Google Play Store Stuck At Downloading

Google play store is a great platform to download any app you wish to use on your Androíd phone. There are more than a million apps on Google Play Store. We can instantly download any app and can start using it. The play store also provides frequent updates to remove bugs and update the apps. At times there are problems while downloading apps. Google Play Store stuck at downloading without any apparent reason.

We are going to discuss the issue with downloading process. When you start downloading an app and Google Play Store stuck at downloading app. This will get more problematic when it will show downloading an app and even loading bar is running but the download won’t start. In short, downloading an app from Google Play Store get impossible. At times, these problems are due to slow internet connection e.g. 2G/EDGE. But, if you’re using 3G or 4G or wifi and still facing the same problem then there might be an issue with Google Play Store servers or app.

How to Fix When Google Play Store Stuck at Downloading:

Now, to solve this problem, follow these simple steps listed below:

  1. First of all, in your App Gallery, locate and then tap “Settings”.
  2. Select “Applications” and then tap “Manage Applications”.
  3. Now, go to “All”.
  4. A list of all applications will be displayed. Find “Google Play Store” and tap to select it.
  5. A new window will open where you will see many options. Find “Force Close” and tap on it. This will close the application if it is running in the background.
  6. Now, tap on “Clear Cache“. Then tap on “Clear Data
  7. Now select “Uninstall Updates”. If an update was installed then this will uninstall all those updates.
  8. Now, go to Google Play Store and search for your desired app.
  9. Download an app or game and enjoy.

Update: If you are trying to download any app from Google Play Store, but it is stuck and the above method didn’t work for you then try the method below:

  • Go to Application Manager.
  • Click on Reset All Preferences tab.
  • Bunch of apps will open again and Now go back to Google play store. You will notice that the download will start again.

Also, try this solution: Sign out of your Gmail account on Google Play Store and then Sign in again. 

  • If you are trying to download via Data Roaming, it will not work. This is a known Google issue.
  • If you have these 3 apps installed: Truecaller, AVG Antivirus, and PayTm, please try to force stop or uninstall them before downloading any other app from Play Store.

Note: If you are still facing the same issue then you can follow some extra steps. For that, follow the link given below.

These simple steps will help you to resolve the issue. You can start downloading any app and game from Google Play Store. If you have any query regarding how to fix when Google Play Store Stuck at downloading, then let us know in the comments below.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

I want this

Chris Konings
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Chris Konings

This is not a fix only a temporarily workaround. Google play store will automatically update again and BAM! there is your problem again. I think i already removed the updates like 20000 times.

Can there be a fix made for this. A real fix not a workaround?

sina
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sina

I tried those steps every time but they do not work for me. The app takes too long to down n I always give up becoz of my data running without any progress. Why does this app not show the percentage on how far it is with downloading to encourage the user. I always have to reset my phone to download new app or even updating. Please help. I am tired of loosing my infor coz of resetting every time.

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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Try these methods.. It might help… Methods 2 and 3 worked for me…
https://itechify.com/2015/08/29/google-play-store-not-downloading-fix-it-now/

Andrea Giavenni
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This solution maked my day! Thanks a lot!!

Ahaan
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Ahaan

Sad to say, but I have tried all the options like clearing data,clearing cache , uninstall updates, resetting my account at download manager and also done factory reset but my playstore is still stuck at downloading while I try to download. Please help me out of this nightmare .

death man
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just install the apk version then download the obb and put it in the obb folder. if you dont know what i mean just look up a youtube video

Ahaan
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Ahaan

Sad to say, but I have tried all the options like clearing data,clearing cache , uninstall updates, resetting my account at download manager and also done factory reset but my playstore is still stuck at downloading while I try to download. Please help me out of this.

Ben
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Ben

This was the only thing that worked for me. 🙂

Thakur
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Thakur

This works!! Along with this also clear applications cache from settings.

reset all app preferences
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reset all app preferences

Tried all these and didnt work. But then went into aplications manager..all..then found the tab that said reset all preferences..bunch of apps repopped up on my phone and went to playstore and it worked right away. Even the pending apk downloads started right away

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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Thank you for your suggestion. I will include this in the post.

Yash Chandwani
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Yash Chandwani

I Hate You!! I Kept Stone On My Heart And Did A Factory Reset And It Didn’t Work:-(! What To Do Now??!!

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
Admin

I am really sorry that you had to perform factory reset. but trust me if this you are not able to download even after the factory reset. It is 100% server issue in your area. There cant be any problem in your phone after factory reset. The software has no glitch or malware after you reset your phone.
As I said before, there are times when the issue is in server in some countries.

pawan
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pawan

Thank u ! The first method solved the problem

Faisal
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Faisal

Thanks it worked…. After 2nd method my app are getting updated.

Girish
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Girish

Hi,
I solved my problem by uninstalling Launcher.
If you have multiple launchers installed then Playstore does not work as expected.

jr
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jr

Thanks worked fine

NIKHIL
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NIKHIL

I am not able to download or update any apps in Wi-Fi. But the same google store works in different Wi-Fi or data. And my friends easily download or update apps in the same Wi-Fi, in which mine is not working. I tried uninstalling, clearing data, cache, restart, air plane mode etc but nothing worked. So please give me soln to this problem

NIKHIL
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NIKHIL

I am not able to download or update any apps in Wi-Fi. But the same google store works in different Wi-Fi or data. And my friends easily download or update apps in the same Wi-Fi, in which mine is not working. I tried uninstalling, clearing data, cache, restart, air plane mode etc but not working

Anonymous
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Anonymous

My irritation just cooled off thanks

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks for solution

Thiag
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Thiag

Thanks a lot mate. My issue got fixed.

only smail
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only smail

I need download play store

Anonymous
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Anonymous

download lucky patcher.
patch the modded play store.

Sy
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Sy

Just change your preferred install location from Settings> Storage. should fix it

Simran
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I have done everything to download whatsapp on my phone. I have formatted my phone, resettled my google account. I have cleaned the cache and data of play store but still it is not downloading the app but every time shows that it is downloading the app but in reality it does not. Can you please suggest some more ways for this problem

Mozamel
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Mozamel

I used reset method and it worked

Thanks a world!!!!!!!!!

Joseph Harris
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Joseph Harris

Yeah I was having this problem and I didn’t want to uninstall the updates, so I just hit the “Force Stop” button and then restarted the Google Play Services and then my updates were all installed successfully then. Thus, I would recommend doing this before hitting the Uninstall Updates!

Suraj Padamsali
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I had faced this problem many times but this “force close” trick solved my problem.

Juliano Penna
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Juliano Penna

Finally! I had to “Reset all app preferences” o/

Django
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Django

Ten only thing, that worked for me, is to disable and force close the google app.

still in the problem!!!!
Guest
still in the problem!!!!

i have tried every thing but nothing is working!!!!!

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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If you have tried everything, still its not working then may be it is the server isssue.

AjDiaz
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AjDiaz

For me, what worked was switching to a different WiFi. Apparently this update was using something that my normal WiFi did not like. Not sure what. Perhaps a different port. Perhaps bad SSL. Not sure. But I switched to a WiFi that was more open, and it immediately worked.

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
Guest

Yes, most of the time it is server issues in some countries that’s why google updates and apps don’t download and google play store is stuck at downloading.

Matt Haldix
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Matt Haldix

Uninstalling GooglePlay updates is the only thing that works and then only until it has auto-re-installed them

Martin
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Martin

Truecaller was the problem on my phone!

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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It has proven to be the main culprit in a number of cases. I am glad it worked for you.