How to Fix the Android “Google Keeps Stopping” Error

Android errors happen when you least expect them, and in many cases the meaning of the error message is very confusing.

A perfect example of this is the “Google keeps stopping” error that occurs in Android when performing standard tasks. You might be accessing Google search, using the Play store, or launching some other Google app. When the error message pops up, it provides little specific information to help you fix it.

So what exactly can you do when “Google keeps stopping” and what does it mean?

When does the Google Keeps stop error occur?

You may be using Google Search. That could be when browsing the Play store or using some other app. Perhaps the “Google keeps stopping” error pops up when you’re doing something completely unrelated, thanks to a Google service running in the background.

For example, you might be playing a game when the weather app tries to update, resulting in an error. I discovered the app while using Google Keep.

It is very difficult to detect exactly which Google application is causing the error. However, it seems to be largely due to Google Play Services, the Play Store, or the Google Search app.

Perhaps even more frustrating, simply restarting your phone won’t stop it. The error will keep happening, pop-ups keep popping up. Sure, you can hit dismiss message but more messages will appear.

What does the Google Keep outage error mean?

Well, it’s pretty much as described: Google keeps stopping. But why?

It looks like the error is caused by a caching issue that causes Google apps or background services to fail. Since Google is literally stopping, the expected task (be it running a search, browsing for an app, or something else) fails. While Android is largely bug-free, clearing the cache does fix some surprising problems.


Related: How to Clear Cache on Android

Note that this error is not about Google Keep. Although I had the problem after switching from the Keep app to Google Play, the fault was entirely with the Google app on Android.

How to fix Google Keeps outage

Luckily, it didn’t take long to fix the Google Keep Stop error.

  1. Scroll down from the top to open Quick Installation menu
  2. Clap Setting
  3. Open Apps and notifications > Google Search
  4. Clap Warehouse
  5. Clap Clear cachethen wait while it clears
  6. Next, open Clear storage (or Delete data)
  7. In this screen, tap Erase all data
  8. Click again, then restart your phone

When this process is complete, the error should be fixed. If not, repeat for Google Play Store, then for Google Play Services, restart each time until the error is resolved.

Remember to update Android

“Google keeps stopping” errors (and other errors) can largely be attributed to software updates. If the error has just started occurring, chances are a standard system update, application update, or even a hotfix caused it.

Although we have provided a possible solution above, you will find that the bug is fixed in the next update. Assuming your phone is getting that update, you should be able to download it.

Android device manufacturer no longer releasing updates? That’s just one reason to consider using a custom Android ROM.

No Joy? You may need to factory reset your Android

As noted, in most cases simply clearing the cache will put an end to the Google outage error. Otherwise, resetting the phone to factory settings is the only easy option.

Before proceeding, you should make sure that all the data on your phone is backed up. Our guide on how to properly backup Android will be helpful here. This involves backing up settings, photos, contacts, text messages, media files, and other important documents. Dedicated apps are available to help with this, but you can simply connect your phone to your PC and copy the data that way.

Once you’ve done that, it’s time to reset Android. The easiest way to do this is in the settings screen.

  1. Scroll down from the top to open Quick Installation
  2. Touch Setting saw
  3. Clap System > Reset Options
  4. Find and press Erase all data (factory reset)
  5. Android will warn you that the internal storage will be reset, so read carefully
  6. When you’re satisfied, it’s the right choice, press Reset phone

Note that there are other options to reset Android.

Read more: How to factory reset your Android phone

When you’re done, Android should look as good as new. After setting up your account, take the opportunity to download any new updates as soon as possible.

Other Android Errors

Can use Android without any error. However, sometimes, some happen.

For example, you may experience SIM card related error messages, especially if you are switching SIMs between phones.

One type of error that you may encounter more than others is related to the Android camera. “Unfortunately, the camera has stopped” can be caused by things like overheating or your phone running out of storage space.

Connection errors can also hit Android. However, some easy fixes are available for Android Wi-Fi authentication problems.

When something goes wrong, Android has some of the simplest, fastest fixes of all the operating systems.

Fix Android: Easy!

As operating systems become more advanced, sadly bugs are more likely to occur. This is especially the case in software that has a legacy aspect, whether supporting legacy code or being linked with older applications. The good news is that most Android errors are fixable.

If you’ve been affected by Google popping up a “continue to stop” message – or any other error – you’ll typically find that a reboot, software uninstall, or related cache clearing will resolve the issue. solve problems in all but the most extreme cases.

If not, there’s always the option to reset your phone. If that doesn’t work, maybe consider switching to an iPhone – it’s easier than you think.

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Sarah Ridley

Sarah Ridley is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Sarah Ridley joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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