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Common Google Play Store error codes and how to fix them

Authored by: Loie Favre — 1 week ago

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. Pretty annoying, right? Here are some of the most common Google Play Store errors and their solutions.

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Experiencing some Google Play Store errors? We've got the solutions! / © ANDROIDPIT

The solutions for the errors described below are based on the experiences of AndroidPIT editors as well as readers and moderators from the forum. If you encounter any other problems with Google Play, feel free to share your experiences in the comments and forum.

Google Play Store Error DF-BPA-09 'Error Processing Purchase'

Problem

Google Play Error Processing Purchase DF-BPA-09 happens quite often when trying to download an app. This problem won’t go away if you simply try downloading again, so you’ll need to go into the settings.

Solution

The problem is not due to individual users, but to Google Play itself, so we’re hoping it will be fixed in the near future. In the meantime, here is what you can do:

  • Go into the Settings of your device
  • Tap on Applications or App Manager (the name varies depending on your device).
  • Swipe to the All column.
  • Scroll down until you see Google Services Framework
  • Finally, choose 'clear data' and then OK.

If this doesn't work, go on to the Google Play site on your PC and install the app that is giving you issues on your smartphone or tablet from there. When you go back to your device, the install should work.

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Here are the most common Google Play Store errors and their solutions. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Store Error Code 194

Problem

Error caused when trying to download games or apps from the Google Play Store.

Solution

One fix for this issue is to clear the cache data for Google Play Services and the Google Play Store. 

  1. Go to Settings > Apps or Application Manager
  2. Scroll to 'All apps' and then to the 'Google Play Store' app.
  3. Open the app details and tap the 'Force stop' button.
  4. Next tap on the 'Clear data' button.

Now repeat the process above but replace 'Google Play Store' with 'Google Play Services' at step two and then attempt your download again.  

If that doesn't work, don't worry, the issue has now been resolved and a fix is being rolled out in the next version of the Play Store app. Just make you have the latest Google Play Store APK and you shouldn't experience this error again.

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For the best Google Play experience, make sure you have the latest version installed. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Store Error Code 495

Problem

Problem downloading or updating apps from Play Store

Solution

Delete your Google Play Store data in Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store > Clear data. Delete data from Google Services Framework also (note: this will assign a new Google ID to your device, as if you had factory reset it, meaning your Google apps may temporarily act up afterwards).

Delete your Google account on the device, reboot your phone and re-add your Google account in Settings > Accounts > Add Account > Google Account.

Google Play Store Error Code 941

Problem

Interruption during update

Solution

Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store and clear cache and data. In the same place, scroll down to Download Manager and clear cache and data for that too. Try the update again.

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Clearing the cache and data for the Play Store will fix many common problems. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Store Error Code 504

Problem

App could not be downloaded due to an error

Solution

The usual, please: go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store and clear app cache and data. Also clear cache and data for Google Services Framework.

Google Play Store Error Code 491

Problem

Downloads and updates impossible

Solution

Remove your Google account by going to the settings for your device, then accounts and Google. Hit remove account. Reboot your Android and add the account once again. Next, in the settings, go to Apps (Applications) and swipe to find ‘All’ of your apps. Scroll down to Google Services, then click clear data and finally force stop.

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Wiping your cache partition is a solution to many problems on Android. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Store Error Code 498

Problem

Interruption of downloads from the Google Play Store

Solution

The problem is that the cache of your device is full. Delete unneeded applications and files. Restart your smartphone in recovery mode by pressing the volume down, power and home buttons (for Samsung devices), or volume down and power (for most other devices).

This mode provides a few more options. Select 'wipe cache partition' by navigating between options with the volume rocker. Confirm using the power button.

Google Play Store Error Code 919

Problem

Downloading the app works but it does not open once downloaded.

Solution

There is simply no more space on your Android. Eliminate all unnecessary data, such as music, videos or large applications.

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Some of these problems can be fixed just by clearing the cache and the data from the Google Play Store app in your phone's settings. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Store Error Code 413

Problem

Downloading applications or updates is impossible. If you use a proxy, remember that it may cause problems with the operation of the Google Play Store.

Solution

In Settings, find Apps (or application manager), then swipe to All. Scroll down to Google Services and tap on clear data and then force stop. Do the same with the Google Play Store app and clear the cache from your internet browser.

Google Play Store Error Code 921

Problem

You can’t download an app.

Solution

Try deleting the cache of the Google Play Store application. If this doesn’t work, delete all the Play Store application data, but please be advised that this will consequently delete all the settings that you’ve already made. As a last resort, remove your Google account, restart the device and enter it again. 

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For some Play Store problems, you need to remove and reinstate your Google Account. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Store Error Code 403

Problem

The download is impossible and the request is 'forbidden'. This usually happens when two Google accounts are used to buy applications on one device.

Solution

Go the Google Play Store with the correct Google account. Uninstall the application in question. Try to get the app from Google Play again and click the purchase button.

Second Solution

Clear the proxy you have possibly set up by going into the settings, then choose Wireless and Networks (or More networks) and then Mobile Network. Select APN, which stands for Access Point Name and hit Clear Proxy Option. Afterward you can always reinstate the proxy.

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Go to your settings, More networks, Mobile networks, then APN. In here you should hit the Clear proxy option. / © ANDROIDPIT

Third solution

Another solution would be get erase your entire search history which you can do in the Play Store itself by choosing the settings button. Next, select Clear search history.

Fourth solution

Try creating a new Google account and using it instead for the Play Store. Go to the Google Play, and select the menu button again. Then select accounts and choose the new Gmail account. Then reinstall the app.

Google Play Store Error Code 923

Problem

The download is impossible: error while syncing your Google account or insufficient cache memory.

Solution

Remove your Google account and delete any useless applications that are taking up space. Next, reboot your device in recovery mode. Select wipe cache partition and start your device as usual. Don’t worry, your personal data won’t be deleted. Set up your Google account once again.

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Using your volume keys, highlight 'wipe cache partition'. Select it using the power button. Confirm the action on the next page using the volume and power keys once again. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Store Error Code 492

Problem

It’s impossible to install an application due to the Dalvik cache.

Solution

Under settings, find Apps, then swipe to All and scroll down to Google Services. Here, select clear data and then force stop. Do the same on the Google Play Store app.

Note: If the problem is not solved, try deleting the Dalvik cache. To do this, enter the custom recovery mode (only if you have root). Another solution is to complete a data wipe/factory reset. This option applies to all users and can be done in recovery mode. Beware, it will wipe your data so make sure you have backed up everything you wish to keep.

Google Play Store Error Code 927

Problem

The download is impossible because an update of the Play Store is in progress.

Solution

Wait a few minutes until the Google Play Store is completely upgraded. If the problem persists, go to settings, then Apps, swipe to All and locate the Google Services. Tap on clear data and then force stop. Do the same with the Google Play Store application.

You have probably guessed by now that there is a standard way of alleviating some of these errors and if there is a problem other than those mentioned above, you could try following the same steps. Always be careful when wiping your data or doing a factory/data reset, because this will get rid of your saved pics, files, contacts, etc, so make sure you back up all your data beforehand.

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Before resorting to a factory reset, make sure you try all other solutions first. You will also need to back up your data beforehand. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Store install error Code 961

Problem

Problems when installing Android apps from the Play Store.

Solution

First, get a refund from the Play Store, which you can do within 15 minutes of purchasing. To do this, select the repayment option in the Play Store. Next, go into the settings of your device and choose Applications and swipe left until you see 'All' apps. Now scroll down to Google Play and choose it. Here, empty the cache. If the problem persists, choose to delete the data.

Have you ever come across any other Play Store problems? Let us know in the comments below.

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.

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  • Alfred NfB 12 hours ago Link to comment

    Impossible to clear data and cache on Google Play Services; buttons are not enabled.
    Neither "uninstall updates" nor "force stop".
    All still disabled, even after having reset my Google account and having done a wipe cache partition on recovery mode.
    Samsung Galaxy i9100 SII
    android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
    Can anybody light me up, please?

  • Killgor Henning 2 days ago Link to comment

    I get error 0161

  • silvu daniel 5 days ago Link to comment

    i have eror 324

  • Shania Richardson 6 days ago Link to comment

    I still can't download or update anything, it continues to show error 495 even after I did all the steps. Please help.😳😭😰😩

  • Raven Potterskin 1 week ago Link to comment

    Hey Can anybody please Help me to fix "Uknown Error Code Application Install: "-24"

  • Junaid Qureshi 1 week ago Link to comment

    Google should fix bugs of all google apps before releasing next Android version

  • Jef Rin 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    while opening my google play store app my phone shows like this "unfortunately google play store has been stopped" please tell me a Solution and my phone is rooted.

  • yram ecarg 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    Please help. After I reboot my starmobile energy phone I can not update all my apps. I already tried the steps on removing account clearing data on Google play, framework, and signing back again my account but still not working.Untill I accidentally disabled the Google framework and and android services, I look on the all apps to the bottom hoping that it was there. When I saw it there I open it but still disabled. Then I reset again my mobile but all are just the same.. I'm in trouble.. I don't know how to fix this.. anybody can you help me please?

  • Deb Carlson 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    Please help...what is the "Google Play services app" and why does it take over 140 mb of space? I never noticed this app before. It's listed right above my play store app.

  • Mahmudul Hasan 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    What about 505 error??

  • Subham Chanda 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    Whenever i tried to download something from play store its showimg that i have insufficient space. But i havr 250mb left in my internal device. I did every possble things that i could like removing account,clearing the cache. But still it is showing the same problem. Help me out guys.

  • Michelle Nickell-Greene 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    For the past 3weeks, it's a constant "problem" every time I tap n2 a google play game. It tells me I'm not connected to google play, but it still gives me all my achievements. Immediately b4 this started it was telling me "error code 404"... I'm not tech savvy, this is driving me insane. I CONSTANTLY play apps. I'm bedfast & I need games for my sanity!!!

  • E.l. Brown 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    For the past 2-3 weeks whenever I attempt to download a file with 30+ megabytes whether I am using Wi-Fi or not I get the error code 194!! Google tells us to do certain things and even when I've done them to the letter I still get error 194!! How do I get rid of it?

  • SANTOSH JHA 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    I AM NOT ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ANY APP FRM GOOGLE PLAY STROE IT SHOWS ERRROR -101
    PLEASE HELP

  • Husnain Raza 4 weeks ago Link to comment

    I have problem in play store the problem is 194 please tell me what I do????

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