While you are just minding your business, you suddenly get a pop-up message saying “unfortunately the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped“. Regardless of what device you use or what you were doing at the time, this message can be quiet annoying and prevent you from using several of Google’s services and is an error message Android 5.0 Lollipop users are seeing frequently, so what does it mean and how do i fix it?
The error message appears when a particular app you are trying to launch is causing a conflict with Android. This happens on a frequent basis and is generally related to the app Cache or settings changes in the app that are causing unexpected behavior and the app to crash.
What is the com.google.process.gapps process? For those unaware, Gapps or Google Apps are the following: Play Store, Chrome, Gmail, Youtube, Google Calendar, Google Hangouts, Maps, etc so by trying to run any of these apps, you are able to get the error message containing “com.google.process.gapps”
There are currently 4 different ways you can solve this problem, lets take a look at each one of them being number 1 the one we recommend you do first: