Yesterday, I tried to update all my apps in my Google Nexus 5 smartphone. Yes, I don’t HAVE to try to update the apps in any Android device, but as I have turned off the auto-update of the apps (this gives me a lot of hassle, and I am annoyed when the apps start to download whenever I am connected and take all the bandwith and power, here’s how to turn auto-update off).

I manually update all my apps, and hence it was the turn that day to check for the updates and install them all. I usually update all my phone’s apps once a week, and usually it goes smooth. Upto some apps (about half a dozen), it was good yesterday too, but once the update turn came to Google Docs, my phone had an issue. It showed “Update for Google Docs’ could not be downloaded due to an error. (194)”. I then tried once more, but it showed the same. After having this a couple of times more, I was pissed off.error 194

Previously, I had the exact same error code while trying to download the Payoneer app from the Google Play Store. However, the issue was not that serious then. I just had to try once more, and it was installed successfully. But this time, the error occurred several times, which would be enough to generate anger on any person. I quickly cooled, down, and then quickly searched for some solutions, and some moments later, I was able to find it. Here, I am going to share how to solve Error 194 in Android.


Why Does Error 194 occur?

Usually, the Error 194 seems to occur due to the issues in Google Play Store. If there are some problems in Cache, Data or the Account, then this error may occur. Hence, the solutions for this error are also related with the same. However, sometimes this error also occurs when your Google Play Services is outdated.


To solve Error 194 in your Android device, one of the following methods should work:

Method 1

Update your Google Play Services to the latest version. For this; go to the Play Store App, select Google Play Services and then tap on the ‘Update’.

Method 2

This method is about clearing the cache and data of the Google Play Store and Google Play Services of your Android device. Follow these steps for this:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps or Application Manager
  2. Scroll to ‘All apps’ and then to the ‘Google Play Store’ app.
  3. Open the app details and tap the ‘Force stop’ button.
  4. Next tap on the ‘Clear data’ and ‘Clear Cache’ button. Enable the app once again.
  5. Do the same for Google Play Services.

Method 3

This method is about removing the Google Account from your Android device, and adding it back. Follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings > Accounts > Tab on your Google account and remove.
  • Reboot your phone
  • Go to Settings > Accounts > Add your account again and see if this solves the issue.

If any of these above given methods don’t work, you can also try changing your network connection (switching to Mobile Data from WiFi or vice-versa), or uninstalling the Google Play Store update and installing it again.

Hopefully, your problem is solved by now. Please share your experience in the comment section below, which one worked for you and what you did, or if you have some different methods.



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