From the Nexus 5 to the Galaxy S4, 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 "com.google.process.gapps has stopped unexpectedly". Regardless of which device you use, this is actually quite a simple thing to fix. Here are the most effective solutions on how to fix the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error.
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Clear cache for the app in question
If you notice that the error message pops up repeatedly when you try to launch a particular app, then chances are that it is the cause of the problem. You can go to Settings > Apps and find the app in question. From here you can clear the cache and see if the problem persists. If that still doesn't help you can clear the data for the app, but this means you will lose any app data (passwords, game progress, chats etc), so you might want to back up your app data first.
If that still doesn't help, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app. This was the solution for the com.process.gapps has stopped error when everyone made the jump to Android KitKat: it was just an issue with SwiftKey. Simply uninstalling and reinstalling SwiftKey cleared it right up.
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Disable Download Manager
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 a solution, especially if you don't which app is causing the issue. First you will go into the settings of your Android smartphone or tablet. This can be reached either through the pull down notifications bar or in the app drawer.
Once in here, find and tap on 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 Download Manager and tap it to open (this is the app with the Android as a logo).
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 the com.google.process.gapps has stopped error, you simply need to press disable and then enable it once again.
Reset app preferences
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 (or the action overflow menu button on-screen in the top right, depending on your device). Here you will select ‘Reset app preferences’ which will bring the settings of all apps back to square one.
How often do you see this error message? Did these tips help fix the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error?