Google Continues To Shut Down On Android Phones As Users Report Problems
Users reported having issues with Google while trying to access the search engine on their Android smartphones.
According to online crash tracker Downdetector, which gives users real-time information on the state of websites, people encountered problems accessing Google at 1:20 a.m. (ET) on June 22.
Visitors to Google have experienced issues accessing and using the search engine, with some complaining that they have experienced issues while using its app on their Android phones.
According to Downdetector, 186 people reported having a problem with the search engine at 1:20 a.m., with 62% of respondents saying they had problems connecting.
Another 37% said they had problems with the search function.
The problems accessing the Google app do not appear to be localized, with the issues having been reported worldwide by users in Japan, India and the United States.
News week discovered that hundreds of people on social media sites as well as the Downdetector website had complained to Google about having issues with the app.
One Downdetector user said, “Google is now constantly showing me this’ 403. It is a mistake. Your client does not have permission to obtain… ”
“And then go on to say the URL and what I was trying to search for. I’m not on parental controls or anything.”
The user later added: “I was wondering if anyone had this randomly and stayed like this.”
A 403 error message means that the server understood the request, but was unable to complete it.
Another user posted: “It says Google stopped working every two seconds which annoyed me.”
Several users also said that a pop-up window would appear on the screen when trying to access the app saying, “Google keeps shutting down. “
Others said they were able to fix the issue by uninstalling the updates on their devices.
A commenter on Downdetector said: “Uninstalling updates works like an interim fix, but yes it is a very annoying update that they should have tested further.”
News week contacted Google for comment.
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Numerous people took to social media platforms on Monday to complain that the site was down in the United States.
Fortunately, the website startup issues appeared to have been resolved and OnlyFans was not functioning normally with no issues reported in the last hour.