Google Play Store Error 498 – 5 Ways to Fix it

Recently While Downloading Asphalt game on my Smartphone I got an Error 498 in Google Play Store. To be Exact, the Error Reads “Error 498 has occurred while communicating with the server“.

I Tried again but the Same Error Again. After Few Tweaks i was finally able to download and Install  Asphalt on my Phone.

Because i Faced this error in Google Play store, i though there will be many other people facing the same error and so this Guide on how to Fix Error 498 in Gooogle Play store.

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Here on this Page i will be sharing few Methods that will help you to get rid of it. Though any one listed Method will not work for Everyone to Get rid of Google Play Error 498 because there are different reasons that are responsible to cause this error.

Causes of Error 498 in Play store

There are Few things that causes this Error on your Smartphone while you try to download any app from Google Play store.

  • The Most common issue is the Size of Device’s Cache Partition. You will get Error 498 in play store if you try to download apps that are larger in size then your Device’s Cache partition.

For Eg: Your Cache partition is of 30M and you try to download an app with Size 35M then you might get this error. Usually Play store have issues when downloading apps that are large in size.

Google Play Store Error 498

  • Another Reason is Google Servers from where you are trying to download the apps might be under maintenance. So if you are downloading an App and you get Play store erro 498 message then Server may be the issue. Just wait and try to download it again.

So these were just Couple of Possible Reasons for a User to get this Error in Google Play store, Now let us see Some Possible Ways to Fix it.

5 Ways to Fix Google Play store Error 498

Method 1: Clearing Cache

Most Common Reason you might be facing this Error  is because of Cache, so i will start the Methods list by Recommending you to Clearing the Cache.

To do So, Just navigate to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Select Google Play store > Clear Data & Clear Cache.

Now Try and download the App if Cache was the problem and clearing it solved the Issue for you.  One more reason of listing this method on top is this worked for me and i was able to download the game easily after clearing the Cache. Though the Solution for all might not be the same so try below methods too.

Method 2: Use Wifi to Download.

Many a times your Internet Service Provider(ISP) Creates this Problem of Error 498 and many other Errors. so Try and get access to Wifi somehow and try to download the app thats giving you the Error.

Method 3: Adding New Play Store account.

You will need to Add a new Play store account inorder to fix this Error. Go to Settings > Accounts > Add New Account > Click on Google > Next > Enter email > Done.

After setting up new Play store account try to download the same app and see if this have Solved your Problem.

Method 4: Connecting with Computer:

One of my Friend reported that he fixed Error 498 by installing apps from Computer to Smartphone. You just need to connect your Smartphone to Computer Using USB Cable. then goto Google Play Store using your Favourite Browser on your Computer. Then Search for the App which was getting error on your Smartphone.

Click on the Preferred Result that you get, next On the App page you will see Install button. Click it to Download that app On your Smartphone. No it will not Install on your Computer. it will Install on your Smartphone. Just make sure your Smartphone is Connected or else you will not See Install Button.

Method 5: Uninstall & reinstall Google Play store:

If your Phone is Rooted then You might just want to Uninstall and Then Reinstall Google Play store so that to make sure that you actually get rid of Error 498 in Google Play Store. If any of the above Listed methods don’t work for you then go for this one and you will fix it for sure.

So these were 5 Methods to Fix Error 498 In Play Store. I hope this helps you to get rid of this error and you can again download your favourite app from play store just like before.

If these Helps then please don’t forget to spend few seconds and Comment below which Method solved the Issue for you. Or If you have any other way to get rid of this error message in play store then feel free to share it in Comments below.

  1. Reply derrick December 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Have tryed this way many times but the problem is just the same

  2. Reply shadrack masira November 2, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Have tryed this way many times but the problem is just the same.

  3. Reply mufasa September 24, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    it was very helpful keep up man u thea

  4. Reply ahro October 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Sir the play store is not working on my samsung galaxy trend. When i open the play store then a massege comes to me . It says check your connection and try again.. please help me as soon as possible

  5. Reply Excel Guru August 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    This is what I was looking for, Thank you for the post. It helped me a lot.

  6. Reply John June 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Put an additional SD memory card and it will solve 498 issue

  7. Reply Parvez Khan February 17, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Thanx Bro I am Searching for it. I am very Thankful.

  8. Reply the guy over there February 10, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I have a galaxy s captivate will any of these work?

  9. Reply Sachin September 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Hiii Jigar
    This info very useful because you define it very simple terms
    Thanks for sharing with us
    Good work

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