Due to the issue with the update to the webview system app, Google Apps, including Gmail, Chrome, and its partner apps were unexpectedly forced to shut down on Android.
If the device has been affected by the issue, you can solve it in the following way.
You can solve this issue by updating the Android system webview and Google Chrome.
For affected devices, Google Play will automatically update the app, and you may receive updates manually from Google Play for faster resolution.
Some devices may not have web views preinstalled, in which case you only need to update chrome.
If you want to manually update your Android system webview and Google Chrome right now, you can do the following::
1. Launch the Play app.
2. Search the Android system WebView.
3. Select the "Update" option. If you do not see the "Update" option, you can skip this step.
4. Update Google Chrome in the same way.
Caution: manually deleting webview updates is not recommended. This can lead to data loss for some apps.
In rare cases, manual updates of web views or chrome on Android 10 or Android 11 may not be completed. In this case, you can use the procedure below to resolve the problem.
1. Launch the "Settings" app on your device.
2. "Apps and Alerts" (or "Apps") > "Google Play Store" > "Storage and Cache" (or "Storage") > "Discard Data"
This procedure may disable some settings, such as the user's child protection function and automatic update settings. Please check these settings again after following this procedure.
3. Again, update the web view and chrome through the manual update procedure in the paragraph above.