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How to Fix Error Checking for Updates on Google Play Store

Google Play Store has become fundamental in letting you manage and install apps on your devices. However, you’ll be left by the wayside if you don’t regularly update when there’s a new version of your favorite game available. Imagine trying to play Call of Duty: Mobile if you don’t have the latest tiers in the current season?

Sometimes, your device might have a problem finding the latest versions. Here’s a quick look at how to fix the error checking for updates on Google Play Store for Windows and Android.

What causes the “Error Checking for Update” problem?

Google has analyzed several reports regarding this Store error to discover where the problem lies. Based on that assessment, the following are highlighted as the top causes:

  • Corrupt cache;
  • Corrupt data;
  • Poor internet connection, specifically where a VPN is involved;
  • Device storage space;
  • Corrupt SD card;
  • Google Play Store needs an update.

Our brief guide will show you how to fix three of these issues, and the rest is up to you. 

Solution 1: Clear the cache

If you need to clear Google Play’s cache, you’ll need to open your device’s Settings. Find the Applications section and head to your built-in apps, searching for Google Play among the app list. Once located, you’ll need to click on Storage and then Clear Cache.

Solution 2: Clear app data

Clearing your Google Play data from your device follows the same process as before. However, you’ll need to Clear Data after you enter the Storage section. Your smartphone, PC, or tablet will clear all information linked to your Store account. You’ll need to sign back in when you launch the app again.

Solution 3: Uninstall Google Play Updates

If your device says that Google Play Store is up to date, there may be an issue with some of the data from the latest update. To fix this, you’ll need to uninstall all the latest patches back to the original version. Once completed, you’ll need to let the app download and install the latest update again.

Restoring Google Play effortlessly

While the app is exceptional for managing apps on your device, there are times when it also has a hiccup. No one’s perfect, we guess. At least now, you know how to fix the error checking for updates on Google Play Store.

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