Solved – Google Play Store Not Working

Know how to fix Google Play Store Not Working Problem.

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This post is about a familiar problem faced by Android users: Google Play Store Not Working.

Recently I was downloading PUBG Mobile on my device, but just after the game was about to install, the Google Play Store stopped working. Huh…

Fix Google Play Store Not Working Problem

So If you guys are facing a similar issue, you should try a few of the fixes I have tried. For me, it worked. There are 99% chances that it’ll work for you too unless it is a technical problem.

But before that make sure its a user-end problem, which means the problem isn’t with Google itself. You may checkout the Downdetector to see if other users are reporting the same issue.

1. Force Close Google Play Store

1. Force Stop The Google Play Store

Most of the time force closing the app is the best step when it freezes in the midst of running or not responding. So force closing the Google Play Store might help you get rid of this problem.

How to do that:

  1. Long press the Google Play Store app icon.
  2. Next, tap on App Info.
  3. Now you’ll see Force Stop Option.

2. Turn on Airplane Mode

2. Turn on Airplane Mode

I have heard a lot of people on YouTube claiming that turning on Airplane Mode might solve the Google Play Store not working problem.

When I was struggling with the issue I simply force stop the Play Store app. However, fixing Google Play Store by turning on-off Airplane Mode is not disagreeable.

How to do that:

  1. Open device Settings.
  2. Now, switch on the Airplane Mode.

3. Clear Google Play Store Cache

3. Clear Google Play Store Cache

Caching is often used to reduce the loading process and lowers data usage. Here what it means: for example, now you have visited my website, you can see all the images in the post, these images are cached locally to my server, and when you visit this post again, your browser doesn’t have to load these images again due to caching process.

Sometimes caching lots of data might create an issue, so it’s better to renew the loading process.

How to do that:

  1. Long press the Google Play Store app icon.
  2. Next, hit App Info.
  3. Next, tap Storage Usage.
  4. Now, clear the stored Cache.

4. Clear Google Play Store Data

4. Clear Google Play Store Data

Use this option if clearing the Google Play Store cache is not enough. But before wiping out the store data, you should know that it will also remove your search history with your Google account. You might have to sign in again for the sync process to work again.

How to do that:

  1. Long press the Google Play Store app icon.
  2. Next, hit App Info.
  3. Next, tap Storage Usage.
  4. Now, clear the stored Data.

5. Configure Date and Time Settings

Configure Date and Time Settings.

Date and Time settings can be the cause of many Google Play Store issues. This could be due to Google’s servers having trouble syncing with your date and time settings. It’s a best practice to automatically set date and time to solve the problem.

How to do that:

  1. Open device Settings.
  2. Search for Date and Time settings.
  3. Now, set it to Automatic.

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Other Fixes To Try

If all of the above fixes don’t work (unlikely to happen) try these ones:-

1. Finally, Uninstall It!

If all fails, Uninstall all the updates thus resetting it to the factory version.

How to do that: Long press the Play Store Icon > App Info > Uninstall updates.

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2. Factory Data Reset

If all else fails, just wipe your device’s data and give it a fresh start. 

Factory Data reset will fix most of your issues.

How to do that: Device Setting > Additional Settings > Back Up and Reset > Factory Data Reset.

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