How to Fix There Was A Problem Parsing the Package

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A window pops up saying “There was a problem parsing the package” while installing an app on Android? Here we’ve collected some useful tricks to fix this problem.

Android devices are said to be one of the most popular smartphones today because Android devices have this user-friendly features, it is cheaper than other smartphones. Aside from these, Android devices actually have an open source and it has a lot of reasons as to why it is one of the most popular smartphones today.

However, there are still some issues that you will experience on your Android device. Here, we are going to discuss one of the common issues that you might experience in using your Android device and also we have included some ways for you to fix this kind of issue. 

Part 1. Android Error “there was a problem parsing the package”

Many people would ask, what does this parsing means. The parsing error actually comes when we are trying to install an application on our Android devices. There are instances that when we download an app, we tend to encounter a message that says "there was a problem parsing the package".

If you see this message upon downloading an application, this means that you are not able to download this app because of a certain APK parser. Now, another question that you might encounter is that why does this parse error really occur.

There are many reasons why this message appears on your screen when you try to download an application. 

1.1 The file might have downloaded incompletely

1.2 The application may not be compatible with the hardware or your operating system

1.3 This is because of a security setting

1.4 The APK may be a corrupted file

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Part 2. Quick Fixes: “there was a problem parsing the package” on Your Android

FIX 1: ENABLE "ALLOW INSTALLATION OF APPS FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES"

You can go ahead and try to enable this in the settings of your Android device. Just do the following steps.

Launch Settings on your Android device

Go ahead and locate Security - for Samsung Galaxy users

Or find Location application - for other Android devices

And then locate and choose "Allow installation of apps from Unknown Sources" and then have it turned on. 

FIX 2: TURN ON USB DEBUGGING ON YOUR ANDROID PHONE

Go and launch settings on your Android device

After that, go ahead and tap on About Phone

Tap on "Build Numbers" seven times until you see a message that says "You are now a developer"

After that, go to your Settings again 

Scroll down and then select Developer Options

And then choose and turn on USB Debugging

FIX 3: DISABLE YOUR ANTI-VIRUS

One of the reasons as to why you are experiencing the parse error is that if your security application is actually blocking the installation. In the event that you are actually trying to install an a.apk file, then there might be a possibility that your Anti-virus is blocking your .apk file that you are trying to download. Just go ahead and disable your Anti-virus for a short time and then go ahead and install the .apk file.

FIX 4: CHECK FOR ANY CORRUPTED APP FILE ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

There are instances that one of the reasons why you are experiencing this kind of error of parsing package issue because the .apk app file that you are trying to download is corrupted. If this is the case, you can go ahead and try to download a new .apk file from Google Play Store and then have it installed on your Android device.

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FIX 5: CLEAR CACHE COOKIES FOR PLAY STORE

Another reason for the parsing error is because of the cache cookies of your Play Store. So from here, there might be a need for you to clear you cache cookies. For you to do this, all you need to do is to launch your Google Play store and then tap on the sidebar. From there, go ahead and locate and tap on Settings. And then go ahead and locate the clear option and then clear all your search history.

FIX 6: APP MIGHT NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM

There is also a possibility that the app you are trying to download is not compatible with your Android device, specifically on your operating system. The app you are trying to download may not also be compatible with your hardware which is the reason for the parsing error you are experiencing. 

Part 3. A Great Way to Keep all You App Safe and Other Data on Your Android Device

Having this parsing error can really be annoying because you won't be able to download the application that you want. And of course, we are also sure that you may also want to keep your existing apps safe. With this, we have the most trusted and recommended software that you can use and this program is called the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore

The FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore will allow you to selectively backup your data from your Android device to your computer. This program will also help you backup all your Apps and Apps Data. The FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore will also let you preview your backup file and then have them restored to any of your Android devices.

This program supports over 8000 plus Android devices which actually includes those Android devices that were recently released because we make sure that the program is always updated because we certainly know how fast our technology changes nowadays.

For you to be able to backup your apps on your Android device, just go ahead and download the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore from our official website and then have it installed on your computer - either your Mac or Windows PC. 

Follow the steps below to begin backing up your Apps from your Android device. 

Step 1: Open FoneDog Toolkit on Your PC

Once you have successfully installed the FoneDog Toolkit on your computer, go ahead and launch the program. Wile the FoneDog Toolkit is running, make sure that there is no other backup application running on your PC.

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Step 2: Connect Your Android Device to your PC

Once you have launched the FoneDog Android Toolkit on your PC, go ahead and connect your Android device using your USB cable. Wait until the program detects your Android device. Once your Android device had been detected, go ahead and click "Android Data Backup and Restore" from the main interface of the FoneDog Toolkit.

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REMINDER: In case that you are using an Android device that has a 4.0 OS version and above, you will be able to see a pop-up window on your screen asking you to turn on USB Debugging on your Android device. Once you have enabled USB Debugging, go ahead and tap on 'OK" button. 

Step 3: Choose Backup Option and Data Type to Backup

Here, once your Android device was detected by the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore program, you can go ahead and click also the "Device Data Backup" button. After that, the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore will then show you a list of file types that the program support to backup.

You can go ahead and select the file type that you wish to backup and once you are done choosing the data you want to backup, go ahead and click on the "Start" button. 

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Step 4: Backup Complete

Once you have clicked on the "Start button, the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore will then start scanning, extracting the data from your Android device and will start backing them up. You will be able to see the progress on your screen.

Once the backup is done, just go ahead and simply click on the "OK" button. You will then be able to see what your backup contains for each file that you selected. Since you have already backed up your data from your Android device, you will then be able to restore your backup file either to your computer or to your Android device. 

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Since you know now how the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore works in term of backing up your data from your Android device, we are sure that there will come a time that you will be needing to restore these data on either to your computer or to your Android device. If this is the case, then go ahead and continue to the next step on how you can restore your backup file. 

RESTORE BACKUP FILE USING THE FoneDog TOOLKIT - ANDROID DATA BACKUP AND RESTORE

#1: Launch FoneDog Toolkit and Connect your Android Device

Go ahead and run the program and then connect your Android device using your USB cable. After that, go ahead and click on "Device Data Restore" from the main page. 

select restore option

#2: Choose Backup File

After that, the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore will then show you your backup file lists. You can choose the backup file that you want to restore according to the date and time the backup was made. Once you have selected the desired backup file, go ahead and click on the "Start" button. 

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#3: Choose Data and Restore.

Once you have clicked on the Start button, the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore will then begin extracting and scanning your backup file. Once the extraction of your backup file is complete, go ahead and preview all your items from your backup file. You can also selectively choose the file or data you wish to recover. After that, go ahead and click on the "Restore" button. 

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REMINDER: Once that you have clicked on the Restore button, the system will then start the program and once you have confirmed all the data that you saved for then just go ahead and click on the "OK" button. Please do not disconnect your Android device from your PC. Do not try to open any applications as well during the eyes.

Part 4. Conclusion.

Our Android devices really play an important role in our everyday lives. Our Android devices help us to connect with our families, friends and other people which is the reason why we cannot afford having our Android device that has an issue. 

Luckily, we have gathered information how you can possibly fix this kind of issue when you are trying to download an app from your Google Play Store. And of course, keeping our data is the best thing that we can do just in case something happens to our Android devices. With the help of the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore.

You will be able to download your data from your Android device to your computer. You can backup your contacts, text messages, call logs, WhatsApp, photos, videos, and more. This program is also compatible with almost all Android devices which will let you use it including to those Android devices that just came out.

You will be able to selectively backup your data and of course have them restored to another Android device anytime you want. With the use of the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore, backing up and restoring your data from your Android device is never been easier.

Plus, the program is very safe to use because it will not lose or delete any existing data from your Android device or it will not overwrite any of your back-ups. The FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore is also a secured program because all information will always be kept in private.

This program will also allow you to preview all of your data before you take further actions in backing them up or restoring them to your Android devices. Have the FoneDog Toolkit - Android Data Backup and Restore downloaded on your computer and we will assure you that this program truly does its job to give you the best of the best result.

Video Guide: How to Fix Parsing a Package Issue

In this video, you can learn how to fix to parse a package problem and selectively backup and restore data on Android as well with few simple steps.

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