Why does Google keeps stopping? Check these solutions

The Google app is an essential system app that usually can’t be uninstalled or removed and it includes a lot of nifty Google’s services, including Google Assistant. Like many other apps, it’s in continuous development so it’s not unexpected for it to break from time to time. This is exactly what happened for some users. Namely, there are reports that Google keep stopping while they try accessing the app. If you are affected by this, check the solutions we listed below.

Table of contents:

  1. Clear cache and data from the Google app
  2. Clear data from various Google services
  3. Uninstall updates from the Google app
  4. Try with the stock launcher or remove and add your Google account
  5. Rollback Google app

How do I fix Google keeps stopping?

1. Clear cache and data from the Google app

The first thing you should do is simply restart your device. After that, you should navigate to Settings and clear all locally stored data from the Google app. You can try with just cache first and, if that doesn’t help, clear all local data to reset the app and fix the problem.

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

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications (on some Android skins it’s Apps).
  3. Expand all apps.
  4. Locate Google and open it.
  5. Tap Storage & cache.
  6. Clear cache and, if needed, tap Clear Data and confirm.
  7. Restart your device and look for improvements.

If the Google app keeps stopping, continue to the next step.

2. Clear data from various Google services

Besides the Google app, you can also try clearing cache and data from related essential Google Services. The main ones that come to mind are Google Services Framework and Google Play Services. Once you clear data from these apps, you can also try uninstalling their updates and waiting for them to re-update. It depends if the issue persists or not.

Here’s how to clear data from Google Play Services and Google Services Framework:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps & notifications.
  3. Choose to show All apps.
  4. Tap on the 3-dot menu and choose to show system processes.
  5. Locate Google Services Framework and Google Play Services, respectively.
  6. Open Storage & cache and clear data.
  7. Restart your device and look for improvements.

3. Uninstall updates from the Google app

Chances are that the current version of the Google app has an underlying issue and the best way to deal with that is to simply uninstall its updates. Of course, since the Google app is a system app on most Android devices, you won’t be able to remove it completely. However, uninstalling updates and re-updating the app should help.

Here’s what you need to do to reinstall Google app on Android:

  1. Again, navigate to Settings > Apps > All apps > Google.
  2. Tap on the 3-dot menu and then select Uninstall updates.
  3. Restart your device and open Google Play Store.
  4. Update the Google app.

As mentioned, you can do the same for Google Play Services and Google Services Framework. To do so, just make sure to choose to Show system processes.

4. Try with the stock launcher or remove and add your Google account

Besides some shortcuts that might not work, the Google app shouldn’t have any issues with third-party launchers, like Nova Launcher. However, for the sake of troubleshooting, try sticking to the stock launcher for the time being and see if Google keeps stopping again.

Also, you can try removing and adding your Google account. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Accounts.
  3. Tap on your Google account.
  4. Tap Remove account.
  5. Restart your device and add the account again.

5. Rollback Google app

Finally, you can try disabling updates for the Google app in Google Play Store, and then roll back the app via an APK. We made sure to explain everything on this procedure, here, but if you’ll rather go straight to business, here are the steps:

  1. Uninstall updates for the Google app.
  2. Navigate to APK Mirror, here, or use any other APK aggregator that you trust.
  3. Download the APK. We recommend that the APK is not older than 3 months. You can also get a newer Beta or Alpha version. Basically, anything but the version you are currently running (latest stable).
  4. Run the APK and allow the installation of third-party apps (unknown sources) on your device when prompted.
  5. Restart the device after the update/downgrade.
  6. Make sure that automatic updates for the Google app in Google Play Store are disabled.

That should do it. Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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