Gmail App Crashing

The most popular mail client for Android is Gmail. It’s included with OS, and the Inbox is no longer available. The app is not user-friendly and makes many users despise it. Gmail crashes frequently.

When the Gmail app on your phone keeps crashing, it is annoying. You cannot send any new emails because of the issue, which also prevents you from fully reading your incoming emails.

The Gmail app can crash for a variety of reasons. Occasionally, the problem arises because of an app update, a cache file error, or not enough storage on your phone. You can attempt a few fixes on your own to perhaps fix the app and restore it to working order.

What to do if Gmail keeps crashing on Android

A typical software issue, the Gmail app keeps crashing when the system is not operating efficiently. Possible causes include running too many processes in the background, an out-of-date version of the Gmail app, and other things.

Why does my Gmail app keep crashing?

Let’s first discuss the causes of Gmail app crashes before we discuss how to resolve the issue. Here are some of the most typical:

Solution 1–Update the Gmail app

After restarting your phone, we hope Gmail functions smoothly. If that doesn’t work for you, we recommend updating the Gmail app as soon as possible. If you’re using an outdated or flawed version, it may be flawed. Go to the Play Store to upgrade the Gmail app on your phone.

  1. Open the Play Store app and ensure your internet is on.
  2. Tap the three-line button in the top-right corner of the screen to access the side menu.
  3. Wait for your app updates to load after clicking My apps & games.
  4. Look for Gmail in the list, then click the Update icon.

Try launching Gmail after installing the update to see if it launches smoothly. If the problem persists after updating or if no update is available, try the following solution first.

Solution 2–Clear the cache for the Gmail app

Try clearing its cached data instead if updating the Gmail app didn’t work for you. To function more quickly and with fewer resources, Gmail temporarily stores certain data, like every other Android app. However, clearing Gmail’s cache might help if it doesn’t work properly on your phone. Follow these guidelines to get started.

  1. Select Apps & Notifications from the Settings app on your phone.
  2. You can view all the applications installed on your phone by clicking See all apps.
  3. From the list, locate Gmail and select it.
  4. Storage & Cache Access
  5. You can clear the cached data by tapping the Clear Cache button.
  6. Select Force stop once more on the Gmail App details screen.

Try another option or check if Gmail is running again.

Solution 3–Uninstall Gmail updates

It can also keep crashing if the upgraded version of the Gmail app you’re using conflicts with your phone’s operating system. You can resolve the problem by removing the Gmail app updates in such situations. Simply follow the instructions below to accomplish that in a few minutes.

  1. Go to Settings and select Apps & Notifications.
  2. You can view all the apps installed on your phone by selecting See all apps.
  3. Choose Gmail from the list.
  4. In the top-right corner of your screen, select the 3-dot menu.
  5. Click Uninstall updates to restore Gmail to its original state.

To test the functionality, launch Gmail as usual. When none of your preferred features is missing, wait before upgrading the Gmail app.

Solution 4–Remove your Google account and sign in again

Sometimes, the problem is caused by your Google account rather than the Gmail app or your phone. Signing back into Google is one way to fix this. You must log out of your account on your phone before doing this. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Go to the settings on your phone.
  2. Choose from the list.
  3. You can find your default Google account in the list and click it.
  4. Then click Remove Account and confirm your decision.

Re-add your Google account after that by returning to the Account Settings page.

  1. As you scroll down the accounts list, tap Add account.
  2. Sign in with your Google account information and verify the security of your phone.

Once the procedure has been completed, try using Gmail again. If the problem persists, move on to the next step.

Solution 5–Check your phone’s storage.

Is the storage on your Android phone getting low? You can experience problems with runny apps. We advise you to have at least 1GB of free storage space on your phone to ensure your gadget is functioning as it should. Therefore, examine the storage and perform some cleaning if necessary if your Gmail app keeps crashing. To access your phone’s storage, navigate to Settings > Storage.

To find out what’s using up your storage, tap Internal Storage. Then, conduct some cleanup by deleting unused files, viewed films, unimportant apps, etc. Just make sure your storage area has enough space.

Solution 6–Uninstall and reinstall the Gmail app

Earlier, in solution 2, we discussed removing Gmail updates. You could try uninstalling and reinstalling the Gmail app if it doesn’t work. When you use Gmail on your phone again, the operation will have cleared all local data about it. To be clear, we don’t mean for your emails to vanish. To delete and reinstall the Gmail app on your phone, follow the instructions below.

  1. Open the Play Store on your smartphone, then look for
  2. To remove Gmail, click Uninstall on the program preview screen.
  3. Tap Update (or Install) to reinstall it after a little delay.

After reinstalling it, open Gmail and use it normally to check if it functions.

Solution 7–Remove the battery saver

Battery savers might occasionally interfere with how well some of your phone’s features and apps work. If Gmail keeps crashing on your phone, consider temporarily disabling the battery saver. You might find the Battery Saver tile on your quick settings panel, depending on the type of Android phone you’re using. Locate it and turn it off. Go to Settings > Battery to enable battery saver if it is not already present.

Solution 8–Reset app preferences

Resetting app preferences is one more thing we advise you to do if Gmail keeps crashing on your phone. Did you notice how loud that was? Your phone’s “Reset app preferences” feature returns the app settings to their default state. Therefore, after clearing the app preferences, you can run Gmail again if it stops working because of incorrect settings. Let’s discuss that now.

  1. Activate your device settings
  2. Pick at the bottom of your scroll
  3. Click Options Reset.
  4. Select Reset app preferences carefully from the alternatives.
  5. Review its functions, then tap Reset Apps to confirm your choice.


Your damaged Gmail app will work again if you follow all the instructions in this article. You could try updating your phone to the newest version if, sadly, none of the remedies succeeded. Or, in the worst-case scenario, you could factory reset your phone. However, that isn’t always the solution.


Why has my Gmail suddenly stopped working?

Gmail may occasionally not function properly because of extensions, add-ons, or programs you’ve placed on your browser or computer. If the issue persists after temporarily disabling each of these add-ons and programs, try restarting Gmail.

How do I clear my Gmail cache?

Go to “Preferences,” then “Privacy & Security,” scroll down to “Cookies and Site Data,” click “Clear Data,” choose “Cached Web Content,” and then click “Clear” by clicking on the three lines in the top right corner of the screen.

What happens if I disable the Gmail app?

Your mail settings and emails will be erased. Your Gmail address can no longer be used to send or receive emails. You might get your Gmail address back if you decide against it. Nobody else can use your Gmail address.