Google Play only downloads over WiFi

  1. Hello,

    If I try to download an app over my data connection, it pops up with a warning, this app is large, etc, etc... only download over wifi? And I uncheck only download over wifi, and click continue install or something.
    The install starts but never finishes; it's always in progress.

    Over wifi there is no problem.

    I'm using a Mi2s with latest the MIUI version and latest google play AFAIK.

    Thanks for reading.
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,183   +945

    Apps above 50mb cannot be downloaded over data (at least on iOS) since it would put a lot of strain on the cellular data connection. Not sure if it is the same with Android, but I would expect that to be so. It is most likely a glitch with the OS. I would maybe head over to an Android-centric forum like Android Central if no one here can help you.
  3. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 932   +44

    In my S4 running Android 4.3, System Settings > Connections tab > Data Usage. Then scroll down to Google Play Store. Tapping on it gives the attached screen. Is that what you unchecked? Btw, I've got Google Play 4.9.13.

    Screenshot_2014-09-01-10-46-55 (Small).png
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 4,389   +135

    The apps were only a few megabytes...
    I checked that data is enabled for Google play.
    Aside from that I can search for apps on Google play on mobile data anyway.
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 932   +44

    There's also a global setting for restricting background data. But probably not what's causing your problem, since you aren't restricting background data. Are you experiencing this all the time or toward the end of you billing cycle, and you happened to be close to your data plan allowance? Thinking perhaps a setting for limiting mobile data is inadvertently turned on?
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 4,389   +135

    No the global setting is off as well.
    No I don't have any limits on my data and normal internet browsing works fine as well.
    And yea it happens all the time a afaik.
  7. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 932   +44

    Weird, what if you download the same app(s) via Amazon? I wonder if you'll encounter the same problem?
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 4,389   +135

    I tried amazon app store on data and I was able to download some apps without issue.
  9. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 932   +44

    That's strange. Maybe it's a Google Play specific issue then.
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,481   +627

    Sounds like the Google Play services framework issue and/or play store issue. I'd hope on over to XDA or somewhere and try different versions, if you haven't already cleared data/cache on both of those apps.

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