On my pixel phone apps will download but once the download completes it doesn't install. Usually if I restart the phone the apps install but if I wait a few hours I have to repeat the process.
Anyone know of a way to fix the issue permanently?
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Having the same issue on 7.1, what seemed to help was: going to the play store app info, force stop, clear data, force stop, open back up. All updates went through and even though there still is a delay after download and before start of install it's significantly improved at about 10-15s as opposed to minutes or never happening. I'll probably try to clear data for other related services to see if it helps any further.
Now you do not have to worry about losing any apps or games you like because there is an app called APK Extractor that helps change the app from Play Store to apk. With this application we can make back up instalan to raw apk file which then we can save or we share to other friends. Here are the steps:
That's how to change apps from the play store to apk, as extracted app notes are just freeware or free, because for premium apps there is usually a protector that blocks APK Extractor action.