Here is what the common Google Play Store error codes mean

Here is what the common Google Play Store error codes mean
Long-time Android users surely know that the Google Play Store can be unreliable at times. This happens rarely, but when it does, it may lead to confusion with all those cryptic error codes that appear when something goes wrong. XDA-Developers member mohamedrashad must have been pretty frustrated with these as well. He's put together a long list of Google Play Store error cores along with their meanings and ways to solve them. 

Error 923, for example, is a common one. We've noticed that it might occur if your phone is on stand-by and you try to install an app from your computer via the Play Store web site. It might go away on its own after a while, but sometimes, clearing the cache might be required for the error to be resolved. Another one that you might run into is Error 919. It occurs when the app is downloaded, but the free space available on the Android device isn't enough to complete the installation. The solution, obviously, is to free up enough storage space by deleting stuff you no longer need. And if you ever get Error 911 onto your device, that means there's something wrong within the Play Store app itself. Clearing its data by going to Settings>Apps. Or if this doesn't help, you might need to reconnect to your Wi-Fi network. 

These are just three of the many error codes described in the thread so follow the link below to see them all. If you need a solution to a common Play Store error, chances are that it is going to be highlighted there. 

reference: XDA-Developers

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14 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why wont Google just put the meaning of the codes in the error dialog in the first place?

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I was gonna say that. It's kinda annoying when I see the codes popping up and have no idea what the heck it is about, though it rarely happened. But it does tell me when the phone doesn't have enough storage to install an app (by words, not code). At least there is that. XD

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google is run by geeks. I saw how they dress for their Google I/O 2013. My reaction is oh my God their CEO Larry better enforce some dress code when they are doing a presentation on stage. Anyway this year they have a better dress sense.

2. Trolloftheyear

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2014

Still better than ios.

9. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Appstore on ios don't give you stup*d codes and it doesn't tell you connection error that makes you reset your device. Hate ios all you want, it works.

13. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

It just works.. /S

3. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

What about 404?

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sometimes I get fed up and grab apks from the web.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Play Store have errors? Another feature that iOS doesn't have. That's it, I'm switching to Android.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Mxy or Sauce?

11. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm actually a new guy here. And I was just trolling in above comment for the sake of trolling. I noticed based on latest polls (how many users here jailbreak/root their devices) that there's not much iOS users here - very little compared to android. I like arguments and debates but they'd don't start until u troll a little. I like iPhones and iOS very much, and I don't hate android or WP or BB, but I love debating and calling out some posts for the sake of iOS vs Android. It's a little fun. Granted i was put on my own ass with some posts I made by someone who knew better. Hope you're having fun too.

7. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Lol Every android user in iran knows the error 403

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

For error 24: enable root access on the file manager. Go to the root folder, data>data> delete the .com whatever app it is then reinstall the app.

14. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Pure iHogwash, I've been using the Play Store, formerly known as The Market, since 2010 when I ditched Windows Mobile-Less and I've NEVER had a problem buying an app; nor have I ever received any kind of "Error Code". Obviously, this guy is on Apple's iPayroll; iMohamedrashad, what kind of 'developer' are you??

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