Users’ Android apps began crashing for no apparent cause yesterday. Users have been puzzled by the fact that the affected applications are unrelated to one another.
A buggy update to the Android System WebView app was the root cause of Android apps crashing yesterday. Unrelated Android apps began crashing for some users after Google released an update yesterday.
This created some confusion, and if you’re one of them, we’ve got a few ideas for you before Google launches a new update to address the problem.
Here’s what you can do if your Android apps keep crashing for you:
- Uninstall Android System Updates WebView is a web-based application.
To uninstall updates to Android System WebView, follow these steps:
- Go to Apps -> Android System WebView in Settings.
- Now, on the top right, hit the three-dot menu.
- Then choose ‘Uninstall updates’ from the drop-down menu.
That should take care of the issue.
The three-dot menu might not be available for certain users. In that case, simply press the ‘Uninstall’ button, and the most recent update will be uninstalled.
If your apps keep crashing, you’ll have to uninstall updates. The first method’s steps should be followed.
You won’t lose any data because you’re not uninstalling Google Chrome; instead, you’re just disabling it. You’ll be able to search normally until you re-enable the app. You can use alternative web browsers like Mozilla’s Firefox or Microsoft Edge as long as it’s disabled.