A couple of times, I have often hear android phone users complain of not being able to download on Google playstore due to problems encountered.

Most of the time, the frequent error message displayed is ‘There is insufficient space on the device‘. If you have been facing this problem for a while, I’d like to proffer some solutions which if followed squarely, should fix the problem and you should be able to begin downloading on Google PlayStore again.

These steps are to be followed squarely. And in a case whereby, you still have issues with this, please do not hesitate to drop a comment. Explain the situation properly and you can be sure we’d get it fixed together.

How To Fix Error Downloading On Google Play Store

Here are some basic steps to follow. One of them should fix the problem depending on your android device (phone).

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To better give you an insight on measures to fixing the issue, i will be outlining the possible fixes in steps. Again, ensure to follow the steps until you are sure the issue has been fixed.

Possible Steps To Take In Fixing The Android Issue

Step 1#. Check Your Phone Memory Storage

Sometimes, apps or games not downloading on google playstore, could be as a result of the storage capacity left in the phone. To be sure, it is necessary you confirm storage space isn’t the culprit. I recently wrote on simple ways you can manage space on your Phone. I’d recommend checking that post out.

You can check this by navigating to Storage under settings. If storage space is low, try uninstalling some apps or you can make do with external memory card (if your phone supports it).

Step #2. Uninstall Updates and Clear Cache

Another issue you should possible check, is the phone update settings. Also cache files can be an hindrance. Although not often the case, this is something to also check out.

To do this, Launch the playstore app, navigate to ‘My Apps‘ and click on uninstall updates. After that, launch the play-store app again and try downloading.

Remember to go back to your apps and clear cache under the playstore. If updates are what’s causing the issue, that should fix it.

Step #3. Disable Auto-updates of apps

In a related post where i talked about the first 5 things to do after getting an android phone, i mentioned disabling auto-update of apps.

Apps being able to update when connected to Wi-Fi is often advised, it however, can cause a few problems. Other than storage, there is cloaking. Besides, the app could update and begin to crush on your phone due to incompatibility issues.

If the options above didn’t fix it, launch the Google Play store app and go to settings. Next, click on uninstall updates. After that, open the play store app again and under settings, Tap on ‘Do not update‘. That should hopefully fix the issue.

Hope this helps in solving the issue of not being able to download from Google playstore due to errors encountered stating insufficient space on the device even when there’s still enough space on the android device? Again, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to drop a comment.



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