Recently, while using my Nexus 7, I found a strange error labeled, ‘Play Store app isn’t installed’, which was later fixed by the Android system on its own, but I thought of covering the issue, and offer every possible solution. We all are aware of the fact, that Android doesn’t sort out such issues on its own, in most of the cases. I was just lucky!
Now, this issue can be caused by some cache issue, or the app might be crashing in past, or the app isn’t installed or uninstalled by someone.
In devices like Nexus, where Play Store app comes pre-installed and is firmly intact in the OS, you can’t uninstall the app, easily. But, there are many devices like the phones from Xiaomi brand, which doesn’t come with Play Store app installed.
Fixing ‘Play Store app isn’t installed’ issue
So, in either case, the issue is at your end, and following solutions will help you sort it out.
If the app is already installed but stopped working due to any reason, then you can fix it by following the suggested steps.
- Move into Settings of the device and then tap on Apps.
- Now, scroll down to the Play Store app, and tap on the same.
- Now, one by one, tap on buttons with the label, ‘Clear Data’, ‘Clear Cache’, and ‘Clear Defaults’.
- After then, tap on the button with the label, ‘Uninstall Updates’.
Now, move back to the Launcher, and tap on the app’s shortcut. It should work like before, but you need to update the same when prompted.
If the first solution doesn’t work, then you need to again move into Apps, scroll down to the app named ‘Google Play services’, and tap on the ‘Clear Cache’ button over there.
Now, check if the issue is fixed. If it isn’t yet, then remove the Google account from settings, and again configure the same, like you did at the first time of setting up the device.
Finally, if the app isn’t available on the device, at all, and you’re looking for the way to install Play Store app, then you can do that by grabbing the APK file.
AndroidGuys have been sharing the latest version of Play Store app’s APK, which can you easily download. The source is trustable too.
I hope the issue is fixed now.
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