How to Fix Can’t Download Apps on Android Issues

This post aims at answering questions like “why can’t I download apps on my Android phone” and “how to fix can’t download apps on Android”. If you are stuck in can’t download apps on Android issue, this post is exactly what you need.

By Lydia Smith | Posted: Mar. 13, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2018
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According to statistics, there are over 2700,000 applications available on Google Play. You can search your favorite apps on Google Play and easily download them to your Android phone. However, that’s not always the case. Here is one email from one of our user.

I have a Samsung phone but somehow it stops me from downloading apps. Each time I try, I get a message saying “insufficient internal memory”. I have cleared as much as storage as I can, but the same message just pops out. Why can’t I download apps on my Android phone? How to fix can’t download App to Android issue?

Frankly, this happens not only to Samsung phone but also to other Android phones like LG, HUAWEI. Here in this post, we will show you why this happening and how to fix it. Do keep reading and find what you want to know.

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Why Can’t I Download Apps on My Android Phone

1. Your Android phone doesn’t have enough storage space left.

2. Caches generated through phone usage prevent the downloading process.

3. Android OS needs to be updated.

4. You are using a screen dimming app.

How to Fix Can’t Download Apps on Android Issues

There are five solutions in total, we suggest you try them one by one.

Can't Download Apps on Android

Can’t Download Apps on Android

Solution 1. Clear Storage

Note: The ways to clear storage vary on different Android phones.

Go to Settings > Storage. Tap on Make More Space, the Android phone would automatically clear itself.

If there is still no enough space, you can try to backup music, videos, messages, from Android to computer and then delete them from Android phone.

Solution 2. Delete the Google Play Store’s Cache and Data

Go to Settings > Apps. Scroll down to Google Play Store and tap on it. In the menu, there is an option of Clear Cache. Tap on it and Google Play Store’s cache and data are deleted.

Solution 3. Update Android OS

Some apps are only compatible with the newest OS. To check if you have updated to the latest Android OS, you should go to Settings > About > Software Updates > Check Now.

Step 4. Disable the Screen Dimming App

While using the screen dimming app, an additional graphic element will be added on the top of your ordinary display, disabling the Install button.

If you disable the screen dimming app, the issue of can’t downloading apps can be fixed.

Solution 5. Factory Reset

If none of the methods above work for you, there is still one last method you can try – Factory reset. After factory reset, all data on your Android phone will be erased. Before trying this method, please backup all your data on Android phone first.

Go to Settings > More Settings. Scroll down to Factory Reset. Tap on it and soon all your data on Android phone will be erased. After that, see if you can download apps from Google Play Store freely.

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Android

When it comes to switching from Android to iPhone, Move to iOS can do a big favor transferring all data from Android to iPhone. However, for those iPhone users who want to switch to Android, they care more about transferring data from iPhone to Android.

Here in this bonus tip, we will show you one free and safe tool to transfer data from iPhone to Android – AnyTrans for Android.

AnyTrans for Android is developed to be the most excellent Android data manager by iMobie, an Apple certificated developer. It has already helped thousands of users make a smooth switch from iPhone to Android. AnyTrans for Android has won much admiration as an iPhone to Android switch tool because:

1. AnyTrans for Android can help you transfer data from iPhone to Android directly, that to say, if you want to transfer data from iPhone to Android, you don’t have to figure out how to transfer data from iPhone to computer and then transfer them to the Android phone.

2. AnyTrans for Android can help you selectively transfer data from iPhone to Android.

3. AnyTrans for Android is totally green and safe. As mentioned above, AnyTrans for Android is developed by an Apple certificated developer and it is now also Norton and McAfee secured. You have our guarantee that it does no harm to your device and no data loss would occur.

4. It is absolutely free to use AnyTrans for Android to transfer data from iPhone to Android.

To know the detailed steps to transfer data from iPhone to Android, please refer to this post on How to Switch from iPhone to Android >

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The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix issues of can’t download apps on Android. Are those solutions helpful? Share your ideas with us in the comment column. If these solutions to issues of can’t downloading apps on Android are helpful, please share this guide with others so that more people could benefit. By the way, as you can see, AnyTrans for Android is a nice tool to transfer data from iPhone to Android. If you need to transfer data from iPhone to Android, why not download it now and give it a try?

 

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, has a mania for Apple products and reading. Like to fix all kinds of Apple-related issues.

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