The Google Play Store has evolved into much more robust and reliable source of Apps for Android. It’s the core and it is what makes Android complete. However, after all these years it is still prone errors. Errors that are sometimes not easy to fix. Finding the solution for every error can be time-consuming and above all a nerve wrecking experience if you can’t find your fix. So we have put together a small guide to troubleshoot every known play store errors. Here you can find the cause behind the error and hopefully, your long desired solution.
This item isn’t available in your country
The above error is one of most common error faced by the majority of users. The error is categorized as a unique error because it can’t be solved by a regular solution. The error is caused by due to limitations on the particular app. Every app can’t be used by users all over the world due to its usage. For an example, a banking app for western countries would be useless for eastern countries. Sure, you can install the app from third-party websites, but it will still be useless if you do not hold a bank account for that particular app.
There are many other reasons for this particular error, but talking about it will take an article of its own. As I have already covered this particular topic, you can find more details and working solution in our guide Play Store Fix | This item isn’t available in your country.
This app is incompatible with your device
An enemy, for older Android device users, that’s what this is. There are a number of reasons for this. Older Android version, lack of RAM, slower CPU are some of the few reasons that feed this error. There are a number of ways you can fix this error, but it is not a guaranteed solution. You can check out more details in our guide Play Store Fix | This app is incompatible with your device.
If you don’t want to skim through the guide, here is a short summary. The only option to permanently fix this issue is to buy the latest Android device. And no, we are not sponsored by any mobile device companies.
Play Store Common Errors
So before we start, there is one good news and a bad news. The bad news is that the numbers of errors are actually more than what you imagined. But the good news is that they can be solved by using the same method. Down below is a collection of these known errors and cause behind it. If you are not interested in it, you can simply skip to the solution.
- Error 101: App downloading is obstructed because there are many apps installed in your device. In simple terms, your device is lacking sufficient storage space.
- Error 403: Downloading is impossible because you are using more than once email ids in one device.
- Error 413: App downloading is obstructed due to the use of the proxy apps.
- Error 481: Error due to email id used in play store.
- Error 492: Installation is not possible due to a problem in the Dalvik cache.
- Error 927: Play Store app is updating.
The above reasons were identified and compiled by a user mohamedrashad at xda-developers. Below is a common list of solution for above-mentioned errors. So follow these simple steps to fix those errors.
1. Free Some Storage Space:
Every Android mobile device has 2 storage capacity with some exception – internal storage and external storage. Internal storage is device inbuilt storage memory while external storage is an SD-card. Every app requires a different amount of space in storage capacity. But if the device has insufficient available space, then you won’t be able to download new apps. Instead of pointing at the cause, the play store will then give you random error number.
There are a number of ways you can solve this issue. Uninstall the unneeded apps from your device to free up some storage space. You can also transfer any other extra data to a PC or laptop. If you have a lot of free space in Sd-card, you can simply make it preferred storage for installation.
2. Clear The Cache:
Sometimes, the fault lies in the app itself. If the play store app is outdated or properly not updated, it can start showing play store errors like “Google Play Services has Stopped”. To solve this, we have to fix the play store app itself. For that,
- Just head to Settings > Apps > Google Play Store.
- You can tap on “Uninstall updates” just to be sure.
- Tap on “Clear cache“.
- Now tap on “Clear data“.
- Go to Settings > Apps >Google Play services.
- Repeat the above process.
This should fix the problem. Now open the Play Store app and it will automatically update to latest version. See if your problem is resolved or not.
3. Pick Your ID:
Using multiple email ID for the play store can also lead to various errors, especially when you are trying to purchase an app. All you have to do is to remove emails associated with the Play store to avoid such play store errors. To do that, head to Settings > Accounts > Google & you can see all associated emails with the Play Store. Tap on the email id and you can remove the account from there.
When you open the Play store next time, you can enter the email id details again to log in. It will also fix any sync Play store errors if you are experiencing it.
4. Switch Network Connection:
If the app is not downloading, even if your device has enough storage memory, then this option is for you. If your internet connection is slow or not properly configured, you may encounter such problem. Switch to mobile data connection or vice-versa when you experience such problem. Switching to different Wifi network may also work. Restart the device after switching the network.
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