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  1. wwhiles's Avatar
    i have tried to open a couple different apps today and they appear to open, only to shut down instantly. I have turned the phone off, disabled the individual apps then enabled again and even uninstalled and re-installed one of the apps...still no luck! Any idea what is going on?
    04-23-2015 02:29 PM
  2. Poseign's Avatar
    i have tried to open a couple different apps today and they appear to open, only to shut down instantly. I have turned the phone off, disabled the individual apps then enabled again and even uninstalled and re-installed one of the apps...still no luck! Any idea what is going on?
    I thought I may have been the only one, but seeing your post makes me think its not a coincidence. Exact same thing for me. I have factory reset three different times now trying to figure out whats going on. no effect.

    Apps that are causing problems for me are soundhound and rom manager, at least those are the two i have tested since the resets. 2048 the game was doing it too but the reset fixed that one. What about you? what apps are force closing?

    EDIT: what carrier are you using as well? Im Verizon.

    EDIT 2: Ok I have a theory. This time after factory resetting I can open both apps just fine, but I did not install any of the updates for the preinstalled apps. Maybe an update was pushed that is not playing nice. I'll keep playing.
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    04-23-2015 06:38 PM
  3. Poseign's Avatar
    i have tried to open a couple different apps today and they appear to open, only to shut down instantly. I have turned the phone off, disabled the individual apps then enabled again and even uninstalled and re-installed one of the apps...still no luck! Any idea what is going on?
    Think I got it.

    Go into the App store and search your apps for "Android System Webview" and uninstall it. My apps were working fine until I installed that update. Then they force closed. I uninstalled it and they resumed working just fine.

    Let me know how you make out, Im going to continue to install and update my apps now that I have to fully recover my stuff.
    04-23-2015 07:06 PM
  4. DonaldMissingP's Avatar
    Think I got it.

    Go into the App store and search your apps for "Android System Webview" and uninstall it. My apps were working fine until I installed that update. Then they force closed. I uninstalled it and they resumed working just fine.

    Let me know how you make out, Im going to continue to install and update my apps now that I have to fully recover my stuff.
    Thanks! I couldn't get Uber or Bank of America to work at all today, but uninstalling Android System Webview definitely did the trick. Thanks!
    04-24-2015 02:44 AM
  5. mumfoau's Avatar
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don't know what Android System Webview even is but uninstalling the updates to that saved the day for me!! I see it was updated yesterday and that's when the problems started. The 2 apps that weren't working for me were Words with Friends and MyFitnessPal!! They both are working now!!!!!! WHEW!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    04-24-2015 06:39 AM
  6. TedJeff's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. I had lost MyFitnessPal, Weatherbug, and a couple different Twitter apps. Uninstalling Android System WebView did the trick.
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    04-24-2015 07:16 AM
  7. pheatton's Avatar
    OK I thought it was just me. Driving me crazy and worst of all I couldn't get into Good for work emails. I'll try removing the Webview update and see.

    Posted via the Android Central App

    EDIT: bloody thing keeps updating...
    04-24-2015 07:22 AM
  8. Hughey79's Avatar
    This!!! After reading this I went and uninstalled the update and Textra now works perfect again. I thought it was the app and it was not. Guess I will email the developer again and advise the issue so they can share it. So is Google going to fix this webview crap or what is the actual point of it?
    04-24-2015 01:13 PM
  9. Mike Lippmann's Avatar
    Thanks, you're tip saved me from having to do a factory reset.
    04-24-2015 03:30 PM
  10. mumfoau's Avatar
    EDIT: bloody thing keeps updating...
    Go into the Play Store and search for the app. In the upper right corner you'll see 3 dots. Click that and uncheck "auto-update". That should fix that!
    04-24-2015 04:04 PM
  11. brianw0048's Avatar
    subscribing to this thread so I can find it later. My phone has been doing the same thing but it's shutting down almost every app at some point or another. the phone has already been replaced once under warranty because it wouldn't hold a cellular data signal.

    phone app closed today during a conference call
    deer hunter
    facebook
    calculator
    hulu
    04-24-2015 06:08 PM
  12. nightdesigns's Avatar
    Thank you! This worked for me. My Fitness Pal had suggested disabling the Android Web View, but that didn't work. I had to do a complete uninstall. I had thought this was caused by the HTC Service Pack, but appears to not be the case.

    Note, if you install the Web View and still have problems, be sure to reboot!
    04-24-2015 11:01 PM
  13. pootyash's Avatar
    Thanks, forum!

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-25-2015 08:11 AM
  14. Anay Patil's Avatar
    I have the same issue with my HTC M8. Apps are shutting down instantly. Did a factory reset too. The problem still persists. My carrier is Verizon too. SOS !!!
    04-25-2015 09:00 AM
  15. Roxshot's Avatar
    THANK YOU!!!
    I've been working to figure this out for 2 days now. And I'm so happy that I came across this post.

    04-25-2015 05:51 PM
  16. carlos12001's Avatar
    Yep, me too. Even speed test was crashing. Something to do with ad supported apps.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-25-2015 10:56 PM
  17. FreakSquadJK's Avatar
    Is there a channel to actually report this to Google? The "send email" link on the Play Store for WebView apparently goes to a "no reply address" according to the auto reply I immediately received, and I can't find a Google Product Forum for this component.

    I am very hesitant to uninstall updates back to the factory version and be exposed to whatever can be delivered through ad networks, but this issue is seemingly randomly making several apps completely unusable (Hangouts at times, several games).

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-26-2015 07:47 AM
  18. chris newsom1's Avatar
    THANK YOU!!! My M8 and my wife's S5 had the same problems. Verizon network. Uninstalling Android System Webview did the trick.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-26-2015 08:36 AM
  19. Rsherman23111's Avatar
    Is there a channel to actually report this to Google? The "send email" link on the Play Store for WebView apparently goes to a "no reply address" according to the auto reply I immediately received, and I can't find a Google Product Forum for this component.

    I am very hesitant to uninstall updates back to the factory version and be exposed to whatever can be delivered through ad networks, but this issue is seemingly randomly making several apps completely unusable (Hangouts at times, several games).

    Posted via the Android Central App


    Same situation here. I would have thought I'd have received some type of notice, or another update correcting the problem. Looks like the developers released without testing. I disabled my WebView after I backed out the updates. Not sure of the impact of that decision. I'm sure there are thousands of users who haven't read this post yet and who are having a very frustrating day. ������
    04-28-2015 08:57 AM
  20. Gary Allhiser's Avatar
    I had the same problem with apps shutting down. The solution to uninstall updates to android webview works perfectly. Thanks so much!
    04-28-2015 06:35 PM
  21. Keithac's Avatar
    Think I got it.

    Go into the App store and search your apps for "Android System Webview" and uninstall it. My apps were working fine until I installed that update. Then they force closed. I uninstalled it and they resumed working just fine.

    Let me know how you make out, Im going to continue to install and update my apps now that I have to fully recover my stuff.
    Worked great for me, thank you!!!
    04-28-2015 08:01 PM
  22. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    Think I got it.

    Go into the App store and search your apps for "Android System Webview" and uninstall it. My apps were working fine until I installed that update. Then they force closed. I uninstalled it and they resumed working just fine.

    Let me know how you make out, Im going to continue to install and update my apps now that I have to fully recover my stuff.
    Poseign....you are the damn man!! My messaging app, Gmail and a few other apps keep forcing closed. Removed Android System Webview that was auto updated yesterday and voila....everything works!! Thanks a million!!
    04-29-2015 10:30 PM
  23. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    Sad thing is, we have no control over that app. It is pushed to all Google/Android phones. I imagine that they have already "Caught Wind" of the issue and will probably push out a patch for it.
    04-29-2015 10:32 PM
  24. Denelda Webb's Avatar
    OMG I have been dealing with this for days now. a friend and I could not figure it out and thought it had to do with my phone being suspended. I was about to throw it or take it back
    04-30-2015 02:24 AM
  25. M_Mahogany's Avatar
    search your apps for "Android System Webview" and uninstall it
    Thank you! My M8 suddenly wouldn't keep any Twitter app or Soundhound open. Verizon provider. I'd restarted, done a virus scan, uninstalled/disabled and reinstalled, nothing helped. Now it all works fine after uninstalling Android System Webview.
    04-30-2015 12:25 PM
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