I am using Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0.1.

My phone internal memory is quite small, 8GB. Moreover, apps like MS Word and Excel, which can be moved to sd card, come inbuilt, as a result of which I cannot move them to sd card. So, I clear user data for apps as much as possible, so that space can be freed up.

Now, I see that Google Play Services is using up 68MB of data. I want to clear this data, but as this is one of the basic apps on which the phone runs, I want to know what might be the ill consequences of clearing this data. Will apps no longer run or I'll face grave troubles if I clear this user data?

  • That's sad. I would have really liked to force move apps to sd, but I don't want to root my phone. Anyways, thanks for the input. Aug 22, 2017 at 14:39
  • OK. I'll keep that in mind. Aug 22, 2017 at 14:39
  • Yes, experience comes handy in these cases like mine. :-) Aug 22, 2017 at 14:42
  • @Firelord: Didn't think to check before answering :( - upvoted your linked answer
    – beeshyams
    Aug 22, 2017 at 16:03
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    @beeshyams no worries. :)
    – Firelord
    Aug 22, 2017 at 17:08

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From experience ;
You won't face any grave troubles or troubles for that matter -worst case being you may be required to log in again into Google accounts. But this isn't going to fix your storage problem as it gets recreated

But don't delete Google Services Framework data. Your Google based apps will stop working and you may need to install apps all over again or do a factory reset / flash ROM again ( this was the option I chose when things turned troublesome )

Thanks to Izzy for additional inputs on Google Services Framework

Google engineer explains why you shouldn’t clear Google Services Framework data | TalkAndroid.com. That would essentially reset the ANDROID_ID assigned to the device, so a lot of apps will feel like "factory reset". Especially those using GCM might behave strangely then (need to re-register with the corresponding servers as the ID changed)

ANDROID_ID is set on first start and usually lives until you do a factory-reset; details can be found in my (Izzy's) article Android Identifiers: How Android devices and their users are identified.

  • 68 MB isn't much for Google Play Services. You would need to look at other apps that you can get rid of to create storage - social media apps come to mind
    – beeshyams
    Aug 22, 2017 at 14:51
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    Oh: And next to "social media apps", Maps tend to keep large hunks of data (mostly map tiles for offline use). For cleanup organization, our isufficient-memory tag-wiki is a good starting point.
    – Izzy
    Aug 22, 2017 at 15:59
  • @beeshyams all my social media apps are disabled, and take no more than 15kb of data. For your information, I'm not on social media except whatsapp and SE, though I don't consider the latter a social media. Aug 22, 2017 at 16:16
  • @lzzy my GMaps data always remains close to 0 :-) Aug 22, 2017 at 16:18
  • In which case, it may help to look at the pointers provided by Izzy including the tag of insufficient memory
    – beeshyams
    Aug 22, 2017 at 16:18

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