When I download large apps from the Google Play Store, it always pauses at a certain percentage, for example:

  1. Angry Bird 2 (about 120 MB of download size), the download always stopped at 61%.

  2. Need for Speed No Limits (About 787 MB of download size), the download always stopped at 97%.

When I say stop, basically the Download Manager would suddenly disappear and then the Download bar in Google Play Store would just be “stuck” at that percentage (data traffic speed also dropped from a few Mb/s to a few Kb/s before hitting 0). I have tried downloading via mobile data or Wi-Fi and both still results the same.

I thought it was because my phones were running out of storage space. However, my internal storage has 24.58 GB free and my SD card has 4.55 GB free, either of which is way larger than the installation size of the two games listed above. It is also weird that the downloader stopped at a higher percentage in the N4S game than the AB2 game since N4S has a much larger download size than AB2.

I have tried canceling the download and re-downloading and it stuck at the exact same percentage. I have also tried cleaning the cache (/Cache/Download and deleting everything in there) and even tried deleting the entire Google Play Store app and reinstalling it, and the exact same thing happened. I have also switched to different Wi-Fi networks and switched between Wi-Fi and Mobile data.

My Google Play Store is the highest version I can find on APK Mirror (version 7.9.52.Q-all[0][PR]156316931) and I have given permission to Storage and my Location. The phone is a Huawei P9 Plus (VIE-AL10) and is currently on Build Number B356 (Android 7.0 with Kernel version 4.1.18-gf6402d0).

Could you please help me?

3 Answers 3


Do not close or cancel it. After some time, it will already start downloading.

I also got struck many times while downloading a game. My mistake was that when it stopped downloading, I always canceled the download. But when I didn't do anything for 5-10 minutes after it already started downloading for the first time, the download manager appeared again. I was downloading Call of Duty mobile unreleased.


I had the same issue, the issue was solved when I switched the Google Play account to a personal profile instead of a work profile.

switch profile


I would suggest getting APK files from your favorite APK website for the apps in question. Also, try updating Google Play from the Google Play store, NOT APK Mirror.

Not to mention the obvious stuff such as force restarting Google Play services, or restarting your phone.

You could also just give it a while. My phone does something similar where it will get stuck at 100% and will take a while to go to install. Good Luck!

  • Thanks but I don't think I can find Google Play from Google Play Store...may be I am missing something...
    – zhuanyi
    Commented Jun 14, 2017 at 1:12
  • You can go to Play Store->Settings. Then click on Play Store version one or two times. Then, if any update is available, it will be automatically downloaded and installed.
    – Puspam
    Commented Apr 11, 2019 at 6:53

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