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How To Fix “Unfortunately, Gallery Has Stopped” Error On Samsung Galaxy S3

How To Fix "Unfortunately, Gallery Has Stopped" Error On Samsung Galaxy S3
How To Fix “Unfortunately, Gallery Has Stopped” Error On Samsung Galaxy S3

In case you face a problem ‘Gallery Has stopped’, don’t worry, because this can be easily solved. This is an issue with the applications on your phone and nothing more than that. Since this bug mostly takes place after the updating of the device software, the majority of the users tend to think that this problem is caused by the firmware on the phone, which is not always the case. 

In most cases, this annoying problem might be as a result of some of the corrupted files that are always on standby waiting for their clearance. This is the most advisable action for you to take in order to overcome this problem that might be troubling you. You are supposed to have both your cache memory and all other gallery data in your gallery app for your Galaxy S3 to work perfectly.

The best possible ways on How To FixUnfortunately, Gallery Has StoppedError On Samsung Galaxy S3 are listed here.

Gallery Has StoppedError On Samsung Galaxy S3

How To Fix "Unfortunately, Gallery Has Stopped" Error On Samsung Galaxy S3
How To FixUnfortunately, Gallery Has StoppedError On Samsung Galaxy S3


Method 1: Clear cache and data from gallery app

See also: How to fix slow charging problem on Galaxy S3

  • On the ‘Home screen’ of your Galaxy S3 pull down the Notification bar.
  • Navigate to your setting icon, which is located at the upper-right corner and select the More icon.
  • You should then go to the Application Manager and select it.
  • You can then scroll to the left or even to the right in order to choose All tab.
  • Move to the Gallery section.
  • Tap Force Stop button.
  • Select clear data and then go to OK and click on it.
  • You should then go to Clear cache and select it.

Once this is done, your phone will be okay and will now start functioning well. Following these easy steps, one can easily fixUnfortunately, Gallery has stoppederror on Samsung Galaxy S3. However there are other ways as well to fix up this issue and in case the above method does not work out for you, move to the next method.


Method 2: Remove SD card

Sometimes SD card can be the reason of this issue. In case the hardware or any of the contents of the SD card is corrupted and you are trying to open, copy or delete the pictures that are situated in the external SD card, it will give such issue then. So, what you are required to do is just take out the SD card and check if the issue persists or it vanishes. In case you do not face the same issue, then the suspicion is right.  So, you need to save the photos in some other device after which you need to reinsert the external card and format it.


Method 3: Factory reset

If all other processes fail to resolve the issue, factory reset is the ultimate option that restores the factory settings along with removing all the bugs that are interrupting the normal operation in Galaxy S3. But take a backup first as this process will erase everything.

Once you are done with the backup, head to Settings > Backup & reset> Factory data reset and the device will restart.

These are the methods to solve the gallery has stopped issue on Galaxy S3, try following them one by one and it will help you get rid of the issue with ease.

  1. If you can’t set a camera picture (on SD card) as wallpaper, try one from WhatsApp (stored in internal memory) instead. This worked for me, so now I know the problem is the SD card.

  2. Thanks a lot! It works on my phone, Techno S3 precisely. I only used the first method, which invovles deleting ‘gallery cache’. Once again thanks a million times.

  3. Can you please boot your phone into safe mode to see if any third party app is causing this issue. All third party apps get disabled in safe mode. If the gallery app works fine in Safe mode, then you have to find out the culprit app and uninstall the same. Or , you can delete the third party apps one by one and check if the problem persists.

    Please let me know the result.

    1. If factory reset also was not able to solve the issue then I would suggest you to contact a technician and let him fix the problem.

      1. Thanks, Adity. I think I “fixed” my problem through a combination of resetting my apps and deleting a folder with a few pictures in it. I haven’t had a problem since.

    1. Yes “Clear data” will delete everything. First you can take a backup of your data and then perform the steps.

  4. This problem also happens when you download the pics and vids from the phone via a USB cable and delete them on the phone. It is like someone took your book without telling you. The file transfer program didn’t tell Gallery so Gallery thinks those pics and vids are still there and gets out of sync. Clearing the cache after a file transfer is a good way to keep things running smoothly. (Ideally Gallery should recreate its cache on error, instead of just crashing !)

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