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A library used by Google apps and many third-party apps to provide location and social functionality

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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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Connecting an account fails because of alleged Family Link and Google Play Services version mismatch

I'm migrating from a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to a Redmi Note 3 whos bootloader I unlocked and then updated to Android Pie. Whenever I try to use the account that is already used by the Samsung device I ...
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Downloads start minutes after clicking the button

Recently I've been getting an issue that when I start any download from an app such as the Play Store or Google drive, when I click the download button I get a indication that the download has begun ...
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Is there a way to block the flexible update flow monits?

There are apps I don't want to update for some reason, like missing features, new unwanted features, or tons of video ads with newer versions. Often when I launch some apps, I get the monit asking me ...
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How to revive an old 4.2.2 phone?

Because of "reasons" (or at this point mostly out of curiosity) I find myself with an old Wiko Iggy phone running Android 4.2.2 that after being factory reset is unable to install anything ...
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How to add special permission to application?

I removed too much system apps last time and I reinstalled Google Play Services (GmsService) from .apk file from backup. However, its component com.google.android.gms.persistent needs permission ...
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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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How to disable auto update Google Play Store and Google Play Service

My phone broken WiFi (couldn't scan WiFi around). So, I have to use phone data. However, I'm having problems with two apps: Google Play Store and Google Play Services usually updating, consume a lot ...
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Google Play Services - taking up over 2GB and random crashing

I have already looked for an answer to this like thus: https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=%22google+play+services%22 and https://android.stackexchange.com/search?q=%22google+play+services%22 This ...
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Which are the undeniable Google Play Services permissions?

I just got a new phone (Wileyfox Swift) with Cyanogen 13.0 installed and I am playing a bit with the app permissions. I am trying to understand which permissions can be denied to Google Play Services ...
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Google Play services using up battery - Why and how to fix it?

Why would Android devices have Google Play services using up the second-most amount of battery usage over a 24 hour period (second only to screen power)? On one device, I see Google Play services ...
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Android O VirtualBox can't set up device - Google Play services keep crashing

I have an Android O Virtualbox and when I go to set it up, it asks if I want to set it up with data from my old phone or start new. I've tried both options, and it says that the Google Play Services ...
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Cannot disable Google Play services

I can not disable my Google Play services because my old Samsung J7 (SM-J700H) phone does not let me disable the administrator privileges of Google Play services. I am trying to do this because my ...
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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 does one properly install and run the google play store app on a xiaomi redmi 7 pro that was bought in China?

My cousin has a Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Android version 10, MIUI version "MIUI 12.5.1Stable 12.5.1.0(QFHCNXM)" (409dpi) that he bought 'to be delivered from China'. He recently accidentally ...
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How to Override Google Play's Compatibility Check

I own a mid-range Android phone with pretty decent specs,yet I find many a times that certain games and services are shown to be in-compatible with the phone.However when I download the apk from the ...
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Yet another play store df-dferh-01 issue, Pixel 3a

Pixel 3a here. After a fresh install of the latest factory image, I was unable to download apps from play store. Searching or browsing apps in the store are without any problem, but once I tapped ...
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How to use KVM alone without Android Studio AVD to emulate official x86_64 android images

I want to use official (google compiled) x86_64 android images. I know that I can use AVD manager from Android Studio to easely run and manage them. However, I use virt-manager with KVM, so I can't ...
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Google Play Music draining humongous amounts of battery

Around a couple of weeks back, my phone battery started draining really quickly. In the battery settings view, I could see that Google Play Music is consuming huge amounts of battery. I have tried ...
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List of domains used by Google Maps API Family (Firewall Config)

our corporate config firewall to allow Android Phone use App to Map Location , our programmer use fused location provider API (GPS, Network etc) to Map , but the Phont is in the internal network,and ...
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Enable asking to send crash report once answered with No

One of my app users had a crash when starting the app. The first time when he was asked "Send Crash Report?", he answered No. Now it's almost impossible to get to information about the bug, because ...
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Unfortunately Google Play Services stopped

I am using Xiaomi Redmi 3. All of a sudden, I found it continuously displays 'Unfortunately, Google Play Services has stopped'. It happens so often, that I can't do any other work. I uninstalled that,...
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"Google Play Services which some of your applications rely on is not supported by your device"

My mobile is Micromax Canvas Fun A63 (rooted using framaroot). After 1 month of rooting, one day it showed me this: Google Play Services which some of your applications rely on is not supported by ...
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Galaxy S3 running CM11 - SystemUpdateService keeps getting disabled

SystemUpdateService is currently destroying my battery (phone awake 98% of the time) because it's not running (The update services acquires a wakelock to check for updates, but since ...
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Will installing Google Play services to SD Card Mess my phone up? + Google play app info uninstall updates button GONE

Okay, So i am running a Sony Xperia E1. It is not rooted or anything like that. Here is a load of information about it: - Free space on Internal: 2GB (Enough to update GP Services, but if you read ...
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How to install Open Gapps on Android Cuttlefish

I wanted to install Open Gapps (google play services) on cuttlefish virtual device (CVD). I tried using adb but flash archive is not present in the AVD image. Any idea how to install Open Gapps on CVD?...
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Move factory apps and services to SD card in Android 5

I've got this non-rooted BLU Energy Diamond with an absurdly long lasting battery that I use at work for testing apps on old devices, however, it only has 4GB of internal memory and a 16GB SD card. As ...
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Phone keeps returning GPS coordinates of a place I haven't been in years

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this kind of question, so please let me know if this thread should be moved to another SE board. The problem For about two years now, I keep getting very ...
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"Conflicting Packages exist" for Google play services itself (cannot be uninstalled)

(I have already looked up many solutions involving apk-managers or un-/reinstalling offered in similar situations, but none of them seemed to work in my case.) When trying to update the app "...
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Phone tried to create a new work profile when one existed, and now says account action required

I've had a work profile setup and working flawlessly for a year or so using my work e-mail. Yesterday I realized I had been signed out of my work's Slack which was not installed on my work profile but ...
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Manually updated Google Play Services. Will it continue to autoupdate iteself?

Due to an investigation of battery drain, I manually updated Google Play Services from ApkMirror (to V. 23.13.12 beta). If I'm not wrong, I recall that Google Play Services update itself when new ...
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Why do Google Play Services keep stopping?

I have a Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and I am running MIUI stock 12.0.3 without root but I keep getting Google Play Services keep stopping although I wiped the cache and data of all Google apps and I even did ...
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Digital Wellbeing doesn't have timer options: detects mine device as fully-managed

I am using Nusantara ROM (Android 12) and my device is RMX2193. The device isn't managed by an enterprise so I can't understand this Digital Wellbeing shows App timers aren't available for work apps ...
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copy play services from one device to another

I have an Android device (fire tablet) without playstore/playservices. By googling, I found tons of howtos to download and install the 4 necessary apk packages. Since I have several "offcial ...
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com.google.android.trichromelibrary - An app that gets installs multiple times .....what's the point?

As I understand com.google.android.trichromelibrary is supposed to be a webview replacement in android 10+ find /data/app -type d -iname "*trichrome*" -exec du -hs {} \; 70M /...
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Google Apps (YouTube, Play Store e t c) stopped working, tried fixing it and made it worse, not I can't even make a backup to wipe the system

Mi 9 SE, MIUI 12.5 (Android 11) Ok, so 3 days ago I had an issue where the YouTube app, when started, was loading the feed infinitely, I decided to go to Play Store and update google services, but the ...
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Installing Google Services and Google Play store on Huawei Y6P

I recently purchased a Huaway Y6P without realizing that it comes without Google apps. I am situated in Europe, not China, and I am used to using Google where I have all my data. I have followed ...
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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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Samsung phone with PRELOADED Google items - "Google Play Services keeps stopping" popping up on phone. Have used help centre!

Tried all ways within Google Help Centre to correct this problem. Google Play Services now shows "Disabled" and "Force Stop" buttons now both greyed out and cannot rectify this ...
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How can I install and use apps on my phone with neither of them knowing about the other?

For example I want to install app Y on my phone, but I don't want my Google account (which I'm using to use my Android) to know that I'm using the app or any information that I enter in it...and I ...
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Will play services run on a dual-boot device with 2 roms once I boot into a rom without play services installed?

I have an OnePlus5 device with installed lineageOs. Because of my company's and software development needs I need to run apps that require play services. But I do not want to run all over the time. ...
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Google play services is crashing my Samsung J7 phone

Google services is crashing my Samsung J7 phone. I can't disable or force stop the app. The button is inaccessible. I can't uninstall updates: it tells me "administrator protected", I need ...
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An Android App for blocking trackers completely using AI

About my device: Android version: 10 ROM: Stock ROM(Android One) Bootloader status: Unlocked and Rooted with Magisk 21.4 Stable Tweaks that I've done till today: AdAway AfWall+ Warden Ditched ...
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Getting rid of "X Google enrollment" in Android 11? since I don't use Assistant

Since I have a new phone with Android 11, every now and then I see a notification about "X Google enrollment" whatever that may be. Upon searching around I see it's nothing to worry about, ...
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Upgrade HCL ME V1 tablet to make it usable again

I have HCL ME V1 tablet : preinstalled with Android 4.0.4 (Ice-cream Sandwich) OS. It has 4GB of internal SD memory 1GB DDR3 RAM and 1 GHz, Cortex A8 processor It used to work fine when I had bought ...
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What is the support timeline for Google Play System Updates (GPSU) from Project Mainline?

Since Android 9 more and more core components can be updated by Google by the Google Play System Updates (GPSU) that come from Project Mainline (https://www.xda-developers.com/android-project-mainline-...
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Google play services keeps stopping, and it is much worse than normal

My Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 version) is constantly showing "Google play services keeps stopping" every 2~3 seconds. My device is running on android Oreo. I tried reverting back playstore to ...
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What services are needed for Google Play Store to work?

I've got a Chinese Lenovo Z5 phone and an Amazon Fire HD 8, which do not come with Google Play Store by default. I know how to manually sideload APK and install Play Store, however I am not sure about ...
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Is there ANY way to use Google services on a Huawei phone that has them blocked?

I just bought a Huawei phone and then realized that google play services had been blocked. So, I tried a workaround by installing the latest version of google play services apk, which doesn't work. ...
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Why google play services restore its used space after I clear all data?

Before I clear all data, google play services used space is 126 MB. After I clear all data, google play services used space is 50~ MB. Before I know it (less than one minute), it restore back to 126 ...
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