Credit: David Imel/ Android AuthorityAndroid apps are arbitrarily crashing for some users.The problem appears to stem from a bad Android System WebView update.Google has acknowledged the issue and has repaired issues with Gmail on Android.Update: March 23, 2021 (4 AM ET): Googles Workspace status page suggests states that the issue with Gmail on Android is fixed.The business says upgrading Android System WebView and Google Chrome through Google Play Store need to now solve the issue for all users.Its uncertain whether this fixes issues with other Android app crashes. Google is conscious of the problem and working on a fix.In a declaration to multiple publications, a Google spokesperson has actually said, “We are conscious of an issue with WebView triggering some apps on Android to crash. Google obviously pushed out a bad update to WebView, resulting in Android app crashes.Some users have actually found that eliminating the newest WebView update or uninstalling WebView completely repairs the problem.
Credit: David Imel/ Android AuthorityAndroid apps are randomly crashing for some users.The issue appears to stem from a bad Android System WebView update.Google has acknowledged the problem and has actually repaired problems with Gmail on Android.Update: March 23, 2021 (4 AM ET): Googles Workspace status page indicates states that the issue with Gmail on Android is fixed.The company says updating Android System WebView and Google Chrome via Google Play Store should now deal with the problem for all users.Its unclear whether this fixes issues with other Android app crashes. However, the Play Store listing for WebView shows Google has actually pressed out a new version of the app (ver. 89.0.4389.105) so you ought to try upgrading it to see if the issue is resolved.Original post: March 23, 2021 (12:12 AM ET): Android users have been experiencing random app crashes over the previous couple of hours. Apps like Gmail, Google, Yahoo Mail, and others are continuously closing down and behaving erratically. Google is conscious of the problem and working on a fix.In a declaration to multiple publications, a Google representative has actually said, “We are aware of a problem with WebView causing some apps on Android to crash. We are presently working to completely verify a fix and the scope remains in progress.” The bug appears to be impacting all Android apps that utilize the WebView system element. Google obviously pushed out a bad update to WebView, leading to Android app crashes.Some users have found that eliminating the current WebView upgrade or uninstalling WebView completely repairs the problem. Samsungs main United States support Twitter account likewise recommends eliminating the update.Hi! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Please get rid of the Webview Update and after that restart the phone. Here are the steps: Go settings > > apps > > tap the three dots in the top right corner > > program system apps > > look for Android System WebView > > select Uninstall updates. ^ Nina– Samsung Support United States (@SamsungSupport) March 22, 2021If eliminating the upgrade doesnt work for you, try uninstalling WebView. To do that, head to the Google Play Store > > My Apps & & Games > Installed. Android System WebView need to appear in this list of installed apps. Tap on it and hit uninstall. You must then reboot your Android device for the very best results.Remember to reinstall the most recent version of WebView once Google fixes the issue. Its a crucial part that lets apps display web pages.Meanwhile, if youre attempting to access Gmail, you must utilize the desktop user interface for the time being. The company has alsoacknowledged the issue with Gmail on Android on the Google Workspace status page.Also read: Gmail not working? Heres how to repair common issues