How to Fix Error 500 in Google Play Store

Google Play Error 500 is an Android app download error that many Clash of Clans users are experiencing on their Android devices running older OS like 4.2 or 4.3 JellyBean. Relatively newer OSs like Android 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop is also affected by this bug but not as widely as the older versions. Due to error 500 in Google Play Store, users can’t download or update any Android apps. Sometimes this error code pops up during installation and even after the app has been completely downloaded. This is the exact format of the error message- “Clash of Clans” could not be downloaded due to an error (500).

Other apps affected by this Play Store bug includes YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and other apps. Normally this issue is caused by a slow internet connection so you can try waiting for your Wi-Fi to get back to its normal speed or you can try connecting to a different network. If the app you’re , try downloading the app on mobile data.  Turn Wi-Fi off and turn it back on and try the installation. If that didn’t fix  Error 500 in Google Play Store, then try the steps below:

How to fix error 500 in Google Play Store

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Note: This fix works for any app or game causing error code 500.

Method 1: (For update error)
  • Sync Game data to Google Play Store (Settings >> Accounts >> choose ur gmail)
  • Totally uninstall Clash of Clans or any app that’s causing error
  • Then reinstall it from Google Play Store

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Method 2: Clearing Cache & Data

  • Go to Settings >> Apps >> swipe and go to “All” tab
  • scroll down and select “Google Play Store” >> Select “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data”
  • similarly, clear cache and data for “Google Play Services”
  • reboot (optional)
  • open Google play and try to download or update the app or game

Method 3: Remove and add back your Google account

This is a very common error fix used to solve Google play Error 927, Error 963, and Error 907.  In this method you will have to remove your Gmail account from settings >> Accounts >> Google >> press menu and select  “Remove account”. After that simply adding the same account back will fix the app download/update error.

Let us know if the above steps fixed Google Play Store Error 500 in your Android smartphone or tablet. If you have any other solution or fix, let please drop a comment and help us out.

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