 in normal mode when done.
In case you still cannot fix all the problems you're encountering when trying to run Google Maps on your Galaxy S10, then you should tell us in comments the steps you took. Also, make sure to list as many details as you can, so that we will be able to come up with a solution for your Google Maps problems.