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Why does Google keep stopping?

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Android is one of the most popular mobile OSs at the moment. Since Google develops the OS, you’d expect Google apps to run perfectly on the platform and more often than not, that is the case. However, just like everything else tech, they keep running into random errors and bugs all the time.

In this article, we’re going over a few fixes to why the Google app on your phone keeps stopping. The error is mostly caused due to problems in the app cache, like a corrupted or missing system file that keeps crashing the app.

Also read: Why is my Google Assistant not working?

Restart your phone

The first thing you should try is to restart your phone. Restarting your device can fix a bunch of seemingly random issues that can cause your Discover feed to misbehave or not update. 

Check for updates

Make sure to check your phone for updates as well. More often than not, bugs in Android are ironed out rather quickly, especially if they’re impacting an app as big as Google’s. If your phone has got some updates, try installing them immediately and check if that resolved your issue.

Update the Google app

If there’s an issue with the Google app itself, the chances are that the company has already released an update to fix the problem. Try checking the Play Store for updates and if you see any, install them right away. 

Clear the cache

Corrupt files in the app’s cache can also cause it to misbehave. Try clearing out the Google App’s cache and data to resolve the issue.

How to fix 'Google Discover not working' issue?
  • Open your phone’s settings and tap on Apps & notifications.
  • Tap on Show all apps.
  • Find and tap on the Google app.
  • Tap on Storage & cache.
  • Tap the Clear cache and Clear data buttons.

Restart your phone and try again. Alternatively, you can also force stop the Google app from Step 4 and try starting it again.

Uninstall updates

If updating the app didn’t work, you should try reinstalling the app. However, since the Google app can’t be uninstalled, we will uninstall all updates and update the app again.

  • Open the Play Store and search for the Google app.
  • Tap Uninstall.

Restart your phone and update the app over to the latest version.

Factory reset your phone

If nothing else works, try factory resetting your phone. Yes, you will lose all your data, but a factory reset will fix most, if not all, the problems on your phone.

  • Head over to your phone’s settings and tap on System.
  • Tap on Advanced.
  • Tap on Reset options.
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset)
  • Tap the final conformation and wait for your device to reboot.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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