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Why Can’t Install Apps From Google Play Store Android

When you are trying to install apps on your android mobile from google play store application and when you click on install button apps won’t install and you are getting error message “cant install apps from google play store” then this can happen due to several reasons like if you are not connected to wifi internet or if you are having low internal storage space or due to cache files of google play store you can experience this issue.

You will get this error can’t install apps from google play store whether it can be whatsapp, facebook, instagram, or any other application that you are downloading from google play store and there are simple and easy troubleshooting methods to fix this error on google play store.

It can also be an issue with download network preference settings on your android mobile if you cant install apps and you need to select over any network option and select download over any network.

If you are on mobile data or wifi network connected successfully and if you have set app download preferences on your google play store settings to download over wifi only or then you can experience this issue and you need to select and set download preference to any network and this data charges will apply here if you are downloading apps over mobile data usage. 

Why Downloading Pending on Google Play Store

If there is no free storage space on your android device, you will see download pending on google play store when downloading app from google play store and you need to free up space and install app on your device.

Fix Can’t Install Apps From Google Play Store Android

Below simple solutions will help you install apps from google play store easily.

Refresh Airplane Mode

If there is any network related issue and you are having wifi internet connectivity problem then you can get to see this error cant install apps on google play store and you need to turn on airplane mode and then wait for 60 seconds and then turn on airplane mode will fix wifi network issues.

Once you refresh airplane mode and turn it on and off then go ahead and try to install an app from google play store.

Check wifi Internet Connection

If your android mobile is not having stable wifi internet connection and wifi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting then you can experience this issue of apps not installing from google play store and you need to turn off wifi and then turn on wifi and connect to wifi network and try to install app from google play store.

Change Network Permissions to WIFI and Mobile Data on Google Play Store

Step 1: Open settings and Tap on Apps (Manage Apps)

Step 2: Select Google Play Store app and then Tap on it

Step 3: Now, tap on Data usage Details -> Tap on Network Permissions

Step 4: Select Option -> WIfi and Mobile Data

Once you change Network Permission to wifi and Mobile Data then go ahead and try to download apps from google play store and your issue will be resolved, cant install app or any other error if you are getting when downloading or installing apps from google play store.

Change App Download Network Preferences

Step 1: Open Google Play Store on your mobile

Step 2: Tap on your profile icon on top

Step 3: Tap on Settings

Step 4: Tap on Network Preferences

Step 5: Tap on App Download Preference and Select Download over any Network and Tap on Done.

Once you change app download preferences on your google play store settings then your issue of cant install apps will be fixed.

Clear Cache and Clear Data of Google Play Store App

Step 1: Open Settings app -> Tap on Apps -> Manage apps or Manage Application

Step 2: Find Google Play store app from here and Tap on it.

Step 3: Tap on Storage and Tap on clear cache and clear cache and clear all data of google play store app.

Once you clear cache and clear all data of google play store app, this will delete all old cache of google play store app and sometimes, google play store cache and cache data will be corrupted and you can get error when installing apps on android device from google play store app.

Free UP internal Storage Space

When you install app from google play store if there is no internal storage free space available on your device then apps won’t install from google play store when you try to install apps and you need to go to  file manager or storage manager on your android mobile and free up internal storage space and delete unwanted apps and unwanted video files or any large files from your android device.

Once you delete unnecessary apps and videos and free up space then go ahead and go to google play store and download and install app.

Swathi
Swathi
  • Swathi is Content Writer, Author Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She writes about technology troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 2+ years of experience.
  •  She completed her Post Graduation and has an interest in Computers, Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, Smart tv.

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