How To Solve Cannot Download Or Install Apps In Play Store

Some Android users might face this problem when they open the play store and try to download or install applications, games, etc it gives an error or the application cannot be installed. Even trying multiple times would result in nothing. If you are facing this issue then try restarting the phone. After restarting check if the issue is solved, if not then try the different methods as mentioned in this article below. You will be able to definitely fix it. Let us start!

Method 1: Check The App Download Preferences

 

Step 1: Open the play store on your phone

Step 2: On the top right corner click on your profile

 

Profile Photo

 

Step 3: In the appeared list select settings

 

Profile Settings

 

Step 4: Click on network preferences. It will expand and show a few options

Step 5: Select app download preference

 

App Download

 

Step 6: Choose over any network option by clicking on the radio button beside it

Step 7: Then click on done. Now check if the issue is solved.

 



Over Any Network

 

Method 2: Clear Google Play Store Cache

 

Step 1: Go the Settings (the gear icon in your mobile)

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on Apps & notifications

 

Apps Notifications

 

Step 3: Tap on See all apps

 

See All

 

Step 4: Find Google Play store

 

Play Store

 

Step 5: Click on Storage & cache

 

Storage Cache

 

Step 6: In the opened window click on clear cache button and remove all the cache. Then check if you can download the apps.

 

Clear Cache

 

Method 3: Check The Network Permission

 

Step 1: Go the Settings (the gear icon in your mobile)

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on Wi-Fi & Network 

 

Wi Fi Network

 

 

Step 3: Tap on Dual channel network acceleration

Step 4: Enable Intelligent network connection by clicking on the toggle bar beside it

Step 5: Also enable dual channel download acceleration. This will enable both mobile data and wi-fi network

Step 8: Now go to the play store and check if you can download the app.

 

Method 4: Clear Play Store Data

 

Step 1: Go the Settings (the gear icon in your mobile)

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on Apps & notifications

 

Apps Notifications

 

Step 3: Tap on See all apps

 

See All

 

Step 4: Find Google Play store

 

Play Store

 

Step 5: Click on Storage & cache

 

Storage Cache

 

Step 6: In the opened window click on clear data button. This will remove all the play store app’s data permanently. Then check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 5: Check Network Preference For Auto-Update Apps

 

Step 1: Open the play store on your phone

Step 2: On the top right corner click on your profile

 

Profile

 

Step 3: In the appeared list select settings

 

Profile Settings

 

Step 4: Click on network preferences and it will be elevated and have some options

Step 5: Then tap on auto-update apps

 

Auto Updates

 

Step 6: Choose over wi-fi only by clicking on the radio button beside it

Step 7: Then click on done.

 

Wi Fi

 

 

Method 6: Check Your Phone’s Date And Time

 

Step 1: Go the Settings (the gear icon in your mobile)

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Scroll down and find System. Click on it to check the system settings

 

System

 

Step 3: Choose Date & time under the system settings

 

Date

 

Step 4: Enable “use network-provided time” and “use network-provided time zone” by clicking on the toggle bar beside them. Now check if the issue is solved.

 

Time

 

Method 7: Update The Play Store App

 

Step 1: Open the Play store app on your mobile

Step 2: Click on your profile at the top right corner

 

Profile

 

Step 3: From the appeared window, click on Settings

 

Profile Settings

 

Step 4: Click on About. It will expand and list a few details

Step 5: Under the play store version, click on Update play store to update it. Then see if you can download and install the apps.

 

Update Playstore

 

Method 8: Update The Software On Your Phone

 

Step 1: Open your phone settings (gear icon) by clicking on it

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Scroll down and click on system

 

System

 

Step 3: Click on system updates

 

System Updates

 

Step 4:The phone will automatically check for updates.

Step 5: If there any updates, install now button will be displayed. Click on it.

Step 6: The updates will be downloaded and installed. Then reboot your system.



Step 7: Once the reboot is done check if the issue is solved and you can install the apps in the play store.

 

Method 9: Clear Google Play Service Cache

 

Step 1: Go to your phone settings

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on Apps & notifications

 

Apps Notifications

 

Step 3: Tap on See all apps

 

See All

 

Step 4: Find Google Play services

 

Play Services

 

Step 5: Click on Storage & cache

 

Storage Cache

 



Step 6: In the opened window click on the clear cache button and remove all the cache.

 

Clear Services

 

Method 10: Free-up Some Storage Space On Your Phone

 

Step 1: Go to the mobile settings

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Scroll down and find for storage

 

Storage

 

Step 3: Check which app is consuming more space and delete the unwanted apps or its cache to make some free space.

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Let us know which of the above method worked for you. Thank you!!