1. Gastro69's Avatar
    Hi all! I noticed that Google Play Store is refusing to update "Android System WebView" and "Google Chrome" applications on my OnePlus Nord.

    I had 9 applications with a pending update, so I clicked "Update All". In the screenshot linked below you can see that everything started downloading except for 2 applications. If I go into those individual applications and click "Update", then the circle starts spinning and I get "Pending..." however the download never starts.

    I am a bit concerned, as both applications have not been updated for 3 months now! There's plenty of storage space on the phone, so no reason as to why they shouldn't download.

    Your help is much appreciated!

    Screenshots: https://ibb.co/HHL0zxK
    06-29-2021 03:29 AM
  2. J Dubbs's Avatar
    You have to update System WebView and Chrome one at a time... you can't have them updating with anything else. It's a very common problem unfortunately
    06-29-2021 04:59 AM
  3. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    You may need to uninstall the updates from settings-apps first and then try to update them.
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    06-29-2021 05:30 AM
  4. Gastro69's Avatar
    You have to update System WebView and Chrome one at a time... you can't have them updating with anything else. It's a very common problem unfortunately
    If I click in to "Android System WebView" and click "Update" to update just this application then it says "Pending..." forever and nothing happens. It doesn't download.

    I tried to do the same with Google Chrome first and that doesn't work either.

    You may need to uninstall the updates from settings-apps first and then try to update them.
    Is it safe to do that? I don't want to "downgrade" the apps and catch a virus or something before I can fully update it.
    06-29-2021 05:42 AM
  5. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    If I click in to "Android System WebView" and click "Update" to update just this application then it says "Pending..." forever and nothing happens. It doesn't download.

    I tried to do the same with Google Chrome first and that doesn't work either.



    Is it safe to do that? I don't want to "downgrade" the apps and catch a virus or something before I can fully update it.
    Yes it is totally safe. Google often suggest uninstalling updates if an update breaks one of their apps. You can't catch a virus like that on Android. As long as you are using the Play Store apps are scanned for malware by Play Protect before installation.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-29-2021 08:58 AM
  6. Gastro69's Avatar
    So I did "uninstall updates" on both applications, then tried to update them one-by-one in the Play Store and it still won't update. Just "Pending..."
    06-29-2021 11:09 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try going to Settings>Apps, select Google Play Store, tap Storage, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. Do the same for Download Manager -- you probably have to tap Menu>Show System to see it. Now try again.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-29-2021 11:19 AM
  8. Gastro69's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try going to Settings>Apps, select Google Play Store, tap Storage, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. Do the same for Download Manager -- you probably have to tap Menu>Show System to see it. Now try again.
    It worked! Thanks a lot
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    06-29-2021 11:33 AM
  9. J Dubbs's Avatar
    It worked! Thanks a lot
    I had the same issue on my pixel.... from here on out manually update them one at a time through the play store, and restart your phone before you update them. I haven't had an issue since updating them that way. I'm glad B Diddy was able to solve it for you... he's one of our "Hired Hitmen" when it comes to problem solving
    mustang7757 and B. Diddy like this.
    06-30-2021 02:28 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Or you can try doing one at a time when you see chrome and WebView
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-30-2021 09:39 AM

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