Google Play Store — How to fix Play Store error 403

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Feb 12, 2014 12:42:33 PM

One of the most common errors from the Google Play store is “Error 403”.

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What does Error 403 mean? A 403 error means your request was "forbidden." It does not mean you did anything wrong, it just means that the Google Play store servers were programmed to deny the request you sent.

How to Fix Error 403: 1. Clear Proxy - Go to Settings -> Wireless and Networks -> Mobile Network then APN (Access Point Name) -> then Select Clear Proxy Option - After all these steps you can re-try downloading your material.

  1. Get Internet Strength -Sometime your internet strength connectivity is low. To improve or get your internet strength there is a little trick that you have to follow. Turn on Airplane Mode Profile (Wait until the indicator turns into an image signal plane) then Turn OFF same way you have enable it. Then wait till your phone get signal and internet connectivity. If this method was not worked for you then for some other method.

  2. Delete Search History -First open Google Play Store then press Menu Button then go for settings and finally select clear search history. But most of times this method doesn’t work but there is no harm to adopt it.

  3. Alternate Google Account Maybe there is an issue that is associated with your Gmail Account so you can try this method: -Create a new Gmail Account -Then go for Google Play Store then Press Menu Button then go for Accounts and then finally select alternative Gmail account (the new one) -After these two steps try installing the app again.

If you run into any other Play Store error, we have covered how to fix all the main Google Play Store errors in separate article.

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Feb 21, 2014 2:47:00 AM

Thanks for the advice Mary. I have tried all you suggest without success. I have tried singularly and in combination but still that error pops up. Is there any other suggestion. I guess there must be a field somewhere in my profile that causes google to rejevt mt request. Could I not massage that?