Original topic:

Chrome and other apps crashing due to Android System WebView

(Topic created: 03-23-2021 12:05 PM)
Cosmic Ray
Fold & Flip Phones

Yesterday March 22 there was in update to a Google service know has android web view this caused numerous bugs and problems with with Samsung phones thankfully its a super easy fix all you have to do is navigate to the Google play store and unistal the following app "Android system webview"

Do not be Alameded this is an android system function baked in to android and cannot truly be uninstalled all this will do is revert the the version of the framework that was installed at start and will not cause you to loses. Any data is this is helpful please leave a you helped my on my account I have made a video tutorial on how to fix the issue that can be found herehttps://youtu.be/MVP0T3PwVhQ
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Cosmic Ray
Fold & Flip Phones
wired it worked on my old s8 plus have you updated to the latest version of Android
Stephanie Nikki
Black Hole
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Early Thursday morning/late last Wednesday night, Google released new versions of Android System WebView & Google Chrome. If you are experiencing constant app closure/crashes, please open Google Play Store and update both apps to the latest version.

Google has provided more details and steps for updating Android System WebView and Google Chrome as well as how to manually update WebView or Chrome if the update of either app fails to complete.  


“To resolve this issue, Android System WebView and Google Chrome need to be updated. Google Play will soon download the update to these apps on affected devices, or you can update manually to resolve the issue immediately. Some devices do not have WebView pre-installed and only need to update Chrome.

To manually update Android System WebView and Google Chrome right now:

  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Search for “Android System WebView.”
  3. Select Update. If it doesn't say “Update”, skip this step.
  4. Repeat these steps for Google Chrome

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