Android is the most popular mobile operating system. Not because of its flexibility & design, but lots of freeware & paid apps, games and themes. Occasionally, play store doesn’t allow us to download anything, and this problem mostly occurs after updating or resetting’s our devices.
If you’re running into this issue and need a solution to fix google play store, then you are in the right place. However, Play store shows the “download pending” status in download progress bar when you click on install button. It usually occurs because of some other apps downloading at the same time.
According to play store rule, you can download a single file and rest others will be “pending” in order. Unfortunately, when you are the victim of this problem, it will keep showing download pending; no matter how many times you stop or restart the download.
We figured out some possible methods to fix this problem. Let’s get into deep….
Easiest Way to Fix Google Play Store Download Pending Status
Sometimes, it is very easy to fix just pressing the stop button. To do that, click on the top left corner “Hamburger button” – Apps & games – My apps & games – Updates.
If it’s still showing the same, then Navigate to Settings > Application manager > All > find & click on “Google Play Store & Google Play Services” – Clear cache & data.
Note: In marshmallow, nougat & oreo, go to Settings > Apps > find & click on “Google Play Store & Google Play Services” > Storage > Clear cache & data.
Now force close the play store app (you will find that setting in the same place).
Is There Any Other Method?
Yes, there are some other methods. One of them is, uninstalling the updated version of play store app.
To do so, go to (Settings – Apps or Application Manager – Google Play Store – Uninstall Updates – Press OK)
In Marshmallow, Nougat & Oreo, Head to settings – Apps – find & click on “Google Play Store & Google Play Services” – click top right corner – Uninstall updates. Now force close the play store app (you will find that in the same place).
Sometimes the older version contains some bugs which cause a lot problem. You need to update it manually. Open the Play Store app then goes to settings (swipe right) > click “Play store version.” If it still showing “google play store is up to date” then follow the next process down below.
How To Manually Update the Play Store App?
To manually update, you can get play store apk file from anywhere, but not all are trusted. Modded or tampered apk files are risky for your device. In our opinion, you can download the latest apk file from here.
Before Install, navigate to Settings – Security > “unknown security” turn it off and now install the apk file. Most of the users get rid of this problem, just updating the Google play store. Hope it will work for you if all other fails.
Some Other Helpful Tips
- Use third party apps (like Link2sd) to clear “Google play store & Google Play Services” data & cache.
- Check internet connection. If possible try to changing your internet connection to check is that connection related problem or not. Also, check the date & time, remount SD card, restart your device.
- Check the all the permission of “Google Play Store” App (Settings > App > All > Google Play Store > Permission > Enable all the permission.
- Check your device available storage.
- Contact the developer or update your Rom, if you installed the custom Rom.
Hope these all tips will help you to solve this problem. When you get stuck anywhere while following the process, don’t hesitate to comment here. We are ready to help you.