How to Troubleshoot Google Play Error 495 on Android Device

Android users usually download their favorite apps from the Play Store, but sometimes they encounter an error that prevents them from downloading or installing apps.

Error code 495 is the numerical designation of the error that usually occurs on android smart devices when they try to download/update and install a mobile app from the Google Play Store.

So, if you are facing the same error and looking for how to fix it, this blog is for you. I will show you how to fix the 495 error in Google Play Store on Android.

What causes a 495 error in Google Play?

  • Technically, the problem is caused by a broken connection with the Google Play servers where the app is hosted. It is impossible to fix it by yourself.
  • There may be another reason why the app cannot sync with the servers.

Now that we know the possible causes of the 495 error, we will also learn how to get rid of it in the following sections.

How to resolve the 495 error in Google Play?

Clear cache and data

  1. Swipe down on the notification bar and click on Settings.
  2. Scroll down, select the “Apps” button, and then click on the “Apps” option.
  3. Tap the “three dots” in the upper-right corner and select “View System Apps.
  4. Scroll down the list, find “Google Play Services” in the list, and then tap on it.
  5. Select the “Memory” button, then tap the “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data” buttons.
  6. After clearing the cache and data, check to see if the problem persists.

Reset apps

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on App Manager or Apps
  3. Tap on All (if available) or drag and drop to All.
  4. Press the touch button to open the menu/properties and select Reset Applications or Reset Applications. This does not delete apps but resets them.

Deleting and adding an account

  1. Go to your phone settings and click on the “Users and Accounts” option.
  2. Tap on the account that has been added to your device and select the “Delete Account” option.
  3. Now reboot your device and add the account again in the same way.
  4. After logging in to the account, check if the problem persists.

Setting up custom DNS servers

  1. Go to settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi
  3. Long press your network name and select Change.
  4. Select the Show advanced settings check box.
  5. Change the IP settings to Static.
  6. Add the IP addresses of the DNS servers as follows:
  7. Save the settings and reconnect to Wifi.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Applications.
  3. Find Download Manager and open the details of the application.
  4. Turn it off, turn it back on, and test it.

The 495 error occurs when the user cannot download or install the app via Wi-Fi, but can do it via mobile data. Technically, the problem is caused by a broken connection with the Google Play servers where the app is hosted.

  1. Open the app settings on your device.
  2. Tap on Apps and notifications. View all apps.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Google Play Store .
  4. Tap Memory. Clear the cache.
  5. Then tap Clear data.
  6. Open the Play Store again and try downloading again.

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