How To Fix Download Pending Problem In Play Store

Google play store is meant for downloading different kinds of applications. But sometimes the download does not complete. It will be stuck and says pending and never progresses further. This never solves until any changes are made to it. The cause for the issue might be different like network issues, storage issues, cache problems, etc. In this article, we have different solutions to solve the pending download problem in the play store. So let us start!

Method 1: Check The Download Preferences

 

Step 1: Open the Google Play store

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

 

Profile

 

Step 3: From the list click on Settings

 

Settings

 

Step 4: In the settings, window click on Network preferences.

Step 5: It will expand and there will be few options. Click on App download preferences

 

App Download

 

Step 6: Select Over any network option by clicking on the radio button beside it and click on done



 

Over Any Network

 

Step 7: Click on Auto-update apps

 

Auto Updates

 

Step 8: Select the option Don’t auto-update apps by clicking on the radio button beside it and clicking on done

 

Dont Update

 

Method 2: Clear The Wishlist

 

Step 1: Open the Google Play store

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

 

Profile

 

Step 3: From the list click on Settings

 

Settings

 

Step 4: Click on General and it will expand its drop-down and have some features in it

 

General

 

Step 5: Then click on Account and device preferences

 

Account Device Preferences

 

Step 6: Scroll down and tap on the clear wishlist to clear everything out of your wishlist

 

Clear Wishlist

 

Step 7: There appears a pop up click on clear

 

Method 3: Clear Google Play Store Cache

 

Step 1: Open the Google Play store app on your mobile

Step 2: Long press on the play store app

Step 3: Click on the app info symbol (i symbol) at the top corner

 

Appinfo

 

Step 4: This will take you to the settings window. Press on the Storage & Cache

 

Storage

 

Step 5: Click on the Clear cache button.

 

Clear Cache

 

 

Method 4: Clear Google Play Services Cache

 

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

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on Apps & notifications

 

Apps

 

Step 3: Tap on See all apps

 

See All Apps

 

Step 4: Find Google Play services

 

Play Services

 

Step 5: Click on Storage & cache

 

Storage

 

Step 6: In the opened window click on clear cache button and remove all the cache. Then check if the error is disappeared.

 

Clear Cache Services

 

Method 5: Remove The Apps From The Update Queue

 

Step 1: Open the Google Play store

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

 

Profile

 

Step 3: From the list click on Manage apps & device

 

Manage Devices

 

Step 4: If there are any apps or games being updated, cancel them by clicking on the cross mark (x) beside them

 

Method 6: Uninstall The Google Play Store Updates

 

Step 1: Open your mobile settings by clicking on the gear icon

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on Apps & notifications

 

Apps

 

Step 3: Find Google play store app

Step 4: Click on the three-dots at the top-right corner and select Uninstall updates

 

Uninstall

 

Step 5: In the appeared pop up click on OK.

 

Method 7: Check If There Is Any Date And Time Mismatch

 

Step 1: Find the Settings app on your phone, and click on it to open

 

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.

 

Set Time

 



Method 8: Remove Your Google Account And Sign-In Again

 

Step 1: Go to the Settings

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Scroll down and click on Accounts

 

Accounts

 

Step 3: It will list all your accounts, click on the account used for the play store, generally it is a Gmail account so click on it

 

Gmail

 

Step 4: Click on remove account to sign out of it

 

Remove Account

 



Step 5: Again, sign in, click on add account, and then log in to your Google account. Now check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 9: Check Storage space

 

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.

 

Method 10: Check Your Internet Connection

Make sure you have a proper internet connection. Try toggling between your mobile data and Wi-Fi and then check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 11: Disable VPN

If you are using VPN and if it is On then disable it. Usually VPN should not cause any harm but it might restrict apps from downloading. So before you download any app, firstly disable the VPN, then try downloading the application or games, etc.

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