How to fix "Authentication is required. You need to sign in to your Google Account"




Occasionally you might encounter this error when launching the Google Play Store. Even tapping on the Retry button doesn't yield any results. Here are 2 steps you can take to resolve this.


Clear Google Play Store data
Settings > Installed apps > Google Play Store > Clear data

Re-login to Google Play Store
Settings > Other accounts > Google > Three dots (More) > Remove Account

Once that completes, launch Google Play Store again and it should prompt you to login to your Google account.