1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I've had my XiaoMi since September last year. Never had any problems with it, but recently it's completely unable to make in-app purchases. When I try to press "purchase", a black horizontal bar shoots down my screen and nothing happens. Some apps immediately say "payment failed", some say "Google Play Billing Service is not available right now".
    Any ideas on how to fix this?
    04-03-2020 12:43 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    It happens both wifi and data?


    'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    04-03-2020 01:02 PM
  3. enameljobs's Avatar
    Thanks! Yeah this happens both with wifi and data
    04-03-2020 02:57 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi , welcome!

    You can try clearing cache,data,force stop Google play store and check again.
    04-03-2020 02:59 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Did the phone come with Google services, or did you have to install all Google apps yourself?
    04-03-2020 03:07 PM
  6. enameljobs's Avatar
    Thanks Mustang, I tried that but still not luck
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-03-2020 05:03 PM
  7. enameljobs's Avatar
    Thanks B. Diddy, it was installed by the store on purchase, but it doesn't ship with them installed
    04-03-2020 05:03 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Are they official Google apps ?
    04-03-2020 06:07 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks B. Diddy, it was installed by the store on purchase, but it doesn't ship with them installed
    In that case, it may be that Google Play Services needs to be updated but hasn't been. Do you know if your Google Play Services app is up to date?
    04-03-2020 10:18 PM
  10. enameljobs's Avatar
    Mustang, sure it seems to be, it's just the normal google play store
    04-04-2020 05:39 AM
  11. enameljobs's Avatar
    Ah I see, how would I go about updating that? As the Play Store was installed using some Chinese app, should I just download an updated APK?
    04-04-2020 05:40 AM
  12. anon(10614692)'s Avatar
    It's probably not working because it's not a Google certified device
    04-04-2020 11:48 AM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Mustang, sure it seems to be, it's just the normal google play store
    Open play store , then settings > it says device certified?
    04-04-2020 11:51 AM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    My Google Play Services version is currently 20.09.14. You can see what yours is under Settings>Apps; if you don't see it in that list, tap Menu>Show System.

    It's true that the phone isn't a Google certified device, since someone had to manually install Google services. But since the purchases were working before, they might work again with the most updated Play Services. You could try installing the apk from APKMirror, which is a trustworthy site (run by Android Police): https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google...play-services/
    04-04-2020 01:10 PM

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