Is the Google app crashing on your Android phone? If that’s the case, well, you are not alone. A wide range of Android users across the globe, including Pixel, Samsung, and Xiaomi, among others, are facing app crashing issues with the official Google app. A buggy update to the Google app has caused the problem. If you are seeing the “Google keeps stopping” error on your Android phone, we have compiled a step-by-step guide you can follow to fix Google app crashing issues right now.
Fix the Google App Crashing Issue in 2021 [Working Methods]
The Google app crashing issue started after a recent update, but it is not limited to one version. The app version can vary across different devices. Users have experienced the crash on Google app version 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, and 126.96.36.199 (beta) on devices from several different OEMs, including the company’s own Pixel lineup, Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola, and others.
The easiest method to fix the crashing issue on the Google app is to clear its data. In fact, this is what Google officially recommends to fix the issue. You could also uninstall updates to the Google app since a new buggy update is what caused the issue. Until Google rolls out a new update to fix the crashing issue, you can follow these steps. Do keep in mind that this process will reset your Google app preferences.
Clear Data for Google App to Fix Crashing Issue
1. Open the app drawer on your Android phone and locate the Google app. Long press it and tap on the ‘i’ button (App Info) to access the Settings page of the Google app. You can also access this page the old-fashioned way and navigate to Settings -> Apps & notifications -> See all apps -> Google.
2. Once you are on the settings page of the Google app, tap on “Storage & cache”. When the Storage and cache management screen appears, tap on “Manage space”. You might see a “Clear storage” button instead of “Manage space” here on some devices. That’s not something you should worry about. Tap on Manage space or Clear storage to proceed further.
3. Then, tap on “Clear All Data” and press “OK” in the warning prompt to confirm your action. It should fix the Google app crashing issue on your Android phone, and you can continue using the app as usual.
Uninstall Google App Updates to Fix Crashing Issue
Another way to fix the annoying Google app bug is to uninstall the latest update that has caused the issue. Here’s how to do it:
1. Locate the Google app in your phone’s app drawer. Long press it and tap on the ‘i’ button (App Info) to access the Settings page of the Google app.
2. Tap on the vertical three dots menu at the top-right corner of the Google app settings page and press “Uninstall updates”, and hit “OK” to confirm. The app should now stop crashing. If that doesn’t work, you can follow the method above to clear the Google app’s data.
We suggest you avoid updating the Google app to the latest version until the company patches the issue. The Mountain View giant has already acknowledged the crashing issue with the Google app on Android via an official tweet.
Soft Reboot to Fix the Crashing Issue
You can also try performing a soft reboot to stop the crashes. So, how do you do that? Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds and wait till the phone reboots. When you open the Google app after the reboot, it should no longer be force quitting. This is yet another (kind of) official fix for the app crashing issue from Google.
While this mostly works on Pixel and Android One phones, your mileage may vary based on the device you are using. If a soft reboot doesn’t work, follow the two methods above to fix the issue.
Stop Google App Crashing on Android Phone
So, that’s how you can stop Google app crashes on your Android phone. Considering how this update affects many Android users across the world, we could expect the company to release a new update soon to fix this issue. In fact, the latest Google app 12.24 beta available on the Play Store has fixes for the bug, and it should roll out to the stable channel soon. Now that you have fixed the app crashes, check out a few Google Assistant games to help lighten the mood.