The only thing Windows Phone 8.x users are getting in the Store is error 805a0193

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that the definitive cutoff for Windows Phone 8.x users for app updates and downloads would be July 1, 2019, and this would follow apps no longer being able to be submitted to the store for those devices from Oct 31, 2018, which has already passed. However, users have been reporting on Twitter and Reddit that they can no longer download apps in the store and instead are greeted with an error "805a0193" message.

Although many of the tweets have gone unanswered, the @MicrosoftHelps account did respond to at least one tweet regarding problems Windows Phone users are having accessing the Store, after initially providing support to the tweet for Windows 10 Mobile:

Although we're just coming out of the weekend, which could easily be blamed for technicians not yet rectifying the access issues Windows Phone users are having, as of writing, people still can't get apps in the Store on their Windows Phone 8.x devices and @MicrosoftHelps hasn't acknowledged the issue either.

A volunteer contributor in the Microsoft Community support forums did suggest that the problem would normally be resolved "in 1-2 days", but that was posted on Friday, and here we are three days later.

Source: Windows Latest


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