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How to fix the Error Code 101 on Google Play Store

It is highly likely that on some occasion you have tried to download an application within the Google Play Store and it has unexpectedly dropped off some type of error code, making you unable to enjoy the app or game.

If you are reading this, in addition, surely you have just received a message with some of the errors that we have pointed out on this page. Well, you have to know that those are not the only errors that you can find when installing or updating an app on your device.

Here you will be able to find a small sample with some of the most common ones. You just have to keep in mind that the solution to the vast majority of these problems involves performing the same procedure or similar actions to others.

What is the error code 101?

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This problem appears when the user has too many apps installed on his phone. You can try deleting some of the applications that you no longer use or try to free storage up on your phone.

Some Android device brands include their own Storage Manager app in order to make this job easier to the user, like Huawei or Xiaomi, but if that is not your case, you can just download some other Store Manager app from the Google Play Store, like Google Files.

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This application has an option to that allows you to automatically clean your Android device of unnecessary files and data, leaving you free space to download other apps that you want to try and new games for you to play.

Is there any other way to fix this error?

Yes, there is. You will have to remove your Google Account and reconfigure it on your Android Device. This is also one of the natural methods to solve this error code 101 on Google Play. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Tap on the Accounts option.
  • Select your Google Account there.
  • Tap on Remove Account.
  • Reconfigure your Google Account again.
  • After finished, close the tab.

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Now, after removing your Google Account, reconfigure it again to start using the Google Play Store and check if it solved your Error code 101 problems. If not, keep trying the next tips until everything gets solved.

Clear the Google Play Services and Google Play Store Data and Cache

  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Search and find the Installed Apps, then tap on it.
  • Go to the Google Play Store and Google Play Services.
  • Clear the data and cache of both.

Reboot your android device

Before resetting your Android device or any device in general, first of all, make a backup of all the data and information so that you can get it all back and do not get lost in the process.

  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Search and find the Backup and Reset tab.
  • Tap on Factory Data Reset there.
  • Tap the OK button and it will trigger the factory reset.

Unistall updates of the google play store on your android device

  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Search and go to the Applications menu.
  • Search for the Google Play Store app.
  • Open the Google Play Store app.
  • Tap on Uninstall Updates in order to downgrade it to an older version.

Clear the google services framework cache on your android device

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  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Tap on the Installed Apps tab.
  • Search for Google Services Framework and then tap on it.
  • Select the Clear Cache button.
  • After completing the action, close the tab.

Reset the app preferences in google play store on your android device

This will reset all of the preferences for Disabled apps, Disabled apps notifications, default applications, background data restrictions, any permission restrictions and most likely fix your error code 101 on Google Play Store.

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  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Click on the Installed Apps tab.
  • Select the More option in the Apps.
  • Tap on Reset App Preferences.
  • Tap on Reset Apps.
  • After completing the action, close the tab.

Change data and time settings on your android device

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  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Go to Date and Time settings.
  • Tap on Date & Time settings to open it.
  • Then, tap on the Automatic Date and Time button to turn it off.
  • Now, manually set the Date and Time.

That’s it, now your error code 101 on Google Play Store should trouble you no more.


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