I found the latest 6.5 release for the Google Play Services here. I installed it hoping the smart lock position feature would work and sadly it does not.

Since it was the only one for Lollipop I thought it was the right one for my Nexus 9, but I was wrong.

The app crashes every now and then, and it's quite annoying. Is there a way I can re-install/revert to the actual official version (6.1) without resetting the tablet? When I try to "uninstall updates" under the Google Play Services details it asks me if I really want to reset to default factory settings, which I only want to do if there's nothing else I can do.

When I browse to Google Play Services on the Play Store from my computer (since for some unknown reason this page cannot be accessed from my device, it says my devices (cellphone and tablet) both have the app installed... but my tablet still has the wrong version.

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If you open Settings > Apps > find Google Play Services and select uninstall updates, that should revert to your previous version of GPS.

I think you did the same as me, as it wasn't clear on any site that this APK wasn't suitable for the Nexus 9 - were you getting an error message with regards to GP Music as well?


  • I think that Jeff tried this but got scared when it said it would 'reset to factory settings'. This message only applies to the app itself and not the whole device so it is safe to do this and only data associated with the app itself will be lost (which should not matter in the case of Google Play Services).
    – bmdixon
    Commented Dec 15, 2014 at 16:57

I think you should reinstall Factory Images and start from zero. https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images?csw=1

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