The further and more information technology develops, the more complex operating systems become. Unsurprisingly, this can cause developers to get confused and release an update that conflicts with the hardware or simply makes the system unusable. However, users themselves are often to blame for the errors that occur, or rather their illiteracy. Today we will talk about what to do if the error "Unable to install the application in the default folder" occurs.
The very first piece of advice that any technical support of each device will give you is to reboot the device. It doesn't matter what brand of device and what specific model you are using, if any error occurs, try to reboot the OS, even if it is not possible to install the application in the default folder.
The fact is that with a long continuous operation of the device, errors can accumulate, RAM cells fill up and many third-party processes can be loaded. For this reason, when tryinginstall a new application, there may be a conflict between running programs and the content being installed. Thus, by rebooting the device, you will clean up the memory of the device and improve performance, increasing the chances of installing the application, and you can avoid the appearance of an inscription that says that it is impossible to install the application in the default folder.
The most common reason for the message that the application cannot be installed to the default folder is the lack of free space in the permanent memory of your Android device.
To do this, go to "Settings" - "Applications". We select old and unnecessary applications and delete them. Just be careful not to clean your device from useful system programs and utilities. In addition, you can try to free up space on your device by deleting data from your memory card: photos and videos. After all the manipulations, go to "Settings" - "Memory" and check the available free space. If it is enough, then the message that it is impossible to install the application in the default folder should stop appearing.
Theoretically, the previous method includes this method of solving the problem. However, if after you have freed up free space on the memory card, the device still says: "The application cannot be installed in the default folder", then the problem may lie inPlay Market itself.
To eliminate it, we enter the phone settings in the usual way and select "Applications". We find in the opened list "Market" and click on it. In its settings, select "Clear cache" and "Erase data". After that, you can try to install the desired program again.
If all attempts fail, you can continue to "conjure" with the "Market". In the settings, click on the "Uninstall updates" button. After that, you need to restart the device and start the "Market" again. Now you can try to install the application again. If this method did not help, then go to the next method.
If you keep getting a message that the application cannot be installed to the default folder, what should I do and where should I look for the reasons? Recently, a similar problem began to appear on most flagship "Android" devices. This is due, oddly enough, to the version of the operating system. Thus, if you have updated the OS on your device or just bought a new one, you have several choices:
- Roll back your operating system to an older version.
- Meekly and patiently waiting for the next update.
- Install an operating system of a completely different build.
In any case, whichever of the three methods you choose, for its implementation it is better to refer toprofessionals, because as a result of an unsuccessful flashing of the gadget, instead of a multimedia center, you can get an ordinary "brick".
Of course, when solving problems with any technical devices, one cannot do without tips from users who have gone through this. The advice of different users on the problem we are considering today may differ. For example, some say that you need to remove and reinsert the memory card, and this will help. You can try to remove applications on the gadget using a computer, rather than the built-in utilities. Check your internet connection, or just try downloading the app you're interested in several times in a row.
As the name implies, this method will be the final one. Sometimes installation problems can occur due to unsuccessful synchronization of the device with the account. For example, if the given process was unsuccessfully interrupted. To fix this trouble, you must do the following:
- Once again, go to "Settings" - "Applications". We are interested in three utilities: Google Play Market, Google Play Services and Google Services Framework.
- For these applications, execute the commands: "Stop", "Delete updates", "Delete data".
- Now follow the account synchronization settings and remove all the checkmarks there.
- Restarting the device.
- Restoring settingssync and restart the gadget again.
- You can now launch Google Play. There will be a long update process at first, but after that everything should work as it should.
But what to do if this method did not help and you again get a message that it is impossible to install the application in the default folder? "Android" leaves no choice but to wait until an update is released that will fix the error, or reinstall the entire system. Although there is always one main way out - to return the gadget for warranty service, let the professionals figure out why the device refuses to work normally.
Finally, try changing the default installation location of the app. To do this, go to the "Settings" of the phone, the "Memory" section and switch the checkbox from internal memory to an external SD card.