MOBILITY 101: If BBM stops working on your budget Android phone

Manage Apps - BBM for Android - Force Stop

On some budget Android smartphones, the small value of RAM on the device means that the newly updated BBM 2.0 app stops working: updates and messages stop going or coming through. If this happens, take the following steps:

– Go to Settings in your phone.
– select Manage Apps
– select BBM
– tap the Force Stop button
– you can go back and launch BBM again, and it should work now

This works on the SOLO S350 with 512MB of RAM. Let me know if it works on your device.

PS: the problem is that you may need to do this as many times as it stops working. Sigh!

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

0 thoughts on “MOBILITY 101: If BBM stops working on your budget Android phone

  • February 28, 2014 at 8:17 am
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    Well BBM sucks even on deviced with higher RAM values.

    A better solution? Ditch BBM on Android…until they do a better memory job on this app..

    • March 2, 2014 at 12:28 am
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      I already did.
      Had to downgrade just a step back.
      The last upgrade before version 2.0.0.13 was the smoothest bbm on my droid.

  • June 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm
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    Mine is version 2.28 and it keeps saying “there is no wifi connection, even when I have a full data bundle

  • August 30, 2014 at 9:36 pm
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    My bbm is 2.3.0.14,and it keeps saying I shuld move to a better coverage area or connect to wi fi.I did ol Dt bt it didn’t work plx u hv 2 do smtyn

  • August 30, 2014 at 9:41 pm
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    Am waiting it has been giving mie Dt 4 almost a wk nw ,am waiting,oops move to a better coverage area or try connect to wi fi

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