If your device crashes, resets itself or freezes, it may be caused by apps and this info may help.
From a Home screen, navigate: Apps > Settings > Applications.
Tap Manage applications.
From the All tab, locate then select the appropriate app.
The service depicted below is only an example.
Tap Force stop.
Tap Clear data.
Option may not be available for all apps.
Resetting an app or clearing data storage may delete saved info within the app (e.g., calendar events may be lost).
If Verizon Messages is reset, the tablet needs to be re-paired to the smartphone it is associated with.