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Did apps just start crashing constantly on your Android phone? Here’s how to fix it

Zach Epstein
April 28th, 2015 at 9:20 AM
Android Tips Tricks

Android has a checkered past when it comes to stability. The platform has made great strides in recent years, as have many third-party app developers, but there are still troubling issues that rear their ugly head from time to time. As such, the last thing we need is a botched update from Google that comes along and ruins things, even for users on KitKat and Lollipop, which are the most stable Android builds out there.

But alas…

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Late last week, Google issued an update to Android System Webview, which is a core component of Android that allows the platform to display web content. Unfortunately, it looks like this latest build has some issues that are causing frequent application crashes on Android phones and tablets.

Here’s the good news: If you’re affected by this issue, the fix really couldn’t be simpler.

As Droid Life noted in a recent post, simply uninstalling the latest Android System Webview updates resolves the app crash issues that many users have been experiencing since the update began rolling out this past Friday.

To uninstall the update, open the Settings app and navigate to Applications, then open Application Manager and find Android System Webview. Now simply tap on it and select “Uninstall updates.”

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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