Android Fix: error 495 in Google Play Store

By | August 21, 2013

The error 495code appears while attempting to download apps or games in the Google Play Store over WiFi. When downloading the same apps with your mobile data, it seems to work fine. Don’t worry the fix for the 495 error is quite simple and many users have successfully applied the solutions mentioned in this post. Just try these steps:
Method 1:

  • Go to Settings>> Application Manager or Apps>> Open “All” apps
  • From the list of apps find Google Play store >>Clear Data and Clear Cache
  • From the list of apps find Google Service Framework >> Clear Data and Clear Cache
  • Now install or update app from Google Play Store
  • If it still didn’t work try uninstalling Google Play Store updates first

Method 2:

  • Go to system settings>> Accounts>>Google>>remove your Gmail account
  • Now from settings>>Apps>>All> Force stop, Clear data and cache for Google Play Store, Google Service Framework and Download Manager (like in method 1)
  • Now again go to settings>> Accounts>>Google>>Add your gmail account
  • Restart your android and then accept all the Google terms and setup Google settings
  • Rerun Google Play Store and update or install your app.

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Method 3: Installing a VPN app

  • Install Hideman VPN app from Google Play Store
  • Now open the app and select US as the country of connection and press connect
  • Open Google Play Store and Download app

These fixes will work for most of Google Play Store related errors and not just for error 495. Hope it worked for you.

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23 thoughts on “Android Fix: error 495 in Google Play Store

  1. Lol Xzor

    I was blocking “Download Manager” with a firewall. Disabled the firewall and everything turned back to normal.

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  2. Shahbaz

    lol, How am i supposed to download, Hideman VPN app, when the problem main problem is I can’t download anything!?

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  3. Frank

    error 496 solved!!
    Just reboot your cablemódem works to me!!!

    Reinicia tu cablemódem así de fácil funciono para mi después de probar todo por dos horas!!!

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  4. jitu

    In s3 I m not even able to update google search due to 495 error tryed vpn clear cashe removing google account and once again adding what should be done

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  5. Noble.

    Tried a lot, even restored my mobile to it’s factory default all to no avail. I simply removed my google account, and added it back. Then cleared the cache of most of my apps( instagram and a few others) then it worked… Sony xperia z

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  6. kim sturrup

    I am still having error 495 pls help me…..I need to re-load whatsapp

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  7. echo

    I was struggling with this for a good hour – cleared the cache for Google play, download manager, framework – no joy. I then noticed a lot of the issues are due to locations (hence the VPN fix) so I went to the ‘google settings app’ and access location was unticked. Checked it and now everything downloads fine.

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  8. canoblog

    Tenía el mismo problema lo solucioné, activando el WiFi, Google hace la actualización utilizando no la red de datos sino el WiFi. Y me funciono para las actualizaciones e instalaciones nuevas.

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  9. canoblog

    He had the same problem I solved it, activating the WiFi, Google makes the upgrade not using the net of data but the WiFi. And I work me for the upgrades and new facilities.

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  10. sriram v

    just go to the applications, then settings and restore all applications to factory settings, that only solved my problem of error 495 while downloading

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  11. Sagar Sontakke

    I faced the same 495 error issue. I tried clearing cache, forced stop, even removed accounts.
    But, finally when I turned off my wifi and switched to mobile data. It started working. Strange!

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  12. Chip

    I tried method 1, and it crashes my play store! It won’t start and says ‘no connection’ everytime I open! I followed the steps precisely! Pls help!

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  13. John

    i had a firewall installed, and initially i block everything until this error pops out, tried above methods, works once and error return again. later i tried switch off firewall and it started working…

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  14. Daiane cristina

    Oi pessoal bom dia meu nome é Daiane e tb tive esse problema, consegui resolver verificando as opções: configurações > redes > uso de dados > restringir dados em 2º plano. Para conseguir baixar algo no Google Play essa opção deve estar DESABILITADA para todos os
    APP’s do celular. Após baixar o que tem interesse MARQUE esta opção p/ economizar bateria e assim você vai conseguiu usar a internet normalmente para navegar mais não vai conseguir baixar APP’s….abraço.

    Google Translate from Portuguese to English from above
    Hi, good day my name is Daiane and tb had this problem, I could solve checking options: settings> networks> data usage> restrict data in 2nd level. To get download something on Google Play this option should be disabled for all
    APP’s cell. After downloading the interest that has this option MARK w / battery save and so you will able to use the internet to browse more typically will be unable to download APP’s …. hug.

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  15. amr

    i fix this problem by installing the internet configuration sms i ‘ve received from my network provider (vodafone eg)

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