Are you one of those lucky Android users who experienced ‘Can’t download app’ error message? J I was lucky as well.
Can’t download app error message is one of the common Google Play Store issues you can get nowadays. Bloated cache, unstable network, and even software conflicts can cuase this error problem.
If you are downloading multiple (2 or more) apps at the same time when you encountered this error; the best thing to do is to halt the download and download the apps one-before-another. However, you can apply these troubleshooting methods to solve this problem.
Fix: Can’t download apps on Google Play
Method 1: Restart your device
If you restart your device, software issues such as the Google Play Store problem can be resolved.
In order to restart your device, follow these steps:
- Press (and hold) the Power button until the Power menu pops up.
- Tap the Power off option. Alternatively, tap the Restart option.
- After rebooting your phone, you can then reconnect to the internet.
- Then launch Play Store
Method 2: Check your internet connection
Google Play Store is very friendly with strong internet connection. If you are connected to the internet with an unstable internet connection, you can experience common Google Play Store errors.
On the other hand, switch your internet connection to a strong and active one. Then, launch Google Play Store and re-download the app(s) again.
Note: It is advisable that you use strong Wi-Fi connection with Google Play Store.
Method 3: Clear Play Store cache & data
This procedure freshens up the Play Store app and can fix several issues that you come across.
In order to cleat Play Store’s cache & data, do this:
- Open your device’s Settings.
- Tap on the Apps & notifications menu.
- From the All Apps list, locate and tap Google Play Store.
- Next, Tap on Storage and Clear Cache.
- Again, tap Clear data.
- Re-launch the Play Store and re-download new app(s) again.
Hope you were able to fix the ‘can’t download apps on Google Play’ problem? Leave us a comment.
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