How To Fix Google Play Store Not Opening

Google play store is meant for downloading different kinds of apps on android mobiles. But sometimes when you try to the play store it does not open, due to which you cannot go further and download any apps. This might be due to different kinds of issues like cache problems, storage issues, running more background apps, etc. In this article, let us see the different solutions how to solve the play store not opening issue. Let us start!


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Method 1: Clear Google Play Store Cache

 

Step 1: Go to the phone settings (gear icon)

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on Apps & notifications

 

Apps Notifications

 

Step 3: Select Storage & cache

 

Storage Cache

 

Step 4: Click on see all apps

 

See All

 

Step 5: Find for Google play store app and click on it

 

Play Store

 

Step 6: Click on clear cache option

 


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Clear Cache

 

Step 7: Then click on OK

 

Method 2: Do The System Update

 

Step 1: Go to the phone settings (gear icon)

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on About phone

 

About Phone

 

Step 3: Tap on System update and wait for the device to get updated and then check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 3: Free Up Space

 

Step 1: Go to the phone settings (gear icon)

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on storage

 

Storage

 

Step 3: Then click on free up space

 

Free Space

 

Step 4: Restart the phone and then check if the issue is solved.

 

Method 4: Force Stop google Play Store

 

Step 1: Find the Google Play Store on your mobile screen and long tap on it

Step 2: Click on the app info symbol (i symbol)

 

App Info

 

Step 3: Select force stop option and it will stop the play store

 

Force Stop

 

Step 4: Now try again to open the Google play store.

 

Method 5: Clear Google Play Store Storage

 

Note: Before proceeding to this method note that this method will delete all the data permanently. Due to which you will have to set up your account and other details again.

Step 1: Go to the phone settings (gear icon)

 

Settings

 

Step 2: Click on Apps & notifications

 

Apps Notifications

 

Step 3: Click on See all apps

 

See All

 

Step 4: Find Google play store and click on it

 

Play Store

 

Step 5: Select Storage & cache

 

Storage Cache

 

Step 6: Click on clear storage and in the pop up click on ok.

 

Clear Storage

 

Method 6: Disable Google Play Store

 

Step 1: Find the Google Play Store on your mobile screen and long tap on it

Step 2: Click on the app info symbol (i symbol)

 

App Info

 


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Step 3: Click on Disable option and close the play store app for a while

 

Disable

 

Step 4: Then again enable it and check if the problem is solved.

 

Method 7: Remove All The Background Apps

If your mobile has less RAM then you should try to remove all the running background apps on your phone. By doing this, the phone might consume less memory and when you start the Google play store app it might work.

 

Method 8: 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 Notifications

 

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.

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

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