I am often on a roaming mobile connection, and I have found that Google Play Store does not allow you to install apps while roaming. Clicking the "Install" button puts the app in a "Downloading..." state, but doesn't progress until you switch to a non-roaming connection (mobile or wifi). How do I force the Google Play Store to download the app while roaming? This issue occurs on and may be specific to Android 7.0.

  • Which OS? Are other apps able to access internet while roaming? Is the problem only with Play Store?
    – beeshyams
    Sep 29, 2016 at 4:03
  • Saw the issue with clean installs of Android 7.0 and 6.0.1. Yes, other apps can access the network while roaming; the issue is specific to the Play Store.
    – lid
    Sep 29, 2016 at 10:53
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    With Nougat it is a known issue. Haven't heard of it with 6.0.1. can you do a clean install again and see?
    – beeshyams
    Sep 29, 2016 at 11:13
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    Thanks for the reference. Do you know if an issue has been opened on the Android tracker? I can't do another install with 6.0.1 right now (I've already reinstalled everything with 7.0), but I'll see if I can reproduce it later.
    – lid
    Sep 29, 2016 at 11:16
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    The bug has been reported to the tracker #224209. Moreover, it has occured since Android N dev. preview (refer to #211038). /cc @beeshyams
    – Andrew T.
    Oct 18, 2016 at 13:16


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