How to Fix Unfor­tu­nate­ly Google Play Ser­vices Has Stopped Work­ing Issue

‘Unfortunately, Google Play services have stopped.’ is one of the most disturbing errors that can be seen on android devices nowadays.

Sometimes, it also comes with another error message ‘google play services keeps stopping’. But both of them are the same.

A lot of reports are coming to us about this error. So we decided to make a guide on it. Fixing it is easier than it seems to be.

The first step to solving an issue is to find out the root of the issue. So, let’s find out the reason first.

What is Causing The Google Play Services Keeps Stopping Error?

Finding out the root may be a good decision even before the first step of solving the issue. Because, if we find out the root of the error, maybe there’s no need to go for a second step. Maybe in the first step, we can solve it. The error ” google play services keeps stopping ” may be occurring because any network issue or your device is having issues to be compatible with the Play Store system. Or the Google Play service you have on your device is outdated. 

The Google Play service should be installed from an authentic and official source. If you have downloaded from a third-party website or source, and install it then it may cause a lot of problems including this. It may be not installed properly, or not compatible with your device. The compatibility issue happens when you force install the wrong version of the play service. The third-party website does not give you the updated Google Play service for your device. They offer whatever they have on their site. 

Even after all these reasons are visible to us, it’s impossible to say which one is specifically the reason you are experiencing this issue. But, there’s nothing to worry about. The solution is simple. 

We have put the basic settings on the top of the list. SO that you don’t have to take any advanced steps when one of the basics could have done the job for you.

Solutions To Solve The Issue – ” Unfortunately Google Play Services Has Stopped.“

The steps you can see on the top are the easiest. So, try them first if you are not the techy guy. Yes, you may have to try out the complex ones too, if the easier ones did not work on your device. We hope the easier ones do your job.

Let’s get started.

Solution 1. Restart Your Android Device

It may sound common to you and everyone else. But this step worked for a lot of reported users. Restarting your device solves a lot of problems including the Play Store service issues.

You may be lucky enough to get your issue solved by this method.

To restart your android phone or any android device.

  • Hold the power button until the power menu shows up.
  • Choose the Restart option. 
  • Or, choose the ShutDown or Power Off option.
  • Wait until it shuts down completely. 
  • After a few seconds, turn on the device again by long-pressing the power button.

Now, try again to open the Play Store. We hope that it solves the issue. If not, try the next steps.

Solution 2. Clear Google Play Services Cache And Data

One of the best in simple ways. The Google Play Services app is like a framework for the other installed apps on your device, in other words, Guardian. Clearing the data and cache of any app, resets its settings and restarts it, which solves most of the issues it is having at that time. So we are going to try it out.

Be assured that it won’t delete any data from other apps or your android device. The worst thing clearing cache can do is log you out from the Google Play Store service. Which can be done again in a few seconds. So, there is nothing to worry about.

Let’s do this.

  • Go to the Settings app on your Android phone.
  • Click on the  Apps & notifications option from the list. 
  • Hit the See All Apps menu.
  • Search for the Google Play Services and click on it.
  • Click on the Storage option. And then click on the Clear cache option. 
  • Go back, find out Google Play Store from the apps list. And repeat the same process. If you don’t find the Google Play Store, then hit the menu bar, Click on Show system and search again.
  • If that does not solve the issue, then repeat the steps, and this time hit the Clear storage button.
  • Now, restart your device. And try again. 

Uninstall Google Play Services Updates

As, Google Play service is a system app, and you can’t uninstall it so that you can try if uninstalling and reinstalling solves your problem. You can reset this particular app setting to factory mode. A way to do this is to uninstall the updates the app has got till now.

Let us show you how to uninstall Google Play services updates in a minute.

  1. Go to Settings, and then go to All apps.
  2. Select Google Play Services.
  3. Hit the Uninstall Updates button from the end of the page.
  4. Click OK when the confirmation pop-up appears.
  5. Reboot your android phone.

Clear Data from Google Services Framework

Another setting on Google Play Service can be changed to see if that works solving the issue. The framework can be assumed as the backbone of an application. Changing the framework can change the way it works. Resetting it may restart it from the root.

We could have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling as we did in the previous step, but it’s impossible to uninstall the framework. So, lets try deleting the cache, data, and storage of Google Services Framework and see if it works.

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