Google Play Store is not working: How to solve it?

Google Play Store is not working: How to solve it? (Full solution and updated up to Feb 2019)  

“Unfortunately google play store has stopped”

Hello Readers, and here we are again. I welcome you all in my blog post. Today, we shall be talking about something we all come across at least once in the journey of an Android smartphone. Frankly, it’s quite depressing and annoying to have your Google play store keeps stopping. Today, I’m going to address all the related troubles of Google Play Store. Although the problems may arise due to various reasons, their solution is somewhat quite simple and easy to perform. So, if your Google Play Store won’t load or open or download apps, or the Google Play Store is simply not working, or a dialog pop up saying that “unfortunately

Google Play Store has stopped”, or  Google Play Store repetitively having server errors or keep stopping, or can’t download apps from play store then this post is definitely for you.

So, without any delay, let get set and fast forward for the solutions that are given below.

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1. Getting Started With the Solution

cant download apps from play store
Unfortunately google play store has stopped

First of all, you might want to check for minor reasons that might be causing you the problem with Google Play Store

–    Though it may seem vague, you should must power off your smartphone and start it then. If your problem is repetitive, then 

–    Checking your smartphone’s Time and Date, might help, since Google’s server might have hard time syncing your smartphone’s time for Play Store to work properly. 

–    Checking your Internet Connection, though seem stupid to say, but this can solve the problem you are having. Switching Wi-Fi/mobile date may help.

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2. Checking Your Google Apps responsible for the problem

–    Checking Google Play Store

If Play store is glitching or is frozen, then you might want to “Force Stop” the app. Go the Settings>Apps>All, select Google Play Store and press “Force Stop”. Clearing Cache might help, if problem continues. Furthermore, you can try deleting the Play Store Data altogether.

–    Checking Google Play Services

Google Play

Try “Force Stop” the Google Play Services, and furthermore, try clearing cache. Also, you can click the hyperlink given below to check if there is an update to the app is available or not. If there is an update available, try doing it.

–    Removing Your Google Account

Go to Settings>Account. Now click the Google account you want to remove and then click the option icon on the top right hand side, and click Remove Account. Try removing every Google Account this way.

Now, you can add Google Account fresh.

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3. Checking Third-Party Apps

Google Play Store has stopped

If you have tried all the above steps, then it would mean that the problem is originating from somewhere outside the Google Play Store.

–    Seek the disable Apps

Google Play Store needs some apps from outside that once disabled could easily cause dis-function within the app itself. In this case, enable all the apps that are disabled and see if that solves the problem.

–    Disable Your VPN

VPN sometimes misguide the Google Play Store regarding the location of the sender device. If this might be the case, you may want to disable your VPN.

–    Disabled Download Manager

All the download to occur, Google Play Store incline toward this app. If disabled, this is sure to cause a big problem to the Google Play Store. So, do check if the Download Manager is enabled.

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4. The “Drastic” Solutions

Reset a factory data on your smartphone

Uninstall the previous update from Google Play

Generally, when you have an app problem, you can uninstall it and then reinstall it. If your Google Play Store does not work yet, you have to go back and reinstall the updates. 

Reset a factory data on your smartphone

If you are facing problems after trying all the above, there may be a little choice for your factory reset. This is a strict measurement and results. All your data will be lost. So you should perform a complete backup beforehand. To select which account you want to back up your data, tap Backup Account. Make sure you have access to this account.

Once you have done this, go to the backup and reset menu and tap the Factory Data Reset button below. Make sure you want to do this and your phone will be when you bought it. Your data will be restored while logging in to your Google Account.

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Conclusion:

Though the problem may seem annoying, the initial steps of solutions might just be enough to solve the Google Play Store glitch. But still, if unfortunately the problem seems kind of drastic, we still have a backup solution. Google Play Store is one of the most important apps in any android. It helps you to be connected with the ocean of apps, may it be productive of just for entertainment. Problems regarding the Play Store must be solved and we have just given all the viable solutions there is. I certainly hope it would help you out of the pit of this problem.

    Blogging about tech info is always a pleasure. Helping others while having so much fun is bliss. You can bet that there are tonnes of other such informative posts will be coming out very soon to help you out with various android problems. Words on the articles or tips/suggestion is extremely appreciated and welcomed. You all can comment on the comment box below to tell me if you liked the post and which step actually solved your problem. If you know someone who is having the same problem, always be ready to offer a helping hand to them by sharing this article with them. May it be family/friends/co-workers, share this article with other tech nerds.

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