Several Android users are reporting that they are faced with “Error 905” every time they try to download a game or application via Google Play Store. Some users are reporting that the issue only occurs with any item from the Play Store, while others say that the issue only happens with one application.
What is causing the Error 905 on Google Play Store?
We investigated this particular issue by looking at various user reports and the repair strategies that are commonly being used to fix this particular issue. Based on our investigations, there are a couple of different scenarios that have the potential of triggering this error message:
- Google Play Store cache is corrupted – In most cases, the issue occurs if the Google Play Store cache ends up containing corrupted files. If this scenario is applicable, you can resolve the issue by deleting the cache and data of the app.
- Google account is glitched – In some instances, this particular error code occurs if the Google account gets stuck in a limbo state. In this case, you should be able to resolve the issue by removing and re-adding the Google account.
If you’re currently struggling to resolve this exact issue, this article will provide you with some troubleshooting steps. Down below, you’ll find several methods that other users in a similar situation have successfully used to fix this particular error message.
To remain as efficient as possible, we advise you to follow the methods below in the order that they are presented. One of them is bound to resolve the issue regardless of the scenario in which you encounter the issue.
Method 1: Clearing the Cache of the Google Play Store
The vast majority of Android users that have been struggling to resolve this particular issue have reported that they were finally successful in getting the error to stop occurring by clearing the cached data of the Google Play Store.
This procedure is easy to replicate but the steps will be different from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Here’s a quick guide on how to do this:
- From your Home menu, navigate to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Apps.
- Then, from the Apps screen, scroll down through the list of applications and locate Google Play Store. Once you see it, tap on it.
- From the App Info menu, tap on Storage. Then, from the next menu, tap on Clear Cache and confirm. Then repeat the same procedure with Clear Data.
- After you’ve done this, attempt to re-download the item that was previously failing and see if the issue has been resolved.
If you’re still encountering the same 905 error code, move down to the next method below.
Method 2: Re-adding the Google Account
Other affected users have reported that the issue was only resolved after they removed and re-added their Google account that was used on Google Play Store. This might not seem related to the problem, but by clearing the Google account, you’re also erasing some temporary data that might be what’s causing the issue.
Here’s a quick guide on removing and re-adding the Google account:
- From the Home screen of your Android device, access your Settings app. Then, scroll down through the list of settings to find Accounts. Once you see it, tap on it once.
- Next, from the list of applications, click on Google, then click the Remove button and confirm.
Note: On some models, you will need to access the action button in the top-right corner in order to remove the account.
- Next, return to the User & Accounts menu, and click on Add account.
- Select Google from the list of accounts, insert your user credentials and save the configuration.
- Restart your device and see if the issue has been resolved at the next system startup.