Sometimes, the Google Play Store fails to work, and we do not know precisely why. We have written this article to give you some easy solutions that should work.
If your device is older, things get tricky
You might need to root your device, and then side-load the update.
Uninstall and then re-install the Google Play updates
We all know that you cannot uninstall the Google Play app from your Android device, due to the fact that it is a system app. However, you can uninstall the updates, which will get the app back to its previous version. In order to do so, go to Settings, then to Apps, and look for Google Play Store and tap on it. There, look for the three vertical dots from the up-right corner, you need to tap on them to see the details. Then, you need to tap Uninstall updates.
After this, you need to restart your device. The current updates available will start installing automatically. When Google Play finishes its updates, then download the app again.
Sign out of the Google account
Try to remove and then add the username and the password to your Google account again. In order to do so, go to Setting, then tap on Accounts. Tap on Google, then tap on your account. Then, you need to tap the three dots from the up-right corner, then tap on Remove account. Then you need to restart your device. After this, go to Settings, to Accounts, to Google. You will be asked to re-enter your account info again.
Clear the device’s Download Manager
In order to do so, go to Settings, to Apps, then tap on Downloads. Then, go to Storage, then tap on Clear Cache, then on Clear Data. In case you do not see the Download Manager in the Apps list, then you need to tap the three vertical dots from the up-right corner, then find and tap on Show system.
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