Where is the Play Store

Android Reinstall Google Play Store


The Google Play Store is essential for your apps and the security of your smartphone. If the Play Store fails to connect, shows server problems, or requires authentication, your apps will not be able to update and security vulnerabilities will not be closed. In such a case, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the Play Store.

How to reinstall the Google Play Store

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

quick start Guide

  1. Open "Apps"in the settings.
  2. Go to the Google Play Store application.
  3. Choose "Uninstall". This option is not available on newer smartphone models. You can use the Clearing the Cache. How exactly is explained in the next step.
  4. in the Internet now download a file for the Google Play Store and to install these. e.g. at heise download: https://www.heise.de/download/product/google-play-apk-92066. To clear the cache on newer Android versions, go to "Storage"and then on"delete data" and "Cache".