- Aug 17, 2014
Even if you have a powerful Android phone, you might still experience some of your apps crashing from time to time. Sometimes, it's not your phone's fault, as crashes can occur due to a bug in the app's coding.
Google is looking to make that experience better with its latest update to the Play Store. In the Google Play System updates support page, one of the newest entries includes “Help users to resolve app crashes with new update prompts.” This was first spotted by Esper's technical editor Mishaal Rahman:
The new feature arrived on Google Play store version 33.2, which became available on Tuesday, November 15.
If an app crashes, users will receive a notification which reads:
"Update the app to fix crashes"
"The app stopped working, but the latest update for the app may fix the issue. Install the update and then open the app again. If you want to update later, go to %1$s in Google Play."
An update to the Google Play Store will now ask users to update their app if it crashes. Google Play will also have new formats for search results and automatic updates over mobile data connections.