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How to Stop the Play Store Recommended Actions Pop-Up from Flashing

Recently, many users have been facing a frustrating issue when they open the Play Store. An annoying Recommended Actions pop-up keeps flashing at them. This problem isn’t limited to specific devices or operating systems. Users of Pixel, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and more are all experiencing this pesky annoyance. What’s even more concerning is that this issue spans across various Android versions, from Android 11 to the latest Android 14.

To make matters worse, some users have reported a yellow warning sign indicating that a malicious app may be lurking on their device. However, when they run a check using Play Protect, no such problematic apps are listed. It’s clear that the Silicon Valley giant’s app repository is currently facing a few hiccups. So, let’s dive into the essential question at hand: Is there a solution to stop the Play Store Recommended Actions pop-up from flashing incessantly? Let’s find out.

Many users have been facing a frustrating issue when they open the Play Store. An annoying Recommended Actions pop-up keeps flashing at them.

Solving the Play Store Recommended Actions Pop-Up Flashing Issue

Solution 1: For Non-Rooted Devices

If you’re troubled by the persistent flashing of the Play Store Recommended Actions pop-up, the latest Google Play Store update might be the culprit. To address this issue, you’ll need to revert to a previous version of the app and clear its data. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to your device’s Settings.
  2. Navigate to the Apps section and select “See All Apps.”
  3. Find and tap on “Google Play Store.”
  4. Click on the overflow menu (usually represented by three dots) and choose “Uninstall Updates.” Confirm by selecting “OK.” Click on the overflow menu (usually represented by three dots) and choose "Uninstall Updates." Confirm by selecting "OK."
  5. Now, access the app’s storage and cache settings. Tap on “Clear Storage” and then select “Delete.” Now, access the app's storage and cache settings. Tap on "Clear Storage" and then select "Delete."

Give it a try and see if this method resolves the Play Store Recommended Actions pop-up flashing issue.

Solution 2: For Rooted Devices

For those who have a rooted device and are using the Play Integrity Fix Module, the issue may stem from version 9.2, which had a bug causing the error you’re experiencing. The good news is that the developer has recognized this problem and has released an updated version, 9.9, to resolve it. You can obtain this new version from their GitHub repository.


In conclusion, for now, these are the only two workarounds available to address the problem of the Recommended Actions pop-up flashing in the Play Store. The official developers have not officially acknowledged the issue or provided an estimated time for a fix. If any developments occur in this regard, we will promptly update this guide. In the meantime, these suggested workarounds remain your best options.

Disclaimer: Please use these suggestions at your own discretion, and be aware that making changes to your device’s settings or using third-party software can carry risks. It’s advisable to exercise caution and back up your data before attempting any troubleshooting or modifications. Additionally, the official stance and actions of software developers and device manufacturers may change over time, so it’s a good practice to consult their official sources or support channels for the latest information and updates on the issues mentioned. We are not responsible for any potential issues or consequences that may arise from following the guidance provided here.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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