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Google Play Store is a hub to the limitless apps for the Android ecosystem. Scrolling through the apps keeps you occupied for a long time craving for more and cooler apps for your Android smartphone. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, you might sometimes come across some issues or errors while installing apps from Google Play Store.

Well, quite some Android users have been reporting that they are facing many different kinds of issues or errors while installing apps from Google Play Store. The errors may occur due to any of the multiple reasons. To ease off the hassle Google has codes for every error, so that these errors are easily addressed & solved somewhat immediately.

To help you out with the errors we’ve listed a few errors that most users are facing with the Google Play Store & also the possible solutions to them. The solutions will work on any Android device. So, without wasting more of your time let’s jump into solving the Google Play Store errors on your Android device.

Fixing Errors Of Google Play Store

The different kinds of Google Play Store errors can be conveniently identified by the unique error code or error message/query that is assigned to each particular error. Here, we have listed the error codes as well so that’s it becomes easy for you to get the solution to the error you are facing at the earliest.

These are some quick fixes to look after if you face any of these Google Play Store error:

  • Restart your device.
  • Check date and time settings of your device.
  • Confirm that you have a good data connection established.
  • Clear app cache and data of the Google Play Store.
  • Uninstall Google play store updates. To do so, go to Settings > Apps > Disable. Then Re-Enable it & update to the latest version of Google Play services.
  • Reset the Google account on your phone and set it up again.
  • Check the disabled apps to find out if any of the system apps are disabled that might have been causing the trouble.
  • Disable and enable the download manager. To initiate that, go to Settings > Apps.
  • Delete the ‘hosts.txt’ file. This action will require root access. Go to the root/system directory using any root file manager, search for ‘hosts.txt’ & delete that file. Reboot the device.

Note: If none of the above solutions seem to work, just go ahead & perform a factory data reset on your Android device.

Below we have listed 12 major Google Play Store error codes along with their fixes:

1. ‘Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped’ error

‘Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped’ is the basic common error faced by Android users. This problem might be encountered due to various reasons, and there are some solutions to fix this error.

Possible Causes:

  • Partly installed apps: Such a case comes up when something goes wrong during the installation of an app.
  • /mnt/sdcard is full.
  • App data being corrupted.
  • Corrupted binaries.

Possible Fix 1: Uninstall apps & free the space

When you install a whole lot of apps on your device, such that your memory becomes full which might become a reason for the Play Store app to work as normal or app downloads getting failed. To eliminate this probability try to remove some apps and data to free some space on your Android device.

Possible Fix 2: Disable Google Play Store, Clear data and Cache

Here are some common solutions for solving ‘Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped’ error.

  1. Open the phone’s Settings.
  2. Locate the Apps tab & tap on it.
  3. Select All Apps list to look at all apps on your device.
  4. Locate the Google Play Store app and tap on it.
  5. Go to the app info page & tap on storage and select clear cache option.
  6. Go back to the App page and Tab on Force stop, if you happen to see Uninstall updates option then uninstall the update. Restart your device, and the error should have vanished.
  7. Still facing the issue, don’t worry, Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store > Storage & select Clear Data option.
  8. Restart your phone & try again.

Possible Fix 3: Reset your Google Account:

Still stuck at ‘Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped’ error message? You can use this method to solve it.

  1. Open Settings > Accounts > Google.
  2. Select your Google account ID that is signed in on your device.
  3. Now, tap on Remove Account.
  4. Go back & launch the Google Play Store app.
  5. Sign In with your Google Account once the prompt appears on the screen & check.

Possible Fix 4: Reinstall Google Play Services

The ‘Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped’ error occurs when Google Play Service gets corrupted. To solve this issue, clear app data by heading over to the Settings > Apps > Google Play Services or reinstalling the app altogether.

Possible Fix 5: Flash Google Apps

If you come across the ‘Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped’ & you are using a custom ROM like CM, AOSP, AOKP, Omni, Slim or so on, then you should find & flash the latest Gapps (Google apps) flashable zip file supported for your Android version of the ROM.

2. Google Play Store – Error code 505 & 103

This error code indicates that the apps from Play Store fail to install on your device. The error message reads as ‘Unknown error code during application install: ‘505’’.

Possible Fix 1: Clear Cache & Data of Google Play Store

  1. Go to Settings > Tap on Apps > Locate the Apps tab & tap on it.
  2. Locate the Google Play Store app and tap on it.
  3. Go to the App info page & tap on storage and select clear cache option.
  4. Still facing the issue, don’t worry, Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store > Storage & select Clear Data option.
  5. Restart your phone & try again.

Possible Fix 2: Reset your Google Account

  1. Open Settings > Accounts > Google.
  2. Select your Google account ID that is signed in on your device.
  3. Now, tap on Remove Account.
  4. Go back & launch the Google Play Store app.
  5. Sign In with your Google Account once the prompt appears on the screen & check.

Possible Fix 3: Data factory reset your Android smartphone as a final resort.

3. Google Play Store – Error 403

This error denotes the message as ‘The download is impossible, and the request is forbidden.’ This might occur due to multiple problems. Check for the fix below.

Possible Fix :

  1. If you are using two Google accounts simultaneously on the same device, then remove one of the Google accounts and clear the search history of Google Play Store. Now, try to download again and check if it is working correctly.
  2. You can also try with an alternate Google account to download the apps, and if it works, you can go with the previous account again and Restart your Android smartphone.
  3. This error can also occur due to bad proxy settings, so, clear the proxy and re-enter or reset the proxy of your mobile data connection from the settings.

4. Google Play Store – Error 491

This error denotes the message as ‘Downloads and updates impossible.’ This error might occur due to Google Services app data being corrupted & some issues with your Google account. The possible fix is as below.

Possible Fix: Reset your Google Account

  1. Open Settings > Accounts > Google.
  2. Select your Google account ID that is signed in on your device.
  3. Now, tap on Remove Account.
  4. Reboot your phone.
  5. Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Services > Storage & select Clear Data option.
  6. Go back & launch the Google Play Store app.
  7. Sign In with your Google Account once the prompt appears on the screen & check.

5. Google Play Store – Error 492

The message to this error reads as ‘It’s impossible to install an application due to the Dalvik cache.’ It is a rare bug, and the possible fix is below.

Possible Fix: Wiping cache

  1. Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store > Storage > select Clear Data option.
  2. Force stop Google Play Store app.
  3. Also, delete the ‘Google Services Framework’ data.
  4. If the error persists, you can flash any custom recovery or a particular app that can clean the Dalvik cache of the device. Wiping Dalvik cache won’t delete your data or app data whatsoever rendering it is safe to wipe.

6. Google Play Store – Error 495

This error displays the error message as ‘Problem downloading or updating apps from the Play Store.’

Possible Fix:

  1. This issue can be fixed by deleting the Google Play Store and Google Services Framework data. Who initiated just head on to the Settings > Navigate to Apps > All > Google Play Store > Clear data. Also clear data from Google services framework. A new Google ID will be assigned to your device which will make apps on your device go haywire for a temporary period.
  2. After clearing the data, you have to delete your Google account on your Android device & reboot. Now, re-link your Google account on your phone. Go to Settings > Accounts > Add Account > Google Account. The error should be gone & the apps should be downloaded without any problem.

7. Google Play Store – Error 498

The Cache partition of your Android device being full is the root cause of this error. This issue occurs with the message ‘Interruption of downloads from Google Play Store.’ The Fix to it is.

Possible Fix:

  1. Uninstall unused apps that occupy unnecessary space on your device. It can be simply done by any memory cleaning app which doesn’t even take more than a minute.
  2. There is another way round to do this, You can clean the entire cache partition, and for that, you just have to Reboot your phone into recovery mode & format the cache partition. Doing this won’t delete your app data or personal files.

8. Google Play Store – Error 941

This issue is related to updating of apps from the Google Play Store, and the error message reads as ‘Interruption during the update.’

Possible Fix:

  1. Open the phone’s Settings.
  2. Locate the Apps tab & tap on it.
  3. Select All Apps list to look at all apps on your device.
  4. Locate the Google Play Store app and tap on it.
  5. Go to the App info page & tap on storage and select clear data.
  6. Clear data for Download Manager as well in a similar fashion.
  7. Reboot your Android device.
  8. Now, continue with updating the apps and issue should be solved.

9. Google Play Store – Error 504

This error code directs to the message ‘App could not be downloaded due to an error‘. This is a frequent issue faced by many Android users. It has a simple fix.

Possible Fix:

  1. Open the phone’s Settings.
  2. Locate the Apps tab & tap on it.
  3. Select All Apps list to look at all apps on your device.
  4. Locate the Google Play Store app and tap on it.
  5. Go to the App info page & tap on storage and select clear data.
  6. Also, clear the data from Google Services Framework.
  7. Reboot your smartphone.
  8. Now the apps should be downloaded seamlessly.

10. Google Play Store – Error 921

This error code represents that any app is not able to download from the Google Play Store. The error message reads as ‘Can’t download an app from the Play Store.’ Solution to it is below:

Possible Fixes:

  1. Clear the cache of the Google Play Store app from the Settings and try to download the same application you were facing the problem with, from the Play Store.
  2. If the first step fails, you can clear the app data of the Google Play Store but do note that it will delete all the settings you have made.
  3. Third, resent would be to remove your Google account and restart your device. Add the account again it should be up and running.

11. Google Play Store –  Error 927

There are 2 message toasts to this  error code; one is ‘The download is impossible because an update of the play store is in progress,’ or ‘App name could not be downloaded due to an error (927)’

Android users who face the errors mentioned below are also bound to the fixes for Error 927:

  • No connection.
  • Error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-7: AEC-0].
  • Connection timed out.

Possible Cause:

  • This error occurs Due to the core Google Play Store app or Google Services app updating in the background on your Android smartphone which will stop the app downloads or updating of the apps temporarily. Which suggest you wait for a few minutes till the apps get updated or try to Force stop the Google Play Store and Google Play Services app.

Possible Fix 1: Update the date and time of your Android device.

  1. Check you have a secure data connection established.
  2. Restart your smartphone.
  3. Open the Settings on your device.
  4. Go to Date and Time.
  5. Uncheck the ‘Automatic date and time’ and ‘Automatic time zone.’
  6. Now, manually set the wrong time and date (it is a trick).
  7. Go to the Home screen.
  8. Open Date and time settings again.
  9. Manually set the correct ‘Date and time’ this time around.
  10. Recheck ‘Automatic date and time’ and ‘Automatic time zone‘.
  11. Restart your device and you are done.

Possible Fix 2: Clear Google Play Store data

  1. Go to Settings > Tap on Apps > Locate the Apps tab & tap on it.
  2. Locate the Google Play Store app and tap on it.
  3. Go to the app info page & tap on storage and select Clear Data option.
  4. Revert to Apps > Download Manager >  Clear data.
  5. Restart your phone & you are done.

Possible Fix 3: Uninstall updates

  1. Go to Settings > Tap on Apps > Locate the Apps tab & tap on it.
  2. Locate the Google Play Store app and tap on it.
  3. Now, click on Uninstall updates and then press OK.
  4. Go back to Apps > Download manager > Disable it and then Enable again.
  5. Restart your Android device.

12. ‘Insufficient storage available’ error

Many Android users come across this issue due to Limited storage space in their smartphone. Also, this may occur if your device is full of apps which consume entire storage of your device.

Possible Fix:

  1. The solution is pretty simple, to just uninstall the apps that you don’t use and just keep hogging your storage.
  2. If the error is recurring, Download an app called App2SD to move the movable apps to your external storage.
  3. Also, try clearing unnecessary app data for the apps you rarely use as they keep accumulating cache data. Doing so makes a huge impact on clearing some space on your device.

So, we have tried to give you a proper guide to fix the frequently occurring bugs or error codes while using the Google Play Store app; it will certainly help you to solve the issues. Until next time, Adios!

Hi there! I am Pranav. As an I.T. engineer, I am always curious about the arrival of new technology & trends. So here I am to share my curiosity. When I am not working, I am a cricket buff or researching about random stuff right from a Pin to Astrophysics.

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