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Android system Webview installed but not used by apps

You can't change this without root. The system framework is hard-coded to use a specific package for applications that request a WebView component. By default (in AOSP) it uses the value com.android....
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How to update webview without using the Google Play store?

The Google WebView application is very different from regular ones. You cannot use Package Installer to install or update it in a common way. You must do it yourself (As for my Lollipop 5.1.1). Here's ...
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Android System WebView is disabled and cannot be changed

Even though I noticed it only now, the change was introduced in Android 7 Nougat itself. Chrome will take over its place. Read beeshyams answer for further info. If I go to apps manager and disable ...
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Is it better to use Android System Webview when not using Chrome as default browser?

From Nougat onwards Chrome is web view. It replaces web view and web view is not available on Play Store as an independent app to install / update separately. In other words, web view is integrated ...
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How to update webview without using the Google Play store?

You try to update "com.google.android.webview", but your system uses "com.android.webview" version.
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Android system Webview installed but not used by apps

I have followed @eldarerathis's answer and made a step by step guide on how to update webview on an Android 5.0 emulator. It probably works on Android 5.1 to Android 6.0 as well. Hope it will help ...
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WebView not loading for any apps?

Apparently, it was an older version of AdBlocker Reborn that was causing the issue. I had the "Enable WebView Block" feature enabled. After updating to the latest version of AdBlocker Reborn, ...
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Disable all in-app browsing while keeping Chrome as default browser

You need to know this before disabling all in-app browsing, In-app browsing is a required component by built-in requirements in order for web functions to render properly, as described by Google: ...
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How to fix in-app (google) maps after Google Play services update broke map functionality?

Most surprisingly, after reverting and/or updating some of the relevant Google apps, some settings got restored to some previous values. Those may also include permission settings and in my case, the ...
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Open website using Android Webview

Yes, the Android System Webview "app" (package com.google.android.webview) contains everything needed for displaying a web page. But this app is designed to be used by other apps only so it ...
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What is the official name and nature of the panels that are sliding upwards in web browsers

Your question made me search and it's modal bottom sheet are an alternative to inline menus or simple dialogs on mobile and provide room for additional items, longer descriptions, and iconography. ...
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Firefox Focus crashes after uninstalling Google WebView

TL;DR: As of Oct 2018, FireFox Focus now uses the GeckoView engine for rendering TL;DR: Yes FireFox Focus depends on the Android System WebView with plans to switch to GeckoView when its ready. So NO ...
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How to fix in-app (google) maps after Google Play services update broke map functionality?

You need to clear the ca cache by going to Settings > Apps > Google Services Framework > Storage > Clear Cache and Settings > Apps > Google Services Framework > Storage > Manage Space -> Delete All ...
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Update WebView without using Google Play

If you don't mind factory resetting your phone, you can try to unlock your phone's bootloader, flash TWRP Recovery and then install Open GApps, which installs/reinstalls Google apps and can give you ...
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How to update webview without using the Google Play store?

You cannot replace com.android.webview with com.google.android.webview since they are two different packages and the system's default webview package name is hard-coded in framework-res.apk. Please ...
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Update WebView system component on KitKat

In Android 4.4 the webview component cannot be updated from the Play Store - it is fixed to version 30.0.0.0 (and 33.0.0.0 in 4.4.3). This was changed in Android 5.0: https://developer.chrome.com/...
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