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Which Android Apps Are Crashing Due to a Faulty ‘Android System WebView’ Update?

By Novak Bozovic / March 23, 2021

As you’ve probably already experienced yourself by now, a faulty Android System WebView update is currently causing quite a commotion. More precisely, that Android component is experiencing a bug, causing many Android apps to crash upon launch. So, which apps are those exactly? Let’s find out!

The List of Apps Affected by the 'Android System WebView' App-Crashing Issue

Even though there’s no definite list of the affected applications, we’ve seen numerous reports online about various Android apps crashing. We’ve taken a good look at those reports, so here’s our list of the apps identified to be affected by the WebView issue. 

As you can imagine, the list of the affected Android apps doesn't stop there. This seems to be a widespread issue that can affect any app relying on Android System WebView. So, we're talking about a massive number of apps. In addition to that, this problem isn't limited to certain countries only, as Android users from across the world have reported the same problem.

How to Fix This Problem? What to Do?

As per Google’s Workspace Status Dashboard for Gmail, there's a freshly released update for Google Chrome and Android System WebView. Therefore, Google acknowledged the existence of this problem and has also already offered a solution. 

With that said, our strong recommendation is to update the Google Chrome and Android System WebView app by visiting the Play Store. Here’s how that is done. 

Are There Other Workarounds Available? What About Disabling WebView & Chrome?

Even if Google's recently published updates for Chrome and WebView aren't yet available for you, there are specific workarounds that you'll want to try. More precisely, you need to disable WebView first. And if that doesn't help, disable Chrome on your Android. Here's the full breakdown of what needs to be done. 

Tip

The above-explained procedure is a temporary solution. With that said, make sure to keep your eye on the Play Store for any Chrome or WebView updates – and install them as soon as they’re available. 

So, that would be all on the apps affected by the Android System WebView issue. If you have any questions for us, make sure to post your comment below. Thanks for reading!



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