Android apps are crashing and Google is working on a fix – here’s how to fix the issue
Android appsstarted crashing randomly for some users, including popular apps like Gmail, Facebook, Messenger and others.
- Until then, we have a couple of solutions to help you stop Android apps from crashing.
View all Offers
View all Offers
- 18% OFF
Redmi Note 10S (Shadow Black, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - Super Amoled Display | 64 MP Quad Camera₹ 13999₹ 16999Buy On
- 48% OFF
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 (Mystic Bronze, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage) with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers₹ 44999₹ 86000Buy On
- 31% OFF
Apple iPhone XR (64GB) - Black₹ 32999₹ 47900Buy On
- 28% OFF
OPPO A31 (Mystery Black, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage) with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers₹ 11490₹ 15990Buy On
Redmi 9A (Midnight Black, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage) | 2GHz Octa-Core Helio G25 Processor₹ 6799₹ 8499Buy On
Some Android apps started crashing for users yesterday for no apparent reason. These affected apps are not related to each other, which has caused a lot of confusion amongst users.
The underlying reason for
This caused confusion, and if you are among one of them, then we have a couple of solutions for you until Google rolls out another update to fix the issue.
If Android apps are crashing for you, here is what you can do to fix it:
1. Uninstall updates to Android System WebView
This is the easiest solution to fix Android apps crashing issue.
To uninstall updates to Android System WebView, follow these steps:
- Open Settings, go to Apps -> Android System WebView.
- Now, tap on the three-dot menu on the top right.
- Next, tap on the ‘Uninstall updates’ option.
For some users, the three-dot menu might not be visible. In that case, simply tap on the ‘Uninstall’ button and you will then be able to uninstall the latest update.
2. Disable Google Chrome
If you cannot find the Android System WebView app in the Apps section, the other option is to disable Google Chrome.
Once you do that, the Android System WebView app should become visible.
AdvertisementTo disable Google Chrome, follow these steps:
- Open Settings, go to Apps -> Google Chrome.
- Tap the ‘Disable’ button.
If the apps stop crashing now, there is no need to uninstall Android System WebView updates.
AdvertisementIf apps continue to crash, then you will have to uninstall updates. Follow the steps mentioned in the first method.
Note that there won’t be any data loss as you’re not uninstalling Google Chrome – you’re simply disabling it. Once you re-enable the app, you will be able to browse as usual. As long as it is disabled, you can try out alternative web browsers like Mozilla’s Firefox, or Microsoft Edge, among other options.
Google is working on a fix
While the two steps mentioned above should solve the issue of Android apps crashing on your phone, those solutions are a temporary fix.
Google has acknowledged the issue and said it is working on a fix. Once the new update has been rolled out, make sure you install it from the Google Play store.
Update: "We have resolved the issue with WebView that caused some apps on Android to crash for some users. Updating Android System WebView and Google Chrome via Google Play should now resolve the issue," said a Google spokesperson.
Why do my apps keep crashing on Android, how to fix it
Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 hands-on overview
Best password managers in 2021 – secure your passwords with these free and paid options
Popular on BI
- Nykaa IPO will open today — here is how to apply via bank and apps like Zerodha, Paytm Money
- A CryptoPunk NFT bought for $74 resurfaced after four years and just sold for $2 million
- Best DIY wallpapers to revamp your house
- India's largest car maker loses nearly two thirds of its profit to chip shortage
- New Range Rover: Check out expected price in India, features and other details