• Google Play Services is a background service that connects your Google Account to apps and services on your Android phone.
  • Google Play Services is designed to work without the user’s involvement, although it occasionally has troubles of its own.
  • Although updating Google Play Services differs from updating installed apps, it is still a simple process.
  • You can troubleshoot Google Play in a few steps if you’re having issues.

Google Play Services is a background service on your Android phone that connects your Google account(s) to Google Play apps.

You can utilize apps without having to enter login information every time you install a new one thanks to Google Play Services. It also handles and tracks Google Pay purchases to ensure you get the correct version of any material you’ve purchased (books, apps, movies, etc.).

Updating Google Play Services differs from updating your current apps, but it’s a simple process.

Google Play Services should be updated 

  1. Go to Apps from your phone’s app settings menu (sometimes called Apps & Notifications).
  2. Go to your app list and look for Google Play Services.
  3. If an option to Update or Install is available, tap it. If you don’t see these options, make sure your Google Play Services version is up to current.

If you’re having problems with Google Play Services that haven’t been resolved by an update, you may need to conduct some troubleshooting. Before making any major decisions, there are a few things to consider.

Connection issues with Google Play Services

If you have a connection fault with Google Play Services, you may receive a warning alerting you that you need to connect for your apps to run. You’ll probably discover there’s a problem before you see an alert. Apps may stop working, and you may receive frequent push notifications stating that the service must be restored.

Without contacting Google or your phone maker, you can troubleshoot the connection error. Here are a few things to think about:

Examine your web connection.

Check your connection, whether it’s WiFi or cell network data, to make sure it’s up to par. Google Play Services might be affected by a bad internet connection.

Clear the cache and data for Google Play Services.

  1. Go to the Apps area of your phone’s settings menu.
  2. In the list of all programs, look for Google Play Services.
  3. To access the app information screen, tap Google Play Services.
  4. Tap the Clear Cache button to clear the cache.
  5. To clear data, go to Manage Space and choose the files you want to get rid of. You can check search data saved by each app on your phone or clear all data by pressing the Clear All Data option.

Restart your computer.

You may need to turn your phone off and on from time to time.

  1. Press and hold the power button to get the Power Off option for your device.
  2. To turn off the device, press the Power button.
  3. To reactivate the device, press the power button.

If you’re still having problems, Google has a handy list of additional methods to troubleshoot Google Play issues, as well as recommendations for managing Google Play Services.