In this guide, we will show you various methods to fix the Google keeps stopping and Discover Feed not working issue on Android. Accessing the preferred news from around the globe, curating it as per our requirements, and the presence of a search bar with incorporated Voice Search and Lens, we couldn’t have asked for more from the Google App.
However, as of late, things aren’t going around the expected lines. The app is just refusing to open for many users. For some, it opens for a few seconds and then closes right away. In both these scenarios, you would then be greeted with error messages such as “Google keeps stopping” or “Google unfortunately stopped working”.
What is even more concerning is the fact that we are facing this issue for almost a month, and only now has Google acknowledged it. So while we wait for the official patch from Google, there are a few workarounds that might help you fix the Google keeps stopping and Discover Feed not working issue on Android. So without further ado, let’s check them out.
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How to Fix Google Keeps Stopping | Discover Feed Not Working
There’s no universal fix as such. You would have to try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds until one of them spells out success. Follow along.
FIX 1: Check Google Server Status
First and foremost, you need to verify whether the Google servers are up and running or not. This is because, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of reports when their servers aren’t working along the expected lines.
To check the same, you could take the help of the Down Detector site. If you a spike in the graph, then it indicates that there are some issues with servers. In that case, there’s nothing that could be done from your end. At the most, you could keep a track of the tweets from Google as they might be posting updates there.
FIX 2: Try a Soft Reboot
Well, most of you might be surprised but a soft reboot did manage to fix this issue for a lot of users. It is not every day that a software issue is rectified with a force reboot, but this time, it seems to have worked out. This fix was officially recommended by Google and the users who gave it a try, it seemed to have worked for them.
Hi Ashwin, apologies for the inconvenience caused. Could you try a soft reboot by holding down the power button for 30 seconds and see if it works fine? Let us know if that helps. ^Mark
— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) June 22, 2021
So all you need to do is press and hold the Power key for around 30 seconds. Once the device boots up, try accessing the app, it should fix the Google keeps stopping and Discover Feed not working issue. However, if that is not the case with you, then here are some other workaround that deserves your attention.
FIX 3: Leave the Google App Beta Channel
Most of the users facing this issue are using the Beta build of the Google App. So as of now, the best bet is to leave the beta channel and switch over to the Stable one (or downgrade to an earlier build of beta version, which is explained in the next section). Here’s how it could be done:
- To begin with, head over to Play Store and search Google App.
- Scroll down a little bit and you shall see the message that You’re a Beta Tester.
- Tap on the Leave button and again tap on Leave in the confirmation dialog box.
- Then it is recommended to uninstall the currently installed version from your device.
- Once that is done, open the Play Store and re-install Google App. This time the stable build of the app will be installed.
- Launch the app and see if it was able to fix the Google keeps stopping and Discover Feed not working issue on Android.
FIX 4: Switch to an Earlier Beta Version
We get it, leaving a beta channel, is no easy task, especially for the tech enthusiasts. Being the first to try out its exclusive Labs feature has its own set of perks. So if you aren’t willing to make a switch to the stable build, then there’s another way out.
You could download and install an older version of this app, that wasn’t bugged with this issue. In this regard, I have shared a few older builds of this app that you could try out. All of them are around the month of February 2021 when the app wasn’t going through this issue.
Google App 12.4.7 beta Google App 12.5.9 beta Google App 12.5.10 beta Google App 12.6.7 beta
So sideload any of these old builds of the app. Likewise, make sure to disable Automatic App updates from Play Store as well. Try out this tweak and see if it is able to fix the Google keeps stopping and Discover Feed not working issue on Android.
FIX 5: Delete Google App Data
This has also been known to work out for some users, but is a temporary fix. The thing is when you delete the app data, it will create a new working environment for itself. And it would be able to function normally for a few minutes until it gets repopulated with the data. So this fix would only give the 5-10 minute window at max. Anyways, to try out, follow the below steps:
- Head over to Settings on your device.
- Then go to Apps and Notifications > App Info
- Scroll to Google App and go to the Storage and Cache section.
- Finally, tap Clear Storage > Clear All Data.
Once the data has been deleted, relaunch the app and sign in with your account. Then see if it is able to fix the Google keeps stopping and Discover Feed not working issue on Android.
FIX 6: Disable and Re-enable Discover Feed
Some users were able to rectify this issue upon disabling and then re-enabling the Discover Feeds. You may give it a try as well, here’s how:
- Launch the Google App and go to the More tab.
- Then go to Settings > General.
- Disable the Discover toggle, wait for a few seconds, and then re-enable it.
- Verify if it is able to fix the Google keeps stopping and Discover Feed not working issue on Android.
FIX 7: Re-Sign into Google App
Another nifty workaround involves signing out of your account and then signing back in. This seems to have worked for many users.
- So launch the Google App and go to the More section.
- Then tap on your current account name and select Use without an account.
- After that, tap on the Choose an account option that appears at the top.
- Select your desired Google account and you will be signed back in.
- Now try accessing the app and see if the underlying issue has been rectified.
With this, we round off the guide on how you could fix the Google keeps stopping and Discover Feed not working issue on Android. We have shared six different fixes for the same and would keep on updating it with more workarounds as we get hold of the same. In the meantime, if you managed to rectify this issue using any other method not mentioned here, feel free to let us know via the comments section.
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