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How to fix the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error

Loie Favre
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There is one problem that often arises on your phone which is a real pain and that’s when you suddenly receive an error message saying "the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped" or "google.process.gapps has stopped unexpectedly". Regardless of what device you use, this is actually quite a simple thing to fix. Here are the most effective solutions.

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Other than clearing the cache and the data for a particular app or even uninstalling your recently downloaded apps, there’s another quick way to get this done. First you will go into the settings of your Android smartphone or tablet. This can be attained either through the pull down notifications bar or in the app drawer. Once in here, find and tap on the Application Manager, Applications or Apps, depending on what it’s called on your device, found under the device subcategory of the main Settings page. When you land in the Applications Manager, swipe right to left to get to ‘All’ applications and then look for and tap to open Download Manager, which is the app with the Android as a logo.

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The first option is easy, but wouldn't be apparent for a first time user. © AndroidPIT

The app info for Downloads (on my Galaxy S3) and Download Manager is a bit different than other apps, because the uninstall button is replaced with a disable button. To fix com.google.process.gapps has stopped error, you simply need to press disable and then enable it once again.

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Solution #2 for your gapps error problem. © AndroidPIT

Another option would be to go to the Settings and then Applications Manager and again swipe to ‘All’ apps. This time however, you will press on the soft menu key or the on-screen menu key on the bottom left of your device. Here you will select ‘Reset app preferences’ which will bring the settings of all apps back to square one.

These methods should solve the problem and if you are having problems with the Google Play Store, we have further solutions that may be just the right medicine for your Android device.

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  • Азу Кипоси 11 months ago Link

    Never happened on my iPhone, strange...

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  • Nat Ben 10 months ago Link

    This does not work on my LG phone. Not only that but the LG setup wizard also fails.

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  • Val Mac 7 months ago Link

    Hi there! it's bee over a week now since i fell into this disturbing issue which renders the phone almost fun-less. I've tried all of the steps quoted above, but this won't solve the issue with my device. I have a Samsung galaxy note 2 SC-02E. My case seems a little more complicated as I can't find the DOWNLOAD MANAGER APP , on my device when i get to the list of all apps, as shown in the pictures above. I'll be grateful if anyone could suggest further on how to go about this. thanks already for all the proposed solutions

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  • David Peterson 7 months ago Link

    "Regardless of what device you use, this is actually quite a simple thing to fix."

    Oh really? You are much too confident in your abilities, Loie Favre. Your suggestion had no effect on the "process com.google.process.gapps has stopped" error that my device is throwing.

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      Loie Favre 7 months ago Link

      Hi David, Thanks for your feedback. Can you be more specific about the issue? What device do you have and version of Android it is running? Then we can try and find a solution. Have a nice day.

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  • Keith Jones 7 months ago Link

    I have tried all of these fixes on my LG2 and still having the same problem!!

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  • Nicola Wallis 6 months ago Link

    Hi, I have a samsung galaxy tab2 (10 inch) and after have been experiencing the google apps process error for sometime. It comes up pretty much every other minute when Im surfing the net. I previously looked up the "fix" and it didnt work. So I did a complete restore of the tablet and had to reinstall all apps again. Its started again now, I wonder whats the solution now? If anyone can provide another workable solution it would be great... as enabling and disabling in application manager doesnt work on my device. Thanks in advance.....

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  • Michael Webb 4 months ago Link

    hello unfortunately non of your suggestions worked or any of the suggestions that I could find have worked. I have done a full Hard factory reset + safe mood cache dump and the error poped up with in seconds of booting up my phone. i'm currently using a LG optimus F3 from Virgin mobile And version 4.1.2, Ker 3.4.0, build jz054k, software version LS720ZV6, baseband version M8930BAAAATAZM-3.2.2471

    plz HELP!

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  • Jen A 2 weeks ago Link

    I have tried both those solutions repeatedly and neither are working.
    Is there anything else I can try. (other than a hard reset)?
    Thanks

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