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Tips for When Google Play Store is Not Working on Wifi

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It is absolutely essential that Google Plays Store works on every Android device. There is an app available for almost everything on Google Play Store. You are basically spoiled for choice because there are millions of apps and games from which you can choose. You need a data connection or Wi-Fi for the Play Store to work, but what if in case Play Store is not working on WI-Fi? We will answer that, but before we begin let’s look at some basics.

How to use Google Play Store?

Using Google Play Store is not a very complicated thing to do. All you need is a Google account to sign in to your android device. You cannot browse or even begin to do anything on your android device if you don’t have a Google account. 

So, coming back to what we were discussing in the beginning. We all know that in order to have access to Google Play Store, you need to have data connectivity or Wi-Fi. But what can you do if Google Play Store is not working on Wi-Fi?

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So, quite honestly, there is not an instruction manual or a set of directions for this, but we did our research. And we came up with a bunch of tricks and tips that can help you if your Play Store is not working on Wi-Fi.

  • First of all, isolate the cause of the problem. Does the problem lie at your end or is there a problem with Google. So, if the problem does not lie at your end you can wait for Google to fix it as it could be a temporary server issue.
  • If you are trying but nothing is working you can try to Force close Google Play Store. Simply go to your phone settings and then Apps. Then find Google Play Store and hit ‘Force close’.
  • This one is a bit weird but try putting your phone in airplane mode. Then switch it back to normal mode. This has helped many people get Google Play Store working again. 
  • If your play Store is not working on Wi-Fi, it very simply could be an issue with your Wi-Fi only. Check if your Wi-Fi is working! Simple!
  • If still nothing works, lets just go to doing the Indian jugaad. Switch off your router, wait for ten seconds, and switch it back on. It may just cause your Wi-Fi to get back to work again.
  • Try to wipe the cache of the Play Store. Cache is necessary and every device Stores some information when you download a page. However, sometimes there is to much information with causes apps to become slow or stop working altogether. So, a good thing will be to clear out the cache from time to time.

These tracks might look very simple but they have proven to be very effective in case Google Play Store doesn’t seem to work. Do let us know if you tried any of these and if it worked for you!

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Shikha Jain
Shikha Jain is 34 years old. Mother to a daughter. Engineer by qualification but have been a writer for the last seven years.

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