When downloading apps or games from Google Play, errors may occur from time to time. An error in the Google Play Store can occur for a number of reasons, including problems with your device, Internet connection, and problems with Google Play services.
Common causes of Google Play Store errors
Before you start troubleshooting Google Play, visit it Downdetector.com to see if other users report problems on Google Play. If so, the issue may be on Google Play Services and will resolve soon enough.
Many times, you will receive an error code that can give you an idea of what's going on. Below is a list of common Google Play error codes and what they mean:
Error 944: Google servers are experiencing connectivity problems, so you have to wait until the problem is resolved.
Errors 919, 101, 923, 921: Your device has no storage space, so you need to delete some applications to make room. Consider moving your music, pictures and videos to the cloud.
Error 481: Your Google Account has been terminated due to an error. The only solution is to delete and create a new one.
Error 927: This error code may appear if you try to download an application while updating the Google Play app. Wait for the installation to complete and then try the download again.
How to fix a Google Play Store error
If you're having trouble downloading apps from the Google Play Store, try these troubleshooting tips:
Restart your device: Simply turning your device off and on again can solve an amazing number of problems.
Close the Google Play Store: On your device, go to the area Settings> Apps> All> Google Play Store and press Force Stop.
Switching to flight mode: While it's not clear why, many users report that turning on and off flight mode has the effect of correcting some Google Play themes.
Disable Wi-Fi: Turn off your device's Wi-Fi for a few seconds, then turn it on again.
Reset your router: If you have problems with other web applications, there may be a problem with your Internet connection.
Export the SD card: SD cards may cause problems with Google Play if they are not set up correctly, so try removing the SD card and reinserting it.
Clear the Google Play Store cache: To clear the Google Play cache, tap Settings and then tap Apps. Locate and press Google Play Store. Press Save and then Clear Cache.
Check out applications that have been disabled: Google Play is dependent on running other apps, some of which can be disabled by mistake. At Settings of your device, go to your apps list and turn on any apps that have been disabled to see if this fixes the problem.