Sometimes, the Google Play Store might cause you some trouble. We are here to give you a series of solutions on how to make the Google Play Store work again.
Wipe Cache And Data and make it work again
In case you didn’t know, the Google Play Store actually relies on many processes that run in the background. So when you wipe the Play Store, you might want to do the same with the Google Play services and the Google Services Framework. Also, don’t forget to update them.
You might also want to wipe data for the Download Manager. After you do that, make sure you restart your device and try to update them again. You may need to re-enter your login information.
First of all, you need to go to Settings, then to Apps, and find the tab for All. Look for the Google Play Store, and select Force Stop. This will kill all the processes of the app, Then, tap on Storage in order to get more options. Tap on Clear Cache. This will fix the problem in no time.
However, if, for some reason, it did not work, you can clear data. Keep in mind that this will also wipe the cache, and it will reset the app and bring it to its original form. You will need to re-enter your login information and then set your preferences again.
Go from Data to Wi-Fi
There are so many apps that won’t install if you don’t have a good internet connection. In order to switch from mobile data to Wi-Fi, you need to drag down from the top of your screen and open Quick Settings. Then, press and hold the Wi-Fi icon in order to open the settings. That’s where you’ll find a list of networks. If you don’t find good ones, just wait until you’re on your home network – it’s safer, and you won’t waste time.
Sometimes, you might encounter problems when trying to install an app with the help of the Wi-Fi network. Try to switch to the mobile data and then try again to install the app. If this works without any problems, you might have some problems with your network.
Also, you might need to disable your VPN. It can mess with your Play Store downloads.
Refresh your Google Account
Refreshing means you would be removing and re-adding your Google Account. Keep in mind that this process will remove all the data from your device that is synced with your account – everything from contacts, to photos, to messages.
First of all, you will need to go to Settings, then to Accounts. Select the account that causes you trouble. You should remove all of the accounts that cause you trouble. All you need to do is tap on Remove Account.
You can always add your account back from the Accounts menu. You might want to restart your phone after you’ve re-added your account.
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