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How to fix error "connection timed out" in Google Play

A few days ago, I encountered a problem where I receive an error "connection timeout" in Google
Play Store. It was very annoying error message and appears whenever you open Google Play Store. Because of this problem I could not enter Google Play Store and download any application. Many users have encountered this error, I know how you feel when you can't install the application that you want and that’s really annoying.

How to fix error "Connection timed out" in Google Play

Finally, I got a fix for this error. In my case only by clearing cache and data may solve the problem but it may not be the same for you. Here are some of the best ways that you can work to fix "connection timed out" in Google's store.

Before starting to explain the main ways, there are ways that can work ahead and it’s very intuitive:
Restart: restart may fix the problem.
Check your Internet connection: in most cases it was found that the error is caused by a slow Internet connection or lack of internet connection. So make sure your Internet connection is working correctly and with good speed.

See also : Fix error 410 in YouTube app

Now we come to the main ways:

Solution 1: Clear Cache and Clear Data

  • Open the application "Google Play" and press the home button to return
  • Go to settings > applications > application manager
  • Go to the tab "all", search for "Google Play" and click it.
  • Click on "clear cache" and then "Clear Data".
  • Click "Force Stop."
  • Repeat the previous steps to “Google Play Services” as well as to "Google framework services"
  • Restart your device

Solution 2: check the date & time

In many cases found that error occurs because of an error in the date and time.
  • Go to Settings >> Date & Time
  • Enable automatic date and time.
  • Now, check out the Google store, if you get an error or not. If you are not able to fix the problem, try the steps below.
  • Returns the date back 4 years (wrong date) then open Play Store.
  • Download the application from Google.
  • Go to Date & Time settings, set date and time to automatic.

Solution 3: remove and add Google account

  • Go to Settings >> Accounts >> Google
  • Remove all your accounts on Google
  • Now, restart the device
  • Then go to the Google store, log into your account information
  • Accept all terms of Google and the settings and run Play Store.

Solution 4: check Proxy Server Setup and Proxy Setting

This method has got positive response from users. I hope the same for you.
  • Go to Settings >> Wi-Fi settings
  • Open the advanced settings (you can also press and hold on the Wi-Fi to bring advanced settings options).
  • Now, be sure to set proxy server settings to “None”
  • This should fix the error. If you still get the error, go to the next solution.

Solution 5: install updates or uninstall updates from Google

The old version of the Google play store might be the reason behind the errors. So, check whether the update is available or not. If update is available try to update Play Store and see if the problem is resolved.
If there is no update available, there is a possibility that the new update is causing the error. There is a possibility that the updated version of the Google store contains compatibility issues. So in this case, you need to uninstall Google update. Just follow these steps to uninstall Google play updates.
  • Go to Settings >> Apps >> All >> find Google Play >> Uninstall Updates
  • Now restart your device and try to open Play Store.

Solution 6: delete Hosts file (only for rooted devices)

First you need to have the application ES File Explorer installed on your device. If you haven't installed then download ES File Explorer.
  • Go to Local option > > choose Device
  • You will see several folders >> click “etc” folder >> look for hosts file and delete it.
  • Now, restart your device and try to open Google play store.

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Solution: reset application preferences

  • Go to Settings >> Apps >> All >> click three dots menu >>
  • You'll see a different option >> press "reset application preferences"
  • A dialog box will appear >> read content and click > Reset applications
  • Now restart your device and try to open Google Play Store.

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