Gmail app not working - fix?


Gmail app faulty

Sometimes there is no In box, on the gmail app of my phone

I have to restart the phone to get the In box back, the app will make emails but not read them
Any clues on how to fix this?

Thank you


Android Expert
Ok, then perhaps a recent update is buggy.

Try clearing all data from the G-Mail app (you will need to reset your settings within the app) and if that doesn't help try uninstalling the updates of G-Mail.
(Once again, all settings within the app will need to be reset.)


Android Enthusiast
I am on a desktop computer and use Gmail.

Firefox is really buggy right now and I am having to open my Gmail in Chrome to read it, as Fx is having major issues with it.

Not sure if it is a Firefox issue, a Gmail issue, or both.


Android Expert
At this point I would just use my browser.
Although the app is more convenient, it is not working at present.

I have long ago chosen to limit my apps to things that I cannot access with my browser.

This saves a ton of space on my devices, and frees up loads of system resources as well.

Even a cheap POS like mine is suddenly so much quicker and more able to multi-task.


Thread starter
There is enough space, thanks

It still happens, but I cure it by sending an email to myself, which closes the app and fixes it



Android Expert
I refuse to update the app at all.
My G-Mail app is whatever version came with the device.

I had too many issues with too many updates to fool with it in any other way.