[FIX] Your Device Isn’t Compatible With This Version

If you are an Android user you must have gone through the “your device isn’t compatible with this version” issue while trying to download a certain application on your device. This issue is connected with Google Playstore, and several android users have been experiencing this issue lately. So, we came up with solutions to fix this issue, I hope the article helps you. 

However, first, you need to more about this issue and why is it caused. The incompatibility issue doesn’t always portray that there’s something wrong with your device but it can also mean that the developer must have set some problems into the application. A lot of new devices are launched now and then, and thus to match the compatibility with all the latest launches, the app developers make certain issues that cause such glitches. And this can’t be fixed from your side; it has to be fixed by the developers of that particular app. 

One of the other reasons for causing this issue is that the app that you are trying to download is not compatible with your device’s hardware. There are chances that your hardware is not supported with that app. There are chances that the manufacturer of that your device has chosen some different chipsets which are uncommon. And the application developers have developed for popular chipsets. So, that might be one of the reasons.

Fix “Your Device Isn’t Compatible With This Version” On Google Playstore

In this article, we will be mentioning a few methods that might help you in solving this issue. Try all the methods one after one and verify if the issue is fixed:

1. Update Your Device

The first this that you should try is to check for updates on your device. Because there are possibilities that the specifications of the app that you are trying to install must have been changed to match the latest Android updates. So, look for updates on your Android device. And if it is not updated to the latest Android version then, update it. You can check for the updates on your device in the following manner: Settings > System Updates 

2. Clear Cache and Date 

Another solution that is recommended by many experts is to clear cache and clear data of that particular application. Clearing the cache of an application removes all the bugs that might be causing these glitches, so it is suggested to always clear cache and data when you face any difficulties in an app. Here’s how you can clear cache from Google play store and fix the “your device isn’t compatible with this version”:

  1. First of all, remove Google Playstore from running into the background.
  2. Then, head to Settings on your device.
  3. Click on the “Apps” and then, look for Google Playstore, and tap on it.
  4. Then, you will have to tap on the “Storage” option then, click on the “Clear cache” option and now, try downloading that app once again.

And here’s how you can clear data from Google Playstore, the steps are pretty similar to above:

  1. First of all, remove Google Playstore from running into the background.
  2. Then, head to Settings on your device.
  3. Click on the “Apps” and then, look for Google Playstore, and tap on it.
  4. Then tap on the “Storage” option and click on the “Clear date/Clear Storage” option. That is it! Now, look if the issue has been fixed.

3. Uninstall Updates

If the above-mentioned solutions don’t work then, you must try this one. This method will bring your app to the factory settings, deleting all the updates, data, etc. So, you can follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Settings on your device.
  2. Then, click on the “Apps” option, and there you will see a list of applications.
  3. Click on “Google Playstore” from that list.
  4. And now, you have to click on the “more” option or if the “more” option is not available then, click on the three-dots present above.
  5. And then, you have to choose the “Uninstall updates” option. 
  6. Finally, click on the “OK” button.

4. Restart Your Device

And the last piece of advice is to try restarting your device because there are chances that it might be a glitch due to some technicalities in your device. So, it’s better to try restarting your device and then, open the Google play store once again. Here’s how you can restart your Android device: first of all press and hold the power button of your device for a few seconds and then, click on the “Reboot/Restart” button.


There’s one more way that we haven’t mentioned above and you will see it mentioned on many other websites and that is to download the Apk file of that particular app from a third-party site. But it is kind of risky, while downloading there are chances that malware is transmitted into your device through those unsecured websites. So, it is suggested to be aware of these applications and look for alternatives to that particular application. We have mentioned every suitable information regarding this issue. I hope it helps you in fixing this issue and that you liked reading this article. If you still come across any other queries then, you can let us know in the comments below. 


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