How to fix Play Store error 906 on Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Another common Play Store problem that occurs on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users is the error 906. This particular issue often happens during the installation and updating of an app. Although there are number of reasons to consider why this error message pops up, one thing is for sure, this is just a minor problem and it can be resolved through simple procedures.

In this post, I will help you troubleshoot your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that’s bugged down by the Play Store error 906. We will try to consider every possibility and rule them out one after another until we can determine what the problem is and what needs to be done to fix it. If you’re one of the owners of this phone and are currently having similar issue, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another.

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How to troubleshoot Play Store error 906 on Galaxy Note 9

The purpose of doing these procedures is to figure it out all possibilities why this issue occurs. Don’t you worry, these methods are safe and won’t damage your phone nor delete your important files and data saved in the internal storage. That being said, here are the methods that you need to follow:

First Solution: Perform Soft Reset

More often, issue like this occur if your device is experiencing a glitch in the system. There might be tons of apps running simultaneously in the background. So, what we have to do is to perform the so-called soft reset, this will refresh phone’s memory as well as reload all apps and services. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Press and hold the volume down button and don’t release it yet.
  2. While holding down the volume button, press and hold the power key as well.
  3. Keep both keys held down together for 15 seconds or until the Note 9 logo shows on the screen.

Once the phone has successfully rebooted, open Play Store and try downloading an app and see if the error 906 still shows up. If it does, then move on to the next solution.

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Second Solution: Delete Play Store Cache and Data

In this procedure, we have to eliminate the suspicion that corrupt or outdated cache files and data are causing the issue. Through this we can be sure that the cache and data files the app is using are new and will run smoothly once you use it. This is how to do it:

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Apps.
  3. Tap the 3 dots icon > Show system apps to display preinstalled apps.
  4. Find and tap Google Play Store.
  5. Tap Storage.
  6. Tap Clear data and then tap OK.
  7. Tap Clear cache.

After this, open Play Store and try downloading an app to know if the error 906 still pops up. If it still does, try the next procedure.

Third Solution: Reset Network Settings

Another possibility to consider why the Play Store error 906 shows up on your phone could be due to an unstable internet connection. There is a chance that the connection has been interrupted during your installation or update process that resulted to the error message to pop up. So, this time, we have to reset your network settings to refresh the connection between your phone and your router. Here’s how it’s done and don’t worry as none of your files and data will be deleted if you did this…

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > General Management > Reset > Reset network settings.
  3. Tap Reset settings.
  4. If you have set up a PIN, enter it.
  5. Tap Reset settings. Once complete a confirmation window will appear.

After doing this procedure, let your phone reconnect to the network, open Play Store and try to download an app. If the error 906 still shows up, then you have no other choice but to reset your phone.

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Fourth Solution: Perform Master Reset

After doing all the previous methods and your Note 9 still keeps showing the Play Store error 906, a reset would be necessary. When it comes to issues like this, a reset has already been proven to effectively fix it. However, we don’t want to suggest this procedure without exhausting all possible solutions first as you may end up losing some of your important files and data. But since you have no other choice at this point, make sure to create a backup of your files. After the backup, remove both your Google and Samsung accounts so that you won’t be locked out of your device after the reset. Once everything is in order, follow these steps to reset your Galaxy Note 9…

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Galaxy Note 9 logo shows on the screen, release all keys.
  4. Once the phone reaches the black screen with blue and yellow texts on it, it’s in recovery mode already and you may proceed with the master reset.
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight “wipe data / factory reset.
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted.
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your Galaxy Note 9 that keeps giving you the Play Store error 906. 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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