Can't Download Apps From Google Play?

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  1. Drew1

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    I tried to download skype and other programs on my chromebook. Most of the time, it doesn't even download. But if it does download and its completely, i go open the program and there is always an error. So far i have not been able to download anything from google play store.


    Can someone tell me how to fix this issue?
     
  2. Drew1

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    Also some programs i try to download are like 50mb only. It keeps showing downloading when something like that should be downloaded in minutes.


    I got this chromebook a while back. Even back then when i try to download from app store, i don't think i was able to download anything.
     
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    Okay so a while back when i first got the chromebook, i did recall being able to download a few apps from the google play store. But after since then, i might have downloaded one app after that... reason is because it doesn't work. It keeps sending downloading pending... nothing loads. But a few times it might download it... and show downloaded. But when i open program, there is error. Example i can't even download skype for example. Tried skype lite that doesn't work. Nothing works at all.


    How do i fix this issue? I did clear cache in the google play store apps. that did nothing at all. Do i need to powerwash my chromebook? I do not want to do this though. But i cannot download anything from it.
     
  4. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    The first step is waiting for a response. rebumping your own thread isnt going to do that.
     
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    I would suggest a powerwash. just backup anything in your downloads folder, and check your chromebook sync options in the settings beforehand.
     
  6. Drew1

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    Hi there. Well powerwash in the last thing i want to do now.


    I do have lot of files backed up to an external hard drive that i use specifically with the chromebook.


    I tried to download skype and few other programs... it shows downloading but never downloads. These programs like like 50mb and under and should be downloaded within seconds...
     
  7. Mr. Fox

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    Have you already tried this? https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7513003?hl=en
    Did you force the Google Play store app to stop first. Also, when you cleared the cache did you also clear data, or only the cache?

    If the above process doesn’t fix your issue, try repeating it for Google Play services, Google Services Framework, and Download Manager. Note that you’ll need to tap the three-dot Menu button at the top-right of the All apps screen and toggle Show system to see the latter two entries.
     
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    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

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    @Drew1 try updating your Google apps using Yalp store, alternative Play Store client. You can get Yalp store in F-Droid.

    Also, clear data for all affected google apps.
     
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    What is yalp? I did the clear data a while back....
     
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    @Drew1 it is an alternative Google PlayStore client. It is perfectly safe to use.
     
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