Fix Google Play Download Pending
Here are ways to fix a "pending download" error from the Google Play Store
We have encountered many problems with Android at one time or another. Some are easy, while others require complicated methods. Each application has its problem and is no surprise. However, it is the origin of the application, specifically Google Play Store, the malfunction that makes it more tragic.
The following explains how to fix the "pending download" error from the Google Play Store before thinking about resetting the factory settings.
There are several reasons why your application is stuck in the download. To solve the problem, you must first find the source of the problem.
1. Check downloads and updates
Sometimes, the problem occurs when you have several applications updating at the same time or downloading large applications simultaneously. Simply check current downloads and updates by going to Google Play> Menu> My apps and games. Then, cancel the other applications that are still pending update and prioritize the one you need urgently.
2. Verify the connection
Google Play Store will not update applications if it is connected to mobile data. If your mobile data is faster than your Wi-Fi connection, you can simply tell Google play to temporarily use mobile data.
1. Go to the Play Store and then touch the three-point menu button in the upper left corner.
2. Go to Settings> Application download preference> Through any network.
3. If the download resumes normally, your home or office network is to blame. Restart your modem and, if all else fails, call your Internet service provider.
4. Check your storage
Another culprit for why your desired application is not downloading is because the storage of your phone or SD card is already full. You will usually receive a notification if your storage is low. To verify manually, simply follow the steps below:
1. Go to Settings> Storage
2. Free up some space by uninstalling unused applications or deleting old photos and videos that you have backed up elsewhere.
5. Download applications through an internet browser
The Google Play Store application could be the main reason why your download is always pending and there is nothing you can do about it. Fortunately, there is an alternative solution and it is through the use of your PC or mobile browser. Visit the official Google Play Store website and sign in to your Google account. You can download and install manually here, just like the application.
Another solution is to uninstall and reinstall your Google Play Store application.
6. Clear data and cache from the Google Play app
If clearing the Google Play Store application cache often solves many problems, download the pending issues included. This is how you do it:
1. Go to Settings> Applications.
2. Locate Google Play Store and touch it.
3. Under the Disable, Uninstall updates and Force stop buttons, you will see app notifications and other options. Touch Storage
4. Make sure Google Play is closed and then press the Clear cache button.
5. If you do not want to repeat the steps, you can also delete the data.
7. Clear the cache and Download Manager data
If the previous step did not work, go back to Apps. In the upper right corner, touch the menu button and select Show system. The applications will be displayed. Locate Google Play services and repeat the same steps: clear the cache and data. You can now restart your device or go directly to the Download Manager application. Again, clear the application and cache data and then restart your phone. Everything should work again without problems.
Just a reminder, never try to factory reset your phone immediately unless you have tried all the troubleshooting steps above.