google play store not downloading

As much of a user-friendly platform Android is, it still is not perfect. Android has its ups and downs. Sometimes, the users end up fixing the issue themselves. One of the most commonly noted issues is when you Google Play Store fails to update existing applications or download new applications. It shows the status as downloading, but is rather stuck on that status and never even starts the download. Luckily enough, there are a couple of workarounds to this issue that are credible and have fixed the issue for a number of people. The article includes all the workarounds there are for the issue: Google Play Store Not Downloading.

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1. Clear the Play Store cache

In most of the cases, all that is needed to be done is clearing the Play Stores cache, which is basically where the application holds its temporary data and helps your device load the Play Store faster. Clearing the cache would clear this temporary data and this might just do the trick for you.

To clear the cache, Settings > Apps > All Apps > Google Play Store and then finally tap on Clear Cache.

2. Clear the Play Store App data:

Clearing the Play Store data would revert the application to as it was initially, which means any data or your saved information will be gone. It’s like setting up your Google Play Store once again.

In order to clear the data, Settings > Apps > All Apps > Google Play Store and then finally tap on Clear App Data.

3.  Uninstall Play Store Updates:

Sometimes, an update will do more harm than good to you and you will need to revert to a version which was working for you before the update messed everything up.

In order to uninstall updates, Settings > Apps > All Apps > Google Play Store and the finally tap on Uninstall Updates.

4. Clear Data and Cache of Google Play Services

Google Play Services is basically that application which allows the communication between different applications on your android device. Clearing the data and cache on this application might help fix the issue. This will most probably fix Google Play Store not downloading issue on Android phone.

In order to do this, Settings > Apps > All Apps > Google Play Services and just tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache.

5. Reset Your Google Account:

If the Google Play Store still isn’t working, you might want to try and reset your account. This basically means having to remove your account and add it again.

jIn order to reset your account, Settings > Accounts > Google and then tap on the menu at the top and tap Remove.
Next, go to Settings > Accounts > Add New Account and simply add the same account again.

6. Factory Reset Your Device:

If everything else fails, and still Google Play Store is not downloading. Then you always have that factory reset option in order to revert to factory conditions with everything in working condition and start again from scratch.

In order to factory wipe, Settings > Backup & Reset and simply tap on Reset Device.

If nothing works then there might be some problem in the Google Play Store servers. It happened to me once and turned out the problem was at the server end. Which got fixed itself in a week or so.

Hopefully, one of these workarounds will fix the issue of Google Play Store not downloading. Feel free to leave any comments below and we will get back as soon as we can.

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Chris Konings
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Chris Konings

Even a factory reset didnt work. Any more ideas? Except for buying a new phone?

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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Then the only problem could be in the Google Play Store servers. Happened to me a month or so ago. Turned out the Google play store was having server problems in my country.

Charles Pirnie
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Charles Pirnie

I finally got it figured out, for me anyhow: I disabled the Auto_update function in Playstore settings, then, UNINSTALLED playstore to factory version. RE-BOOTED, Went to playstore app as soon as reboot completed, searched for apps needing updates, then clicked on each app one at a time. 7 Updates then successfully updated. I am using a rooted MXQ box with a NEXBOX firmware update to lollipop.

Chris Konings
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Chris Konings

I tried everything. Even a factory reset didnt work. So i removed all the caches/updates again (play store/services and downloadmanager) then i pressed update all on google play store. He started to update all my apps then he got stuck because google play services was updating. After he was done i canceled all the updates then i tried again. Then suddenly google play store stopped. So i tried again, after he was updated. I dont know what happened but now it works again. :):)

Anonymous
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Sometimes you need to re-verify your phone via SMS instead of logging on using your account/password to get out of the Google Services loop.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

How

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I did everything here but still doesnt work phone is rooted and I didn’t delete anything vital and was working perfectly until 2 days ago it would sometimes download but 90% of the time it wouldn’t please help anyone I’m getting desperate

J
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J

This solution worked out very well for me!(: thank you!

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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I am happy it worked for you. Share it with other people who have same issue.

Ajinkya
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Ajinkya

Unable to update or download apps from play store. I have tried every possible move but it did not work for me.

Ajinkya
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Ajinkya

Unable to update or download apps from play store. I have tried every possible move but it did not work for me.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Same problem buddy … Cant find any solution .

Atul Kumar meena
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Atul Kumar meena

nothing works then there might be some problem in the Google Play Store servers. It happened to me once and turned out the problem was at the server end. Which got fixed itself in a week or so.

I think same problem happened with my mobile also nothing work
I have done everything
Perhaps service problem

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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Indeed. Sometimes there is some problem with the Google servers.

Andre Sousa
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Andre Sousa

I am on Android 7.. chinese phone..

This worked for me:

Settings > Permissions > Google Play Store : turn on all permissions, click Set individual permissions: turn on all

go to play store, cancel the stuck download and download again

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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Glad it worked for you..

Max Kennedy
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Max Kennedy

Option 5 worked for me:

5. Reset Your Google Account:
If the Google Play Store still isn’t working, you might want to try and reset your account. This basically means having to remove your account and add it again.

In order to reset your account, Settings > Accounts > Google and then tap on the menu at the top and tap Remove.
Next, go to Settings > Accounts > Add New Account and simply add the same account again.