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Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version Error on Android? Here is How to Fix it

Did you go to PlayStore to download and install your favourite application but get the “Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version” Error while trying to do so? if so, you have come to the right place. This is exactly what happened to our users and after careful research and testing, we were able to fix this issue completely for most of them.

Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version
Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version

In this article, we have compiled all the different methods and workarounds that you can use to successfully get around this issue and be able to enjoy any application on your Android device. For that, follow the steps that we have listed below.

Fixing the Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version Error on Android:

Solution 1: Installing through APK

Most of the time, the issue comes because your device hasn’t been updated to the latest available version of Android. Oftentimes, applications limit the oldest android versions that can install their app on their devices. Luckily, for most apps, you can find older versions of the applications that work fine with the older versions of Android.

However, keep in mind that this process comes with a certain amount of risk as you can never be sure if you can trust a third-party APK for an application but in our test cases, there wasn’t an issue when we used popular APK websites. Therefore, to install an APK:

  1. Launch into the settings of your device and navigate to the bottom.
  2. From the bottom, click on the “About Phone” section and from there, make sure to note down the “Android Version” of your device.
    Tapping On About Phone Option to fix Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version Error
    Tapping On About Phone Option
  3. Now, launch into your browser and type in the “(APP Name, Android Version, APK)” and press “Enter”.
  4. From the top results, select a website that seems safe, make sure to check for the “Padlock” at the top right and to ensure that there aren’t spammy ads or offers to ensure your security.
  5. Download this “apk” and click on it to install it on your device.
  6. Check and see if this has fixed the “Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version Error” issue for you.

Solution 2: Check for Software Updates

As stated above, the issue is mostly caused when the application requires a newer version of Android on your device and you are sitting on an older one. However, most smartphone providers issue Android updates for devices at least 2 to 3 years after their launch. If your smartphone is one of those, it should have an Android update available for you. For that:

  1. Launch into the device settings and navigate to the bottom of your screen.
  2. From here, click on the “About Phone” option and then select the “Software Update” option and select the “Check for Updates” option.
    Note: This can differ from device to device due to different manufacturers.
    Tapping On Check For Updates Option to fix Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version Error
    Tapping On Check For Updates Option
  3. Your device should now check for any available updates and install them.
  4. Check to see if this fixes the Your device isn’t compatible with this version issue.

Solution 3: Clear PlayStore Cache

Sometimes, the issue might occur due to a glitch and not due to an actual version issue. Therefore, we suggest that you clear out the PlayStore cache using the steps listed below.

  1. Press the settings icon on your home screen to launch into the device settings.
  2. Here, click on the “Apps” button and then select the “Applications” option.
  3. Now, click on the “Three Dots” in the top right corner and select the “Show System Apps” button.
  4. From this list, click on the “PlayStore” button and from there, select the “Storage” option.
  5. Here, select the “Clear Cache” and the “Clear Data” button to clear out the glitched data and cache.
    Tap on Clear Data to fix Your device isn’t compatible with this version
    Tap on Clear Data
  6. Now, restart PlayStore and check to see if the Your Device isn’t Compatible with this Version Error issue is fixed.
    Note: The applications might be stored a bit differently depending upon your device, the general steps remain the same but you might have to look for the applications settings from your device’s settings.
  7. If the issue still isn’t fixed, repeat the process above but this time, for the Google Services Framework app listed in the list of system applications.

Solution 4: Uninstall PlayStore Updates

Sometimes, the new PlayStore version installed on your device might be acting up due to which the device compatibility isn’t being registered properly. In order to uninstall the updates from this, go through the following steps.

  1. Launch into the settings, go to “Apps > Applications” and from here, click on the “Three Dots” at the top right side.
  2. From here, select the “Show System Applications” option.
    Tap on Show System Apps to fix Your device isn’t compatible with this version
    Tap on Show System Apps
  3. Now, make sure to select the “Google PlayStore” application from the list of installed apps.
  4. Click on the “Three Dots” at the top right hand and select the “Uninstall Updates” button to remove any recently installed updates to the PlayStore and revert them back to the original.
  5. Now, check to see if the “Your device isn’t compatible with this version Android” issue is fixed.

If the issue is still occurring on your device, contact us for further troubleshooting.

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