How To Fix Google Collections If It Won’t Load On Android
As with most Google services, I fall in love with them, my passion burns fast and fast, and then I’m quickly jaded by the poor customer service and experience of using it. I spend years bragging about its great features while most others stay away realizing all its flaws. Then Google will unceremoniously remove my favorite tool and I’ll look like a moron.
I love Google Collections and believe they could be the backbone or backbone that users need to organize and well, “collect” whatever they want from all facets of Google’s services and apps. the company. We’ve already seen this come into play quite heavily in Maps, Pictures, Google Play Movies & TV, Play Books, and almost every other tool provided by Google.
I’m actually quite surprised to realize how well collections have been integrated across the board, and while I’m hopeful for their future, I have to be honest and say that the problem I’ve been facing for some time still persists and makes me nervous.
I’ve talked in the past about how Collections – Google’s warehouse for items you tap the bookmark icon on in each of its apps and web apps – just wouldn’t load on my Android phone. . Therefore, it happens to be the place I would access and browse them the most for inspiration. They’re stored in the Google search app, and while they’re loading just fine across the web and even on my fiancée’s iPhone, my Google-branded Pixel 6 Pro (and every other Android device in the house on which I tested it) shows a stuck loading screen for my precious items saved via Collections.
I contacted Google for help, and they weren’t much help. Unfortunately, I’m convinced that most people Google employs for customer service know absolutely nothing about the tools they troubleshoot and can’t think at all beyond the documentation and script provided to them. Given this, I completely abandoned my use of Collections on mobile, and even forgot about them on Desktop. Anyone you ask probably hasn’t even heard of them to begin with thanks to Google’s bad publicity about them, and everyone just doesn’t care because they know the background of Google.
For those of us who really see their potential and want to keep using them for as long as Google is interested in building them before we get distracted by the next brightest thing and grab the shed ax, you’ll be happy Please know that I found a fix for this loading issue – sort of.
On Piunikaweb, Anarag Chawake wrote a nice article detailing the process of “taking off” the collections. After following it, I was surprised to find that my things were really loaded! Well, it loaded intermittently before getting stuck again, but regardless, it was refreshing to see all my saved images, card locations, movies to watch, etc. from a single screen without having to visit individual apps.
To fix this ridiculous bug that Google should have fixed 6 months ago, just visit your Android phone’s settings app, scroll down to Apps, tap “Android System WebView” and click “Android System WebView”. clear app data and cache. Next, open the Google Search app and tap the “Collections” button on the far right of the bottom navigation to see everything load up as it should.
Like I said before, this worked for me, but only intermittently, so Google still has something to fix here, it just doesn’t seem like they have any interest in doing it. I’m sure it’s something simple, but other things have clearly taken precedence. If this method does not work for you, you can also add yourself to Google Search app beta in Play Store as well as Android System WebView beta in the same way.
Once you’ve done that, I recommend you force quit both apps and clear their cache and data again to make sure you have the best chance of fixing the loading bug. Let me know in the comments below if you use Google Collections or if you’re part of the majority that doesn’t really care to explore them and just use bookmarks to manually save everything.
I just want the steps!
1. Join the beta version of the Google app on the Play Store
2. Join Android System WebView Beta in Play Store
3. Open the Settings app on your Android phone
4. Go to Applications and locate the Google Search application
5. Force quit it and clear its app cache and data
6. Do the same for the Android System WebView app
seven. Open the Google Search app and navigate to “Collections”
8. Let me know if it worked in the comments below!