How To Solve Google Play Waiting For Download

When you want to download or install an app the first app which comes in your mind is Google Play store. Sometimes, while downloading an app you may face problems. Play store waiting for download is one of the common problems which you may face. It is very annoying while you are in a rush to download the app. There are few methods to solve the problems which are given below.

1. Restart your device

It is an easy and effective method to solve many system related and app problems. When you can’t download apps from play store then you should try restarting your device and download again.

  1. Press the power button till the options doesn’t shows up.
  2. Click on the restart option and wait.

2. Click the connection

The second thing you should do is check the connection.

  1. Open any browser on your device
  2. Visit a website to check whether the internet connectivity is active.

Enable mobile data

  1. Access the notification panel
  2. Tap on the mobile data option.
  3. You can also oprn settings to enable mobile data.

Modify download preference

  1. Open settings.
  2. choose app download preference.
  3. Check over any network and select Done.

You need to disable VPN when encountering waiting for download Google Play.

3. Check the storage

It may be a common cause for your error. so you should check how much space is left in your device.

  1. Open settings
  2. Choose storage.
  3. Watch the available storage space.
  4. Delete unnecessary file to make space.

4. Check Date and Time

  1. Open settings.
  2. Select system.
  3. Choose date and time.
  4. Look for the automatic date and time option.
  5. Turn on the feature.
  6. If it was already on then turn it off and on again. 

5. Clear cache and data

  1. Open settings
  2. Select apps (apps and notification, Installed apps, or application manager.)
  3. Look for the Google play store option and choose it.
  4. Click on storage in the app info page.
  5. Tap on the clear cache button and clear data button.
  6. Restart your device.

6. Check the permissions

  1. Open settings.
  2. Select apps or apps and notifications.
  3. Select google play store from all apps list.
  4. Click on permissions and check.
  5. If the storage permissions is not allowed, then edit it.


Above are the methods to fix Google play store stuck at waiting for download. Hope the above methods helps you in fixing your problem. You don’t have to try every method, just do it till you fix your error.

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