How To Fix Can’t Install/Download WhatsApp App On Android

How To Fix Can't Install WhatsApp App On Android

In This Guide, You Will Learn How To Fix Can’t Install or Can’t Download WhatsApp Messenger App On Android From Google Play Store.

How To Fix Can’t Install/Download WhatsApp App On Android From Play Store

Step 1. Restart/Reboot You Android Phone

This is one of the quickest and most effective solutions.

  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • Select “Restart/Reboot” option.
  • Once your phone restarts. Open Play Store and try to download/install WhatsApp.

Step 2. Set Download Over Any Network

  • Open Play Store and tap on your Profile icon.
  • Select “Settings” and then click on “Network Preferences”.
  • Then tap on “App download preference” and select “Over any network”.

Step 3. Reset App Preferences

  • Go to Settings > App > Manage apps.
  • Tap on “3 vertical dots” at upper right-corner and select “Show all apps”.
  • Again, tap on “3 vertical dots” and tap on “Reset app preferences”.
  • Tap on “Reset apps” to confirm.

Step 4. Force Stop Google Play Store

  • Go to Settings > App > Manage apps/App management.
  • Find or look for “Google Play Store” and tap on it.
  • Then tap on “Force stop”.
  • Tap on “OK” to confirm.

Step 5. Clear Cache and Clear Data of Google Play Store

  • Go to Settings > App > Manage apps/App management.
  • Find or look for “Google Play Store” and tap on it.
  • Tap on “Storage/Storage usage”.
  • Tap on “Clear data”.
  • Tap on “Clear cache” and then on “OK” to confirm.
  • Tap on “Clear all data” and then on “OK” to confirm.

Step 6. Enable Restrict Data Usage For Play Store

  • Go to Settings > App > Manage apps/App management.
  • Find or look for “Google Play Store” and tap on it.
  • Tap on “Restrict data usage”.
  • Tick mark mobile data.
  • If it is already ticked mark, then untick and then tick it. Click OK to confirm.

Step 7. Uninstall Updates For Play Store

  • Go to Settings > App > Manage apps/App management.
  • Find or look for “Google Play Store” and tap on it.
  • Tap on “Uninstall updates”.
  • Click “OK” to confirm.

Step 8. Clear Cache and Data of Google Play Services

  • Go to Settings > App > Manage apps/App management.
  • Find or look for “Google Play Services” and tap on it.
  • Tap on “Storage/Storage usage”. Click on “Clear data”.
  • Tap on “Clear cache” and then tap on “OK” to confirm.
  • Again, tap on “Clear data”. Then click on “Manage Space”.
  • Tap on “CLEAR ALL DATA” and then tap on “DELETE” to confirm.

Now, restart your phone and then log in to your Play Store.

Try to Install WhatsApp and check if your problem is solved or not.

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