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Fix: Google App not Working

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Google app is one of many essential Google Services that come pre-installed on every (or most) Android device. To many, it is a source of daily news and Google Assistant is its integral part. And when an update breaks it and the Google app keeps crashing for users around the globe, we notice that. That’s why we have a few suggestions that should help you address the issue at hand.

Fixing Google App Not Working Issue?

If the Google app keeps crashing, chances are that the problem is widespread and caused by a faulty update. Make sure to update the app again if updates are available, clear local data and cache, or reinstall the app (restore it to factory values).

1. Update the Google app

Let’s start by simply updating the Google app. Issues are usually mitigated soon enough with a new update. Of course, if you can update the app to start with. You can try force-stopping the app and checking for updates in the Play Store.

Here’s how to check for available updates in Google Play Store:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Tap on your Account icon at the top right corner and select Manage apps & device.
  3. Once there, install available updates and restart your device.
  4. Look for improvements.

Of course, if that doesn’t work, move to the next step.

2. Clear cache and data from the Google app

This is recommended by many users who recently run into issues with the Google app. What you need to do is reset the latest iteration of the Google app and address possible issues with corrupted locally stored data.

Here’s how to clear cache and data from the Google app:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps & notifications.
  3. Then, open App Manager> Manage Apps, or All Apps (it depends on the phone’s OEM’s Android skin).
  4. Now, locate and open Google from the list of apps.
  5. Tap Storage & cache.
  6. Finally, clear the cache and then tap Manage space and clear all data.clear cache and data from the google app

3. Clear data from Google Play Services and Google Play Store

The next thing to do is to clear local data from system services. Google Play Services and Google Play Store are apps you should focus on to fix the problem at hand.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Apps & notifications.
  3. Select All apps or Manage apps.
  4. Open Google Play Services, tap Storage & cache, and clear data. Do the same for Google Play Store. reset google play services
  5. Restart your device and look for improvements.

4. Reinstall the Google app

The next thing to try if the Google app keeps crashing on your Android is to reinstall the app. Now, as we already mentioned, the Google app comes pre-installed on the majority of Android skins. That means that you won’t be able to uninstall the app but merely restore it to its default system values by removing updates.

Here’s how to reinstall the Google app:

  1. Again, navigate to Settings > Apps & notifications > All apps > Google.
  2. Tap on the 3-dot menu and tap Uninstall updates.
  3. Go to Play Store, search for Google, and expand it.
  4. Tap on the 3-dot menu and disable auto-updates.
  5. Look for improvements.

This should address the problem just don’t rush updating the app again as the latest version might be causing the bug. Rather, you can try with an APK of an older version. Once you learn how to utilize APKs on your Android, you can get the APK for the Google app from the APK Mirror.

5. Leave the Beta program

Finally, if you are an early adopter, we suggest leaving the Google app Beta program and switching to the stable version. You can do so in the Play Store > Google, under the Beta tester section, tap Leave. Once you’ve done that, uninstall the updates and install them again.

And, with that, we can call it a wrap. Thank you for reading and make sure to share your thoughts and questions with us and other readers. You can do so in the comments section below.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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