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‘Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped’ Error Fixed

Written by Aishwar Babber
“Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” is the most common error that u might face using your android smartphone overtime. This Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” can arise  on any smartphone whether its a budget phone or a flagship phone, when you are trying to use any of the Google Apps (Gapps). 

This error is only faced while opening Google apps or Gapps, such as Gmail, Google+, youtube etc. If you are also facing Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error in your android phone, then you have came to the right place. Here are a list of solution that will surely fix this error.
Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped
Here is a list of solution than can be useful in fixing this error.

 1. Clear Cache of the app:

Clear Cache
  •   Open Settings in your phone.
  •   Click on “Apps” option.
  •   Now, go to “All Apps”.
  •   Now, find and click on the app which is showing this error.
  •   Now, click on Clear Cache and Clear Data option.
Now, after clearing cache and data, check if the app if working or not. Most of the time this solution fixes “unfortunately the processcom.google.process.gapps has stopped” error.

2. Clear Cache of Google Apps:

  •   Open Settings in your phone.
  •   Click on “Apps” option.
  •   Now, go to “All Apps” tab.
  •   Now, find “Google Play Services” app.
  •   Click on Clear Cache and Clear Data option.
  •   Now, go to “Google Services framework” app.
  •   Click on Clear Cache and Clear Data option.
  •   Now, try to run or update the app.

3. Uninstall updates of Google Play Store:

If you have recently updated Google Play Store and you are facing this error, then uninstalling Play Store updates might be an ideal solution to fix this error. 
    •   Open Settings in your phone.
    •   Click on “Apps”.
    •   Now, find and click on “Google Play Store” app.
    •   Now, open the app, showing this error, and click on the “uninstall updates” option.
    •   Then, click on “OK” button. 
    •   Now, run the app 

    4. Enable permission for the App:

    It may happen that the app does not has permissions to use internet data. So, this can also cause this error. Hence, follow the below methods to enable it.

    •   Go to “Settings” in your android phone.
    •   Now, click on “Security” option.
    •   Then, click on “Permission” option.
    •   Now, enable Permission Manager.
    •   Then, go to “Manage App permissions”.
    •   Find the app and change the permissions for it.
    •   That’s it. You’re done. now, try to use the app.

    5. Use latest Google Apps:

    Sometimes if your smartphone is has outdated Google Apps installed, it may also cause this error. So, if you haven’t updated your Gapps since few days then try updating all Gapps and also if recently updated your phone to newer version, then remember to update the necessary Google apps. 

    6. Reset your apps preference:

    If the above listed solutions doesn’t fix the “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” error the try to reset your app preference, this may solve the error. Follow the below steps:

    Reset your apps preference
    •   Open “Settings” in your android phone.
    •   Click on “Apps” option.
    •   Click on “All tabs” option.
    •   Press your options key.
    •   Now, click on “Reset app preferences”
    •   That’s it.

    9. Clear cache of your rooted phone:

    If you are one of those who loves customizing your android phones  and thus have rooted it to install a custom ROM and is facing “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Error, then you can use this method. If you have installed ClockworkMod recovery in your phone and want to get rid of this error, then follow the below steps:
    •   Go to ClockWorkMod Recovery.
    •   Then, go to “advanced” option.
    •   Then, click on “dalvik cache” option.
    •   That’s it. You’re done. Now, try to open the app.

    10. Factory reset your phone:

    Factory reset your phone:
    If all the above solutions fails to fix this error, then this is the last option to attempt. This is the mother of all solution and will surely fix it. Before performing a factory reset do remember to backup your apps and data as factory reset will wipe all the data and it will make your android as new as you have purchased.

    So, that was it. I hope you were able to fix “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped“using one of the above method. Do share it with your friends using the social media icons below, and do let us know your thoughts on it. 

    About the author

    Aishwar Babber

    Aishwar Babber is a passionate blogger and learner. He loves to talk and blog about gadget, gizmos and tech, which motivates him to run GizmoBase. He is also getting into digital marketing, SEO, SMO, and a lot of other cool stuffs and looking forward to live a successful entrepreneur's life.

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