1. pcguys's Avatar
    I updated to Android 4.3 on my Galaxy S3 (ATT), and now I get this error whenever I try to install or update an app in the play store:'

    "application cannot be installed in the default install location"

    I do not have an SD card (everything internal).

    I would have thought there might be a setting about whether to download apps to the SD card or internal, but I don't see it anywhere.

    HELP!

    Thanks,
    Mike
    12-30-2013 05:48 AM
  2. Thande's Avatar
    Did you ever find a solution to this problem...Im having the same isuue
    01-31-2014 07:19 PM
  3. pcguys's Avatar
    Yes, I'm very embarrassed to admit that I ran out of space on my internal storage. I got side tracked by mr. google suggesting more exotic causes, but in the end, it was as simple as that!

    (Sorry, I should have posted back the outcome. Thanks for asking!)
    01-31-2014 07:54 PM
  4. armykid_99's Avatar
    I am having the exact same problem and it is still saying that: "app cant install in the default location". I have deleted all the apps that I dont use any more and it is still same. I am just wondering but where is your internal storage place?
    Robson Chikapa likes this.
    04-05-2014 04:49 PM
  5. pcguys's Avatar
    How much free space do you have on internal storage?
    04-05-2014 06:34 PM
  6. armykid_99's Avatar
    When I go to settings; application manager; and says "device memory", it says that I used 12GB and 212MB free.
    04-10-2014 07:28 PM
  7. pcguys's Avatar
    212 MB free is NOT enough. That's your problem. Delete some stuff (probably video's which is taking the most space)
    04-10-2014 08:06 PM
  8. armykid_99's Avatar
    YESS!!! Thank you so much. Turns out that it wad the photos that was doing that! Thanks again. This was much help.
    04-10-2014 08:48 PM
  9. pcguys's Avatar
    Thanks for reporting back. I've received so many answers here; it is a thrill to be able to help someone else! You made my evening!

    -Mike
    04-10-2014 09:10 PM
  10. armykid_99's Avatar
    Haha. Well you are welcome, but thank you very much for helping me. This was much help. And I was gladly to respond to this.
    04-14-2014 05:15 PM
  11. kakydid's Avatar
    I am having the same issue with my Galaxy S3 mini. I am going to try and delete some stuff.
    07-02-2014 04:01 PM
  12. April Griggs's Avatar
    Thanks so much!! helped me too!!
    07-07-2014 09:57 PM
  13. Sultana Dipa's Avatar
    I updated to Android 4.3 on my Galaxy S3 (ATT), and now I get this error whenever I try to install or update an app in the play store:'

    "application cannot be installed in the default install location"

    I do not have an SD card (everything internal).

    I would have thought there might be a setting about whether to download apps to the SD card or internal, but I don't see it anywhere.

    HELP!

    Thanks,
    Mike
    07-12-2014 12:36 PM
  14. brownj00's Avatar
    I see there can be many different causes for this error. Running out of internal storage is a common one, for sure. However, if that does not work then here is an alternative - what I found on my G2:
    Settings, Applications, Google Play properties and Clear Cache (specifically for Google Play).

    I could install other apps, update other apps, etc. but the cache was corrupted for maybe just that one app I had a problem with. The cache is just a temporary file that Google Play will recreate automatically as needed, so should be no problems caused by clearing it.

    Another possible fix: hard power reboot works for some (but I had tried that first and assume you did too).

    cheers!
    08-06-2014 03:37 PM

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