All of us can agree there is one thing we Quahoggers have in common… OUR FAMILY GUY APP CRASHING!
We’ve had alot of improvements to crashing and TinyCo have worked their tails off to change this, but what can we do in attempt to combat our app booting us back to our home screens?
Before I start – all of you out there that have downloaded a status logger app and are sending your information to TinyCo directly, thankyou so much! But right now we are going to focus on some things we can do to our devices.
The main cause of crashing of our Family Guy apps, is not particularly your data connection or the servers, but our phone or tablet is struggling with the demand! If you think keeping track of your characters and timers in your Quahog is hard, think of what your CPU has to do! This is our phones brain, to help our CPU out we want to make sure it cant get distracted by anything else, but how?
The first and most basic way is to bring up our device’s ‘open apps list.’ This is different for each operating system but most of the time it involves holding/tapping your home button a certain amount of times/seconds. (For my GS4 it is only a matter of holding it for a moment.) Once this list is up, it’s just a matter of dismissing the different windows that pop up. Dismissing the Family Guy app after a crash can also give you a better chance of getting back in.
A secondary way is to turn off certain apps and settings to do with “Power Saving.” The main way these apps save battery power is by restraining the CPU, so again, we want to help our CPU out by letting it use its whole brain! Or it will be behaving just like Peter after Quagmire revenge shot him in the head! We might hear it muttering “We allll fwends again!” With its half brain.
Some devices will automatically go into power save mode when at a low battery level. Personally my phone will NEVER successfully get into my Quahog while in this mode. So keep this in mind.
Thirdly, you may have also experienced your app completely crashing and returning to a previous application (Such as me wondering why after clicking on Family Guy I’m back in one of my IM apps.) This is a typical sign of your CPU doing a memory dump and scrambling back to what it could last remember. “BLAST!” as Stewie would say. Your phone has a headache, closing apps might not be enough! If running Android you will find your RAM menu (this will look like a pie chart icon) when you bring up your open apps list. Clearing your RAM memory will tell your CPU to forget about other things on its mind from previous apps and to focus on opening up Family Guy. It wont ever clear everything as it always has alot to do, but it will relieve it of a few duties.
Of course, you all have your ways to help get back to collecting your precious coins, so let us know what helps you out most and maybe assist all of us in successfully loading our Quahog!
I hope this helps you guys out, I’m not a huge techno-geek and I hope I haven’t offended anyone by my simple way of terming things but these are basic ways of helping all of us getting back into our game.
A supplementary tip to keep in mind, after a crash, your phone will not remember the last things you did to your Quahog and thus be unable to tell the servers, I’m sure we have experienced loading up our town to find our construction areas and character tasks non-existant, so it’s important to finish the app on your own terms, allowing a minute or two to be sure the app has not crashed. This can save the heartache of losing an entire workday or night of progress, allowing you to be sure to get that precious event prize in time.
Remember all of these steps, if I help any of you I’ll be very happy!
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