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How to troubleshoot Google Play Services?

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troubleshoot with Google Play Services

Do you have problems with Google Play Services? Google Play services is an application used to update apps, both from the Android system itself, and from third parties. But sometimes it can happen that it is that application itself, which gives you problems.

If this has been your case, the solution usually involves uninstalling updates to it. A fairly simple process that can avoid major problems.

How to troubleshoot Google Play Services

What is Google Play Services for?

Being a free software system, which anyone can modify, the big problem with Android was fragmentation. To avoid this, Google needed to implement some system that would allow it to maintain control. Y Google Play services It is the application that ensures that everything is kept up to date. Whatever version of Android we have.

It is an app that works in the background, and check that there are new updates. These updates can be both from the Android system itself, or from any of the applications that we have installed. In addition, it also allows other apps to use some Google services, to improve their uses.

How to troubleshoot Google Play Services

For example, Google Play Services is the application responsible for managing various aspects. For example, an app can open a web page in Chrome, open a map of Google Maps or make payments with Google Wallet. In short, we could say that it is the link between all the apps on our phone.

I have problems with Google Play Services what do I do?

We already saw in a previous article how to solve pending download on Google Play. If we have problems with Google Play Services, the way to solve it can be as detailed.

Some updates, depending on the Android mobile model we have, may not work well. This problem usually occurs in Chinese mobiles, but also in other Japanese or Korean brands.

Sometimes these problems translate into phone malfunction. It does not load apps well, it gives error, the phone heats up or becomes unstable in its operation.

How to troubleshoot Google Play Services

How to uninstall updates from Google Play Services

  1. Go to Settings> Device> Applications> All> Google Play Store.
  2. Press Uninstall updates. This resets the application back to the original version, as delivered with the device.
  3. Repeat the process with Google Play Services.
  4. Enter the Google Play Store app and then switch to the home screen.
  5. Wait 5-10 minutes for the update to occur.
  6. Restart your smartphone.
  7. Open the Google Play Store app again.
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What if I still have problems?

Most of the time, the problems you may have with Google Play Services are solved simply uninstalling updates, following the steps in the previous section. But there may also be some case where this is not the case. In which you are not even able to access the uninstall of Google Play Services updates.

How to troubleshoot Google Play Services

In that case, the only way you’ll have to solve it will be to reset your smartphone and factory reset. In this way, it will stay the same as when you took it out of the box and should go like silk.

We could think «so if I have problems, formatting and that’s it«. A previous step to that traumatic step is to carry out the procedure mentioned. This way we don’t lose data and if we find the solution, we will save time. Formatting the mobile will be the last option, not because it damages our device. But because all data, files, apps, photographs, videos, etc. will be lost. Before formatting, we must make a backup copy of everything. And this whole procedure takes time.

Have you ever had problems with Google Play Services? You can tell us how you solved it, in the comments section at the bottom of the page.