A bunch of my apps ask me to install Google Play Services but my Play Store won't start since the service is missing.


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Just install Google Play Services from a trusted website. You can download it from apkmirror.com, but it is important to choose the right version for your smartphone. Read the minimum Android version and architecture (arm/arm64/x86).

After that you need to install the APK. Well, sometimes the Play Services don't work after the installation.

In my experience, it's caused when the Android doesn't have Google Services Framework, Google Contacts Sync, and Google Account Manager app. If your phone doesn't have all the Google apps (usually with MOD ROM or MIUI ROM) you have to install them first. Just find them on the website I mentioned above.


You have to install it from third party sources. Such as

  • Aurora store. fdroid link Open source and uses googles APIs to download apps from google.
  • or you can use this site to download play service. Evoji
  • Sometimes Chinese variants don't have Google Play Services installed in the first place because they cannot work in there.
    – Andrew T.
    May 17 at 3:21
  • Ops redmi 3 runs android 5 .very old and yeah some of them don't have by default. May 17 at 5:51

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