Fix "Waiting for download" error in Play Market

Fix "Waiting for download" error in Play Market

When trying to update or download any application from the Play Market, sometimes the error "Waiting for download" may appear. In this article we will tell you why it happens and how to fix it.

"Waiting for download" in Google Play Store

The indicated error can appear due to various reasons, ranging from an unstable / slow internet connection or incorrect external storage to a serious crash in individual (pre-installed) applications or in the operating system as a whole. Next, we are going to see all the options to fix the "Waiting for download" error in the Google Play Store, going from the simplest to the most complicated and even the most urgent.

Final report: If your Android mobile phone uses an antivirus or a firewall (pre-installed by the manufacturer or downloaded independently from the application store, it does not matter here), before proceeding to solve the problem expressed in the title of the article, deactivate it, or better still, uninstall it. The error may be caused by it, and if so, following the recommendations below will not bring any positive results.

Method 1: Reboot the device

Most errors can be caused by a small system failure, which a trivial restart of the device can help to fix. Restart your device and try downloading or updating the app again.

Method 2: Find a stable internet connection

Another reason could be that your device's internet connection is not working properly. The culprit could be traffic depletion on the SIM card or a broken WI-FI connection. Check them in the browser and if everything works, move on to the next method.

Method 3: Flash card

Play Store can also be affected by the flash card installed in your device. Make sure it is stable and working with the help of a card reader or other gadget, or just remove it and try to download the necessary application.

Method 4: Automatically update apps on Play Market

When downloading a new application, a pending message may also appear due to previously installed applications being updated. This can happen if you have selected automatic update in Google Play settings "Always". o «Only by WI-FI»..

    1. To find out about application updates, go to the Play Market application and click on the three bars that indicate the "Menu". in the upper left corner of the screen. You can also call it by sliding your finger from the left edge of the screen to the right.
    2. Then go to the tab «My applications and games».
    3. If the same thing happens to you as in the screenshot below, wait for the update to finish and continue with the download. You can also stop everything by clicking on the crosses in front of the installed applications.

  1. If there is a button in front of all applications "Refresh".then the reason "Waiting for download." Look elsewhere.

Now let's move on to more complex solutions.

Method 5: Gaming Market Data Compensation

  1. В "Settings". of the device, go to the tab "Applications"..
  2. In the list, find the item "Game Market" and go to it.
  3. On devices with Android version 6.0 and later, go to "Memory". and then press the buttons "Clear cache." и "Restart"., confirming all these actions in the pop-up messages after pressing them. In previous versions these buttons will be in the first window.
  4. To secure, go to "Menu". and click on «Delete updates».and then click on "AGREE"..
  5. You will then uninstall the updates and restore the original version from Play Market. After a few minutes, if you have a stable internet connection, the application will update to the current version and the download error should disappear.

Method 6: Delete and add a Google account

    1. To erase your Google account data from your device, at «Settings» go to "Accounts"..
    2. The next step is to enter "Google"..
    3. Now click on the shopping cart button with the legend "Delete account".and confirm the action by pressing the corresponding button again.
    4. Then, to reactivate the account, go back to "Accounts". and go to "Add Account"..
    5. In the proposed list, select the element "Google".
    6. The add account window will then appear, where you can enter an existing account or create a new one. If you already have an account, enter in the corresponding line the phone number or email address with which you have previously registered. To go to the next step, press "Next"..

Also read: How to register in Play Market

    1. In the next window, enter your password and click on "Next"..

Read more: How to recover your Google account password

  1. Finally, click on "To accept".to confirm all agreements and conditions of use of Google services.

After that, you can use the Play Market services.

Method 7: Reset all settings

If after all the manipulation of the Play Store, the error "Waiting for download." keeps popping up, then you can't do without a factory reset. To find out how to erase all information on your device and restore factory settings, click the link below.

Read more: Reset Android Settings

As you can see, there are quite a few solutions for this problem and you can mostly get rid of it in no more than a minute.

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