Google fixes issue causing Android apps to crash with updates to Chrome and WebView. Android Apps Crashing Google Fix the ultimate Guide for users.
The crashes are due to an issue with Android System WebView.
For Android users, some apps were crashing, but Google has since fixed the problem. The problem was caused by Android Device WebView, a system component that allows Android apps to display web content. Google has released a patch that allows users to upgrade their Android System WebView to version 89.0.4389.105 as well as their Google Chrome to the most recent version. Both can be found on Google Play.
The problems started on Monday afternoon, and they haven’t stopped since.
Android apps are crashing and Google is working on a fix – here’s how to fix the issue
Remove the Webview Update and then restart the phone.
Here are the steps:
Go settings > apps > tap the three dots in the top right corner > show system apps
search for Android System WebView > select Uninstall updates.
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.
Android Apps Crashing Google Fix the ultimate Guide for all users
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.
To 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.
If 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.
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