Nowadays everyone used to have or had an Android phone, and if you have used an android phone for one year then you will be very familiar with the google play app.

This is the most popular app downloader, and here you can install apps and also update the apps that you already have on your phone, it is mainly used for managing all your apps.

How to Fix Error Checking for Updates on Google Play Store

The play store is made by humans so it’s very normal that it sends some error over time. One of those errors is “Error Checking for Updates” and this is really annoying especially when you are trying to update a particular app or checking if there is an update for a particular app.

Today we will look at the problems that cause this error and how to fix this problem in a safe manner.

What are the problems that cause the “Error Checking for Update” issue?

1. Corrupted Cache:

Google play has cache data, and if by any chance if this particular data gets corrupted then it doesn’t allow the play store to do many things and one of them is updating the pre-existing apps on your android smartphone.

2. Corrupted Data:

In the google play store if the program data gets corrupted then it throws a much-unwanted error and this error is one of them.

3. Internet Connection:

If you have a weak internet connection then you may face this particular problem or if you are using any kind of VPN or proxy service then the play store can show these types of errors.

4. Corrupted SD Card:

The SD card sometimes can stop working or the app’s data saved on the card sometimes becomes unavailable to the android device so, it is highly advisable to remove the SD card from your device and put it back again.

5. Time and Date:

If the time and date on your device are different from your local time then google play may throw this Error.


How to fix this problem?

Fix 1

  • Step 1: Go to the settings and open the application option.
  • Step 2: Search for google play store and if you don’t find it click on the three vertical dots on the right-hand side click on the option that says ‘Show system apps’ and from this list select google play.
  • Step 3: once it’s opened click on the storage button, and there you will see an option that says clear cache you will just have to press that option which says ‘clear cache’ and wait until the process is done. Then you will see that the cache size has been reduced to zero.

Fix 2

  • Step 1: Go to the settings and open the application section. As you have done in the previous step.
  • Step 2: Locate the Google play store app on this list.
  • Step 3: Click on the storage option.
  • Step 4: Press the clear data button.
  • Step 5: Simply wait for the process to be done. After the process is done reopen the play store and this problem will be solved.

Fix 3

  • Step 1: Go to the notification panel and choose the setting menu.
  • Step 2: After this go to the application option.
  • Step 3: Once you opened that find the google play store.
  • Step 4: After opening the play store form you will see three vertical dots on the top right corner of your screen.
  • Step 5: Click on those three dots and select the uninstall updates option. The updates will automatically be uninstalled from your device.

Fix 4

  • Step 1: Go to the setting and select the application option.
  • Step 2: Then find the play store as you have done in the previous steps.
  • Step 3: Then after selecting the play store you will see an option there which is called ‘Disable’ you will have to select this option.
  • Step 4: Play store icon will be gone from your app menu and you will have to re-do the previous steps and this time you will have to click on the option enabled. After this, the problem that you were facing will be gone for sure.

Fix 5

  • Step 1: If your device supports an SD card remove that SD card from your phone.
  • Step 2: See if that solved your issue or not and insert the SD card after all the updates are done.

Fix 6

Removing and adding your Google account may help you with this problem. Please do note that after removing the google account some of the information will be missing from your phone, there is no need to panic you will get all that data back to yourself once you re-add your account.

  • Step 1: Go to the settings open the account section.
  • Step 2: After opening the account section look for your google account once you find it click on it, and you will see an option called “Delete Account”  you will just have to click that option and wait for a few minutes to reflect the changes on your mobile.

Fix 7

  • Step 1: Go to the setting and look for the option download manager in the setting.
  • Step 2: Click on it to open the application information and there you will see an option called storage.
  • Step 3: After opening the storage you will just have to click the clear cache option.

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