- The Gmail app keeps crashing if the app is not updated, or it has a lot of unimportant data piled up.
- You can stop Gmail app from crashing further by simply updating it or clearing the cached data.
If you own a Gmail account, you can do a lot of activities on the internet just by using it. You can create all your social media channels, sign up for magazines or newsletters, use it for official work, and much more; all this can be done single-handedly by a Gmail account. But if the Gmail app keeps frequently crashing, and you are not able to get the job done; this can put you in a troublesome situation.
This Guide talks about the same issue and what can be done in order to stop or prevent the Gmail app from crashing frequently or stopping abruptly.
There can be several reasons due to which the Gmail app might stop working normally. You may find it crashing or stopping frequently while you are in the middle of doing something important. This can happen for any of the following reasons:
These were some of the reasons that can make the Gmail app crash or behave abnormally; now let’s have a look at the solutions.
All the solutions provided further are applicable both on Android and iPhone devices, however, the steps to apply them might be a bit different.
If you are also facing this issue on your device, you need to try these 5 troubleshooting steps and stop your Gmail app from crashing anymore:
The most obvious one but still a promising solution that you should try first; restarting your device as well as your Gmail app can fix the minor glitches and may stop it from crashing further.
Make sure you are using the latest version of the Gmail app as every update comes with some bugs fixes and technical improvements. Hence, updating the app can also stop it from crashing frequently. So to check this:
If you are using the latest version and still facing the same error, you can simply uninstall and then reinstall the Gmail as follows:
Sometimes you don’t get the option to completely uninstall the Gmail app; this happens when you get it in-built on your device. In that case, you can also disable the app and then re-enable it as follows:
The next step is to clear the cache and data of the Gmail app. If your Gmail app has a lot of cached data piled up, this affects the performance of the Gmail app making it crash more frequently. So here is how you can clear the cache and data of the Gmail app:
This is another solution that has proved to help in fixing the ‘Gmail app keeps crashing or stopping’ error. All you need to do is just log out and then log in to your Gmail account.
To log out of the Gmail app on your Android device:
Gmail has also provided the option to use its app in dark mode to not strain your eyes in the dark. However, using a dark theme can also result in frequent crashes by the Gmail app. So if nothing else worked for you, and you have the dark theme enabled for your Gmail app, you can turn it off as follows: