How to Fix Play Store Error Code 505

Everything is good in Play Store until it starts to show you Error Codes. One of such message is “Unknown error code during application install: -505“. This is quite common in Play Store and you can resolve this issue following a few quick easy resolutions.


1. Restart the phone once. When the phone does come back online, launch the Play Store and retry downloading/ updating the app.

2. Try downloading the app using mobile data.


Fix 1 – Uninstall the Play Store updates

Uninstall the Play Store updates from the device and replace the Play Store with the factory version of the app.

Step 1 – Just swipe down once to see all the apps on your phone.

Step 2 – Look for the Settings app and open that.


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Step 3 – If you go down, you shall find the “Apps” to open that up.


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Step 4 – Scroll down or use the search box to find out the “Google Play Store” to access that.


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Step 5 – When you have opened the Google Play Store information, so tap the and touch the “Uninstall updates” option to uninstall the updates.


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Step 6 – When the Settings window shows you the warning message, tap “OK“.


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Open the Play Store. You may have to wait for a few seconds initially for the Play Store to work properly.


Fix 2 – Clear cache of the Play Store

Wipe out the stored Play Store cache from your phone and test.

Step 1 – Directly touch & hold the Play Store app.

After this, tap the small “i” button that you can find in the top-right corner.


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Step 2 – As you arrive at the Play Store information page, open the “Storage” option there.


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Step 3 – Quickly open the “Clear cache” first.


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Clearing the Play Store cache should correct the Error Code 505 situation.


Fix 3 – Uninstall & reinstall the application

Uninstall and reinstall the application in question instead of updating the app should help you resolve the Error Code 505 error.

Step 1 – Quickly find the app that you are facing this error code 505 and hold that once.

Step 2 – Then, tap the “Uninstall” to uninstall the app from your phone.


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Step 3 – After this, just reinstall the same app from the Play Store.

This way, you can fix this problem.