How To Stop Play Store From Randomly Opening

I know you are very frustrated right now because the Play store opens randomly and it is frustrating.

I also suffered from the same problem where I had the only question in my mind how to stop the Play Store from randomly opening.

For instance when I was opening the YouTube app after using Instagram for half an hour then suddenly a thing happened which opened the Play Store over and over again. I can’t enjoy my YouTube. 

How To Stop Play Store From Randomly Opening

So in this tutorial, I am gonna teach you how you can stop the Play Store from opening randomly. If the problem continuously exists on your mobile then below is the tutorial that can fix it. 

So there are a few things that you should make sure you are in the right direction and I will also give you some tips to fix it up. 

let's go

1. Check if the Play services are updated or not 

The most common reason when the Play Store continuously opens is that the Play service is outdated. 

If you don’t know what Google Play services are, Google Play services are Google’s apps which help other apps like YouTube, Gmail to run smoothly because these are web apps. 

The moment when the Google Play services have been outdated then the play store will continuously pop up and tell you to update it. 

However, it’s not possible that you can search on the play store for Google Play services and you can update it because it’s hidden for all Android users. 


Why? I also don’t know the reason but here I am linking to the play store link. If you tap on it you will redirect to the play store and it will tell you to update the app. 

Or you can download Play services APK from an additional website. 

This brings me to another very crucial point. 

2. Update all the apps 

Like as a general Android user we don’t tend to update apps as soon as the update comes. 

Personally, there are still 27 apps in my phone list which are not being updated and if that’s the scenario then we both are the same. 

Jokes apart but that’s true when the app has been outdated in Play Store will tell you to update them by popping up and that’s also known as a bug in some smartphones. 

Then update all the apps out there on your phone. 

3. Reboot Device from safe mode

Safe mode android

If you tried above both methods then you should try to get into the safe mode on Android. 

This mode disables all the additional installed apps and will keep the pre-installed app running. 

After using the device for a few minutes in safe mode, restart the phone and get back into the normal mode and check if the issue still exists or not. 

Generally rebooting your phone from the safe mode will fix most of the Android issues and if you want to read more tutorials here I am linking the how-to page.

4. Restart several times

Here is a fact that more than 27 % of Android users don’t restart their smartphones in a month. 

Restart Phone

2 years back I was in the 27% but now I know that restarting the device every week is one of the things that you must do. I am restarting my device every two days. 

But now the Google Play Store randomly opens so you should try to restart your phone several times. This could fix it. How? Restarting will clear all the cache and reboot all the apps from zero which means if there is a bug it will be sorted. 

So that’s all from my side today. I hope it will help you to fix the Google Play store opening randomly and I showed all the methods to stop the play store opening randomly. All the steps can also be used for play store open and close immediately or play store opens randomly.

To Fix Google Play Store Opens Randomly

I hope you found it useful. Let me summarise everything I talked about in this article in the few points given below. 

  • Update the Google play services.
  • Reboot into safe mode.
  • Update all the installed apps.
  • Reset a couple of times.

That’s all from my side, Kunal the founder of this website. Have a nice day.

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