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What is the exact functionality of Google Play Services & Google Services Framework (gapps)?

Is there an official or unofficial description of what is the exact functionality of Google Play Services and Google Services Framework (gapps) apart from things related to the Play Store account-...
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Where is data of Google Play Services located in device? Can I safely delete it?

Just noticed that data in internal storage for Google Play Services app grew above 100Mib, so this app is officially a space hog now. So my questions are: What is the exact location for Google Play ...
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"Incompatible with other applications(s) using the same shared user ID" when installing Google Play service?

I need to run Google Plus, and Google Plus needs the Google Play service. Every time I install google play service from the Google Play store it fails to install with this error: Incompatible with ...
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Info on and removal of COVID contact tracing in Google Play Services

Has anybody had a closer look into this module what it really does? I want to know if the functionality will work if bluetooth is turned off. I guess a surefire method to test this would be to remove ...
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Install Google Play Services without Google Play Store

Recently, I rooted my phone for the first time and wanted to get rid of most Google apps including the Play Store. However, after seeing multiple apps didn't work correctly because of a dependency on ...
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Google Play Services Has stopped message continually popping up on my Samsung phone

The following message keeps appearing on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone screen about every three seconds "Unfortunately, Google Play Services has stopped". Is it actually a virus or it is a problem ...
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Google Play Services required permissions

Why does Google Play Services require so many permissions. Access to my phone, contacts, text messages, camera, microphone, and even body sensors cannot be turned off without constant push notices ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

I am using Andriod 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the last 3 years. For the last 2 months the "Google Play Services" app is taking too much memory, Now I want to uninstall it. Is it safe to do so? Does it ...
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Nexus 4 Smart Lock Trusted Places is not there!

I have just updated to Lollipop on my Nexus 4 and can't see "Trusted Places". I use "Trusted Face" which works pretty well, but I would like to use "Trusted Places" at work. However, it is not there. ...
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Can't use Foursquare because it needs Google Play Services, which "is not supported by your device"

I've installed Foursquare, but it does not start, instead I get the following error: Google Play Services, which some of your applications rely on, is not supported by your device. I don't know ...
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Can Google services be firewall-filtered (market yes, sync no)?

I recently asked about the availability of calendars with limited sandbox permissions, since I felt that most of them ask for access that is too wide, and hence are not as secure as I'd like. I also ...
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How to add Google Play support in Anbox?

Anbox doesn't come with Google Services as Google Services can't be installed on an unregistered device / firmware, but there are ways to achieve that in Custom ROMs or even emulators. If you want to ...
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How to install Google Play services on an Android 6.0 emulator?

Is there a way to install Google Play app on an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) AVD? I have found the Open Gapps for Android 6 here: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087008996 To install them ...
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What exactly is in AOSP?

With recent news about Google shifting more and more of the Android experience out of core Android and into Google Play Services, I got curious. If I were to download Android's source code from the ...
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Can apps bypass permissions and just use Google Play Services?

I was reading this answer, and the first comment under it, and wondered if apps can bypass their own app permissions and just get whatever data they want from Google Play Services. What got me ...
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Fakestore, blankstore, gms, microg, unifiednlp - what's best for Android without Gapps?

I've been running Android for maybe 2 years without Gapps or a Google account, and like the experience, but I'd also like to do it better because some apps I used to use, now don't run without some ...
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How to update Google Play Services without having a Google account?

I have installed an app which apparently requires a newer version of Google Play Services. How can I upgrade these services to a newer version without having a Google account? This is on Android 4.4....
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Google Play Services crashing constantly

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, she didn't install any new apps on the phone today or yesterday, but now her Google Play services is crashing constantly (like every 5-10 seconds). We tried the ...
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Google Services battery drain on Galaxy devices

Here are screenshots from my three Samsung Galaxy devices: Samsung Galaxy S3 (left) and Samsung Galaxy S4 (right; click images for larger variants) Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (click image to ...
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Push Notifications not working over WiFi on Google Devices

I have 3 Android devices at home: Nexus 4 Android 5.1.1, Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 and Lenovo Yoga 2 Android 4.4.2, all connected to my WiFi. The Nexus devices simply cannot receive Push Notifications (...
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Multiple numbered copies of com.google.android.gms inside /data/app using up all the space on a device

I have an old Nexus 5X running Paranoid Android 6.0.1. I've started noticing that disk space is constantly running low despite not really adding any new files, and poking around with root I found that ...
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Problems with Google Play Services

I am using a Samsung J3. I suddenly have problems with Google Play Services, with the message that unfortunately, it stopped. I took the following steps: In apps, I forced stop, cleared cache and ...
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Is there anything malicious with "play support libraries"?

I was doing my daily stuff on my Android Nougat. And then something started downloading, "play support libraries". I think OK right. But the moment downloading stopped, and installation ...
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How to fix crashes on "Checking info" screen when trying to add a Google account?

I had to remove my Google account to sign out of Gmail, but when I try to log back in I see this screen and then it crashes: Without this, my Keep, Gmail and even Play Store isn't working and I'm ...
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Why Google play services not included in Doze mode

I'm using Nexus 5 and 6P, Android 6 having a feature called "Battery optimization mode" or Doze mode (in short). It is allowing apps not to run, if they aren't used to avoid battery consumption. ...
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Google Play Services High Internet Consumption

I've been using CyanogenMod (version 12.1-20150901) on my Nexus 5 for around a year and things were running perfectly until last month, when my data plan had been completely used up after a couple ...
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Why do Google Play Services appear to access Location despite being disallowed to?

On my phone I disallowed Google Play Services access to Location many months ago. Yet Recent Location Requests item of the Settings still gets them listed: How can this happen? Do Google Play ...
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Google Apps crashing, Play services crashing

On my Kyocera Hydra phone (model number c6725) running Android 4.4.2 on Virgin Mobile. When I start Gmail (although notifications from gmail work) I'll get the message "Unfortuantely, Gmail has ...
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Why can't I install anything since Google Play Store downloads don't reach 100%?

Recently after a hard reset I can't use the Google Play Store on my 5.1 Lollipop. Whatever I try to download from the Google Play Store it gets stuck at some percentage and never reach 100%. Plenty of ...
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How can I uninstall updates to Google Play Services? The buttons are greyed out

I'm trying to uninstall updates to the Google Play Services app but the Force Stop and Uninstall updates buttons are greyed out. "Android Device Manager" was set as a device administrator but I've ...
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impossible to update whatsapp due to Google Play Store error

I'm using Whatsapp on a Samsung GT-S7582 Android 4.2.2 machine :) (I know it's old but please stick with me), ... and I would really appreciate if you could help me making it work again. (Google Plays ...
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How to fix in-app (google) maps after Google Play services update broke map functionality?

I am running AOS 6.0.1 (API-23) on a non-rooted phone. It's been working perfectly for months, but one day after updating some apps like Uber, Viber or Windy, I was told that Google Play services need ...
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Cyanogenmod: Google Play Services keeps crashing after update

a few weeks ago I updated the Google Play services of my Oneplus One (Android version 5.1.1, Cyanogen OS version 12.1.1). From an apk that I downloaded online. Since then it keeps crashing. Sometimes ...
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Error: Application not installed, when trying to install Google Play Services APK

I'm using XOLO A500 running Android 4.0.4. Initially, it was showing this error: Then I tried installing Google Play Services through APK file(that was solution on many sites), but I am getting the ...
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Install TWRP and Magisk Manager on Moto G5 Plus without rooting

I would like to install Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) on my Moto G5 Plus, running Oreo 8.1 - this device is not on the official Google supported list. I believe this is possible with TWRP and ...
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How is Google Play services still running after disabling?

A while ago I disabled Google Play services, Google Play Store and lots of other Google apps in my phone. Below is a screenshot. One can see that Google Play services is still having cached ...
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Lucky Patcher broke my Google Play services

I have a OnePlus 6 running Android 9.0.2 rooted with Magisk, but no recovery. (I tried to install recovery before rooting it every way I could imagine, with no success.) I had Lucky Patcher installed ...
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Why can't Android device use Google service without permission?

Now Google doesn't allow HuaWei to ship their services with the phone and the install-after-shipment route is blocked too. I think Google apps like Map/Gmail/Search/Youtube/Drive/Docs/Play/Assistant ...
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Google Account Sync, high battery usage of Google Play Services

I have a similar question like this one. I recently (since 2 days) also have a very high battery wastage (keeps only less hours while it used to keep the whole day). In the battery settings the chart ...
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after a routine reboot, Google Play Services disappeared on stock 5.0.2 Moto E 2015

Been loving my 2nd-gen Moto E for the last month or 2. Rebooted it last night and when it came back Google Play Services was missing, i.e., no longer listed under Apps, no way to clear cache for it, ...
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Unable to install Google Play Services to save Clash of Clans village [closed]

I play Clash of Clans and I have a village which I do not want to lose. I am attempting to save the village to Google Play Services but I am not able to install Play Services as it says that it is ...
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Where can I find Google Play services?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and when I try to use my apps, it says "This app won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your phone". Where can I find those Google Play Services as ...
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Google Play Services and Play Store crashing

I have very little internal memory (user memory 150mb), so after the auto update of Play Service and the Play Store, I took a back up (using ES File Explorer). I have root access, so I pasted those ...
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How do I know which version of Google Play Services to update to?

I have an Android 5.1 system on a Doogee X5 phone, but this question is a bit more general. Suppose I want to update my "Google Play Services" manually, without having a Google Account of any kind. ...
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How can one install Google Play Services on an Android-running device that does not have it by default?

I have an unusual device - an "ITX-3588J" board from the Chinese manufacturer Firefly (T-Chip Intelligent Technology Co.) using a Rockchip RK3588 ARM SoC - and it comes pre-loaded with ...
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Is there an official source of Google Play Store/Service Framework/GMS? or trustable third-party sources?

I tried to install the three Google apps with the auto-installer I used for my non-rooted Huawei P40 on EMUI 11.0.0 (based on Android 10, I think). Though the installation was successful, there was no ...
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New CPU spinning problem

I have a number of phones, a few droid 3's running 2.3.4 and some samsung S2s running 4.0.4, that all at the same time started having the exact same problem last week. They just started spinning cpu. ...
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Is there a way to control/use Google Play Protect together with microG (open source Google Play service alternative)?

I'm facing a tricky scenario, sometime back I decided to discontinue using Google Play Services in favour of an open source alternative - microG due to constant problems and crashing of several Google ...
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Google Play Store downloads won't start

I ran a speed test and I'm getting a full 4Mb/s. However, when trying to download an app, it's stuck on the indeterminate progress"Downloading" bar. 20 mins later it gives me an error saying it couldn'...
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Signal, WhatsApp, etc. without Gapps on Copperhead

There is seemingly no way to install gapps on Copperhead OS anymore, as indicated by the Copperhead OS bugtracker. Yet, Mike Perry does it by installing Copperhead piecemeal. What is going on here? ...
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