How to Fix Your 2017 Amazon Fire Tablet When It Stops Showing Google Play Apps

How to Fix Your 2017 Amazon Fire Tablet When It Stops Showing Google Play Apps e-Reading Hardware Fire Tips and Tricks

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A new bug has shown up on late model Fire tablets this week, but luckily a solution was discovered shortly afterward.

A number of users have reported that they were having trouble using some of the apps on their Fire tablet. Some users had installed the apps from Google Play, while others reported having the same problems with apps downloaded from the Amazon Appstore.

 

The users are reporting that the apps are still shown on the home screen, only  grayed out, and when they try to launch the apps they were instead shown an error message suggesting the apps had been installed on an SD card that’s been removed.

I haven't seen this issue myself, but it has been reported on Amazon's Forums, and forum member Ms_Carla has already found a way to resolve the issue.

  1. Open the Amazon Fire tablet’s setting menu.
  2. Choose the Appls & Games option.
  3. Tap Manage All Applications.
  4. Scroll to Appstore, and click it.
  5. Click on Force Stop, and then click OK to confirm.
  6. Then clear the cache, and reboot your tablet.

 

If this doesn't work, Liliputing posted an alternate set of instructions that involve forcing the Fire tablet to reload the home page.

  1. Open the Amazon Fire tablet’s setting menu.
  2. Choose the Appls & Games option.
  3. Tap Manage All Applications.
  4. Swipe to the Running tab.
  5. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner and tap the show cached process option.
  6. Select the option that says Home Pages.
  7. Tap the stop  option.

Amazon has issued a number of minor updates over the past few weeks, one of which probably introduced this bug. I now my older Fire tablet has gotten at least two updates in the past month, but I have not seen this bug.

Have you?

Liliputing

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on How to Fix Your 2017 Amazon Fire Tablet When It Stops Showing Google Play Apps

  1. I’ve had this problem a few times on my Fire 7″. I just reboot and it’s fine.

    Barry

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