Google Play services are used to update and connect other Google services like Google Sign In and Google Maps. Google apps and apps from Google Play keeps your apps updated and running smoothly on Android devices.
This component provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings and higher quality, lower-powered location-based services.
It also enhances your app experience. It speeds up offline searches, provides more immersive maps and improves gaming experiences. Apps may not work if you uninstall installed application from your android device.
This won’t show up if you search for it in the Play Store. It is a background service that provides core functionality for making sure your apps work properly. Thanks to Google Play Services, you don’t have to create new login credentials for every new app you install.
What is Google Play Service?
If you’re having problems with a particular app, it could be because Google Play Services needs to update. It will generally update in the background without requiring you to do anything. However, you may occasionally be prompted to install the google play services update. If you receive a notification about available updates for “Android App“, tap it to go to the app page, then tap Update as you would for any other app.
How to Update Google Play Services Manually
To check if this application is up-to-date, open this app page in a web browser to be taken to the Play Store app. If you see Deactivate, then your app is current. If you see Update, tap it to download and install the latest updates for Google Play Services.
How to Troubleshoot Issues with Google Play Services
If an app crashes or fails to load, you might get an error message saying that Google Play Services has stopped. If you’re sure the app is up-to-date, then you may need to clear the related android application which installed on your device cache and storage:
1. Open your device’s Settings.
2. Tap Apps.
3. Tap the latest installed application.
4. Tap Force Stop, then tap Storage.
5. Tap Clear Cache, then tap Manage Storage.
6. Tap Clear All Data.
Pros And Cons
Allows for improved app experiences
Could drain your battery
Saves you updating the Android OS often
Avoids problems of fragmentation of the OS
Without it, Google services won’t work!
What’s new In The Latest Version
You can check out the changelogs for the latest version of this application here, and also view the timelines and logs for earlier releases. Most of what the updates do are small changes under the hood such as streamlining aspects relating to ads, games, fitness and making the overall Google ecosystem operation more efficient and stable.
You may have to wait up to five minutes for the changes to take effect. If you’re having trouble downloading an app from Google Play, then you may need to repeat the steps above for the Play Store app as well.