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How to Solve Background Data Disabled : Google Play Store needs background data to be Enabled Error

Last Updated On: May 20, 2017

As we know, by using Google Play Store, all the android users can download the required apps for their device. But, sometimes due to the improper settings and some other reasons, the Play store will not work properly. It sometimes shows error like “No connection, Retry”. Due to the error in Play Store, you will not be able to download the apps. Some android users also have the query about how to enable background data.

Sometimes, Google Play Store also shows an error as “Background Data Disabled : Google Play Store needs background data to be Enabled.” To fix this error in Google play store, here we will be discussing the easy solution of this error. With the help of this solution, you can also fix the problem about how to enable background data.Background Data Disabled

What is background data

To use Google Play Store app on your smartphone, you must enable background data on your smartphone. Actually by enabling background data, you are allowing your device do download data for further reference or provide you with notification even when you are not using play store app on your smartphone.

How to Enable Background Data From Setting

Sometimes, when you are using power saving mode on your device, it will automatically switch to background data restricted mode. So whenever you are trying to download something, it will show you that error.

To resolve the error of Google Play Store, Follow the steps mentioned below. So, just take a look of it and get rid of background data disabled error on your smartphone.

  • First of all, go to the “Settings” of your android device.
  • Here, select the option of “Data usage”.
  • In the display of “Data Usage”, you can see the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Now, tap on that three dots. It will show the options for you.

How to Enable Background Data

  • In which, select the option of “Restrict Background data” to enable the background data.

Once, you have changes the settings which are mentioned above, now open the Play Store. If you change settings properly, the error of “Background Data Disabled: Google Play Store needs background data to be enabled” should not appear. The Google Play Store will work well with your device.

How to Enable Background data from Data usage

Sometimes you might have disabled background data from data usage setting. Check below steps on how to enable background data from data usage option on android smartphones.

  • Go to Setting > Data Usage option
  • Select Google Play Store from there
  • Scroll down to see restrict background data option
  • Uncheck that box, if it has checked to enable background data

How to enable background data in Android

So, by using the solution mentioned above, you can easily get rid of such error of Play Store. We hope this guide has helped you on how to turn on background data or turning it off easily.

Do let us know if you still facing any issue following those above steps. Or feel free to ask in the comment below to get a quick answer from experts.

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About Mukesh Chauhan

Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com