Update for “app” couldn’t be downloaded due to an error 489 in Google Play Store– This error can influence any app or game- Facebook, Viber, S.O.L, Clash of Clans and many more. The majority of the times this update/download error seems to resolve automatically after some hours. In my case, it was due to a bad online connection and once I switched to mobile data, the difficulty was solved. However, it may also occur occasionally due to some Google Play Store bug and may require you to clear data/cache of Google Play app. I’ve posted below two possible methods to fix error 489 from Google Play Store.
How to Fix Error 489 Google Play Store on Android Devices ?
As revealed in the image beneath the exact error format is similar to this: Update for “YouTube” couldn’t be downloaded because of an error (489).
Method 1: Removing and adding Google account
This is the exact same method used to fix additional Google Play Errors such as RPC:S-5:AEC-0, Error 924 and Error 907 :
- Open Settings >> Accounts >> Google
- Choose your primary Gmail account >> Hit menu button on your device and choose “Remove account”
- Then, open Settings >> Accounts >> Google >> Choose “Add account” >> Tap “Google” >> “Existing“
- Add again the Gmail account you removed in the previous step
- Open Google Play Store app and download the app or game that was giving the error 489 initially
Method 2: Checking network connection
The 489 error is mostly solved by resetting or changing your online connection moderate. Check your Wi-Fi rate by opening a standard web site on your mobile browser. If it doesn’t open or takes too long to load, then your system is having some issues right now. Switch off torrents or anything that’s consuming the bandwidth. Attempt to run the setup again. In case you have access to the router, then turn it off and then wait for 10-20 seconds. Next turn the router on again. Occasionally this resolves the slow link issue and permits you to download apps or games from Play Store without giving the error 489. If your link is not repaired, you need to switch to a different Wi-Fi link or you can use your phone data for your setup, but the latter might cost you additional and thus don’t download a very large games via mobile data- unless you have subscribed for unlimited data plans.
Method 3: Uninstalling and reinstalling the app
If you’re getting the Android error code 489 during upgrade, you may have the ability to fix it simply by uninstalling the app or game that you are working to upgrade, and then reinstall it in Google Play Store.
Method 4: Clear cache for Google Play Store and Google Play Services
- Open Settings >> Apps >> All
- Now from the app list select “Google Play Store”
- Tap “Force Stop” and “Clear Data”
- Similar from the app list select “Google Service Framework”
- Tap “Clear Data”
Method 5: Uninstall Google Play Store updates
Most Google Play Store mistakes are caused by working system incompatibility with Android market. In such cases, uninstalling the latest Google Play upgrades will fix the error :
- Open Settings >> Apps >> All
- Choose “Google Play Store”
- Tap “Uninstall Update”
- Open Google Play store and try to download/update your app or game