Unable to download apps on your Android smartphone? Here’s how to fix it
First things first:
Before proceeding any further, make sure to check whether the smartphone is connected to a working internet or not. Sometimes it happens that the internet is not working and hence, Google Play Store keeps showing the Pending option.
Another important factor is some app with relatively bigger file size ask for the Wi-Fi connectivity to download the app. In this case, either uncheck the ‘Download over Wi-Fi’ option at the download confirmation popup window or connect the smartphone to a Wi-Fi network to download the app.
Clear the cache & data of the Play Store
Clearing the cache and data of the Play Store helps to clear the unnecessary clutter from the Play Store app and might help to fix the issue.
Open Settings app on the smartphone
Head to the ‘Applications’ or ‘Apps’ option
After this, tap on the ‘Clear data’ option
Once done, open the Play Store and try downloading any app
There is one more factor to keep in mind. Sometimes, if a user has just completed setting up their Android smartphone and then try to download an app, the Play Store shows pending message because the Google Account is in sync mode or downloading the apps associated with the account already. In this case, wait for the download or sync to finish and then try to download the app.