Why some Android apps crash and how to fix this problem
During the night of Monday, March 22 to Tuesday, March 23, Google experienced a big problem on Android that affected many users. Many applications have crashed for no reason. If so, here are two quick fixes.
On the night of Monday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 23, many users complained that some apps were randomly crashing onto their Android smartphones. Among these applications, a large number of Google applications, including Gmail or Google Pay. It’s not Google‘s apps that are only affected, but all apps, regardless of their developer.
A BUG THAT AFFECTS ALL ANDROID DEVICES
According to Android Police, Samsung Galaxy users seem to be most affected by this problem. However, all Android smartphones may experience these problems, whether you have a OnePlus smartphone, a Xiaomi or a Pixel.
Since the first reports, Google has officially taken the floor to acknowledge the problem. A fix is being rolled out via an app update on the Play Store. In the meantime, Google has communicated about what happened.
AN OFFICIAL FIX HAS BEEN DEPLOYED
There are two ways to fix these bugs over and over again. The first is a quick and simple manipulation, the second has just been deployed by Google.
A QUICK FIX
Just uninstall the latest version of Android System WebView. This component allows applications to display a web page without having to open the Chrome app, it is actually a tool widely used by developers.
Simply uninstall the latest updates from Android System WebView, in the settings and then in the application section. Find the Android System Webview app, then head to the menu at the top right (the three small dots).
AND AN OFFICIAL FIX
Meanwhile, Google has already rolled out a fix. Just update Chrome’s official app and Android System WebView app on the Play Store.