How To Fix Google Play Services Keeps Stopping

Sometimes your Android OS experience can be so annoying, and the main reason is the Google Play Services, and it stops all of a sudden.

So many people have the same experience, and they don’t know how to solve it.

How to fix Google Play services keeps stopping?

Before we get started, a small piece of advice please check what version of Android OS you are currently running on your phone.

The latest phones might not have this problem. There are some phones which come with the modified version of Android OS like Samsung, Xiaomi, and other OEM’s and these phones might cause the problem.

The solutions are pretty simple, and for that, you don’t have to be a nerd like me.

This is a preinstalled Android application, and it plays an important role in making your phone functional.

The important features of Google Play Services

  • Search Apps
  • Download Apps
  • Update Apps

So, if you’re facing the same problem, then you have landed on the right page.

How to get rid of the Google Play services problem? Find the solutions here.

There are numerous ways to solve this problem, and the first one is.

Restart your phone.

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When it comes to the operating system or app-related problem, the Restart is the first troubleshooting solution one can actually think of.

This is the simple method, and mostly all of us try this method in the first place.

Mostly restarting the phone solves the problem, and even after restarting your phone, check for the problem is solved or not. If the problem is solved, then very good and if not I have another solution for you.

Clear the cache

Quick Explanation about cache – Cached data are files, scripts, images, and other multimedia saved on your phone after opening an app.

The caching happens in the background, and you may not realize that there is a cache building up in your Google Play App, which can cause several issues, including play services that keep freezing.

Clearing the cache makes your app feel fresh, like new, and with clearing the cache, you should clear the data as well to make it run flawlessly.

You should note that this method comes with consequences.

Clearing the cache will not make any significant impact on your phone, but clearing data will erase your data from Play Store and don’t worry, this means it will log you out and reset the settings.

Log in once again, and you’re good to go.

Following are the steps to clear cache and data.

  • Go to Settings and navigate to Apps & notifications or search for Google Play Services.
  • You will see the icon select Google Play services.
  • Click on the storage option, then press Clear cache.
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Uninstall updates

The Google play store updates automatically in the background, and during these updates, there are chances that updates can go wrong and cause problems in your application.

This is the reason you need to uninstall the updates and bring them to the factory defaults.

Once the uninstalling updates process is done, your phone will force itself to update google play services automatically.

Following instructions will help you.

  • Go to phone Settings, search for Google Play services.
  • Navigate to the top-right corner of your screen and tap the three-dot icon. Choose Uninstall updates and done.
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Reset app preferences

This step can be performed if the problem exists even after you change the system setting.

Resetting app preferences will affect Google Play Services’ performance.

The reason is Google Play Services has its own core system files and resetting it may affect its performance. Therefore, try to reset app preferences on your phone.

Resetting app preferences will reset all disabled apps, notification restrictions, default apps, background data restrictions, and permissions restrictions.

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Please Note: You will not lose your existing app data if you reset app preferences.

The app data is not going anywhere, but few things will be changed like default apps, background data, app permissions, and restrictions.

Default apps like your theme launcher, music player, browser, and so on.

Set the date and time

Simple things like the wrong date and time can cause a big problem in your Google Play Services. Sometimes due to hurry or any other reasons, we miss the date and time setting, and it creates problems for us.

New smartphones don’t have such problems, but still, you face any follow these steps.

If the date and time on your phone is incorrect, you must fix this issue and see how it affects your Google Play Services.

To set the date and time on your Android smartphone, you can follow the steps below.

  • Go to settings and navigate to the system or use search.
  • There you will see the Date & Time option. Tap to switch the toggle that indicates your date and time will be set automatically.
  • In case the toggle is already on, tap to turn it off and tap again to turn it off.
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Some of you might think that date and time has no connection with google play services keeps stopping.

Incorrect date and time can cause so many issues that are related to app syncing, and it can affect the app performance.

Update your phone

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Fresh software updates breathe new life into your smartphone.

Most importantly, try to update your phone if the problem still exists. Software updates include so many benefits to your phone, it fixes so many app bugs that could be causing the problem.

This may be the last thing that you want to do if you have any pending updates, please install them. Some of us think that updating our smartphone will change the previous app settings, but that is not the case.

The updates will make your phone a little faster, and it can fix several app issues.

Few more changes if you’re still having the issue.

  • Go to your Device Admin Apps
  • Deactivate your Find My Device setting.
  • Then uninstall Google Play Services updates.
  • Restart your phone
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Follow these settings, and the error Google Play Services Keeps Stopping will be fixed.

Keep in mind you don’t have to try all these settings but check which one helps you to solve your problem.

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