Android System WebView APK

Version 79.0.3945.116 -
Last updated: 2020-01-18 04:46:39

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Android System WebView apk

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Download Version 79.0.3945.116 (394511638)
Apk Size63.29 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
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App Description

Android System WebView is google,android,webview,tools,system, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.97 by 98 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 79.0.3945.116 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Android System WebView APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 3762092+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Android WebView is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content. This component is pre-installed on your device and should be kept up to date to be sure that you have the latest security updates and other bug fixes.

App ChangeLog

  • • Bug fixes and speedy performance improvements

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

This app is in my update list, but no matter how many times I tap the update button it just will not download and update. Can someone please tell me why? Update- I shut off auto update in Play, rebooted the phone (Pixel 3), went back in, tapped on update and lo and behold, it updated. Hope this helps. 2nd. Update- received a second update for this app, which will not download, even when I tried shutting off auto update as I mentioned in first update.

Troublesome This app is a standard in Google phones, so I've always had it. Worked perfectly in my Nexus 6, bit on my Pixel it's tricky. It hadn't worked in forever and then this new updated rolled out. It finally started to work for about a week, then one day it flopped and hasn't since. Fixed feelings, mixed review.

Just updated my OnePlus5T (running OOS v9.0.9) to latest version of Android System WebView [ASWV] &, suddenly, everything has slowed to a crawl. When ASWV is FQ'd (Force Quit), the system runs fine –just like it did before this update. Sadly, ASWV restarts on its own & things slow to a crawl again. I wish Google kept older app versions so we could simply roll-back to a previous, working version. Alas, using the 'latest & greatest' leaves many stuck & waiting for fixes. Very disappointing.

Why does this install hang? I had to once again go to Settings > Apps&Note > select "see all" scroll to this app 'tap' > 'tap' "storage&cache" > 'tap' "clear storage" and then "clear cache" then back to my play store apps to make the update work. I appreciate this app but will be leaving this comment up as the App install seems to not work perfectly for everyone every time and this might help others in those cases.

Why do I even need this? Makes my mobile a lot more slower and photos get removed without my consent (especially the ones I want to keep). One star only for poor quality app and the fact it's very glitchy, unpredictable and doesn't resolve anything remotely to do with fixing bugs. Sorry! But you need to sort it out before allowing this app to go up on the app store. Also it doesn't let me see what the content of this app is on my mobile phone. It cannot be opened for viewing.

Update: finally after weeks I was able to update. Changed nothing. It just worked again. - old: Same as Google chrome: not able to update through playstore. Android 10 on pixel 2 XL. Tried everything: empty cache of Playstore, Chrome. Disabled chrome than install. Nothing works. So weird. Never had any trouble updating apps.

Pixel 3 device here, and it's been "installing" for more than a week. Fixed it with these steps: (Setting->apps->Android system webview) and force stop and disable. Then to Google play store app settings and clear both cache AND user data. Then enable Android system webview again, then launch play store and redownload and install the update. Works well after dealing with this bug, but at least I did not need to reset my phone.

First, I hate Chrome. Its in the phone can't uninstall it. Far as I'm concerned its Malware. Is shut off. I don't and never will open it... Ever. But if this malware isnt updated Foxfire doesn't work!! There should be a law... When i update this crsp it in turn reactivates Chrome ehich then starts taking control... The while bunch of you are dishonest thrives. You gain nothing!! Except sn enemy.

Web content for apps, powered by Chrome Android WebView is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content. This component is pre-installed on your device and should be kept up to date to be sure that you have the latest security updates and other bug fixes.

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM UPDATING THIS APP ON NOKIA 8.1 ( AFTER ANDROID 10 UPDATE) If this app shows "keep installing..." after android 10 update... Check your playstore settings for set auto update apps to "any network..( data charges may apply..) " and try to update it again... Now you will get a message something like " auto update tourned off previously ... Proceed anywsy..." Set to yes... It'll start installing and completes within seconds...

This app takes up too much space, contains too many inappropriate ads, terrible UI layout, doesn't permit user access, and allows too many spambot calls. Problems worsen after disabling Chrome. Cmon, Google, my data's like my respect... EARN IT!

App when updating will not stop installing. On your next update, please get this fixed. This is the second time it has happened. After taking previous reviewers suggestions I was able to stop the install and able to update.

For those who are confused about this software. If your device is below Pie version then this would work side by side with Chrome Browser, but if you are on Pie then it is disabled if Chrome is enabled and vice-versa. Thank you !!

This os is convoluted and annoying to use, from noisy startup to nagging reminders and nosy software cues requesting information. Apple is better only in they don't make the overall experience a perplexing hunt to disable so much! The latest update has broken bluetooth pairing with devices.

If this gets stuck in a loop installing (or not as the case may be) the only way I found to stop it was to switch off WiFi. Restart phone and let it update over data. It then updates fully.

10/31/19 update will only complete installation over data services, not Wi-Fi. If you're stuck watching it "installing" forever, cancel it. Turn Wi-Fi off. Restart download. It worked for me.

What a joke. This app does nothing but continuously says it needs an update but refuses to do so. Have to manually update everything. This needs fixed. From a company as big as Google I would have expected better

Every morning I wake up to this app updating, when I select it to view it, the play store tells me app cannot be found. This app sucks, and is constantly on in the background draining my battery. I want it gone, but it will not let me uninstall it. 🤬😡😠

Brand new pixel 4 xl. This app stuck on updating and won't finish. It's holding up everything else behind it which means I can neither update anything else not can I install any new apps. After a reboot or two nothing had changed. Please QA your stuff Google!!!!!!!

The ability to view web content inside other apps is an integral part of the Android user experience. While the existence of an app for this purpose makes some sense, I feel that the function should be built in rather than bundled as an app.

Difficulty with keyboRd. Too small for Seniors. Many opportunities for addi g outside programs So many ads. Red button gets hit by accident too many times. Had to shut it off. Help Desk not always helpful.

If this app is failing to update on your device, try deleting the apps storage and the cache which will clear the "installing" bottleneck. Looks like this is a common issue as evidenced by se of the reviews and on Reddit.

For those of you who are stuck at "Installing" this app, Go to your app settings then go click "Uninstall Updates" and "Clear Data" your Google Play Store app. Then open your play store and try to reinstall this app and see if it works.

This app has been installing for the last 24 hours at least. I have tried clearing cache, restarting, disabling, force stopping, turn off auto updates.... This is a common problem. Please fix. Pixel 3xl.

Great system app! Make sure it's always up to date.. When my phone was acting strange and started cking all apps this was for some reason disabled? Once I fixed that, phone problems completely stopped.

For 14 years I used Android OS the most and to me, is the best easiest friendly system to use. I used Apple, and Windows, I think Gates will do more millions copying Android and renaming it. Jobs may relax their security and use Android to improve some. Maybe Jobs or Gates ended up acquiring it but I seriously doubt Brin and Page let it go.

Installation hangs. Had to re boot phone several times in order to get this latest update to install correctly. I am not the only one experiencing this by the looks of it.

Remains in a state of asking the user to update, but continues to refuse the update itself, all that money and all those resources but you can't even get the basics right, this is beyond sad

Every time my chromebook updates this app it ruins the apps on my chromebook without fail. This app is simply not made nor designed for chromebook, can not unistall, have to power wash my chromebook everytime. What a piece of garbage this app is!

Horrible! This app will NOT update no matter what I do. I have read so many things on how to make it work but it still doesn't. Google, please, fix your stuff!!!

I do not know what it is, how it got on to my phone and as it is a google app I suspect it is misusing information. I google Labour Manifesto and I get the first 5 links taking me to right-wing news agency commentators.

Disappointed Frustrated Confused App won't update, always shows as needing update. Apparently Google doesn't care, many other users have already complained. Native Google app on a Pixel 3a should not be incompatible. Maybe G just doesn't have the money to fix it? "This component is pre-installed on your device and should be kept up to date to ensure you have the latest security updates and other bug fixes." I'm trying, the ball's in your court now.

Rubbish - will not update - many complaints - get it fixed - stopping other updates. ARE Google going to fix this????????????????)??????? anytime soon?????????????????? TV

The app crashes everytime i press on "display" (where you can control brightness etc...) It's really a problem to me right now

I still can't use it. When i open something to connect to the web the notif is always "webview is not available' but i have it and update it. Please help to fix it

Horrible damage everything on my phone I had to uninstall and them download again is terrible!!send another good update this is not updating and is blocking and lock all my phone!!

Every time phone has updates, this won't install (or get option to uninstall). Have tried switching phone off/on, but still the same. Frustrating!!

This app just will not download let alone install. None of the suggested fixes work. Starting to bug the hell out of me.

There' s a fault with Google chrome..ive stopped using on my laptop for this reason.. Maybe has continued on Android devices?? Like some feedback instead of no replies.

Keeps trying to update! Also seems to be re-enabling Google Chrome and Google News. Nokia 4.2 Fix this problem asap. It's annoying!

The latest update has been sitting there saying that it's updating, but doing nothing. I can't even cancel it and it is preventing other apps from updating.

One thing to note is that if you can't update this app, make sure you update Google Chrome first. I had to do this in order to update this app through the play store.

Firstly, super lousy service from the support team. After searching for tons of ways to stop the installing for 2 weeks, the way is to go to "Setting>Apps & Notifications>Android System WebView>Uninstall Updates". Click yes to restore factory settings for this App. Lastly, to update this app correctly, go to Setting>Apps to disable Chrome. It will update this app properly. After which, go back to Setting>Apps to enable back Chrome again. Hope this will help other facing installing issue.

I don't even know what this app does. I didn't install it, it came on my phone. Ever since I upgraded to the Pixel 4, it is crashing constantly every time I open an app - especially Instagram.. what is this and do I need it or can I uninstall it??

What is up with this app. Keeps showing "waiting for download" and doesn't let other apps to download. Not able to cancel the download on this app.

For a long time,this app was not compatible with Android 8.0 or 9.0, but suddenly woke up and started working again after awhile.

Galaxy J3 Prime has gotten really slow with these updates. I barely have any apps installed and the phone is so slow compared to before the first update.

After some research, I found that this "app" is obsolete on newer Androids. Google Chrome has it's own WebView, so if you use Chrome, this app becomes disabled.

Bad app this app close my parallel space and when i update this app. Parallel space could not recognise sms (read or write) so i unable to use paytm in parallel space.. It is very very bad app.. Plzz solve my problem

Outstanding app however it is the longest download I have ever seen are you kidding me? 8% after 3 and 1/2 minutes? Are they serious or do they steal data while doing this?

I don't use Chrome as I've always had problems with it even though it supposed to be the one for my phone.

Everytime there is an update it only causes more problems than it fixes. How can something be fixed when other problems still exist ? Everytime I open the Google Internet it closes in 5 seconds but , other windows keep opening. Last I checked I had 22 windows open. Not all done by me.

My phone is Asus Zenfone 6. After upgraded successfully to Android 10, I can't update to new version of Android System Web View. Thanks if you can fix it promptly.

This app has caused my Pixel 2XL to not work correctly. To make matters worse I can't update it or uninstall it.

Chrome webview freezes after about 20 secs from opening the page from others apps (eg telegram). Always. Android 10 running on OP7 (8gb ram-256). What a pitty...

DO NOT UPDATE. This will get stuck and it will not even allow you to update any other app. Just turn off auto update of all your apps and manually update each app, and choose NOT TO UPDATE this app everytime. I have no idea what is the use of it, but not updating it has saved me the hassle of my apps getting stuck in updates.

Always shows need to be updated , but never gets updated even if you click in all possible ways , could many complaints already , solve this please

WebView can never finish an update on my Google Pixel 2. Don't know what this thing is even for, but I also can't uninstall it. Annoying.

Going round and round saying it is installing after an update but it has been doing that for the last hour! What's worse it won't let me cancel. Sack your developers!

SOLVED - Sep 2019 Update Issue For those like me who are having the latest Sep 2019 update hang in an unending "installing" cycle for days, I found a solution that worked for my Pixel 2 on Android 10. I had followed the other suggestions to force stop, disable, clear the app cache, etc., without success. There was no way to cancel the install or delete the app. Then I saw the option to uninstall previous updates for this particular app. I did so - confirming that I wanted to revert to the factory install for this app, cleared the recently used programs, rebooted, relaunched Play Store, and saw that an app update of a different size for this was waiting to download. I updated over Wi-Fi and the update/install process completed in about 10 seconds. I now see the option to completely uninstall the app since it's completed the update. The issue has been resolved for my phone. I hope this helps others. Rating as 1 star so this post is easier to find for those experiencing this issue. Mark

Stop writing "improvements and bug fixes". Be descriptive. No point if the change log doesn't change.

alwys try to update when app want update..but its alwys shows that app is installing but nver get install. i clear the cache and eveything but this app is so slow to install and really pathetic one.

If you are facing issue of long installation it means you need to restarte your phone other wise it will keep moving. Although app is Awesome,

Broken my firefox landscape mode. I used to click full screen option and it automatically switched to landscape. Now it doesnt work

It's showing as disabled, nothing else. Right, found a way to get this app to update. Go to your system settings, look in apps, Locate chrome, disable it. When you are asked if you want to replace chrome with original version, just click cancel. Now chrome should appear as disabled, it shows button to re-enable (but don't do that yet). Go to play store to locate "Android System Webview". It should appear with a button to update it, run updated. It allowed other updates too. Enable chrome.

This app keeps saying it was installed repeatedly but cannot be found. Something isn't right. Just read other reviews and now understand the problems I'm having with my Pixel2! I have forced stopped, uninstalled updates, & disabled this app. Now my other apps are working again. Appreciate the other reviews describing what I needed to do to get my phone & apps working again!!

there is no way absolutely no way this stupid app got 4.4 stars That's just BS look at all the negative reviews versus the positive reviews somebody's fudging that big time! horrible horrible horrible app I don't even know how it got on my phone! Constantly runs and drains my battery down to nothing and I mean nothing! My phone was on zero and a matter of seconds and this is supposed to be a good app? Get rid of it or give us an option to get rid of this piece of s***.

Glitches all the time. Screen flashes and stops me mid text, etc.

Hey, It shows that there is an update for the aap but whenever I try to update it there is no function at all. It still shows an option to update the aap, please help.

This app is simply awful. Each new update breaks most of my apps and they don't fix it until months later. Sending reports never help because they probably ignore them. I have gotten a solution for when an update breaks 90% of my phone app. Simply disable the app and this will install the default version the phone has integrated. Finally, disable auto updates and never update it. Because the better version is the one that the phone already have, not the bugged new updates that are a pain.

Like others, this is stuck on the update. It wants to update, but won't do anything. Freshly factory reset Google pixel 3a, Android 10. Reset was a full reset, I didn't import or restore anything from my previous phone or backup from Google. I am sure eventually it will be fixed. Tbh, I didn't even know what this does anyway, so not overly concerned.

I too have a Pixel 2 and experienced the same problem as other recent reviewers when trying to install the update for this application and for Chrome. It is easily solved. Go to Settings/Applications/Google Playstore/Storage and there clear Data and Cache. Both now update without the unable to install problems.

It just let itself in only installing mode,don't know what is the issue with the app. It is installing since few hours.

For so many days it has been in the installing state, I don't even understand how to stop. Neither it finishes installation nor it can be cancelled. Pathetic

Never stops installing, eight hours later, the installation is still incomplete. But really sure what to think. Now it's 24 hrs later, still not installed. Still thinking bad words... A couple days later. Still stuck in installation mode. Drains the battery. If offered this app -- don't download it!

I had updated this app several days ago but I'm experiencing problems with my notifications on landscape mode that I didn't have before.

This is extremely buggy. It won't update and it's blocking other updates from coming down.

Very good for web browsing. Updating this app has improved drastically. Good for web content like videos and graphs.

It should be done quietly in the background, without the pestering notifications.

Apparently, something is wrong with the most recent update. It's been stuck in an "installation" loop for two hours now, and there's no way to stop or retry said update. Update: for anyone having this issue, clearing the cache and user data for the play store fixed this issue for me.

Doesn't stop downloading. Tried everything to stop it. Using all my data.

Tried to update it. Got into a spin cycle on installing and can't even stop installation or cancel update. Have metered service. Do not appreciate having my data chewed up by this. Bug fix...rot. Bug installation is more like it.

How to update with Pixel 4 Long press play store app, clear storage and clear cache, then this will update.

It now put pop-up ads when I am trying to text😤😱 I hate it!!!

It's not at all getting updated. How many times should i click update button . Still it's not working

I'm guessing it was this component that was updated that completely stopped cut & paste from working in incognito windows. It's as if Google doesn't want you to be able to actually use incognito; I can no longer cut & paste links between incognito and normal and I can't paste 2FA codes from the clipboard into incognito pages. Thanks!

When I say don't automatically install updates, I don't mean except ones that Google decided don't count and don't care about my wishes.

Keeps showing as installing forever. Doesn't appear to end even after the restart. Cancel option is also disabled

This app will not update, and it prevents other apps from updating. I have tried erasing the cache, disabling and force stopping WebView through developer mode (I shouldn't have to do this). Ultimately I need to disable this app in order for Google Play Store automatic updates to work properly - not so automatic - then re-eneable WebView so my apps don't crash during normal use. I'm not too crazy about my experience with Android System WebView

This might have lead to Samsung internet browser not working and crash on trying to start/load the app...... Such a pain.

It had trouble installing, but thankfully a restart to my device helped play to re-download and install successfully.

Does not update if there are more than one mail account setup on your phone. Like personal and official mails.

Always has issues either doesn't want to update or takes forever installing.

I update this app at least 4 times a year. What's up with that, Google? Can't you make it right the first time? Out of all of the WebViews I use, this one has the worst icon. What is it supposed to be? A cog? Is it powered by clockwork? Ha! I haven't really had occasion to assess how well it works, so I can only go off the icon and the shoddiness of an app that means it needs repairing quarterly; 2 stars.

My Pixel 3a was working perfectly with no issues until an update for this app (which cannot be disabled or uninstalled) appeared. Never gets beyond "Installing" status and same is happening with Chrome update as a result. Blocks all other apps from updating rendering the auto-update function redundant as you have to manually update all apps. Annoying and a disgrace 🤬

No meaningful change log provided. Latest version promised microwave fast charging but failed to deliver.

The app did hesitate to install at first on cancelling and then re-downloading the app installed on my OnePlus 7T. No problems in chrome at all

GOOGLE DEVELOPER please fix this App it gets stuck in installing state, you guys should be on top of software issues since you pride over software than hardware!

Won't update. Causing my phone to have issues. Googled Support is not helping either.. getting really upset.

I think android is the greatest thing since the invetion of the telephone. Truly stunning. Love it. A

Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus, Was Pure And Safe.

Scan Stats:confirmed-timeout:0|failure:0|harmless:0|malicious:0|suspicious:0|timeout:0|type-unsupported:11|undetected:59|
File type:Android
Magic:Zip archive data, at least v1.0 to extract
File size:66360449
Uncompressed Size:67411871
Contained Files	:484
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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:webview, L:Mountain View, O:Google Inc., ST:California, OU:Android
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:webview, L:Mountain View, O:Google Inc., ST:California, OU:Android




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