Error 905 in Google Play Store

Error 905 is an error that usually occurs when downloading from the Google Play Store. It leaves users unable to download and end up canceling the operation. It usually occurs after a Google Play update, which may have failed or become corrupted.

Users may see an error message like, “App could not be downloaded due to an error. (905).”

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3 Solution(s)

Solution 1. Disable Sleep Mode

Error 905 in Google Play Store might be caused by the interruption of sleep mode which stops the downloading process of the application.  Try to prevent your Android phone from sleeping while downloading an application or, disable the sleep mode temporarily. See steps below how to disable sleep mode.

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Depending on your phone mode: Go to Lock screen & password.

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  3. Tap Sleep.
  4. Tap Never.
  5. Try to download the application again.
Staff Answered 4 days ago.
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Solution 2. Uninstall Google Play Store Updates

The Google Play Store might be corrupt, causing the Error 905. Try to uninstall the Google Play Store Updates so it will redownload the data. See steps below.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Then go to Apps or Application.

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  3. Look for Google Play Store then Tap it.
  4. Look for the Uninstall updates then Tap it.
  5. When finished, run Google Play Store and wait until it finishes the download and installation.

Also, please check your Android device if you have installed an application which prevents an application from running when Android start-up. It could have prevented Google Play Store and other Google Android services from running. If you have, please uninstall it and restart your device after.

Staff Answered 4 days ago.
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Solution 3. Restore device to Factory Settings

If the above solutions did not work and the “error 905 in Google Play Store ” still prevents you from downloading, corrupted Android services might be causing it. Try restoring your device to its factory settings.

  1. Go to Settings.

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  2. Browse for Back& Reset and press it.
  3. Tap Factory data reset.
  4. Tap Reset the device and then enter the password.

It will enter a restoration process, please wait it will take time to finish. When finished, run Google Play Store and accept the terms and then try to download an application.

Staff Answered 2 days ago.
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