Is Your Google Playstore Not Working? See How to Fix it Here

Have this ever happened to you? You find an interesting
application and try to download it, only to receive a cryptic error
message containing seemingly random numbers from Google Play Store. Or you
try to open Google Play Store and it’s not responding… It can be pretty
annoying right?

An android user who hasn’t experience the Google Play
Store crashing or misbehaving will first of all think his/her device is
bad. Whether Google play store won’t open on your device or you are simply
experiencing an error message, this is what to do to fix such error.
1. Clear the Google Play Store cache
In most cases, you can stop the Play
Store faltering just by emptying the app’s cache. The cache is a
storage area that temporarily holds data so it can be quickly retrieved
without needing to be reloaded. To empty the cache:
Go to Settings > Apps. Tap All > Google
Play Store
 then finally tap the Clear cache button.
2. Clear out your Play Store
Deleting your data from the Play Store works along the same
lines as our first tip, but is more drastic. It sets the app back to
square one and gets rid of your saved information, hopefully
including whatever data was causing the problem.
As with the previous tip, go to Settings > Apps > Google Play Store, but
this time tap Clear data.
3. Uninstall Play Store updates
Sometimes an update to your Play Store app will do more
harm than good. If you think that’s the case, it makes sense to uninstall
that update.
Go to Settings>
Apps > Google Play Store
, then tap the button that says Uninstall updates. This will
revert Google Play back to the original version (as it appeared when it was
first installed on your device),
Next, you’ll need to find an older – but still recent –
version of the Play Store app to download. The best way to do this is by going
to the Google Play Store page on APK Mirror and
download it from there.
Clear data and cache on Google Play Services
Go to Settings> Apps > All > Google Play
 then tap the Clear cache button. If that
fails to solve the problem, come back to this page and tap the Clear
5. Reset your Google account on your
. If your Play Store app still isn’t working, then you may
need to refresh your Google account on your Android device. To do
this, remove your account then add it again.
>>Go to Settings > Accounts then
tap Google
>>Tap the Google account you want to
remove, then tap the menu icon (three dots) at the top right and tap Remove.
Do this for every Google account on your device. 
>>Next, go to Settings > Accounts
> Add Account > Google 
and follow the on-screen steps to re-add
your account.
6. Enable download
There is a chance that the Play Store
will stop working if your download manager is disabled. If this
is the case, the solution is simple. 
>>Go to Settings > Apps /
Application Manager > All > Download Manager
>>If Download Manager is disabled, you’ll
see a button marked Enable. Simply tap this button to switch
Download Manager back on. 
7. For rooted
users: edit hosts file
If the Play Store won’t load for you
and your device is rooted, you have an even simpler solution on your
hand: just modify your Hosts file for a quick fix.
>>Go to your preferred file manager, then
navigate to system/etc/hosts and select the Edit option (this
will vary between devices).
>>Add a hashtag (#) to the front of the second
set of numbers and save your changes (i.e. change from to
# Reboot your device; re-add your Google account and your Google
Play Store problems should be fixed.
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48 thoughts on “Is Your Google Playstore Not Working? See How to Fix it Here”

  1. Nice post I tried this before and it worked ,
    This problem is caused by those who reset their phone always atimes, network server and minor issues you can get some help here too

  2. My Google play store has always obey my orders all the time.
    EXCEPTION: Myads app won't install on my android 5.1 X551 after they upgraded the app on playstore. A phone running KitKat was able to install it.
    Mr Yomi what's d way out.
    My friend even send d updated app to me, yet it didn't install. Pls how can I solve this problem.

  3. Good evening sir yomi, I need digress from today topic. Plz Hw can I fix check log for more information on kodi. Notice dis error anything I tried to open. Mobdro on kogi


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