The Google play, as we know it now, was released by Google on March 6, 2012, 5 years ago. It serves as the official app store for Android operating systems. As of February 2017, Google Play featured more than 2.7 million Android applications. App developers can control the countries in which an app is to be distributed, as well as the pricing for the app in each country.


We either download apps using a well-connected Wi-Fi network or by mobile data provided by network operators. There are many errors which we encounter while downloading and installing android apps from play store. Error 495 is encountered while we install or update android apps using Wi-Fi but when the same app is downloaded using mobile data the error does not seem and vice versa. So if you are trying to download the application via mobile data and getting this error, try using Wi-Fi. If the problem still persists, follow the steps shown below.


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How to Fix Google Play Store Error 495 While Download/Updating Android Apps

  • Error 495 can be solved using the following 6 methods:-

1) Clear Google Play Store’s Data and Cache memory:

The problem usually arises because of cache memory and stored data. So clearing cache or data memory mostly solves the problem. For clearing the cache and data of Google Play Store you have to follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. Go to settings –> Select application manager or Apps –> All apps.
  2. Click on Google Play store.
  3. Select clear cache button and clear data button as shown.


2) Clear Google Services Framework’s Data and Cache memory:

Follow the above mentioned steps. In the 3rd step open Google Service Framework and then follow the below mentioned steps.

  1. Open the Google Services Framework.
  2. In the boxes on the right hand side of the screen, select both clear data and clear cache buttons.

In most devices like those of Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Micromax etc. the error 495 shall be solved by following these two steps, but if the error still appears, try the further steps, which will surely fix the problem.

3) Reset App Preferences:

This usually works. Go to settings. Click on apps.

  1. You can see the list of apps which are already installed in your device.
  2. Press the menu key.
  3. A pop-up box opens up. Select reset app preferences.
  4. Reset apps.


4) Remove Gmail Account from Play Store:

1) Sometimes the synced Gmail account also causes the error 495.

Open settings –> Select accounts –> Tap Google.

2) Remove account.

3) Now go back to the settings page and click on apps and clear the Cache and Data Memory for Google Services Framework and Google Play Store.

4) Go back to Settings –> Accounts –> Google.

5) Add Google Account –> Enter Gmail account details.


5) Access Location:

Activating access to location in Google settings often solves Error 495 (as the location settings sometimes restrict the downloading of Apps due to security reasons!)

Open Settings –> Location access –> enable access to my location –> activate GPS. Voila!


6) Hard Reset: 

BEWARE! In the hard reset (factory reset) option, you will lose all the data stored in your device.

So it is highly recommended that you first back up all the data like contacts, images, videos, notes, reminders etc. and then go for hard reset.

Go to Settings–> Privacy –> Factory Reset.

Before you tap on factory reset make sure you also select back up my data.

Format SD card –> Reset Phone –> Erase Data. Restart your phone.


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After you are done with all these steps, go to Google Play Store and try to install the app once again.

Happy error-free downloading! 🙂