Numerous Android apps on Google Play Store are available that help you use your smartphone like a pro. But sometimes, you will get a “Package File is Invalid” error.

You might be reading this article because you are looking for what package file invalid means. Well, this error normally comes when you’re downloading and installing any Android application from the Google Play Store.

This occurs for any apps you are downloading; suppose you are downloading WhatsApp, you might also get Whatsapp Installation Problems Android saying the WhatsApp package file is invalid or something like this.

You may observe the same error while installing apps on Bluestack. Here in this tutorial, we will discuss how to fix a package file that is an invalid issue.

This mainly occurs because of cache data on your Play Store. Here is how you can clear your Play Store data to fix the Package File’s invalid Android error.

Clearing cache data

  • First of all, open “Settings” on the phone.
  • Scroll down and find the “Applications” option and open it
  • In the list, you have to choose the “Google Play Store” application
  • Tap on the “Google Play Store” application to open it
  • Here you can see the “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data” buttons (You have to press both buttons one by one)

In a simple step, you can resolve your Android Application Package File invalid error from below.

Go to Setting >> Applications >> All >> Google Play Store >> Clear Cache” & “Clear Data”

Now restart your smartphone and try downloading some apps from the Play Store. You will notice that your Invalid File Type error on the Play Store has gone.

Check out how to fix any Google Play Store error.

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Bhavesh Sondagar
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