There are many email services for people to use in the Play Store. But despite the huge number, most people prefer to use Gmail. The email service and its app works smoothly almost every day. But sometimes, it can crash or become unresponsive. You will notice the error ‘Unfortunately Gmail has stopped working’ error on the screen of the device you are using. It certainly doesn’t feel nice, and the issue goes on to interrupt the work routine of the user. So, how can you fix this problem? Well, there aren’t a few but many ways to make Gmail work again. Keep reading to find out about them.
Quick Fixes to Tackle Unfortunately Gmail Has Stopped Error
You can approach this problem in many ways. Here are some simple measures to use when you find Gmail not working. If they don’t yield you results, proceed to the advanced measures.
- Reopen the Gmail application- Sometimes, simply reopening the app on your device fixes the issue. Completely remove the Gmail app and then try opening it again.
- Reboot your phone – Restarting your phone can also make Gmail work again by eliminating some problems related to the app. To restart, hold the Power button and choose ‘Restart.’
- Update your Gmail app – Updating the Gmail app helps resolve some issues in its working. Launch the Play Store on your phone and navigate to the ‘My Apps and Games‘ menu. Here, you can find about the pending updates.
Advanced Fixes to Make Gmail Work Again
If the simple fixes above haven’t fixed your Gmail, you need to dig deep. Here are some advanced measures to use when you find Gmail not responding by reopening the app, rebooting your phone, and even updating the app.
1) Remove the Cache of the Gmail App
The cache is a common culprit for many technical problems. Although they enhance the performance of the app, if their amount increases, it stops the application from working. Clear them by following these points.
- Head over to ‘Settings.’
- Now choose ‘Apps & Notifications.’
- After that, go to ‘See all apps.’
- Choose ‘Gmail‘ and tap ‘Force stop.’
- Choose ‘Storage & Cache.’
- Now click ‘Clear cache.’
- Open the Gmail app again and see if it’s responding.
2) Clear the Apps Open in the Background
Everyone loves to multitask on their Android and iPhones. The system keeps many apps open in the background while you multitask. However, it leaves very little RAM that your phone can use. It naturally results in the application not working properly. So, clear all recent apps in the background. Use only the ones you need at present. After that, open the Gmail app. It should work properly.
Delete Gmail Storage
Is your Gmail app still unresponsive? You can resolve the problem by clearing Gmail storage.
- Launch the ‘Settings‘ app on your phone and go to ‘Storage.’
- Click ‘Other apps.’
- Locate ‘Gmail‘ and click on it.
- Now, from the menu, click ‘Clear storage.‘
- Alternatively, you can also long-press the Gmail app icon on your phone. Then, tap the ‘Info‘ icon. Now, in the ‘App Info‘ menu, choose ‘Storage‘ and clear it.
Examine the Settings of Your Phone
Checking the phone settings can also help you pinpoint why Gmail is not working. Check the settings for the following.
- See if you are online.
- Examine the basic settings, such as whether you have turned on the Airplane mode.
- See whether your Gmail is synced to the account. Go to the settings of your app. Click on your account, and see if the box beside ‘Sync mail‘ is checked.
- If it’s not, check it and sync your Gmail.
No one desires to be greeted with an ‘Unfortunately Gmail has stopped working’ error message. But by following these simple and advanced fixes, you can make your Gmail responsive again. There’s no harm in trying all of them. But if nothing works, you can avail of the help of a reliable email technical support service.
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