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Questions tagged [google-play-services]

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

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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 for Instant Apps downloads/installs itself without authorization, downloads/updates other components, how to disable?

Background "Google Play services for Instant Apps" has installed itself onto my device without my permission. It broke functionality of my firewall (AFWall and couple of other apps). And it is ...
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Where should issues with Google Play Services (e.g., fused location provider) be reported?

Google is bundling a number of services, including Location Services, in the Google Play Services application instead of including them in the open-source Android platform. Main reasons behind this ...
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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 space hog now. So my questions are: What is the exact location for Google Play ...
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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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Google Play Services taking more and more storage

I'm using HTC Desire A8181 with Android version 2.2.2. I'm currently running out of free internal space. Besides of some applications growing bigger from release to release, the greatest space ...
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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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How to add Google Play support in Anbox?

I know it's a relatively new and unstable application but I figured if anyone has suffered through the issue and solved it then they can help me too. Anbox does't come with Google Services, As Google ...
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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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Why is com.google.android.gsf.login warning me that I need to install Google Play Services?

This is a Nexus device running the latest stock OS version (v4.4.2), I already have Google Play Services installed (v4.2.43 according to the App Info in settings). Why is some unknown app asking me to ...
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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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What would happen if I deleted all my data used by google play services

Unfortunately my phone has a total space of 5.52GB with no place for extra storage ... Sad, I know.. However my phone is contantly rejecting texts and won't keep an app open for more than 2 minutes ...
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How to fix “Google Play Services won't run unless you update it”?

My device is a Sony Xperia Z and it's running Android 5.0.2. It prompted me to update my Google Play Services, and when I followed the notification it delegated me to the Play Store to update 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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Is Google Play Service a kind of “bypass” of my apps authorizations?

The google-play-services tag info says that it's "A library used by Google apps and many third-party apps to provide location and social functionality". Does this mean that if I refuse to provide the ...
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How to install Google Play services on an Android 7.0 emulator?

I have the stable version of Android N Preview SDK released last month. The emulators are working perfectly but there is no Gapps available for Android N and there is no way I have found to install ...
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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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What is the meaning to close Google apps source code

According to the recent news, google apps are closed source and one cannot use it after forking android. But, as I understand, I can fork Android, create my own OS and then install Gapps manually. ...
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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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“Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped.” on Android L Developer Preview

I'm running the Android L Developer Preview on my Nexus 5. I'm trying to install the Google Inbox beta, but I can only get to the sign up screen. I always get a ""Unfortunately, Google Play services ...
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How can I run Google's apps without Google play services?

Most of the Google apps (nearly all) require Google play services to run, like YouTube.I never liked Google play services and play store but I've to keep them because I can't run gmail and YouTube ...
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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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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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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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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 alternative

I have a phone without google apps installed. I want to use some apps which are requiring Google Play Services (eg. gett and uber). Is it possible to install some alternative (or mock that ...
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Majority of apps deleted themselves (including Google Play services) on a Samsung device

My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has developed an interesting fault. It happened one evening, after the phone shut down due to low power. Its symptoms: It has deleted (or appears to have deleted) most of ...
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How to downgrade Google Play Services?

I want to test different versions of Google Play Services and I am wondering if it is possible to downgrade the Google Play Services version of a device?
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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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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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How can I stop Google Play Services from updating automatically?

I have a OnePlus One with Google Play Services version 7.5.62 (1927436-438) The most current version of Google Play Services is 7.5.66 (1939950-438) which unfortunately has a bug of some kind that ...
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How to suppress these “Application needs installed” notifications from Google Maps?

Since the last Google Maps update, it periodically shows an “Application needs installed: Request of install from Google Maps” airpush notification begging me to install Google Play services. I do ...
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Strange behavior on Nexus 4, Android 5.0.1 (issue with Google Play Services?) Apps don't autostart, Google apps don't work, phone freezes

Update: Resetting only the Google Play Services app as has been suggested didn't work for me unfortunately, because (in addition to what I've written below) the "force stop" and "uninstall updates" ...
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Has Google just stopped supporting Amazon Fire Phone?

A few days ago, my phone suddenly started giving me constant "google play services has stopped" pop-ups. Auto-updated Google Play Services version: 7.3.29 (1866531-036)(7329036) I tried force ...
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How can I make Google Play Services appear in the Play Store

Recently after an OTA update I got the "Can't run this unless you update Google Play Services" message (due to the version in the image being older than the one running on the previous image). ...
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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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Google Play Services Error: This app won't run without Google Play Services

I recently got my new OnePlus One and it worked fine. Today I unlocked it and noticed that it rebooted because I needed to enter my PIN code (it crashed). After I entered the pin code I got some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Baidu - Receive push notifications in China [closed]

For our client, we are developing an application where the majority of the users are located in Mainland China and we need to support push notifications for this group. Since Google and GCM (Google ...
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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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OnePlus One: Multiple issues involving MTP and Google Play on updating to CM13 via OTA

Device: Oneplus One Android version: 6.0 Cyanogenmod 13.0 Today, I saw there was an update for 20151203 OTA and decided to download it and flash it via TWRP like I usually do. Before that, I was ...
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Casting to Chromecast without Google Play Service

I am a long time CyanogenMod user without any Google Play Services installed. It seems like Android Chromecast apps all require Google Play Services. There are some tools (UnifiedNlp, NOGAPPS) ...
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Regarding the “Error Downloading: insufficient space” error in the Google Play store [duplicate]

I've spent a long, long time searching for a viable, long-term fix for this problem; though I'm beginning to believe that Google Play (or Google Play Services) is to blame. I recently factory reset my ...