How to Fix “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Error: Solved

How to Fix “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Error: Solved

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Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error

How to Fix “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Error: Solved – Whether you are using Nexus 5 or Samsung Galaxy s4, “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” is one of the most common error that arises when you are trying to use any of the Google Apps (Gapps). Yesterday, I was using my Galaxy S4 device and wanted to sync my Gmail data. But it was continuously reflecting this error to me. So, I googled about this error and found some of the solutions to fix it. If you are also facing Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error in your android phone, then you have came to the right place. Though, I would be explaining all the stuffs related to Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error. But, if you just want to fix this error, then skip rest of the theories. In this article, I would be covering following topics:

  • What is unfortunately process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error?
  • Reasons or causes of unfortunately process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error.
  • How to Fix “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Error.
  • Conclusion!!

Now, let’s begin with the mentioned topics…

What is unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error:

Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error

“unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” is one of the most prone error that pops up when you are trying to use any one of the following Google apps – Browser, Google Play, Gmail, Google Framework, Download Manager, etc. Regardless, of the type of phone, this error has been seen from Nexus Devices to Samsung Galaxy series smartphones. But, I have seen this error is most prone to old Samsung devices. Mostly, this error appears when you android phone or tablet fails to connect with the Google servers and your account is not being able to sync back, even though your internet is working fine. There can be many reasons or causes for this. I have listed some of them below.

Also Read: Best Google play store alternatives to install android apps in smartphones.

Causes of unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error:

There can be many reasons depending upon the app, phone or any external factors. Some of the causes of unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error is listed below:

  • It may arise if you are using an outdated version of the app.
  • It also pops up when you have disabled the app from permission manager.
  • It can be caused due to cache or data conflicts in the app.
  • Culprit or bad Google Play Store updates can also cause this error.
  • Mismatch Gmail account password may also arise to this error.
  • Culprit Settings in rooted phone can also pop up this error.

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Now, let’s move forward to our main topic i.e. How to Fix unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error.

Solutions to fix unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error:

I researched about this error on various android blogs, forums, threads, discussions and tech websites. I found out that there can be many solutions to fix unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error depending upon the cause of this error in your case. I have listed out all the possible solutions in preliminary ranking. Try each of them until it fixes your problem and share it with us. 😉

NOTE:

  • It is possible that you would not find the exact options of buttons mentioned below in the solutions. SO, follow the most appropriate option related to it.
  • It is also possible that many of the options would not exist in your android phone. So, just skip them. Since, this error is common in all kinds of android phones, therefore, I have given solutions keeping every phone in mind.

Solution 1 – Clear Cache of the app:

  • Open Settings in your phone.
  • Click on “Apps” option.
  • Now, go to “All Apps” tab.
  • Now, find and click on the app which is showing you this error.
  • Now, click on Clear Cache and Clear Data option.

Now, try to run or update the app. Most of the time this solution fixes “unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” error.

Solution 2 – Clear Cache of Google Apps:

  • Open Settings in your phone.
  • Click on “Apps” option.
  • Now, go to “All Apps” tab.
  • Now, find “Google Play Services” app.
  • Click on Clear Cache and Clear Data option.
  • Now, go to “Google Services framework” app.
  • Click on Clear Cache and Clear Data option.
  • Now, try to run or update the app.
Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error fix
_Clear cache of Google Services framework_

Solution 3 – Re-enabling Download Manager:

  • Open Settings in your phone.
  • Click on “Apps” option.
  • Now, go to “All Apps” tab.
  • Find and click on Download Manager (Downloads).
  • Click on “Clear Data” option.
  • Then, Click on “Disable”.
  • Then, enable it again.
solution to Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped error
_Re-enabling Download Manager_

 

Now, try to run, update or download the app. it would solve “unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” error.

Solution 4 – Uninstall updates of Google Play Store:

  • Open Settings in your phone.
  • Click on “Apps” option.
  • Now, find and click on “Google Play Store” app.
  • Now, open the app details and click on the “uninstall updates” option.
  • Then, click on “OK” button. That’s it. You’re done.

Solution 5 – Check your Gmail Account Credentials:

Do check your Gmail account password. If you have changed it from your PC and did not updated it in you android phone. Do update it and then try to use the Google Apps.

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Solution 8 – Enable permission for the App:

Many a times, it happens that the app does not permissions ON to use internet data. So, it may also cause this error. Hence, follow the below methods to enable it.

  • Go to “Settings” in your android phone.
  • Now, click on “Security” option.
  • Then, click on “Permission” option.
  • Now, enable Permission Manager.
  • Then, go to “Manage App permissions”.
  • Find the app and change the permissions for it.
  • That’s it. You’re done. now, try to use the app.
solution to fix clear cache of Google Services framework
_Reset app Preferences option_

If any of the above methods did not solve “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Error in your case, then follow the next solution.

Solution 7 – Use latest Google Apps:

As I have mentioned above, using outdated Google Apps may also cause this error. So, if you have recently updated your android version to a newer version (Lollipop v5.0) , then remember to update the necessary Google apps too, otherwise it may cause conflicts and result in this error. Download the latest Google apps for Android Lollipop v5.0 from the below link.

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Solution 8 – Reset your apps preference:

Resetting your app preference may solve this error. It would reset the settings of all the apps to their factory defaults. To do so, follow the below steps:

  • Open “Settings” in your android phone.
  • Click on “Apps” option.
  • Click on “All tabs” option.
  • Press your options key.
  • Now, click on “Reset app preferences”
  • That’s it. You’re done.

Solution 9 – Clear cache of your rooted phone:

If you are using a custom ROM and is facing “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” Error, then you can use this method. Most of the android freaks love to root their phone. If you have installed ClockworkMod recovery in your phone and want to get rid of this error, then follow the below steps:

  • Go to ClockWorkMod Recovery.
  • Then, go to “advanced” option.
  • Then, click on “dalvik cache” option.
  • That’s it. You’re done. Now, try to open the app.

Solution 10 – Factory reset your phone (last option):

This is the last option to attempt and only use it if any of the above methods did not work. Though, there is no 100% surety that it would solve your problem. But, factory reset can fix 99.99% errors and problems. But, before using this method, do backup all your android data as factory reset will wipe all the data and it will make your android as new as you have purchased (software-wise 😛 ).

Also Read: How to Fix/Recover a Soft Brick Android Phone: Tutorial Guide.

Conclusion!!

  • Most of the time, the four solutions from the starting would fix your problem.
  • Solution 3 worked for me and is an effective fix.
  • Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped” error is the most common error in android phones. But, their solution and fixes are simple and easy. So, do not hesitate to use them. Also, prefer not using the last solution which in the most teary fix.

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That’s it for now, friends!! These were the solutions and fixes to the error “Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped“. If this article was helpful to you, then do share it with your friends on facebook, Twitter or Google Plus. For more such useful articles on android, follow us on Facebook or prefer SUBSCRIBING us. Thank You. :)

  • Soheir

    Thank you so much…
    I am continuously getting this error. Finally Solution #2 worked for me.
    Disabled “Google Service Framework” Clear app data and enable it.