Android 13 Apps are Crashing, How to Fix?

Google’s latest iteration of its operating system, Android 13, has been publicly released, concluding its beta phase and is now available for users globally. It brings numerous enhancements and new features, building upon the foundations laid by Android 12 in every aspect. It represents Google’s ongoing effort to refine and innovate the Android experience. However, it’s come to light that several users are encountering frequent app crashes on Android 13, which is understandably frustrating.

If you’re experiencing similar issues on your device running the now stable Android 13 OS, rest assured, as we’ve compiled a list of potential solutions to help navigate through this problem. Experiencing bugs, crashes, and stability issues is not uncommon following a new release, and developers are continuously working to iron out these kinks to provide a smoother user experience in the coming months. This release marks a significant step in Android’s evolution, with the development team focusing on enhancing stability and resolving any residual issues.

Android 13 Apps are Crashing, How to Fix?

What’s New in Android 13

Android 13 (codename: Tiramisu) has been officially released as a stable version between August and September 2022 after achieving platform stability. As reported, Google has rolled out the official Android 13 update to several devices, including Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro models. Android 13 brings a plethora of new features and enhancements, including tap-to-transfer, a refined range of Material You themes & designs, more cinematic wallpapers, improved on-device search, and a home button assistant, among others.

This release also introduces BT LE Audio, UWB (Ultra WideBand) support, battery enhancements, media player refinements, and the Spatial Audio feature for Pixel 6, enhancing the overall user experience. There are improvements in areas such as the lock screen, gaming, photo picker, and clipboard, along with enhanced Project Treble compatibility, improved privacy & security elements, optimized smart home controls, and improved screen recording. These additions and improvements make Android 13 a substantial upgrade, focusing on user-centric features and optimizations, allowing for a more seamless and enriching user experience across various aspects of the OS.

Android 13 Apps are Crashing, How to Fix?

In this comprehensive troubleshooting guide, we provide a step-by-step approach to resolving the issue of apps crashing on devices that have received the Android 13 update. By meticulously following our structured guide, users can effectively address and rectify any disruptions or instabilities, ensuring a smoother and more harmonious user experience on the new update.

1. Reboot the Device

First, you should try restarting the device to check whether the problem is fixed. Sometimes, issues with the system glitch or cache data can eventually trigger app crashes or performance-related problems. In most cases, it’s better to reboot the system to clear out temporary glitches. Unlock the device lock screen and long-press the power button to open the power menu. Then select Restart.

2. Check the Internet Connection

Sometimes issues with the poor internet connection can also trigger multiple conflicts, and your Android apps may start crashing randomly if they are required to run or fetch data via the internet while startup. The chances are high that your internet connection has an unstable signal or the data speed is too low. In both scenarios, make sure to contact your ISP or carrier support to get additional support.

3. Re-Enable Android System WebView

Google’s Android WebView is a pre-installed system component allowing Android apps to properly display web content. If there is an issue with the Android System WebView, follow the steps below.

  • Go to the device Settings menu > Tap on Apps.
  • Go to All apps > Scroll down to Android System WebView.
  • Tap on Disable and confirm the popup.
  • Enable the Android System WebView app again on the device to reset it.

4. Uninstall Android System WebView

You can also try uninstalling the Android System WebView app on your Android 13 device to cross-check the issue. To do so:

  • Go to the device Settings menu > Tap on Apps > Select All apps.
  • Head over to the app store page for Android System WebView (there should be a link from its settings page).
  • Select Uninstall and hit Enable.

5. Update the problematic App

If you’re using an outdated application on your Android 13 handset, you should check for the app update by following the steps below.

  • Open the Google Play Store app on the Android 13 device > Tap the hamburger menu icon.
  • Now, tap on My Apps & games > Ensure to check whether the problematic app update shows on the available updates list.
  • If so, tap the Update button next to the app and wait for it to install.
  • Once done, make sure to open the problematic app, and check for the issue. [You can also restart your handset to refresh the system and app data]

6. Clear problematic App Cache Data

If in case, you’re using the problematic app from your Android smartphone or tablet device, you can easily clear the app cache data from the settings menu to refresh the app cache. Sometimes an outdated or corrupted app cache data can cause several issues.

Note: There is no option to do this on iPhone. Only a simple restart will do the job.

  • Go to the device Settings menu > Head over to Apps & Notifications.
  • Now, tap on See All Apps > Head over to the problematic app under the App info section.
  • Tap on the problematic app to open the app info page > Tap on Storage & Cache.
  • Next, tap on Clear Cache > Once done, close the settings menu and launch the problematic app again.

7. Clear the problematic App Storage Data

If clearing out the app cache data doesn’t help you, then clear the app storage data too. This method is also only applicable to Android devices.

  • Go to the device Settings menu > Go to Apps & Notifications.
  • Tap on See All Apps > Head over to the problematic under the App info section.
  • Next, tap on the problematic app to open the app info page > Tap on Storage & Cache.
  • Then tap on Clear Storage.
  • Finally, launch the problematic app, and check for the issue again.

8. Force Stop and Re-open the problematic app

There may be another reason behind the startup crashing issue is that the problematic app or its services are already running in the background. In that scenario, you can manually perform a force stop of the app and relaunch the app to check if that fixes the issue. To do this:

  • Go to the Settings menu on your Android device > Go to Apps & Notifications.
  • Tap on See All Apps > Head over to the problematic app under the App info section.
  • Next, tap on the problematic app to open the app info page > Tap on Force Stop.
  • If prompted, confirm the task.
  • Once done, open the problematic app freshly and check if that helps you or not.

9. Check for Free Storage Space

The chances are high that your device storage becomes low on space, which can eventually trigger multiple issues with the installed apps or games on the Android 13 device. Check for the free storage space and delete unused or duplicate files to increase the free storage. To do so:

  • Tap on the device Settings menu > Tap on About Phone.
  • Select the Storage option > Here, you can check the Total Storage Space and Available Storage Space of the device.
  • If the free storage space is low enough to install or run apps smoothly, then uninstall/delete the unnecessary apps/files to fix the issue.

10. Check the App Permissions

If the Android 13 apps are crashing during startup or even while using them, allow app permissions from the App Info page to fix the issue. Without giving proper app permissions, your device may not run some apps. To give enough app permissions:

  • Go to the device Settings menu > Tap on Apps.
  • Tap on the problematic app that’s crashing on your Android 13.
  • Tap on the App Permissions option from the App Info page.
  • Make sure to grant permissions to the specific app, whatever it requires.

11. Update your Android Software

If in case, you’re still using an outdated software build on your handset, check for the latest software updates by following the steps below. Even if you’re using Android 13, developers release periodic software updates like security patches, bug fixes, or stability improvements. So, it’s highly recommended to install the latest update always. To do so:

  • Open the device Settings menu > Tap on About Phone.
  • Tap on System Update (Software Update) > Tap on Check for Updates.
  • If an update is available, tap on the Download and Install option.
  • Once the update is done, reboot your handset to apply changes.

12. Wipe Cache Partition

Clearing the cache partition on your device can help you remove temporary glitches or cache data issues. To do that:

  • First of all, make sure to reboot your Android smartphone in stock recovery mode. [You can find out the steps online for your specific device model & brand]
  • You can see the Wipe Cache Partition option once the device is rebooted into the stock recovery screen.
  • Press the Volume Up or Down button to navigate to the option and select the Power button to select the option.
  • After completing the process, restart your phone to apply changes.

13. Reinstall the problematic App

If none of the methods worked for you, then uninstall and reinstall the problematic app on your mobile. It’ll eventually delete all the saved app data and refresh it again, which should fix the issue. To do so:

  • Tap and hold the problematic app icon to bring the pop-up menu.
  • Now, tap on Uninstall. [You can also go to App Info and select Uninstall.]
  • Once uninstalled completely, reboot your mobile.
  • Finally, go to the Google Play Store app > Search for the specific app and tap Install.

14. Perform a Factory Reset

If none of the methods worked for you, then make sure to perform a factory reset on your handset to check whether the problem has been fixed or not. Keep in mind that the factory reset process will delete the device data completely, such as apps, games, user-defined settings, internal storage files, call history, text messages, etc. So, it’s better to take a full data backup of your device before jumping into the steps.

  • Go to the device Settings menu > Tap on About Phone.
  • Tap on the Backup & Reset option > Click on the Erase all data (Factory Reset) option.
  • Now, tap on the Delete all data option > Wait for the process to be completed.
  • Once done, your device will reboot to the system automatically.
  • Finally, go through the initial setup process.
  • You’re good to go.

That’s it, guys. We assume this article was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.


  1. I have done all of the above more than once, the google app still keeps freezing after I try to do a second command with Assistant.

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