8 Best Ways to Fix Unfortunately Gmail Stopped Error on Android

Even after fierce competition in the Play Store, Gmail is the primary choice for most. While checking the latest emails or composing a new one, you may encounter the app crashing or stopping on the phone. It’s not very nice and it breaks the workflow for the user. In the worst case scenario, you may lose the email draft you were working on a while ago.

Multiple factors affect Gmail app operations on Android. It could be a corrupted cache, out of memory, outdated app and more. Let’s discuss all of them in detail.

1. Reopen Gmail App

The first thing you can try is to reopen the Gmail app on Android. Open the multitasking menu on Android, uninstall the app completely and try to open it again. If you’re still encountering the issue, move on to the next troubleshooting method.

2. Restart Phone

A simple restart of the phone can fix some annoying system and app related issues on Android phone. Press and hold the power button on the side and select Restart.

3. Leave the Beta Program

Google runs a beta program on the company’s most popular apps. If you’ve joined such a program for the Gmail app, it’s time to leave the Play Store. Follow the steps below.

Stage 1: Open Play Store on Android phone.

Step 2: Search for Gmail and open the app description.

Stage 3: Scroll down and find the option to leave the beta program on the phone.

leave the gmail beta program

Now go ahead and install the latest stable version from Play Store.

4. Update Gmail

The unexpected stopping of Gmail may be due to the buggy nature of the phone. Google is quickly solving critical issues with the following update to the app.

Go to the apps and games menu
Updates menu

Open the Play Store on the phone and go to the My Apps & Games menu. Here you will find all remaining updates for apps. Find Gmail in the list and update the app to the latest version available.

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Go ahead, open the app on the phone and see if it works as expected.

5. Clear Gmail Storage

Powerful Gmail users should apply this trick to fix app crashing issue on Android phone. Aggressive Gmail use can take up too much storage space on the phone and the app eventually slows down the phone and gives the error ‘Unfortunately, Gmail has stopped’.

You need to clear Gmail storage from the phone. Here’s how to do it.

Stage 1: Open the Settings app on your phone.

Step 2: Scroll down to Storage.

Stage 3: Tap More apps.

Step 4: Find Gmail from the list. Tap on it.

Open other apps menu
select the gmail app

Step 5: Tap on Clear Storage from the menu below.

clear storage in gmail

Unfortunately, there are many steps to access a simple option in the Settings menu. We have an alternative method for you too.

click the info menu
clear storage in gmail

Find the Gmail app on the phone. Long press the app icon and tap the little info icon. It will take you directly to the app info menu. Select Storage and clear it from the menu below.

6. Clear Cache

Clearing Gmail cache can fix email app crashing issue on Android phone. Every Android app collects cache data in the background to make app opening and other operations as smooth as possible.

We’ve had Gmail app crashing issues in the past and this trick has worked wonders for us. Here’s how to apply it.

Stage 1: Open the Settings app on your phone.

Step 2: Scroll down to Storage.

Stage 3: Select Other apps.

Step 4: Find Gmail from the list. Tap on it.

Open other apps menu
select the gmail app

Step 5: Tap on Clear Cache from the menu below.

clear cache in gmail

As mentioned earlier, you can long tap on the Gmail app icon and select App info from the floating menu. It will take you directly to the Gmail App info screen embedded in Settings.

7. Uninstall Apps From Multitasking Menu

This trick applies to Android phones that come with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. For a superior multitasking experience, Android keeps all apps open in the background. The app may leave Gmail with less RAM to use on the phone.

Remove apps from background

Close other apps in the background. Open the multitasking menu on the phone and close the irrelevant apps in the background.

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8. Use the Gmail Alternative

If you are still facing the Gmail has stopped error on the phone, consider using the Gmail alternative on Android. The Play Store is full of excellent email apps to choose from.

Our top two picks are Microsoft Outlook and Spark Email.

Get Started with Gmail on Android

Gmail keeps moving forward with Smart compose, unique profile switcher and neat email organization. Gmail unexpectedly stopping can leave you confused. Follow the above mentioned tricks and fix Gmail issue on Android. Let us know which hack worked for you in the comments section below.

Next: Gmail offers labels to organize emails on the phone. Read the post below to learn how to use it effectively.

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