Why are my apps not working?

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ANDROID users across the world have been reporting problems with app crashes the morning (Tuesday March 23, 2021).

Android users are reporting frequent app crashes, particularly owners of Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

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Android users have complained of Apps crashing this morning (Tuesday March 23, 2021)[/caption]

Why are my apps not working?

The problem has been traced back to the Android System WebView.

System WebView – what apps use to display web content such as in-app web browsers – comes preinstalled on all Android phones.

Android users have flocked to social media to discuss the app issues they’re facing and to try and find a fix.

Google have said today that they are aware on the issue – and are working on a fix.

According to Android Central, Uninstalling updates from the System WebView should fix the problem.

You can do this by searching for it in the Play Store (or clicking the link), and selecting “uninstall,” which should fix the problem.

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Uninstalling updates from the System WebView should fix the problem[/caption]

If for some reason the option is unavailable, users can perform the same action within “device settings”.

Users of Samsung Galaxy devices can go to Settings> Apps> Android System WebView, then click the three-dot menu near the top of the page and select uninstall updates, the confirm, before a reboot of your device.

This fix is also the same on any other Android smartphone.

However it should be noted that users should uninstall updates ONLY.

Do not disable the Android System WebView itself, as it will cause more problems for other apps. 

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Google have said today that they are aware on the issue – and are working on a fix[/caption]

Is Android down?

The tech giant said: “We are aware of an issue with WebView causing some apps on Android to crash for some users.

“We are currently working to fully validate the scope and a fix is in progress.”

The company has recommended using the desktop interface until issues are resolved.

Google acknowledged issues with Gmail on Android on the Google Workspace status page.

The tech giant has recommended people use the desktop version of Gmail until the issues are resolved.


“We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users,” Google continued.

“The affected users are unable to access Gmail.

“We will provide an update, detailing when we expect to resolve the problem.”

Source: The Sun

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