What should I do if there is an Android Process Media error?
If you try to install or run any program on your smartphone, you may encounter the message “An error occurred in the Android process media application”. In this case, a malfunction occurs spontaneously and sometimes leads to a reboot of the device. Moreover, the longer you leave the problem without attention, the more often an annoying message will appear, preventing you from using your smartphone normally. Fortunately, correcting the error is not so difficult.
Android process media features
Before you fix the error Android process media that occurred on your smartphone, you need to figure out what this application serves and what its main functions are. So, this process is responsible for keeping track of all media files stored on your device. For example, you may have noticed that the video player does not require you to specify the path to each individual video clip, but generates all the videos in the playlist automatically.
Error Android process media is due to the incorrect operation of the file system of the smartphone. This may be caused by improper removal of applications, the presence of folders with the same name,an excess of all sorts of sketches and pictures, as well as other similar factors.
Suppose you have an error Android process media. What to do in this case? Of course to improve the normal operation of the file system. This will be discussed further.
So, the first cause of the error is the discrepancy between the information in the cache of the device and the real media data. By deleting all the files stored in the cache, you correct the problem. This is done like this:
- Go to the settings of your smartphone, and then select the "Applications" section.
- Open the “All” category, then go to “Downloads”.
- Click on the "Erase data" button.
- Go back and erase the data in the Multimedia Storage.
- After doing all this, restart the smartphone.
Now you should watch your device work in active mode. Simply put, run different programs, download files from the Internet, watch videos and listen to music. If the Android process media error occurs, do not despair and use one of the options below.
An alternative method of troubleshooting is to set up synchronization of the smartphone and Google account. For this:
- Go to “Settings” - “Accounts” - “Synchronization”.
- Uncheck all features on the screen. This will pause the synchronization process.
- Now go to “Settings” - “Applications”.
- Go to the "All" subsection and open the "Gallery".
- Click “Clear Data” and then “Disable”.
- Go back, select "Downloads" and erase the data in the same way, and then stop the service.
After the device is restarted, go back to the application settings and re-enable the “Gallery” and “Downloads”. Then go to the “Synchronization” section and tick off all the functions available here.
File System Optimization
If you continue to have an error Android process media, you need to manually optimize the file system. To do this, simply follow a few simple rules:
- Try to avoid duplicate file and folder names.
- Do not hesitate to use antivirus. It will protect you from malicious programs that can disrupt the file system.
- Always store files and documents in their intended folders. Do not litter the memory of your device with unnecessary documents.
In addition, in empty folders, it is desirable to create a file with the extension .nomedia. This way you specify the Android process media, which directories should be ignored. This will significantly increase the speed of the application and reduce the likelihood of errors to a minimum.
If none of the methods suggested above helped you, then you can use one of the alternatives:
- Update your device's Android OS to version 4.3 at least (if supported). Starting with it, a reworked file system is used, which is less prone to errors.
- If possible, format the memory card at least once a month, after saving the information from it on a separate carrier.
- If the Android process media error has occurred on a Lenovo smartphone, this may be due to improper installation of the firmware. Try to re-flash your device using another distribution kit.
Finally, you can always reset your smartphone to factory settings. This is a very radical method, but it is very effective.