How to Fix Games and Apps Crashing or Not Working on Android 13


Android 13 is brand new in the market and Pixel users have got its initial taste in the developer preview as well as in the public beta build. But it seems that some users are still experiencing numerous bugs, leagues, crashes, etc. on their devices with apps and games. Although Android 13 offers a number of features and enhancements, with random app crashes, users are not able to enjoy the new Android 13 experience.

In most cases, games and app crashes are mainly caused by random system bugs and can be fixed with a simple device restart. Although it is possible that the app is not compatible with Android 13, your device may need new updates. If you also have a problem with games and apps crashing or not working on Android 13 then the troubleshooting methods below will help you.

Android 13 is pretty new and only available on Pixel and a handful of other devices. With that in mind, it is possible that few apps are not ready to run on the new Android 13 system. Although most of the apps will be compatible once developers release new updates.

Here are some troubleshooting methods which will help you to fix games and apps crashing or not working on the Android 13 problem.

Restart Smartphone

This is the number one solution you must try to fix any app-related glitches or crashing issues. Whenever you restart your smartphone, you are clearing the temporary RAM and cache files associated with the app. So restarting will hopefully fix all the issues.

Update Apps

Whenever a new version of Android is launched in the market, developers all around the globe work hard to make sure their apps are compatible with the new version. Fo this, some developers might also push important app updates. So make sure you update the app to the latest version.

Open Playstore and go to my apps section. Here make sure you update all the apps one by one which is facing the crashing issue.

Remove Battery Restrictions

Android 13 brings more optimization to the battery and due to such new settings, some apps may crash unexpectedly. So disabling such battery restrictions will definitely help to fix the issue.

Open the Settings app and navigate to All apps.

Here find the app which is having crashing issues and give it unrestricted battery access.

Reset App Preferences

Android 13 comes with the ability for you to set up individual app preferences. But sometimes these preferences might have an adverse effect on the performance of the app itself. So if you face multiple app crashing or not working issues, you must revert these settings back to normal.

Open the Settings app and navigate to the System menu.

Here go to Reset options and click on Reset App Preferences

Reinstall App

If none of the above methods are working for you, then you may try reinstalling the app again. Reinstalling the app will clear any internal file issues which the app might have. But make sure that you download the app from an official source – such as Google Play Store.

Re-Enable Android System WebView

Android 13 works on the System Webview framework which helps apps to show web content on your smartphone. Since a lot of apps uses Android System Webview, it is important that this feature is enabled. Otherwise, all the apps and games using this service will crash automatically.

Open the setting menu on your smartphone and navigate to Apps >> All Apps section.

Here find Android System Webview. Click on the Force stop button.

Now disable and then re-enable it so that its backend processes get refreshed and start off with a fresh instance from scratch. Here’s how it could be done

Downgrade App

This is a temporary solution, but it is possible that the new app update you have downloaded, it has some issues in itself. So reverting back your app to some previous version will help you to use the app without any crashing issues.

But you cannot ever back the app version from the Play store. For downgrading the app version, you have to download the APK file from other websites and install it on your device.

First, delete the app from your smartphone. Now head one to APK DL.

Reset Android 13

Please note that if the app crashing or not working issue is happening with all of your apps, then it is a good time to reset your smartphone. Resetting your smartphone will remove any system-related issue which might be causing this app crash. We recommend you to take a full backup of your data before going with the reset process.

Open the Settings app and navigate to System >> Reset options.

Here click on Erase All Data (factory reset) section and confirm.

This will take about 5-10 minutes of time, so wait while the process completes.