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How To Fix Google Play Store Stuck at Downloading

Google Play Store Stuck at Downloading
Written by Hassan Abbas

Are you looking for a fix when Google Play Store Stuck at Downloading? Google play store is a huge platform to download or install any app you want to use on your Androíd phone. There are round about million apps on Google Play Store. We can quickly install any app and can initiate using it. The play store also gives some updates to erase bugs and update the apps. At times there are bugs while installing apps. Google Play Store got stuck while downloading without any apparent reason.

We are going to elaborate on the problem with the downloading process. When you initiate downloading an app and Google Play Store stuck while installing the app. Then it becomes a problem when it will display installing an app and also loading bar is running but the download won’t initiate. In short, installing an app from Google Play Store get impossible. At times, these issues are because of to slow WiFi connection e.g. 2G/EDGE. But, while using 3G or 4G or internet and still facing the same issue then there might be a problem with Google Play Store servers or app.

How to Resolve When Google Play Store Stuck at Downloading:

If you want to fix the issue then follow the steps carefully:

Step 1:

Initially, in your App Gallery, simply locate and then click “Settings”.

Step 2:

Choose “Applications” and then click “Manage Applications”.

Step 3:

Now, head 0ver to “All”.

Step 4:

You’ll then view a list of applications shown. Find “Google Play Store” and click to choose it.

Step 5:

A new window will then open where you will view many choices. Find “Force Close” and click on it. It will close the application if it is running in the background.

Step 6:

Now, click on “Clear Cache“. Then click on “Clear Data

Step 7:

Now choose “Uninstall Updates”. However, if an update was installed successfully then this will uninstall all those updates.

Step 8:

Now, move to Google Play Store and look for your required app.

Step 9:

Install an app or game and enjoy it.

Update: If you are trying to install any app from Google Play Store, but its stuck and the method above can’t work for you then try the method given below:

Step 1:

Head over to the Application Manager.

Step 2:

Tap on Reset All Preferences tab.

Step 3:

Lots of apps will open again and Now move back to Google play store. You will check that the download will start again.

Also, try this fix: Simply sign out of Gmail account on Google Play Store and then again Sign in.

Step 1:

While trying to install via Data Roaming, it can’t work. This is a known Google issue.

Step 2:

If you have these 3 apps installed: AVG Antivirus, Truecaller, and PayTm, then try to force stop or uninstall them before installing any other app from Play Store.

Note: If you are still facing issues then you can follow some additional steps.


Here’s all about “Google Play Store Stuck at Downloading”. These easy steps will help you to fix the issue. You can initiate installing any app and game from Google Play Store. If you have any queries regarding this article then let us know below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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