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Google Play Store Won 39;t Download Apps


How to Fix Google Play Store Won't Download Apps




Google Play Store is one of the most essential apps on your Android device. It allows you to download and update millions of apps and games, as well as access other content like books, movies, music, and more. But what if Google Play Store won't download apps? This can be a frustrating problem that prevents you from enjoying your favorite apps or trying new ones. It can also affect your device's performance and security if you can't install important updates.




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There are many possible reasons why Google Play Store won't download apps. It could be due to a poor internet connection, insufficient storage space, outdated system software, incompatible or unavailable apps, or glitches in the Play Store app itself. Fortunately, there are also many ways to fix this problem and get your apps downloaded smoothly again. In this article, we will show you how to troubleshoot and solve the most common causes of Google Play Store not downloading apps. Follow these steps and you should be able to download any app you want from the Play Store.


Basic Troubleshooting Steps




Before you try any advanced solutions, you should first check some basic things that could be causing the problem. These are simple steps that anyone can do without much technical knowledge. They can help you rule out some common issues and save you time and effort.


Check that you have a strong and reliable internet connection




The first thing you should do is make sure that your device is connected to a stable and fast internet connection. You can use either Wi-Fi or mobile data, but Wi-Fi is usually faster and more reliable. To check your internet connection, you can do the following:


  • Open Settings on your device.



  • Tap on Network & Internet.



  • Select Internet and see if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.



  • If you are connected, tap on the Wi-Fi name and see the signal strength. It should be at least two bars or more.



  • If you are not connected, tap on Wi-Fi and select a network to connect to.



  • You can also try loading websites using your preferred browser or test your internet speed using online tools like Speedtest.net.



If your internet connection is slow or unstable, try switching to a different network or moving closer to the router. You can also turn off Wi-Fi and use mobile data instead, but make sure you have enough data allowance and coverage.


Check your storage space and free up some if needed




Another possible reason why Google Play Store won't download apps is that your device doesn't have enough storage space. Apps take up space on your device's internal memory or SD card, depending on where you choose to install them. If there is not enough space left, the download will fail or get stuck. To check your storage space, you can do the following:


  • Open Settings on your device.



  • Tap on Storage.



  • See how much space is used and how much is free on your device and SD card.



  • If the free space is less than 10% of the total space, you should try to free up some space by deleting unwanted files, apps, or cache.



To free up storage space, you can do the following:


  • Open Settings on your device.



  • Tap on Storage.



  • Select Free up space.



  • Select the files or apps that you want to delete and tap on Delete.



  • You can also use the Smart Storage feature to automatically delete old photos and videos that are backed up on Google Photos.



If you have an SD card, you can also move some apps or files to the SD card to free up internal memory. To do this, you can do the following:


  • Open Settings on your device.



  • Tap on Apps & notifications.



  • Select the app that you want to move to the SD card.



  • Tap on Storage & cache.



  • Tap on Change and select SD card.



  • Tap on Move and wait for the process to finish.



Check for Android system updates and install them if available




A third possible reason why Google Play Store won't download apps is that your device's system software is outdated. Android updates often include bug fixes, security patches, and performance improvements that can affect the Play Store app and other apps. If you don't install the latest updates, you might encounter problems with downloading or updating apps. To check for Android system updates, you can do the following:


  • Open Settings on your device.



  • Tap on System.



  • Select System update.



  • See if there is an update available for your device. If there is, tap on Download and install.



  • Wait for the update to download and install. You might need to restart your device after the update.



Troubleshoot Problems with Only One App




If you can download other apps from the Play Store but not a specific one, then the problem might be related to that app only. There are some things you can do to fix problems with only one app. These are:


Check if the app is compatible with your device and available in your region




Some apps might not be compatible with your device's model, operating system, or hardware specifications. Some apps might also not be available in your country or region due to legal or licensing issues. To check if the app is compatible with your device and available in your region, you can do the following:


  • Open the Play Store app on your device.



  • Search for the app that you want to download.



  • See if there is a message saying "This app is incompatible with your device" or "This item isn't available in your country". If there is, then you won't be able to download the app from the Play Store.



If the app is incompatible with your device, you might need to upgrade your device or look for an alternative app that has similar features. If the app is unavailable in your region, you might need to use a VPN service or a third-party app store to download it. However, be careful when downloading apps from outside sources as they might not be safe or reliable.


Uninstall and reinstall the app




If the app is compatible with your device and available in your region, but still won't download from the Play Store, then you might need to uninstall and reinstall it. This can help fix any corrupted or missing files that might be causing the problem. To uninstall and reinstall an app, you can do the following:


  • Open Settings on your device.



  • Tap on Apps & notifications.



  • Select the app that you want to uninstall.



  • Tap on Uninstall and confirm your choice.



  • Go back to the Play Store app and search for the app that you just uninstalled.



  • Tap on Install and wait for the download and installation to finish.



Contact the app developer for support




If none of the above steps work, then the problem might be caused by a bug or an issue in the app itself. In this case, you should contact the app developer for support and report the problem. The app developer might be able to provide a solution or a fix for the problem. To contact the app developer for support, you can do the following:


  • Open the Play Store app on your device.



  • Search for the app that you are having trouble with.



  • Tap on the app name and scroll down to the bottom of the app page.



  • Tap on Developer contact and see the options for contacting the developer. You can either email, call, or visit their website.



  • Choose the option that suits you best and explain the problem that you are facing with the app. Provide as much detail as possible, such as your device model, Android version, app version, error messages, screenshots, etc.



  • Wait for the developer to respond and follow their instructions.



More Troubleshooting Steps




If you are having problems with downloading or updating any app from the Play Store, then you might need to try some more troubleshooting steps. These are more advanced steps that require some technical skills and knowledge. They can help you fix some deeper issues that might be affecting the Play Store app or your device. These are:


Close and reopen the Play Store app




Sometimes, the simplest solution is to close and reopen the Play Store app. This can help refresh the app and clear any temporary glitches or errors that might be preventing it from downloading apps. To close and reopen the Play Store app, you can do the following:


  • Tap on the Recent apps button on your device. This is usually a square icon at the bottom of your screen.



  • Swipe left or right to find the Play Store app.



  • Swipe up or down to close the Play Store app.



  • Tap on the Home button on your device. This is usually a circle icon at the bottom of your screen.



  • Tap on the Play Store icon to reopen the app.



Uninstall and reinstall Play Store and Play Services updates




The Play Store app and the Google Play Services app are two essential components of your device that work together to download and update apps. Sometimes, these apps might have outdated or corrupted updates that cause problems with downloading apps. To fix this, you can uninstall and reinstall the updates for these apps. To do this, you can do the following:


  • Open Settings on your device.



  • Tap on Apps & notifications.



  • Select See all apps.



  • Tap on the three-dot menu icon at the top right corner of your screen.



  • Select Show system apps.



  • Find and tap on Google Play Store.



  • Tap on Uninstall updates and confirm your choice.



  • Repeat steps 6 and 7 for Google Play Services.



Go back to the Home screen and open the Play


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