Among the wide array of errors that the Google Play Store may, on some occasions, display to a user trying to download one of the tens of thousands of applications that it hosts is one that reads “Error processing purchase – DF-BPA-09”.
Even though anyone who looks at the DF-BPA-09 error message would conclude that the error can only be seen when a paid application fails to download, this error actually affects both paid and free Google Play Store apps, which makes it all the more menacing.
Fortunately, there are quite a few things that an Android user can do to try and fix the DF-BPA-09 problem. The following are the methods that have proven to be most effective at dealing with the DF-BPA-09 issue:
Method 1: Clear the cache and data of the Google Play Store app
1. Go to Settings.
2. Locate and open the Application Manager.
3. Go to the All
4. Locate and tap on the Google Play Store
5. Tap on Force stop.
6. Confirm the action.
7. Scroll down and tap on Clear cache.
8. Press Clear data.
9. Confirm the action, open the Play Store and try downloading an app to make sure that the problem has indeed been fixed.
Method 2: Clear the data of the Google Services Framework app
1. Go to Settings.
2. Navigate to the device’s onboard Application Manager.
3. Swipe over to the All
4. Scroll down and tap on the Google Services Framework
5. Tap on Force stop and then confirm the action.
6. Tap on Clear data.
7. Confirm the action, and the DF-BPA-09 error should be resolved as soon as the data for the app has been cleared.
Method 3: Un-sync and then re-sync Gmail
Many users have reported that simply un-syncing and then re-syncing Gmail managed to somehow get rid of the DF-BPA-09 error for them.
1. Go to Settings > Accounts.
2. Tap on Google.
3. Tap on your Google account to open up Sync settings.
4. Un-sync Gmail by scrolling down and tapping on and un-ticking the checkbox beside the Sync Gmail
5. Re-sync Gmail by tapping on and ticking the now empty checkbox beside the Sync Gmail.