On March 22, Several Android users complained about Google apps crashing and not working. Here’s how you can fix this.
Twitter has been flooded with tweets that confirm many people have been experiencing this problem. It is unclear when the problem started. However, the tweets prove that people all around the world have been experiencing a similar problem. There is a simple way to treat it, and here’s what you should know about it.
How to fix Google apps from crashing
The reason many of the apps have been crashing is due to Android System WebView updates. To ensure the smooth functioning of the phone, an Android user has to uninstall WebViews from their device.
One can uninstall this application by following simple steps:
- Open the setting menu and go to the apps option
- From there, select Android System WebView
- Tap on the three-dotted button that is seen on the right side
- Select “uninstall updates”
How to Fix the problem permanently
Luckily, Google has come up with a permanent solution for this problem. Google had issued an update for Android System WebView on March 23 to deal with this problem.
Follow these simple steps to update Android System WebView on your phone:
- Go to Google Play Store
- Search for Android System Webview
- Click on the update button
Once the update has been completed, your phone will stop crashing.
What is Android System WebView
To put it in simple words, the Android System WebView helps chrome to display web content. Google describes this as: “is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content. This component is pre-installed on your device and should be kept up to date to ensure you have the latest security updates and other bug fixes.”
The reason several Android phones had been crashing was because of a bug. Luckily, Google managed to rectify the mistake on time.