Get "Waiting to Download" When Downloading an App



  • Can’t download or install apps or games from the Google Play Store
  • Google Play Store app won’t open or load, or crashes after it opens
  • Downloads and app updates get stuck and won’t finish



  1. Check that you have a strong Wi-Fi or mobile data connection and try to download again

  2. Clear the cache & data for Google Play Store

    • Tap Settings app 
    • Tap Apps & notifications  
    • Tap See all apps
    •  Tap Google Play Store
    • Tap Storage 
    • Tap Clear Cache
    • Tap Clear data

    3. Restart your device

Additional Notes

See: How to Force Reboot Your Phone if the phone will not restart. 

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