Problems with Gmail app on your iPhone 8 Plus including frequent crashes and stuck issues may either denote a minor app error, if not complex bugs on the iPhones. Generally, the problem you’re dealing with is attributed to software errors thus can possibly be resolved. To give you some more inputs whenever you need to troubleshoot software errors that are causing troubles with the Gmail app on your iPhone 8 Plus, I’ve made a rundown of some helpful workarounds and generic solutions you can try on. Just read on and get help
How To Fix Gmail App Keeps Crashing Or Not Working Stable On iPhone 8 Plus
First solution: Restart Gmail and your iPhone
Should the crashing issue you’re dealing with your Gmail app is inflicted by a minor software issue that’s randomly transpiring on your device, then restarting the app and the device itself would be able to fix it. And here’s how it’s done:
- Swipe up from the bottom to the middle of your screen and hold until the App Switcher opens.
- Swipe left or right to locate the Gmail app.
- Firmly touch and hold the app, then tap the Minus (-) icon. Doing so triggers the app to quit or close.
- Alternatively, you can swipe up to close the app as soon as the Minus icon appears.
After you quit the app, perform a soft reset or restart your iPhone. If your device is still responding properly to touch command inputs, then you can perform the usual reboot or soft reset with these steps:
- Press and hold the Power button until the Power off slider appears.
- Drag the slider to turn your iPhone completely off.
- After about 30 seconds, press and hold the Power button again until you see the Apple logo.
If your iPhone gets stuck or frozen as the Gmail app crashes, then you will need to do the alternative restart (force restart) which is done through the hardware keys. Just follow these steps if you need help:
- Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
- Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
- Press and hold the Side/Power button until you see the Apple logo.
Both methods won’t affect data so no need for backups. Just be sure to keep your phone at least 50 percent to keep things safe.
Second solution: Remove old or unused email accounts from your iPhone
Other accounts that remained or kept in the phone may also cause the same trouble to your Gmail app especially if they get corrupted. To rule this out from the possible causes, remove any unused email accounts from your device except the one you’re currently using.remove
Follow these steps to get started:
- Tap Settings from the Home screen.
- Tap Accounts and Passwords.
- Navigate to the Accounts section.
- Then tap to select the email account you want to delete.
- Tap Delete Account.
- Then tap Delete From My iPhone to confirm.
- Do the same to the rest of your other unused old email accounts.
After deleting email accounts, restart your iPhone to apply the new changes. Then open Gmail app and see if everything is working properly by now.
Third solution: Install new app update and iOS updates
Update apps and iOS to the latest version is highly recommendation for the general purpose of system optimization. Update can help eliminate bugs and errors that might have caused your device from loading Gmail app or prevented the app from working stable. To check for new app updates to install including Gmail, follow these steps:
- Tap the App Store icon from the Home screen.
- From the App Store main screen, locate and tap the Updates icon at the bottom right.
- Then tap the Update button next to Gmail.
- If you see multiple app updates, you can tap Update All to install all updates at once.
To check for new updates to iOS, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap General.
- Tap Software Updates.
You will be prompted with an update notification if a new version is available for downloading and installation. To complete the entire process and implement the new update to iOS, follow the rest of the onscreen instructions.
Restart your iPhone (soft reset) after installing new updates to apply the recent changes on your device.
Fourth solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone 8 Plus
To rule invalid or incorrect settings out from the probable causes, you can try resetting all settings on your iPhone. This will erase your entire device settings configuration and restores the default values. Any errors should be deleted automatically as well. To give it a try, follow these steps:
- Tap Settings from the Home screen.
- Tap General.
- Scroll to and tap Reset.
- Select the option to Reset all settings.
- Alternatively, you can perform a network settings reset to reset your network settings and fix Gmail app issues tied to network errors and glitches.
- Enter your device passcode to continue.
- Then confirm settings reset.
Wait until your iPhone restarts completely then try to open Gmail app again to see if it’s working fine already.
Fifth solution: Uninstall and reinstall Gmail app on your iPhone 8 Plus
You may have to consider deleting the Gmail app itself if the problem persists up to this point. There might some errors in the Gmail app system or the app itself gets corrupted thus unable to perform as intended. Follow these steps whenever you’re willing to give it a try:
- Tap and hold on the Gmail icon or any icon from the Home screen for a few seconds.
- When the icons begin to jiggle, tap the X on the corner of the Gmail app icon. Doing so will delete or uninstall Gmail app from your device.
- Tap Delete to confirm action.
- To stop the icons from wiggling, tap on an empty spot from the Home screen.
- Then restart your phone.
- Wait until your iPhone has booted up completely then open the App Store and search for the latest version of Gmail app to download and install on your iPhone 8 Plus.
Seek more help
For further assistance and recommendations, you may contact Gmail or Google Support team to let them know of the problem and ask for help. They may have to reset your email account using a certain email management tool on their end. Alternatively, you can contact Apple Support to escalate the problem so they can create the required fix patch and roll it out in their next iOS update. But if you really run out of other options, then you can always make a switch to the stock Mail app on your iPhone 8 Plus instead.