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    Default Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Lately play store hasn't been letting me download anything. It doesn't come up with any messages saying there is an error but you know when you click to download something there is a moving blue line under the name showing the progress or something, that appears and just moves for ages and doesn't download anything. I left one app for 2 hours and the line just kept moving and nothing downloaded.

    Also the notification bar at the top of tablet it usually comes up there doesn't it? Nothing comes up when I try to download something. My internet connection is fine. I've also signed in and out of Google and even made a new account and still not working! Any ideas? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Welcome to the forums! You may want to clear the Play Store's cache.

    Go to Settings-->Apps-->All
    Select Play Store
    Click Clear Cache

    If that doesn't do it click Clear Data

    That may just get you going again.
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    Ahhh thank you so much, it worked! :-)
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    Great! I'm glad that worked for ya.
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.i had tridd what u had told us but it still didn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Great! I'm glad that worked for ya.
    I had tried what u had gold us but it still doesn't work. Y is that so????
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    I tried clearing the cache and it didn't work. Then I went into 'clear data' and a scary message came up. Being of a technically inept and nervous disposition I left that alone. Next I tried'force stop' and restarted the app as normal. It started downloading my stuff immediately. Half of what I wanted downloaded and then I had to repeat the clear cache and force stop. Everything is now working fine.
    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Where is Settings -- Apps -- All?
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Welcome to Android Central! Tap your System Settings icon. This can be found in various places--in the App Drawer (listed as Settings), in the swipe-down notification shade or quick settings shade, or sometimes when you press the hard menu key, if you have one (like the Droid Razr line). The Settings icon usually looks like a gear or a panel of slider switches.

    After getting to the main Settings menu, then tap the Apps menu, and then swipe over until you see the "All" list.
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Welcome to the forums! You may want to clear the Play Store's cache.

    Go to Settings-->Apps-->All
    Select Play Store
    Click Clear Cache

    If that doesn't do it click Clear Data

    That may just get you going again.
    Hi whenever i download somthing a bar comes up saying that i dont have the efficent storage but i have plenty. Any advice
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Reichenbach View Post
    Hi whenever i download somthing a bar comes up saying that i dont have the efficent storage but i have plenty. Any advice
    Welcome to Android Central! Do you have a 2012 N7? Can you show us a screenshot of the Settings>Storage menu? http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    So, same problem as above. Cleared system cache and Playstore app cache and data.
    Lollipop on a 16gb nexus 7 2012. This is the error.
    This happens to be for Chrome, but it happens with all apps.
    Play Store won't let me download anything.-screenshot-dec-19-2014-8_03_06-pm-.png
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Do you have a screenshot of the Settings/Storage menu?

    Posted via Android Central App.
    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.
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    Unhappy Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Same goes for me as play store is not downloading anything & i also did the "clear cache & clear data" one but it didn't work either. what to do now ?
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akhima Magar View Post
    Same goes for me as play store is not downloading anything & i also did the "clear cache & clear data" one but it didn't work either. what to do now ?
    Welcome to Android Central! When you say that the same goes for you, are you getting the exact same error message that says you don't have enough space? If so, please show us a screenshot of your Settings>Storage menu, as was suggested to the previous poster.
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Lately play store hasn't Been letting me download anything. It doesn't come up with any messages saying there is an error but you know when you click to download something there is a moving blue line under the name showing the progress or something, that appears and just moves for ages and doesn't download anything. I left one app for 2 hours and the line just kept moving and nothing downloaded.

    Also the notification bar at the top of tablet it usually comes up there doesn't it? Nothing comes up when I try to download something. My internet connection is fine. I've also signed in and out of Google and even made a new account and still not working! Any ideas? Thanks.[/QUOTE😭😭]
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Welcome to Android Central! Try going to Settings>Apps>All, select Google Play Store, and Force Stop, then Clear Cache/Clear Data. Do the same for Download Manager.

    If that doesn't work, then go to Google Wallet on the web and make sure that you have a valid credit card linked to it.
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    It seems I need Google drive, I think I deleted it, I have a Samsung tablet s4 SM-T530NU Play Store won't let me download anything.-copy-bubble-google-store.png Please help, thanks
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    The clear cache,clear data and force stop worked, First I tried clearing cache, nope, clear data nope, then force stop, working great! I tried a bunch of times, turning off phone, taking battery out, only when I cleared and forced stop , INSTANT download. THANK YOU!
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    I'm having a problem on my galaxy s 5 and it keeps coming up with the error pop up below

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    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Play Store won't let me download anything.-screenshot_2015-01-25-13-50-16.jpg  
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    Default Re: Play Store won't let me download anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Dickason View Post
    I'm having a problem on my galaxy s 5 and it keeps coming up with the error pop up below

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Welcome to Android Central! Try posting in the S5 forum. This is the 2012 Nexus 7 forum.

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