From last night a lot of Android smartphone users especially Samsung and Huawei have been facing some issues with their phone. Where the apps would just keep on crashing with an error “Gmail has Stopped” or any other app. Sometimes, the apps would just crash without any error. The problem of random apps crash on Samsung phones has been reported in Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S8, Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A51.
The problem has been very annoying for Android users. It’s affecting not only Samsung users, but I have experienced it on my Google Pixel. People who are using Huawei phones like P30 also have reported this issue on their phone. While no one having a clue why its happening. A Reddit user has finally found a solution to these issues. Which we will make use of until an update is released to fix it once and for all.
Fix Random Apps Crash on Samsung and other Android Phones:
It looks like an update of a system app is causing this issue on Android phones. So we are gonna take care of it. The following solution is for Samsung, Pixel and Huawei phones running on the latest Android operating system
- First of all, you need to go to Settings menu of your Samsung phone.
- Now select Apps and Notifications.
- Click on See all apps, now on the top right corner click on the three dots and select show system apps.
- Once the system apps are displayed. Look for Android System Webview and tap on it.
- Go to Storage and clear its cache. Now go back tap on force stop. Now you have to find Uninstall Updates. It will be either in the same menu or you will have to tap on the three dots on the top right corner.
- Find the option to Uninstall updates and tap on it. You will be good to go.
- Do not disable Android System Webview App.
If the Android system Webview app is already disabled, then follow the guide below.
Fix Google App Crashes on Galaxy S8 and other old Android phones:
For the old Android phones, the culprit causing apps crash on Samsung is Google Chrome not Android System Webview.
- So in order to fix it go to Settings and then Apps and notification.
- Look for Chrome. Clear its Cache, Force Stop it and Disable it.
- Now check if the apps are working fine. If everything is good. You can enable it again.
- Although, I could not find the option to uninstall Chrome updates. Yet, you can also try that. For me, this fixed the issue and now the Galaxy S8 works fine.
I hope this guide helped you to fix random apps crash on Samsung. If you have questions or something is not clear, feel free to drop a comment or reach out to us.
This error is because of a small glitch in the system. It will be probably solved in the next update. So keep an eye on Chrome and Android System Webview in Google Play Store for new updates. Beware, once you uninstall the updates manually, whenever you will go to Google Play Store. You will see the updates. So it’s better to wait a couple of days. Once the fix is released you can update both apps.