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Original story (published on May 31, 2021) follows:

Google is testing the upcoming version of Android, while users are now waiting for the second Android 12 beta update.

Android 12 beta 1 update shed light on several issues that are expected to get fixed during the course of the said beta program.


However, users of this build have recently added another issue related to apps crashing to the bugs and issues list.

As per reports from the Google IssueTracker, it seems that Gmail and some other apps start crashing after a few seconds on the Android 12 beta 1 update.

While the issue has already been passed on to the development team, users have figured out a way to fix it.


According to several comments on the IssueTracker thread, disabling and re-enabling Android System WebView after uninstalling its updates appears to be fixing the crashing issue for users.

The said workaround does not only work for Gmail but also fixes the problem for other apps as well.

So, if you are facing the said crashing issue with Gmail or other apps on Android 12 beta 1, be sure to try this simple workaround.

This got fixed after uninstalling and reinstalling (enabling) webview from playstore. All apps seem to be working fine now.

This worked for me as well. Uninstalled Webview updates and then enabled.
It seems to have fixed the issue for all the apps that had this problem.


Also, be sure to let us know if the workaround fixes the issue for you by dropping a comment below.

Since the upcoming OS update is still under testing, it is only natural for such issues to occur as long as they get fixed by the final build.

It is also possible that the next Android 12 beta update might address the existing bugs and issues. However, this is still based on our speculation.


That said, we will keep tracking the development of Android 12 and will be back with more details so stay tuned.

In the meantime, you can keep an eye on our dedicated Android 12 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

Update 1 (June 16)

It seems that even the second Android 12 beta that dropped recently has not fixed the apps crashing issue. Reports about the problem can be found on the official issue tracker by Google.

Google has been asking some users to reach out to its support team for a resolution. That said, we’ll have to wait and see whether or not the next beta fixes it.

We suggest you reach out to our phone or chat support agents for a faster resolution. Here’s the link: Rest assured, our team is going to take care of this. (Source)

Update 2 (June 17)

It’s worth mentioning that factory resetting your unit for the sake of correcting an issue which can otherwise be rectified by uninstalling Webvie is something one should avoid.

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Deveshwar Bhardwaj
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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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