Google Chrome Not Updating or Download Pending: All Errors Solved

To Fix Google Chrome not updating or showing download pending. A Tutorial to resolve Chrome apps not updating or downloading from the Play Store. 5 Ways.
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Google Chrome Not Updating issues or the Downloading opening shown on the Google Play Store is the worst thing that could ever happen.

Today’s article will help you to fix google chrome not updating or google chrome not downloading the google play store. Because it shows that the update is pending or errors like download pending.

Let me show you some of the current fixes in BackDroid Style.

If the Google Chrome browser is not updating or shows a download pending, chances are it can be fixed by restarting the device a few times, installing the google play store cached data, and booting the device from safe mode.

Image on right shows google chrome browser not updating and shows download pending

5 Ways to Fix Google Chrome App Not Updating or Downloading

There might be an issue when you cannot update the google chrome app from the google play store. Mainly, this occurs due to the stored, cached, or hidden data.

Below I have noted all the proven and working steps and methods to fix the chrome app not updating.

1. Uninstall the Google Play Updates

Uninstalling updates not only deletes the buggy cached data but that causes Chrome not to update from the play store.

When you find the app not updating, simply remove the updated version of the Google play store. So, You might have the thought?

But Kunal, How do Uninstall App updates for Google Play Store?

Below I’m sharing a way to do that:

Uninstall updates for google play

How to uninstall the Google play updated App

  • Open settings.
  • Tap on Apps.
  • Select the Google Play Store.
  • Tap on three dots and select uninstall updates.

2. Boot From Safe Mode

Safe mode is usually used when something goes wrong, or there is an error. When Google Chrome doesn’t download, try starting the device in “safe mode.”

Safe mode android

When the animation begins, press and hold the volume down button on your phone. Keep holding it until the animation ends and your cell phone starts up in safe mode. At the bottom of your screen, you’ll see the words “Safe mode.” Source:

Know here: Why is Google Chrome not updating?

3. Restart The Device Two Or More Times

Restarting your device for more than time can automatically delete the hidden cache and make google chrome downloadable from the google play store.

Restart Phone

I often share this BackDroid Hack with everyone who suffers from a problem like this, including the Android System WebView, Not Updating or downloading, same as the chrome browser.

The apps, Google Chrome and the Android System WebView are the same while updating apps from the google play store. Both apps often run into problems where both cannot update.

4. Try After A While

Don’t run into time; sometimes you cannot update the google chrome at the movement when you’re trying, So, Try to update it after some time. We suggest people update chrome after a while, and 93% of the time, it fixes the chrome updating errors.

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You want to update the Google Chrome App, but it says a download is pending. Google rarely doesn’t notice when a user wants to download a file, so it shows you the file waiting to download. So, try after some time. Try again in a day or two.

5. Check Internet Connection

Just do a quick interest check, whether it is downloading other apps. Are you getting download and upload speeds?

check internet connection smartphone

To check the internet speed, simply try to download any other app and see if it is downloading. Or Open YouTube or any app which runs using an internet connection.

If these apps are working, congratulations that you have internet speed, no surprise.

6. Clearing Cached Data of Google Chrome and Google Play

Here you have to clear the google chrome app cached data to fix the chrome not updating or when the google play store shows chrome download pending.

Google Play Clear Cache

The best way to fix it is by clearing the cached data of the Google play store and the cached data of the google chrome app.

We Already have tutorials on it.

We have also shared the video tutorial, so you must check. However, We have also included screenshots.

To Clear Cache of Google Chrome Browser App

  1. Open device settings.
  2. Tap on the Apps.
  3. Select Google Chrome.
  4. Tap on Storage Usage.
  5. Here, Tap on Clear Cache to delete the chrome cache.

To Clear Cache of Google Play Store App

  1. Open device settings.
  2. Tap on the Apps.
  3. Select the Google Play Store.
  4. Tap on Storage Usage.
  5. Here, Tap on Clear Cache to delete the play store cache.

Video Tutorial

All Ways To Fix Google Chrome Not Updating or Downloading (pending) From Google Play Store

  • Sign out and Sign in Again in Google Play.
  • Update the Google Play.
  • Uninstall any recent updates.
  • Restart the Smartphone a few times.
  • Clear out background running apps.
  • Check the Internet connection.
  • Download after a day.
  • Reboot from Safe mode.
  • Clear the Google Play and Google Chrome App cached files.

Above shared all the ways which have the potential to solve the error. I wish you’d share this article or at least BOOKMARK it so that whenever you want it, you can get it.

Today I have shared all the ways to fix the chrome browser not updating or google play shows download pending.

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Kunal Kashyap
Kunal Kashyap

I'm Kunal Kashyap, and I've been immersed in the world of technology for several years now. My journey began back in 2017 when I started creating YouTube videos covering topics like Android, apps, games, and solutions to common tech issues. Today, I've transitioned into the role of a blogger, and you can find my informative guides on I take pride in simplifying complex tech concepts, making them accessible to everyone. Whether you're a tech novice or an expert, my tutorials are designed to help you troubleshoot problems with your Android device, apps, or games in a clear and straightforward manner. If you'd like to see some of my recent posts, check out my LinkedIn activity.

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