Windows Phone Store error 80070020

Roses are red, violets are blue, and Windows Phone is still alive and kicking, at least for some users. Today, thousands of users with Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are complaining about error 80070020 when downloading applications and games. Windows Phone Store is throwing error 80070020 when the user attempts to download any apps and there seems to be no official workaround available.

While Windows phones as we know no longer seem to have a future since Microsoft has officially abandoned the platform completely, however, the Windows Phone store should continue to work fine. Windows Phone Store error 80070020 appears to be affecting all Lumia handsets with the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, but there’s an easy solution.

Fix Windows Phone Store error 80070020

  • Open Settings.
  • Navigate to Date & Time settings, and change your phone’s date to 3rd December 2017.

It is also worth noting that this solution is temporary and has its own disadvantages, but we believe that the software giant is already working on a fix for the reported bugs.

Microsoft last year discontinued Windows Phone 8.1, while many hoped that Microsoft would have supported their smartphone users, but that hasn’t seemed to be the case.

The company recently announced that it’s retiring push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0. This means that the devices running Windows Phone 8.0 operating system will no longer receive notifications such as WhatsApp messages. Microsoft has however confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile will still support the notifications and tile updates.

“On February 20, 2018, Mobile Push Notification services will be turned off for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0. Once this happens: Your phone will no longer receive notifications,” Microsoft says.

If the rumours are believed to be true, Microsoft is reportedly working on a mobile type device with Windows 10 ARM operating system. It won’t compete in smartphones category, so such a project is coming but it won’t replace your Windows Phone or smartphone.

  • UkPowerful .

    Your solution is not working on Lumia 520 and 630 in UK. Both say email account Not up to date and store wont work. Microsoft bricked all mobiles with a view to a profit. Shame on you MS

    • Mayank Parmar

      The issue has been officially fixed. Wait for a couple of days and it would work fine.

      • UkPowerful .

        By “official” you suggest you have seen a statement or article from Microsoft. Can you share with us the link please?

        • Mayank Parmar

          No, sorry. But here’s a confirmation that this has been passed to the Microsoft team.

          https://twitter.com/mahoekst/status/970765453902602240

          • UkPowerful .

            that is not a confirmation of a fix – but its a start nevertheless

          • Mayank Parmar

            Store is now working for me. Can you check?

          • UkPowerful .

            Yes! It works! Thanks Mayank :)

  • Rogier Kramer

    I had this problem yesterday! Todat i got this message;
    “Service not available”
    The Store isn’t available at the moment. Please check back in a bit.

    Inquiring minds might find this errorcode helpful: 805a01f4.

    Can somebody help me with this?

    • Mayank Parmar

      I’m getting this error as well. Tried restarting the phone? Works for some.

      • Rogier Kramer

        No, that doesnt work! is this problem known by microsoft?

        • Mayank Parmar

          Well, I think Microsoft is aware of this issue, but no proper fix yet. One employee on Twitter confirmed that he as passed this to the team.

          They’ve already replaced the expired SSL certificate of WP marketplace that was causing 80070020 but the Store still not working.

          • Rogier Kramer

            Can you give me an update when you have more info?

          • Mayank Parmar

            sure, will do that.

          • Mayank Parmar

            Can you check if it’s working fine now?

          • Rogier Kramer

            Problem Solved! Will check it again tommorow morning! Thank for now!