How to Fix Google Play Server Error

Google Play Store may experience server errors and many other constant problems many times. Whenever you finish downloading applications or even when the Google Store app itself is started. But, some simple solutions can solve flaws, that are relatively common for Android users actually. Uninstalling updates, re-logging your Google account basically. Also clearing the app’s cache memory may also represent some of these solutions to server errors or web store crashes. We are going to discuss How to Fix Google Play Server Error.

The most useful app on any Android phone is actually the Google Play Store app. Because it lets you download other apps on your device. Of course, you guys can download apps through many other methods without even using Play Store. However, the ease and the security that Google Play Store offers is far ahead of other methods actually.

Google Play Store basically comes pre-installed on almost all of the Android phones except in countries where Google services are banned such as China, Myanmar, etc. Over the years, Google Play Store has also improved a lot but nothing is perfect actually. Just like other apps, Google Play Store also throws up many kinds of errors every now and then. No, wait. We are not blaming Google Play Store; Mostly, the errors come up becasue of an issue from the user side.

How to Fix Google Play Server Error

One such error that mostly pops up on the Google Play Store is “Server error” along with a Retry button (as shown in the above image). So what should you do in this case whenever tapping the Retry button multiple times does not really solve the issue.

Look no further, just follow these fixes gives below and the Server error should be gone in no time actually.

Check Your internet connection

Most of the time Google Play Store throws up the “Server error” whenever the internet is not working on your device. If you guys are on a Wi-Fi network, check if your Wi-Fi internet is working or not. Open Chrome on your device and then launch any web page. If the web page also does not really open. Then something is definitely wrong with your internet connection. You guys should switch to mobile data in order to see if it fixes the issue.

Just like that, if you are on mobile data, then first check if the internet is working or not. If mobile data is not working, then switch to Wi-Fi. Basically, this fix also involves checking the internet connection on your Android device. As it is the major reason for Server error in the Play Store app actually.

Reboot phone

Nope, fellas, we did not forget the reboot phone fix actually. Just stop whatever you are doing and reboot your phone. Restarting or rebooting your phone is really helpful for various issues and also you should always try it for any issue on your device actually.

Clear Google Play Store cache and data

  • First, open device Settings that is followed by the Apps/Application Manager.
  • Just scroll down and then click on “Google Play Store”.
  • Click on “Storage” on the next screen.
  • Click on the Clear Data followed through Clear cache.
  • Then reboot your device.

Force Stop Google Play Store

  • First, you have to open device Settings followed by Apps or Application Manager.
  • Scroll down and tap “Google Play Store”.
  • Click on the “Force Stop” Button.
  • Go back and then open Google Play Store again. It should definitely work fine.

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Delete Google account from the phone

In order to remove a Google account from your phone and to re-add it, just follow the steps:

  • Head to device Settings followed by Accounts.
  • Now under Accounts, and choose Google.
  • Then select the account name that is linked with the Google Play Store.
  • On the next screen, just click on the overflow menu or three dots present at the top right corner and choose “Remove Account”.
  • After you remove the account, just clear data, and cache for Google Play Store as mentioned above.
  • Then reboot your device.
  • Now head to Accounts, and then Google, also adds your Google account back.
  • Then just open the Google Play Store. It should now open normally.

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Uninstall Play Store updates

  • Just open device Settings that are followed by Apps or Application Manager.
  • Then scroll down and click on “Google Play Store”.
  • Click on the “Disable” button.
  • A pop-up will then ask for your confirmation, and click on Disable on the pop-up.
  • When you remove all of the recent updates, then the “Disable” button will replace via “Enable”, just select it.
  • Now, wait for some time so that Google Play Store updates itself automatically to the latest stable version actually. Now open Google Play Store and “Server error” should be gone now.

Set the phone time in automatic mode

Well, setting the automatic mode to date and time on Android can also fix some possible faults displayed by the Google store actually. You guys can also configure your device through going to “Settings” and then choosing the “Date and time” option. Then just turn on the automatic date and time and time zone options. If the problem persists, and reboot your phone and try to access the Play Store again.

Disconnect from Wi-Fi and use mobile data

The Play Store may also show you some errors if the Internet connection is not stable actually. In this case, if you guys are using Wi-Fi and also the Google Store is constantly failing. Then please turn off Wi-Fi and activate the mobile data connection on your phone and then try to use the Play Store again.

Change your language to English (United States)

Another fix that you can try is to change the system language to English actually. In order to do this, then just follow the steps:

  • Just open device Settings in the Language & input.
  • Click on Language and choose English (United States).
  • Then head back and launch Play Store.

Fix Google Play Store Authentication Error

Just like the other Google Play issues, you guys can also fix this one with ease. Let’s see how.

Method 1:

Head to Settings > Account > Google > Remove Google Account. Restart your device, and then add your account all over again.

Method 2: 

Head to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store, Clear Cache, and then Clear Data.

Method 3: 

Just uninstall Google Play updates. In order to do that, just navigate to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store and click on Uninstall updates as well. Then, you can also go to and download the latest version of the app as well.

Fix Google Play Store No Connection Error

Most of the time, Google Play Store is not able to connect to the Internet actually. You guys can also solve this easily.

Method 1:

Head to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store, press the Force Stop button. And then you have to click on Clear Cache and Clear Data as well.

Method 2:

The problem may also occur if you guys changed your Gmail password, and forget to add a new password in Google Play Store. Whatever you need to do is just add the new password now.

Method 3:

Make sure that the time and date are correct on your device.

Method 4:

Well, a fresh start will definitely fix the issue. What you guys should do is just perform factory data reset. Backup your data first because the factory data reset will then remove all of your data, personal settings, and then third-party apps. Then navigate to Settings > Backup & Reset, and click on Factory data reset. This will basically fix the problem, and your device will start to work flawlessly.


Alright, folks, I hope you like this article and understand now. If you have any issues and queries related to it, just comment down and let us know.

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Also See: How to Disable Google Play Protect on Android

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