How to Fix Android System Webview Not Updating

Currently, a lot of Android device users are experiencing an error when using the application. The cause may be due to the updated “Android System Webview” application through information obtained from Google. Talking about Android Webview, it helps the third-party application to prompt into your phone’s browser. 

Nevertheless, the Webview app smooths the user experience and allows apps to show web content on your smartphone. But, currently, the problem that bothered users is that they are getting nothing whenever they try to update it, except sticking in the update screen window.

So, are you searching for how to fix the Android system Webview not updating issue in PlayStore? Then, here in this guide, I would like to share some fixes to resolve this error. So, now bit farewell to your problems, and let’s get started with this. 

How to Fix Android System Webview Not Updating

How to Fix Android System Webview Not Updating

Android System Webview is also recognized as a browser’s engine attached to Google Chrome. It will let third-party apps like Instagram, Gmail, Facebook, etc. to displaying the web content without leaving the app. For example, if you click or tap in any link, the link is open in the app itself because of the Android system Webview feature. Also, if you want to open the link on the browser, the same method should be followed.

Anyway, let’s look at the potential fixes that may help you fix the not updating error on your PlayStore. But, make sure to follow each fix mentioned below, as this is the only way that can help you. 

Fix 1: Restart Your Device

You may think it is not a solution but trust me, sometimes restarting a device will resolve many issues. So what exactly does rebooting do? Did you know? It will clear all your temporary cache data. And give your device a fresh new start so that your device can perform properly.

Fix 2: Check the Internet Connection

An unstable internet connection may cause the not updating issue in your system. On the other hand, if you have a good internet connection, maybe some apps are consuming a lot of data in the background. So, we recommend you check if any app in the background consumes your data and resources too. However, if you find any such kind of application, close that application.  

Fix 3: Disable Auto-Update

If you have enabled the auto-update for apps on your devices, it may be the reason behind the error. You have to stop the auto-updates of the apps and set them to be installed manually.

  • Launch the Google play store and tap on the three-line icon from the top right corner.
  • A new side menu will open, then tap on My apps & games on the side menu.
  • It brig out all the list of apps that are updating, Next tap on Stop to stop all the apps from updating.
  • After that, update only Google Chrome and Android system Webview only to fix the problem.
  • Check the issue is set or not. If the issue persists, then try the below steps.

Fix 4: Clear Cache of Google PlayStore and Device

Clearing cache may bring you a step ahead to resolve the not updating error of Android System Webview. Sometimes Google play store cache files may get damaged, so in that case, clearing it is the best option. Meanwhile, if you don’t know how to clearing cache data on your Android device. So, here are the steps to clean the system and Google play store from cache:

  • Open the Settings on your service and tap on Apps and notification from the list.
  • Now tap on See all Apps Under the recently opened Apps.
  • Navigate and open the Google PlayStore App.
  • In the Google PlayStore app info page, choose Storage and Cache option.
  • Next, tap on Clear Storage and then Clear cache.
  • Open the Google PlayStore again and then update the Google chrome and Android Webview app.

So, now open the Google PlayStore and check if the Webview is updating or not. But, yeah! Now, Google PlayStore may take a few more seconds to load as you just clear the cache memory. 

Fix 5: Reinstall the Update


It may be possible that the problem is in your Android Webview application. So, in that case, for assurance, it is better to uninstall the app. But, it is an Android system’s built-in app, so you can’t be able to uninstall it directly. And unfortunately, there is no such way to uninstall the system Webview app. But, don’t worry! You can still reset the app to the factory version and retry to update it. 

  • Invoke the Google PlayStore on your device and then search for Android System Webview.
  • Then tap on uninstall, as it only uninstalls the updates only.
  • After that, reinstall the update of the Webview app.

Now, it is more often that the issue gets resolved. But, if you still find now luck and continue with not updating the error of Webview in PlayStore, then we have a few more options that you can try.

Fix 6: Force Stop the Android Webview App

If any app is processing in the background, it won’t update as we usually experience it in Windows OS. But, in the case of your Android device, it isn’t easy to identify to know if the Android Webview app is running or not. So, force stopping may help you fix the Android Webview app not updating error in that scenario. 

  • Go to the Settings app. Then locate and click on the Apps and Notification.
  • Next, tap on the See all apps tab to see the full list of installed apps.
  • After that, tap on three dots from the right side corner to open the menu.
  • Then tap on Show System to see the available apps.
  • Now navigate to the Android system Webview app from the list.
  • Then, click on the force stop option to stop the ongoing process of the system Webview app.

You can also Clear the Storage cache from there. After that, try to update the Android System Webview app from the Playstore and see if the not updating error is get resolved or not.

Also Read: How to Prevent Android Apps From Sending and Receiving Data in Background

Fix 7: Exit From Beta testing

However, Google offers beta testing features to its user. For those who don’t know, beta testing is a program where a user tests the upcoming feature or updates before it launches officially. However, sometimes the new beta update may contain some random bugs, so if you are a beta tester, quit it and use the official version of the Android Webview app on your device.

  • Open the Google PlayStore on your device and then search for Android System Webview.
  • Now scroll down below till you found joining the beta.
  • Below that Joining Beta, there is a Leave option tap on it.
  • After that, uninstall the update as the above fix and then again install the update.

So, that’s it. Now, most probably, your issue gets resolved, and you are now able to update your Android System Webview. We hope you find this guide helpful. Nevertheless, if you get any issues while fixing the Android System Webview not working, don’t hesitate to ask us in the box down below.

Ronan Kirby
  • Ronan Kirby
  • Ronan loves to write content whether it may be tech-related or other. He loves discovering new things happening in the world around him. Apart from blogging, he is addicted to gaming.

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