com.lge.shutdownmonitor – What is Shutdown monitor? Fix the error Unfortunately, com.lge.shutdownmonitor has stopped. Hello and welcome back to Gossipfunda. So for today, our topic is Shutdown monitor. We will be discussing everything about the shutdown monitor, as you know we do. Specifically, it’s the package that we will talk about. com.lge.shutdownmonitor is the package in LG devices that is linked with Shutdown monitor. Now some of the tech geeks out there may know about shutdown monitor from their previous knowledge. However, this article will be written keeping in mind that the reader is completely unaware of the shutdown monitor.
Also, you guessed it right. Since com.lge.shutdownmonitor is a package in-built in LG devices, it is prone to malfunctioning due to system crashes or other issues. Such errors due to the unfortunate stopping of the package and related apps create problems. The foremost of them includes your device turning numb. The error prompt keeps appearing after every 10 seconds or so, making you unable to do anything. So at the end, we will also be discussing some traditional methods to fix the error cause. If you are here because you are facing this error right now, then you’re at the right place. Read along to know about it.
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So the package is typically found in phones manufactured by LG. It’s simply not possible to move ahead without discussing a bit about LG. The name is pretty common, you all must have been using LG devices in your home. So, LGE is a multinational electronics company, which is headquartered in South Korea. No doubt that it has faced a lot of ups and downs in its way to becoming one of the popular brands. The business units of LG Electronics typically include Home Entertainment devices, Mobile communication devices, Home appliances, and Air solutions, and also Vehicle components.
As far as LG’s success in Mobile communications is concerned, it is good to discuss about the LG G series. Starting with the G4, the latest devices include the LG G7 ThinQ and LG G8x. The Wing series is also worth mentioning, that include the LG Wing 128 GB / 8 GB set. LG has also shown its capabilities in manufacturing tablets that are used popularly.
What is Shutdown Monitor?
Now we get back to the topic as we talk a bit about the Shutdown Monitor. So, what does its name suggest to you; something that monitors shutdown? No, it is nothing like that. Shutdown monitor is a system process that basically has the job to monitor your device status. The good thing is that, this process is not limited to android devices only. Even Windows PCs have this process to monitor the device status.
When we talk about PCs, you may come across some third-party Shutdown Monitor applications as well. These applications are safe to download. They use some trick to prevent you (the user) from unintentionally shutting down your PC. Now this is one of the most annoying man-made mistakes ever – shutting down your PC inadvertently. This makes you lose your unsaved stuffs that you were working with. The Shutdown monitor application tells that Windows was the first program started on the PC (quite true, because it’s the OS that starts first). In case of shutdown or log off or reboot, this application is first notified.
An example of such an application is the ShutDown Monitor 188.8.131.52 developed by Allen G Holman (this is just a reference, you may download and test it at your own choice, Gossipfunda won’t be responsible for anything unprecedented that occurs).
What is com.lge.shutdownmonitor
So now we know about the Shutdown monitor. The com.lge.shutdownmonitor is just a package that deals with the Shutdown monitor process. This package is found inbuilt in LG devices only, as mentioned earlier. If it’s asking for some permission, you may ignore it. That is because this process monitors your device status and hence has the necessary permissions that the developer sets.
Is com.lge.shutdownmonitor a virus?
No, com.lge.shutdownmonitor is not a virus. Yes, it does monitor your device. However, since it comes with the official tag of LG, you cannot call it a malware or virus. If you visit the “Mobile usage section” in settings, you may see the com.lge.shutdownmonitor down there. In fact, this package and its constituents are somewhere responsible for showing you all of that accurate data on device usage.
Also, you cannot uninstall com.lge.shutdownmonitor from your device if you do not have root access. This is one of the packages that the developer puts in but is hidden to the user. The user cannot tweak with it, or uninstall it unless he has root privileges. Nonetheless, it is advisable not to play with inbuilt apps and uninstall them if you have root access. This may bring forth other complicacies and errors that may be difficult to handle. If you boot into safe mode in your android device, you may be able to access it.
Learn more: com.lge.launcher3– android launcher
The error “Unfortunately, com.lge.shutdownmonitor has stopped” – Cause and Fixing
Now we have reached the final and most important part of the article. This part is actually what you are looking for if you are facing this error. Packages are prone to stopping due to system errors. The good thing is that, these errors can be fixed. First, let us look at some reasons that may have caused this error.
Causes of the error
- Corrupt cache: Cache memory is where the apps store some data temporarily. This is done so that when you load the app the next time, it opens up pretty fast. Sometimes due to a corrupt cache, the app you want to open can’t get the data it looks for. This causes the app to crash. Hence, an error message signifying that the app has stopped is continually displayed on the screen.
- Phone not updated: Yes, this may also be the problem. If you have any software updates pending, make sure you download them. Updates come with major bug fixes and security patches. So, it’s always recommended to keep your device software updated. If you have limited mobile data, consider connecting to Wi-Fi, and then update your phone software.
- Some third-party Shutdown monitor app: If you have downloaded any third party shutdown monitor app, it may be conflicting with the device built-in shutdown monitor. As a result of this conflict, it gets hard for you to use any of the apps.
Fixing the error “Unfortunately, com.lge.shutdownmonitor has stopped”
Now, let’s look at some ways to fix the error.
Method 1: Clear Cache and Data
- The first method to try is of course clearing the cache.
- So, go to Settings > Apps. Then, in the list of all applications, locate com.lge.shutdownmonitor.
- Next, click on it. Click on “Clear Cache” first to clear the cache memory. Then, click on “Clear data”.
- If corrupt cache was the problem, then it would get fixed.
Method 2: Reboot your device
- If clearing the cache didn’t work, reboot your device.
- Long press the power button and then in the prompt, select Reboot or Restart.
- Wait for your device to restart.
- If the problem was due to some temporary issues, it would be fixed on rebooting.
Method 3: Boot your device into safe mode and check if any third party application is causing the problem.
Make sure you check out the article on Android safe mode. Safe mode basically boots your device in a mode where all the apps are frozen. Only the system apps are available for use. Hence, it’s a lot easier to find out the cause of the error if it’s caused by some third party application. So if this is the case, booting it in safe mode is the fixing method as you can’t do it in the normal mode. Follow these steps to do it:
- Long press the power button of your device to make the “Power Off” prompt appear.
- Then, press the “Power Off” option for a long time until the “Boot to safe mode?” option appears. To that, click OK. That’s your objective, booting your device into safe mode.
- After your device is booted up in safe mode, it’s now time to investigate. All the third party applications would be frozen, and you’ll have user access to only the system apps. You can easily investigate if some app was causing the error.
- After you find the culprit app, uninstall it from your device.
- Then, restart your phone (just long-press the power button > click on restart or reboot). Your phone will now be restarted into normal mode and you won’t get the error anymore.
Method 4: Factory data reset
If none of the above methods work for you, a factory data reset is an ultimate option. This erases all data from your device. Since this is the case, it is recommended to take a backup of your device before performing a reset. Go to Settings > Data backup and restore. Then, scroll down and find and click on Factory reset. Please note that the pathway may be different, but the destination is the same.
Here we come to an end. So in this article, we have discussed everything about the Shutdown Monitor process. We started with a little discussion about the Shutdown Monitor. Then we shifted to com.lge.shutdownmonitor, which was the core topic of discussion. Finally, we ended with a long discussion about the error “com.lge.shutdownmonitor has stopped”. We have discussed in detail how to fix the error. Just follow the steps and you’re good to go. See you later.