Today, we bring you an exclusive guide on how to fix corrupted Google Play Store.
A typical Android user must have encountered one form of error or another on Google Play Store. And often times, these errors are caused by a corruption on the app. Basically, the corruption is often isolated to the app’s cache/data; however, in worse cases, it could be app-wide.
Whatever the case, this tutorial will show you how to fix the corruption.
How to Fix Corrupted Google Play Store
Diagnosis is a tricky procedure, and in most cases, it’s often the fine line between a successful fix and the unsuccessful ones. So, determining if an error is a caused by corruption or just a minor system glitch or configuration issue often goes a long way in fixing the overall problem.
Anyway, if you’re sure that your Play Store is corrupted, below are some fixes to try:
Solution 1: Clear cache & data
This is, by far, the most employed troubleshooting method here. Normally, when an error occurs in Play Store, it could be that a cache or data is corrupted, in which case, this procedure would easily fix the corruption.
To clear Play Store’s cache and data, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to Settings (the ‘gear’ icon) and tap on it.
- Locate and select Application Manager or Apps.
- Find Google Play Store and tap on it.
- Select Force stop.
- Tap on Storage.
- Select Clear data.
- Then, select Clear cache.
- Exit Settings and restart phone.
If this could not fix the corruption, you can try the next fix.
Solution 2: Uninstall updates
If Google Play Store becomes corruped after a recent update, the ideal solution would be to uninstall the updates.
To remove Google Play Store updates, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings.
- Select Apps or Application Manager > Google Play Store.
- Tap on the “three-dot” menu icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
- Select Uninstall updates.
- Follow the prompt commands to finish the procedure.
In the event of severe corruptions, it is recommended to run a full device scan, to ensure that the corruption is not limited to Play Store.
Ultimately, you may have to run a factory data reset on your device, and then reinstall Play Store.
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