Google Chrome & Android System WebView Not Getting Updated? – Here’s What to Do!

By Novak Bozovic / March 23, 2021

If you've been having a hard time using your Android phone lately, you're not alone. Due to a faulty update to Android System WebView, many Android apps experienced technical issues. However, some Android users are also experiencing another problem, as their Chrome and WebView apps are not getting updated. So, if you can't update those two apps, you'll want to try the following solutions. 

1. Reboot/Restart Your Android Device

You’d be surprised by how many technical and performance issues can be resolved simply by restarting your Android device. That’s because Android does a series of maintenance tasks each time you boot-up this operating system, which happens each time you restart your device.

With that said, we recommend turning off your Android phone. Make sure it gets turned off completely and wait around 30 seconds, to be on the safe side. Then, power your device back on and give it some time to initialize all of its services. Lastly, try updating Chrome and Web View again and see if rebooting your device made a difference.

2. Check Your Internet Connection

Of course, this seems to be like a straightforward solution. However, take a close look at your Internet connection and see if its works properly. Also, make sure that some other app isn’t taking all your Web connection’s bandwidth. In fact, it would be best to close any apps you have open in the background. Then, try using the Play Store to update Chrome and WebView.

3. Check If Chrome & WebView Are Disabled

If you've been experiencing issues with the constant app crashing on your Android, you already know about two possible workarounds for that problems. We're talking about disabling Android System WebView, done via the Play Store app. We're also talking about uninstalling Chrome from Android (which doesn't uninstall the app but disables it instead). 

With that said, our recommendation is to check if those two apps are still disabled on your phone (preventing their updates). And yes, we’re going to tell you how that is done. 

4. Clear Cache, Storage & Stop the Apps

Lastly, we also recommend clearing the cache data of Google Chrome and Android System WebView. This will help restore the apps and resolve any technical issues that they might be experiencing. So, go through the following steps. 

We hope that we've helped you resolve issues related to Google Chrome and Android System WebView not getting updated. If you have any questions, make sure to post your comment below. And lastly – thank you for reading!

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