Sometimes when you are installing an application, an error pops up, saying that you cannot install apps on Android in the default folder. Let’s figure out why this error pops up and how to get rid of problem when you are unable to install apps from app store on Android.
Several ways are available for those who want to install an application on a smart device. One of them is to download from Google Play. But sometimes, in the process of downloading, there may appear an error “Unable to install the application in the default folder”.
This error when you cannot install apps from Google Play store first began to appear on Android Lolipop 5.0. Now it’s quite hard to identify the reasons why you cannot install apps from app store.
To remove this bug ‘my phone cannot install apps’, you need to reset your Android device to its factory settings. However, be careful when you do this while performing this operation, you will lose all your applications, personal settings, and contacts, so don’t forget to backup the important data before running it. To find out how to make data backup, read our article how to backup Android. Follow our instructions and you’ll be able to fix the problem when you cannot install apps on Android.
Perhaps the reason of the error “Unable to install app in the default folder” lies in the lack of memory, this means that your phone does not have enough available memory (in internal memory or on the SD-card) and that is why it is unable to install app from Play store.
To find out the amount of free memory: go to “Settings” – “Memory”. In the “Available” the amount of memory that is available at the moment will be displayed.
To free memory, you can either delete the applications you don’t need or move them to the SD-card or the internal memory of the phone, depending on where you need to free up space.
Don’t forget that you must uninstall applications correctly.
For stable operation of applications and to guarantee that in the future this error when you cannot install from app store will no longer appear, you need at least 300 MB of free memory.
If you still encounter an error “Unable to install app in the default folder”, leave us a comment below.
Sometimes, minor system failures for example when you are unable to install application or run. For starters:
If the problem persists and you are still unable to install the application, you can try another method.
For instance, if you are unable to install application because the phone stopped reading SD-card, try Reboot your phone, if it does not help – format the memory card.