Recently, I faced the Google Play Store Error Code: -504 while installing Instagram app. It was so irritating because no matter how many times you try to install the app, the same message pops-up on your screen. The error message states “Instagram” can’t be installed. Try again, and if the problem continues, get help troubleshooting (Error code: -504). Many of other people are also going through the same pain. This error occurs while installing or updating the app. For some people it has also found that Instagram can’t be installed due to Error code: -504 occurs only with this app, other apps are easily being downloaded and installed.
Finally, I got the solution for this Error. In my case just by restarting the phone solved the issue but it may not be same for you. So, I will show you some more methods to Fix Error Code: -504 in Google Play Store. Before going to main solution try basic solution, it may solve you issue.
Most of the time clearing cache and data has solved the issue. So first clear the cache and data of Google Play Store, Google Play Service, Google Services Framework and Download Manger. Follow the steps as mentioned below.
Screenshot of Google Play Store, Google Play Services and Google Service Framework
This method should fix the error. If you are still getting the error then follow the next method.
If you are able to fix the error then the job is done otherwise head to below method.
Many of the time outdated version of Google Play Store is found to be the reason behind the errors. So, check whether the update is available or not. If update is available then update the Play Store and see if it fixes the issue.
But, if there is no update available then your Play Store is up to date. So there are possibilities that the updated Google Play Store is causing the error. There are chances that the updated Version of Google play store may have Compatibility Issues. So in this case, you need to Uninstall Google Play Store updates. Just follow the step to Uninstall Google Play Store update.
This method has worked most of the time and it should also work for you. Just in case, this doesn’t work then try below methods.
Mostly we download the app from Google Play Store but sometimes we even download it from unknown sources as a result android doesn’t allow us to install the app and we face this error. One of the most common fix to this problem is to Enable “Allow installation of apps from unknown Sources”. Follow the steps to Enable the option.
Once you have finished the above steps you may now try to install the app which was showing you the error. If the error is fix then the job is done otherwise follow the next method.
If your Android device has got latest OS then try downloading latest version of .apk file and if your device has got older OS or your OS has not been upgraded then try downloading older version of .apk file. It should work fine after that. Some of the website to download the apk file are apkmirror, apkhere, AndroidDrawer.
So, these are the methods to fix the Instagram can’t be installed due to Error code: -504. Hopefully, you have solved the error. Let us know which method worked for you so that it will benefit other users.
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Kaif is an author and co-editor at Appslova. Intellectually curious tech enthusiast and has been specially covering on How to-Tips-Tricks & Fixes with mobile technology news and app reviews.
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