How to Fix error 498 in Google Play while installing apps

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This is a very common Google Play Related error in Android devices, appearing in this format- Temple Run 2 could not be downloaded due to an error (498). This issue has affected apps/games like Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Plants VS Zombie, Iron Man 3, Zombie Tsunami, Vice City, Angry birds, Zombie Tsunami, Facebook, CSR Racing, and also the Bluestacks app for PC. The solution which has worked for most involves uninstalling Google Play Store update . Read below to find out how to fix Google Play error 498 on your Android device. Note that this solution also resolves the error 491 in Android.

How to Fix Error 498 in Google Play

Method 1: Uninstall Google Play Store updates
  1. go to Settings >> Apps >> All 
  2. scroll down and select “Google Play Store”
  3. select “Uninstall updates”
  4. open Google Play Store and download/update the app or game that was causing error 498
This method reverts the Google Play Store app to its factory version. Your Google Play Store will automatically update later.
Method 2: Clear Cache and Data
Clearing cache and data of Google Play Store, Google Service Framework and Google Play Series, has also helped some users.
  1. go to settings >> Apps >> All
  2. scroll down and select “Google Play Store”
  3. select  “clear cache” and “clear data”
  4. Repeat the above three steps to clear data and cache for “Google Play Services” and “Google Service Framework”
  5. now open Google Play Store and try to install/udpate your app (game)
Lots of users have successfully got rid of the error 498, error 491 and error 492 by using Method 1. If you have found other solutions, drop a comment.

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