1. AC Question's Avatar
    I want to download a game and it says download pending but it never downloads?
    malik bolton and hamstere like this.
    02-17-2016 09:51 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this happen on both wi-fi and mobile data?

    Try going to Settings>Apps>All, select Google Play Store, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. Do the same for Download Manager. Now try again.


    If that doesn't work, try going to Settings>Accounts-Google, select your Google account, and remove it completely from the phone. Then add it back again, and see if that helps.
    05-12-2016 05:01 PM
  3. kemoybailey74's Avatar
    App pending

    Am y do my download are pending on play store
    Babu Puthen likes this.
    05-21-2016 09:03 AM
  4. styan44's Avatar
    I have the same problem DOWNLOAD PENDING.
    I had the impression that I was the only one "sacrified" on this issue ! And I discovered many people are reporting this issue !
    What is appallling is that even Google's Advanced customer support technician do NOT have any idea about what is going on !
    Let's pray one day someone can find a solution.
    05-22-2016 10:49 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Have both of you tried my suggestions above?
    05-22-2016 04:39 PM
  6. MrKrawk's Avatar
    Just resolved the same issue on my LG phone. The Clear Cache and stop service did not solve my problem.

    Apparently Google Play Store decided to never update itself so I had to go to a mirror site to download an updated Play Store App.
    On my PC I went to Google Play Store 6.3.16.B-all [0] 2697688 APK Download by Google Inc. - APKMirror - scroll down to find the newest version.

    I downloaded the latest file, connected the phone to the PC with the USB cable and dropped the file into the Download folder in the phone's memory, then used File Manager App on the phone, went to the download folder and clicked on the recently downloaded file. You may have to adjust your security settings on the phone at the point to install but your phone will guide you. The updated Google Play Store installed. At this point my pending download became live and there was a slurry of other updates that auto installed as well.
    Something must have been stuck somewhere. As I do not maintain data connection all the time perhaps a time critical update was missed?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    05-25-2016 11:10 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central, and thanks for your solution! You can always prompt Google Play Store to check for its own updates by opening it, and going to Settings>Build Verision. But then again, if the app itself was glitching, maybe that wouldn't have worked either in your case!
    05-26-2016 12:12 PM
  8. Ghodasara Tushar's Avatar
    I try all your advice but note responding play store tell me other advice so solution for downloading pending in play store
    05-29-2016 12:29 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I try all your advice but note responding play store tell me other advice so solution for downloading pending in play store
    Tried all of whose advice? Everything suggested so far in this thread?
    05-30-2016 02:50 PM
  10. yasmin91's Avatar
    thx !!
    06-11-2016 01:41 PM
  11. belodion's Avatar
    thx !!
    Welcome.

    Whom are you thanking?
    06-11-2016 03:27 PM
  12. luciomauro1's Avatar
    None of these solved my case. Still "download pending" stuck.
    teodragos likes this.
    06-24-2016 06:22 PM
  13. That_lady's Avatar
    I have the same problem and I have tried all of the solutions suggested in this thread. Except the mirror site one...not sure how to go about that.
    07-04-2016 02:30 PM
  14. yang nur harissa's Avatar
    I tried your suggestion by Force Stop and then clear the cache. And it helps my "download pending" problem. Thanks!! 😁
    07-08-2016 12:26 AM
  15. 1dayof4's Avatar
    I tried your suggesstion but it only worked for one app. Kept trying over and over and it would get stuck. I finally unistalled all updates on the Google Play Store and i dont have the problem of anything getting stuck to update or download anymore. Their recent version must have a major glitch.
    07-09-2016 11:09 AM
  16. 1dayof4's Avatar
    To further my previous post....there were 2 apps i couldn't get to update. I looked at new permission requests and they both wanted location. I turned on location..then they updated (still running older version of play store after I did uninstall updates for playstore...worked like a charm on over 20 apps...i dusted off an old tablet for my kid)
    belodion likes this.
    07-09-2016 11:55 AM
  17. Rony Krossa's Avatar
    I can't download through play store it shows download pending
    07-10-2016 07:01 AM
  18. Rony Krossa's Avatar
    Thank's i just solve as u said
    07-10-2016 07:15 AM
  19. Nolusindiso Vunda's Avatar
    My downloads are pending why
    07-25-2016 01:53 PM
  20. Stcv stcv's Avatar
    I want to download a game and it says download pending but it never downloads?
    My downloads are pending for play , store why?
    07-28-2016 06:45 PM
  21. Domingo Tambasacan's Avatar
    Here's what I did on my Android 6.

    1. Cancel all downloads.
    2. Go to Play Store > My Apps.
    3. Click Update All. Once you see an arrow that indicates something is being downloaded, click the CANCEL on your updates.
    4. Download the App that you want.

    It works.
    belodion and Kempleng like this.
    07-30-2016 05:53 AM
  22. Poorva Somani's Avatar
    Why do my whatsapp download pending
    08-05-2016 05:56 AM
  23. Brenda07's Avatar
    I have the same problem here.....
    My android phone shows on google play store Pending download....
    08-09-2016 04:03 AM
  24. Brenda07's Avatar
    I got the answer now.... You have to cancel all updating application on your Google Playstore.
    Just click the icon Google Play and Click the button on left side of word google play...
    Just go on My apps & games then click the tab INSTALLED. Kindly stop all updating Installed Apps here .
    belodion likes this.
    08-09-2016 10:51 PM
  25. Henry Baumgarten's Avatar
    Pending but never download
    teodragos likes this.
    09-14-2016 04:09 PM
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