What is Android System WebView?

If you are a smartphone stoner then you will know about the Android System WebView. You may not know about this completely, but you must have seen it on your Android phone. 

Today I am going to discuss with you everything about Android System WebView. 

There are many concerns about Android System WebView: What is the Android System WebView? How can I find it on my mobile? What is its function? Can I uninstall it? Is it made our mobile slow? etc. 

What is Android System WebView?
what is android system webview

Now I will clarify all these questions. Here I am going to review step by step. Browse till the last. Let's start:

What is the Android System WebView?

When you see the Android System WebView application in the application manager or play store on your mobile, then the first question attains on your mind that, what is the Android System WebView? 

We can say that the Android system WebView is a pre-installed application that is used for displaying web content over other apps. It functions as Chrome or other Browsers. It is a lite version of Chrome browser. Android System WebView is an application of Google company. 

The Function of Android System WebView.

To realise the function of Android System WebView let's discuss an example. 

Suppose you are messaging with your friends over the messenger. Now you get a link to a YouTube video. When you click on the link then you will see that the video does not run either on YouTube or on the browser. It runs on another platform. This application is Android System WebView.

We can say that the Android System WebView works like a browser. It depicts the websites over other apps. So, I think you realise the function of the Android System WebView.

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How can you find it?

Android System WebView is a kind of application that does not reveal on your homepage. Sometimes you see the notification of updating it or when you go to update applications on Play Store then you will hit upon it. You cannot locate it on your homepage. So, if you want to find this application on your mobile phone: 
  1. Go to Settings. 
  2. Then go to applications. 
  3. Now you will find the Android System WebView application.
    how to find android system webview
There is another way how you can find this application: 
  1. Go to Play Store.
  2. Now go to all applications, and you will find it.
    What is Android System WebView and do I need it
So, you got the directions to find the Android System WebView application on your Android phone. 

Can you uninstall it? 

In our Android version, this is a pre-installed application. So, there is no way to uninstall it or delete it. But if you don't want to take advantage of it, then you can disable it.

How can you disable it? 

Follow the steps to disable Android System WebView on your Android phone:
  1. At first, go to Settings.
  2. Then go to all applications. 
  3. Here you will find the Android System WebView application. Click on it.
  4. Now you will find the option to disable it.
    how to disable android system webview

Do you need to use Android System WebView?

To operate the Android system WebView app depends on your Android version. Google separated Android System WebView from Chrome from the Android 5.0 edition. If you are a user of Android 5.0 then you can download it from Google Play Store and you can update it.

Again Google made this application is a seed part of Chrome in Android 7.0, Android 8.0 and Android 9.0 versions. Android System WebView is not installed as another application. Because Chrome handles this activity. But from the Android 10.0 edition, Android System WebView is appeared as a free application as before.

So, if you are a user of Android 6.0 or below and Android 10.0 or upper edition then you should not uninstall it. If you uninstall the Android system WebView then you cannot open web content on other applications directly. Then you need to copy the link and use a specific application to open the link.

But for Android 7.0, Android 8.0 or Android 9.0 editions you can safely uninstall it, because Chrome will handle this job.

By reading this article, you must get all answers about the Android System WebView application. So, I am sure that you realise the necessity and usage of the Android System WebView.