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How to Fix “Google Keeps Stopping” on Android

Are you getting the “Google Keeps Stopping” error on Android?

The Google app allows you to know about things that matter to you.

With Discover, you can find answers, explore your interest, and keep up with the latest trends.

The Google search widget allows you to search from your home screen or lock screen.

With Google Lens, you can scan QR codes, search with your camera, copy text, and more.

There is also the Voice Search feature and an incognito mode where you can browse privately.

Your searches are encrypted and you can delete your recent search history.

Search for shops, restaurants, sports scores, movies, videos, images, news, and more.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the “Google Keeps Stopping” error on Android, a Samsung phone, or Xiaomi.

Why does Google keep stopping?

Google Keeps Stopping

Google keeps stopping because there is a caching issue with the app.

Otherwise, there is a bug on the app that needs to be fixed in the next update.

The error message happens when you’re searching for something on the Google app.

It can also happen immediately after you’ve opened the app.

The first couple of fixes that you should try is force-stopping the app or restarting your phone.

If those two fixes do not work, move on to the next section.

How to fix “Google Keeps Stopping” on Android

To fix “Google Keeps Stopping” on Android, try to clear Google’s cache or uninstall updates.

You can also try clearing your Google Search data or updating the Google app.

Fix 1: Clear Google’s cache

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Apps > See All Apps > Google.
  3. Storage & cache > Clear cache.

Fix 2: Uninstall updates

Method 1: Uninstall updates from the Settings app

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Apps > See All Apps > Google.
  3. Force stop > Three dots > Uninstall updates.

Method 2: Uninstall updates from the Play Store

  1. Open the Google Play Store > Profile Icon > Manage apps & device.
  2. Google > Trash can > Update Google.

Fix 3: Clear Google Search data

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Apps > See All Apps > Google.
  3. Storage & cache > Manage space > Clear all data.

Fix 4: Update the Google app

  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Search for “Google”.
  3. Update the Google app.

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