What Is Android System WebView App?

Android system webview is a system component for the Android operating system that allows Android applications to display web content directly within the application. There are two ways to open web content on an Android device: You can use a traditional web browser or an Android app that includes a WebView in the layout. A developer who wants to add browser functionality to an application can include the WebView library and instantiate the WebView class.

Android system webview app


The first versions of WebView were integrated as part of the base operating system. Users could only update WebView through major system updates. WebView updates could be distributed through the Google Play Store app and users could update WebView independent of the operating system.

Is it safe to uninstall android system webview app?

• They are unfamiliar with Android WebView and mistake it for malicious spyware or unnecessary bloatware.
• Consumes more resources than they want.
• They have a bad user experience, as sometimes happens because the WebView is poorly integrated into the web application.
• WebView does not work consistently on different versions of Android.

Update android webview and chrome

In March 2021, Google released a System WebView update that caused all Android apps that use this component to crash unexpectedly. Fortunately, it fixed the problem in a subsequent update.

How to update android system webview?

1. Go to the Android System WebView app in the Play Store.
2. If you see Uninstall, it means you are already using the latest version of WebView. If you see Update, tap to update the app.
3. Restart your device.

Uninstall webview and/or chrome updates

1. Go to the Android System WebView app in the Play Store.
2. Click Uninstall to remove WebView Updates.
3. Restart your device.

If you want to use android system webview in versions 7.0 and above

  • Uninstall or disable all web browsers.
  • Download the latest version of Android System WebView from Google Play.
  • Open any application that handles external links.

JavaScript in webview

1. Click the three compound dots next to the URL bar in the browser.
2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
3. Under the Advanced heading, select Site Settings.
4. Select JavaScript.
5. Toggle the switch to the right to enable JavaScript.
6. Refresh your browser.


Android system webview is a device system app that will need to switch to another web browser app to access external links in the app. If you’re not sure what an app does, it’s important to look at it before uninstalling, because you could end up uninstalling an app that’s essential for your phone to function properly.