How do I restart Google Apps?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To restart Google apps on your Android phone, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Settings on your Android phone
To begin, you need to open the Settings app on your Android phone. The location of the Settings app may vary depending on your device, but it is usually represented by a gear icon. You can find it either in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping the gear icon in the notification shade.

Step 2: Go to Apps/Applications Manager
Once you have accessed the Settings app, scroll down and look for the “Apps” or “Applications” option. It might be labeled slightly differently depending on your device’s manufacturer. Tap on this option to proceed.

Step 3: Find and select Google
In the Apps or Applications Manager, you will see a list of all the apps installed on your device. Scroll through the list until you find “Google” or “Google App”. Tap on it to open the Google app settings.

Step 4: Force Stop the Google app
Within the Google app settings, you will see various options and information about the app. Look for the “Force Stop” button and tap on it. This will immediately stop the Google app from running on your device.

Step 5: Restart your device
Once you have forced stopped the Google app, you can proceed to restart your device. This can be done by pressing and holding the power button on your phone until a menu appears. From the menu, select the “Restart” or “Reboot” option. Alternatively, you can also turn off your device and then turn it back on again.

Step 6: Search using the Google app
After your device has restarted, you can test if the Google app is working properly by searching for something using the app or its widget on your home screen. Simply tap the search bar, enter your search query, and tap the search icon or hit enter. This will initiate a search using the Google app, and if it works without any issues, then the restart was successful.

Restarting the Google app can help resolve any temporary glitches or performance issues you may be experiencing. It is a simple troubleshooting step that can often solve common problems with the app.

Please note that the steps provided above are general instructions and may vary slightly depending on your Android device’s manufacturer or software version.