Google has now issued a fix for a problem that meant Android phone apps were crashing for many users. It’s not an automatic fix. You have to do a few things to get it working again, we will explain below how to fix this issue.
A Google spokesperson said: “We have resolved the issue with WebView that caused some apps on Android to crash for some users. Updating Android System WebView and Google Chrome via Google Play should now resolve the issue.”
How to fix this issue
- Navigate to the Google Play Store (where you’d usually update apps, or download new ones) on your phone
- Search for Android System WebView – or click here if you’re reading this on the smartphone having the trouble
- Select the Update button on the listing for the app
- And now repeat the above 3 steps for Google Chrome
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.