Fix: Google Play Error 403

This error 403 has been seen on android devices, usually after updating which means “a update to the software” may have caused this but that’s not the only reason, it may also come up if there are sync issues on your phone or if you’ve recently downloaded an app which contains android adware and has interfered with the service to stop updates and sync.

The complete format of the error is “could not be downloaded due to an error(403)“. In this guide, i will walk you through the steps with which you can resolve this issue. If it doesn’t work, let us know in the comments section below.

Steps to Fix Google Play Error 403

Go to Settings -> All and then select “Google Play Store


Tap or Select Force Stop. Then tap/select Clear Data and then Clear Cache.

Once this is done, try and install the app now. If  it still doesn’t works, then proceed to Step 4

Go to Application Settings -> All -> Google Play Store  and Choose Uninstall Updates.

Re-open Play Store and wait a few minutes (make sure your phone can access the Internet).

Test, if you are now able to download the app. If not, then proceed to step 6.

Go back to Settings -> Accounts. Remove your account, and add it back. 


Test, if you are now able to download the app. If not, then proceed to step 7.

Go to Settings -> Wireless and Network -> “Choose your Network APN” and then select “Clear Proxy Option” OR


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Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.
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