Android is having problems with some apps, so you can fix it in a minute
Android has been experiencing problems for a few hours and some applications close on their own, but you can fix it before Google does.
When a large number of users experience the same problem with their devices, it is normal for the same companies to release an update to automatically repair the error, but on occasions like this you can take a shortcut to do it yourself while Google’s solution arrives.
Android has been having problems for a few hours. Some widely used applications close themselves as soon as they are opened. It does not happen to everyone, but it does seem to affect many users, something to take into account with applications such as Gmail, Outlook or Google.
This fault comes from the WebView of the operating system and in Google they are already aware of what is happening and are working on a solution, as reported The Verge. So if you are one of the affected people, don’t worry, at some point it will fix itself, Android will update itself.
The operation of Android System WebView is easy to explain, serves as a connection between the browser and the various applications so that it is not necessary for the latter to have all the functions downloaded. But being so essential it can also lead to massive problems if it fails.
Given the number of affected, some companies have taken the initiative and given temporary solutions. An example is that of Samsung, which has shared how to avoid it through the technical service offered by Twitter:
Hi! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Please remove the Webview Update and then restart the phone. Here are the steps: Go settings > apps > tap the three dots in the top right corner > show system apps > search for Android System WebView > select Uninstall updates. ^Nina
— Samsung Support US (@SamsungSupport) March 22, 2021
As you can see, it is not difficult to avoid this problem if you need to use your mobile at this time without suffering the problem. It will only cost you a minute, it is to disable the Android System WebView updates.
To disable these troublesome updates follow these simple steps:
- Enter Afair.
- Click on the three points in the upper right corner and open Show system processes.
- Entra en Android System WebView.
- Click again on the three points in the upper right corner, where it will offer you a single option: Uninstall updates. Click on it.
Once you do All applications should open normally, but if this does not happen, you may need to restart the mobile. Then you will see how everything is in perfect condition again. As we say, sure that in a short time Google updates Android, but in the meantime you can continue using your mobile normally with this trick.