Instructions to fix “Google Play Authentication is Required” error


Intentionally or unintentionally that every Android user uses a lot Google services to be able to perform backups, Google drive, Google sheets, Google docs or Google Play Convenience in life and easier work.

Sometimes everything is working perfectly, you may see a pop-up on the screen and the message “Google play authentication is required“. This issue is related to Google Play Store app market and may worry you a bit because you won’t be able to use the Google app market to install or update apps. But don’t panic, here’s a guide on how you can fix the situation.

Remove your Google account

Sometimes the problem is simply a log of information that usually occurs after updating the Google Play Store app market. To fix this problem, you would delete your Google account and then re-add it. Here’s how to delete Google account your.

  1. Open the app settings on your phone.
  2. Let’s find “Account“but by category”Personal“.
  3. Touch “Account” and then tap “Google
  4. Next, tap Gmail ID your
  5. Now click on the three vertical dots on the top right of the screen
  6. Choose “Delete the account“from the menu
  7. On the pop-up menu, enter “Delete the account

Now Gmail account your is deleted from your phone.

Leave the add that simply open any Google app and log in normally with the required credentials. This should solve the problem, otherwise read the other ways below.

Delete data

Clearing data will remove all information saved with the Google Play Store. Here’s how to clear Google Play Store data:

  1. Open phone settings.
  2. Next “Apps” and go to the “Device“.
  3. Find “Google Play Store“.
  4. Open it and tap on “Clear data”.

So it will delete the data and if not, you follow the next way below.

Uninstall Google Play Store updates

If the above methods do not solve the problem then you can uninstall the Google Play Store update.

  • Open the app settings on your phone.
  • Next “Apps” and “Device“.
  • Look for “Google Play Store”.
  • Open it and tap “UNINSTALL UPDATES WILL“.

Now you will have to find the latest version of the Google Play Store on the Internet and download it using the APK file. Make sure your phone is allowed to install APK files by going to “Settings” and selecting “Security” and selecting “Unknown sources“. Otherwise it won’t let you install the APK file

Perform factory reset

If you do the above methods and it still doesn’t work, you can do it factory reset but you should proceed to back up apps and data before doing so as it will wipe current data and return the phone to a factory-like state.

To perform a factory reset you need to go to the “Settings“go to section”Backup & reset“switch over”Personal” .Then touch “Factory data reset“. This will solve”Google play authentication is required“.


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