The Google Play Store error 963 occurs while you’re trying to update or download an app. Some owners of the Samsung Galaxy S9 have complained about this problem so it doesn’t just occur to entry-level devices but also to high-end phones. It’s because it’s not a device-specific problem but an issue with the Play Store. So, if you have an Android phone, you may encounter this problem from time to time.
In this post, I will help you fix the problem with your Galaxy S9 so that you may continue using your phone without being bugged by the error. If you’re one of the owners of this phone, continue reading as this article may be able to help you.
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Here are the things you can do to try and fix this problem on your Galaxy S9…
- Restart your phone for it might be just due to a minor firmware issue.
- Make sure your Internet connection is stable.
- Clear cache and data of Google Play Store.
- Remove Google account and add it again.
- Perform factory reset.
When the Google Play Store error 963 happens, try to restart your phone first as it might be caused by a minor issue with the firmware. There has been some owners who reported to have fixed similar issues in the past with a simple reboot. If there’s no apparent reason or cause as to why this kind of problem happens, you should do the reboot first.
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Next, try to see if your internet connection is stable. There’s always a chance that the connection between your phone and Google servers were interrupted and resulted to the error. You may try turning off your WiFi or mobile data and turn it on again just to make sure it works properly. After which, try to download the app and see if the error still occurs.
After restarting your phone and making sure your internet connection is stable and the problem continues, then you have to go after the Play Store this time. While it’s the official app store for all Android devices, it’s still an app and may crash from time to time. That said, the next thing you should do is reset it by clearing its cache and data. Doing so will bring it back to its default configuration. However, if the problem continues, then move on to the next solution.
You have to try to remove your Google account and add it again as it might be an issue with your account. Your Android phone is tied to your Google account so it follows that if there’s an issue with it, all services that depend on it may also fail. Try removing it from your phone and then reboot your device. After which, add the account again and download an app. If the issue continues and you badly need to install the app, then you have no other choice but to reset your phone. All firmware-related issues can be fixed by a reset and this one’s no exception. However, make sure to backup your files and data before the reset as they will be deleted:
- Back up data on the internal memory. If you have signed into a Samsung account on the device, you have activated Anti-theft and will need your Samsung credentials to finish the master reset.
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
- When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
- Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
- Press Power button to select.
- Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted.
- Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
- When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
- Press the Power key to restart the device.
I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!
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