Google Play has a long list of errors, which often prevent us from handling applications and games normally.
Among them, one of the most common is the 403 error, a failure that prevents us from installing applications on our Android device, something quite cumbersome and that gives many users a headache. For this reason, we will tell you where this error came from and how you can fix it.
What is error code 403 in the Play Store and why does it happen?
If you get the 403 error message when you go to download an app or game from the Google Play Store, it means that there are two or more Google accounts registered on the same device, or something that while downloading or purchasing content may be causing conflicts.
When the 403 error appears, the Play Store will not allow us to install applications until we are able to fix it. How can we correct this error?
Fix Google Play Error Code 403 step by step
The good news is that fixing the Google Play 403 error is not too complicated, you just have to follow the steps that we describe below.
First of all, check that your Android device is updated to the latest version. Many times, the problems arise from having an outdated version of Android.
Likewise, before continuing to read the guide, make sure your mobile or tablet is properly connected to the Internet.
Check that the quality of the network is optimal and that there are no proxies or VPNs blocking or hindering the connection.
Once the checks have been carried out, if the error persists, the most effective solution is to clear the history of the Google Play Store as well as force the app to stop. To do this, access the Google Play settings from your device settings and, once there, search for Google Play in the Applications section.
Click “Force Stop” and then, within the storage settings, clear the app’s data and cache. Once you have “cleaned up” the app, we recommend that you restart your device.
Finally, before trying to download games and applications from Google Play again, you need to delete your Google account from the device and add it again from scratch. You can make these changes by searching for “account” or by going directly to that section from the Android settings.
In case this method didn’t work for you, it’s best to tweak the last step slightly, by creating a new Google Play account. In other words, you’ll need to delete your current accounts and create a new Google account from scratch. It’s a bit of a radical solution (you couldn’t access your previous applications and games, having to download them again) but it will undoubtedly fix the root problem.