How to Fix Google Play Store Error 403 on Verizon Galaxy S4

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It seems like Verizon Galaxy S4 owners are bugged with the Google Play Store Error 403 leaving them unable to download and update apps via the Android market. While this error has already been reported several times, there wasn't any clear information what triggers it. Fortunately, there are some procedures and steps that could eventually solve the problem.


Fixing Play Store Error 403

As I said, there were no explanations whatsoever that could shed some light as to the cause of this problem, so there is no ultimate resolution. All you can do is try one procedure after the other and see if that works. But here are the ones other owners claimed to have worked for them.
Also read: Galaxy S3 Play Store error 403 after 4.3 update
1st Procedure: Clear Cache and Data

This is to eliminate the possibility of corrupt cached data.
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Choose Settings then tap More tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager, swipe to choose All tab.
  4. Scroll to and tap Google Play Store.
  5. Tap Force Close button first to stop the app from running.
  6. Tap Clear Cache, then Clear Data.
  7. Tap OK to confirm.
  8. Go back to Home screen, tap Apps.
  9. Launch Play Store. (You may need to enter your credentials)
  10. Download any of the free apps to check if you can without getting an error.
2nd Procedure: Clear Google Service Framework Data

We don't advise this often but in case the first procedure couldn't solve the problem, it is logical to this. Basically, this will reset the core service framework of Android forcing the phone to cache new data by the time it's rebooted.
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Choose Settings then tap More tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager, swipe to choose All tab.
  4. Scroll to and tap Google Service Framework.
  5. Tap Force Close button first to stop the app from running.
  6. Tap Clear Cache, then Clear Data.
  7. Tap OK to confirm.
  8. Reboot the phone.
  9. From the Home screen, tap Apps.
  10. Launch Play Store.
  11. Download any of the free apps to check if you can without getting an error.
3rd Procedure: Uninstall Play Store Updates
There could be some compatibility issues between the Play Store and the firmware of the phone, so it's better to roll the Play Store back to the version when it worked flawlessly.
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Choose Settings then tap More tab.
  3. Tap Application Manager, swipe to choose All tab.
  4. Scroll to and tap Google Play Store.
  5. Tap Force Close button first to stop the app from running.
  6. Tap Uninstall Updates.
  7. Tap OK to confirm.
  8. Go back to Home screen, tap Apps.
  9. Launch Play Store.
  10. Download any of the free apps to check if you can without getting an error.
4th Procedure: Re-Setup Google Account
The error is basically caused by the Play Store and some owners claimed to have resolved the Play Store error 403 by removing their Google Account and setting it up again. This whole process will take only a few minutes to complete, so it's worth trying. Now, if  you used your computer to download apps to your phone, logout from your account then log back in and try again.

As of this writing, there are no other solutions available provided by major carriers in the U.S.

Do you have this problem?

We would want to know if the procedures we presented in this post worked for you. If you have resolved your problem without using these solutions, share with us your procedures. Please leave a comment in the form below or email us at sebertech@gmail.com. Thanks.

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