Instantly Fix ‘Your Device isn’t Compatible With This Device’

Your device isn't compatible with this version of the Google Play Store—all the ways to fix it instantly and why it is happening.
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You are now in a situation where your Device isn’t compatible with this version. This is what errors look like on Google Play Store when downloading or updating an application or game.

This happens because, according to Google Play Store, the current version of your Android or the firmware cannot run that app on your smartphone, but it’s only sometimes valid. This article will tell you ten ways to fix your Device that isn’t compatible with this version on any Android smartphone.

How To Fix Google Play Store Your Device Isn’t Compatible With This Version (Instantly)

I have tried this multiple times; even recently, for this particular article, I tried installing the latest WhatsApp version on a smartphone I bought in my school days. It was around 10 to 13 years back then.  

So for that particular smartphone Google Play Store marked apps and games as your Device isn’t compatible with this version, so here is how I overcame it and installed Whatsapp on it. You can apply the same things on any app or game you want to download, which your Device can do.

So without investing any more, let’s dive in. 

Immediate Follow This When Play Store Says, “Your Device is not compatible with this version”

Step 1: So one of the immediate steps is to go on any safe third-party app downloading, such as uptodown, or check out these safest apk downloading sites.

searching for on google chrome app

Step 2: Search for the desired application apk that you are looking for and download that app.

uptodown youtube app downloading

This way, you do not download the app but can install it.

Step 3: When the app is downloaded, Tap on the APK, and the option to install the app pops up a popup. Select install.

all the apks in file manager

Step 4: And hurray now, and you can install the APK that wasn’t compatible with your Device on Google Play.

Moreover, when I checked YouTube, there was so much Misguidance available. They tell you to do what they need to do.

Because if you are an old device, it won’t support new apps, it’s expected.

NOTE: The abovementioned step will also work on Android 9.0 or above. Remember that if the Play store is not functioning correctly, it must be fixed.

The device is not compatible with this version gif with the play store screenshot

When Your Device Is Running on Android 9.0 or Above

But if your Device is new or running on Android 9.0 or above, but you still face it, then there is an issue with the Google Play Store App. Here are five ways to ensure everything is alright with the Play Store.

1. Keep the App Updated

Open the Google Play Store app and check if it runs on its latest version. Here is how to do it:

update the app asap

If the Google Play Store is running on the latest version and it still shows the Device isn’t compatible with Android, you should try steps 3, 4, and 5. They would work best for you.

2. Clear Its Cache

Clear the cache data of the Google play store app; this is one of the crucial things you should do whenever you face this. 

clear cache and data if play store

I had also faced the same issue on my Samsung m33 5G, a recently launched smartphone in 2022, but I still faced it while downloading Apex legend, so I got into my mobile settings and cleared all the cash data of the Google Play Store.

3. Sign out and sign in again

Often Times Google Play Store runs into bugs that cause these issues, so whenever you face it, sign out from your current Google account, clear the cashew data of Play Store, and then log back again into Google Play. 

sign into play store gif with screenshot

In that manner, you can install and download any app that the Play Store is currently incapable of downloading.

How to Do It

Here are the steps to sign out and sign back into the Play Store:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top-left corner of the screen to open the menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Settings.”
  4. Scroll down and tap “Sign out” at the bottom of the page.
  5. Confirm that you want to sign out by tapping “OK.”
  6. Once you are signed out, you can sign back in by tapping “Sign in” on the Play Store app’s main screen.
  7. Enter your Google account credentials and tap “Next.”
  8. Follow the prompts to complete the sign-in process.

Note that signing out and signing back in may be necessary if you are experiencing issues with the Play Store, such as download errors or app compatibility issues.

4. Update Android OS

Try to update your device’s current version; most users keep displaying this, but in the end, they have to encounter these play store issues.

Software update_ Samsung smartphone

To deal with it right now is to make your device capable by updating your android os if available.

If the update is unavailable, there’s no alternate option to update Android without rooting, or can users install a Custom ROM on their device?

How to Install Custom ROM

  1. Research and choose a compatible custom ROM for your device.
  2. Back up your data and ROM using a custom recovery tool.
  3. Unlock your device’s bootloader.
  4. Flash the custom recovery tool onto your device.
  5. Use the custom recovery tool to wipe your device and install the custom ROM.
  6. Reboot your device and enjoy the new custom ROM.

5. Uninstall Play Store Updates

Another possible solution to fix the issue of Speech services by Google downloading stuck is to uninstall updates to the Play Store app. 

Uninstall updates for google play

This can be helpful, especially if the app has become corrupted or has compatibility issues with your Android device. Check out our guide on how to fix the ‘Your device isn’t compatible with this version error to learn more about resolving compatibility issues.

How to Uninstall Play Store Updates

  • Open mobile settings.
  • Tap on Apps.
  • Select Google Play Store from the list.
  • Tap on three dots from the top right side.
  • Then tap Uninstall updates.

Why Google Play Store Shows “Your Device isn’t compatible With This Verison”

Reason Why
  • Your device may be running an outdated Android version incompatible with the latest version of the Google Play Store.
  • The Google Play Store version you are trying to download may require a higher Android version than your device can run.
  • Your device may need to meet the minimum hardware requirements for the Google Play Store version you are trying to download.
  • The Google Play Store version you are trying to download may be available in a different country or region.
  • The Google Play Store version you are trying to download may be incompatible with your device’s specific model or brand.


That’s it for today’s article. It’s dedicated to solving the play store error, which does not let you install a specific app with the statement: your device isn’t compatible with this device.

If you were also facing this, this article would indeed be helpful. I have tried it on, and with all the tested results, I can guarantee it is fantastic.

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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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