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Google Play Services Has stopped message continually popping up on my Samsung phone

Solution 1 – Update Google Play Services to the latest version. You can download from here. You may be getting an error because you have a very outdated version or the one you have is having a ...
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Where is data of Google Play Services located in device? Can I safely delete it?

What is exact location for Google Play Services data? Package name of Google Play Services is com.google.android.gms. Default data directory of apps is under /data/data, and for Play Services, it ...
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Fakestore, blankstore, gms, microg, unifiednlp - what's best for Android without Gapps?

Some basics first: NoGAPPS is deprecated and got replaced by its successor, µG (read: microG). µG includes the core (basically, GServices) and also UnifiedNlp. No GService replacements will support ...
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Nexus 4 Smart Lock Trusted Places is not there!

Sometimes you have to activate the Trust Agent: Settings -> Security -> Trust Agents -> enable Smart Lock
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

According to Google Google Play services provides you with easy access to Google services and is tightly integrated with the Android OS. And from the description in the Play Store Google Play ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

Whilst you can uninstall it, it will automatically be re-installed on your device as it is an extension of the Google Play ecosystem and Google automatically updates Google Play services on all ...
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How to install Google Play services on an Android 6.0 emulator?

1) Go get GApps for the emulator from http://opengapps.org 2) Unzip to get GmsCore.apk GoogleServicesFramework.apk GoogleLoginService.apk Phonesky.apk Launch the emulator from the command line,...
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What would happen if I deleted all my data used by Google Play Services?

Google Play services offers APIs to other apps. Data used by Play services is mostly cached data for these APIs, duplicated data of Android wear apps synched with your phone and some kind of search ...
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Google Play services for Instant Apps downloads/installs itself without authorization, downloads/updates other components, how to disable?

Update: In recent android versions you can do it from Settings -> Google -> Instant Apps -> OFF. Original answer follows below: In the best case scenario this should be enough to block Instant ...
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What is the exact functionality of Google Play Services & Google Services Framework (gapps)?

Google Play Services (com.google.android.gms) is an app which works in collaboration with a number of other closed-source apps to provide Google Mobile Services (GMS) to Android users. To quote a few ...
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How can I make Google Play Services appear in the Play Store

Here you go - Google Play Services Right click on above-mentioned link to copy the link or left click to head over to app page on Play Store.
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Has Google just stopped supporting Amazon Fire Phone?

This seems to be due to a bug in the current version of Google Play Services, and it's not just limited to Fire Phones. There's a discussion about it over at XDA Developers, which I'd recommend ...
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How to update Google Play Services without having a Google account?

You will need to goto a 3rd party website that hosts Google apps and download the newest (for your device) version. The one I use is http://gappsandroid.blogspot.com/ , you can download EVERY single ...
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Push Notifications not working over WiFi on Google Devices

It looks like GCM Push Notifications don't work with IPv6. I disabled IPv6 entirely in my router and now everything is fine. Though IPv6 was enabled for the past two years and I didn't have any kind ...
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Install Google Play on Android SDK Emulator

For that, you have to install the Google Play image from the Android Studio SDK Manager. But you can't get it for API level below 24
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What is com.mgoogle.android.gms?

Based on quick research of the package name com.mgoogle.android.gms, looks like it is a MicroG package used by YouTube Vanced. The installation of this package is suggested by the official YouTube ...
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How can I uninstall updates to Google Play Services? The buttons are greyed out

If you have the Android Device manager app installed then this can also make the force stop/uninstall updates buttons be disabled. If you uninstall the Android Device manager app and disable "Android ...
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Nexus 4 Smart Lock Trusted Places is not there!

From an article on Android Police, If you're on a Lollipop device and aren't seeing this yet, you can manually install the –438* build of Play Services 6.5 from APKMirror. (Emphasis mine) * The -...
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Google Services battery drain on Galaxy devices

For the drain caused by google play services, install the Xposed framework and the module Wakelock Terminator. The free version lets you block 1 app, and that's all you need. Open up Wakelock ...
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Google Play Services Has stopped message continually popping up on my Samsung phone

Here is the way to fix this issue: go to APKMirror, find the last Google Play service, then download and install it. That's it. If you are having any problem then just go to the Settings → ...
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Google Play Services Has stopped message continually popping up on my Samsung phone

I've experienced this problem also and I found out the cause of it. So when you access any Google stuff the Google Play Services are used right. Okay, that means that each time you play around any ...
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Viewing apps that need updating

Open Google Play, touch the Menu icon in the upper-left (next to Google Play text), My apps & games, the tab that opens should be called Installed, and anything updating will show an "Update All" ...
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Google Play Services required permissions

Google Play Services is kind of a "service provider" for other apps on your device. A look into our google-play-services tag-wiki will give you some details and explain some of the permissions this ...
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What data does the Google drive app contain in an android smartphone?

What does does this app exactly contain The app's files and settings, plus the files that you have made available for offline use. and what I may lose on clearing this app's data? Nothing. Only ...
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Info on and removal of COVID contact tracing in Google Play Services

The Covid contact tracing in Google Play Services is an API. And according to he documentation this API is working opt-in. By default your device will not track anything. Also note that "contact" in ...
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Google Play Services Has stopped message continually popping up on my Samsung phone

On my case was really frustrating cause I almost couldn't manage the phone as that warning was always popping up. After some searching, I found this solution and that's how I solved the problem Go to ...
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Google Play Services alternative

You might wish to take a look at the µg (microG) project. It's currently between its alpha and beta state, but I'm using its predecessor (NOGAPPS) for quite a while and must say it works pretty well. ...
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Why Google play services not included in Doze mode

Google Play services is excluded because Google wants it so. It has to remained excluded from Doze or any power saving mode because apps depending upon Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) may fail to serve ...
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What would happen if I deleted all my data used by Google Play Services?

I just cleared all data used by Google Play services and my phone abruptly crashed. I rebooted it but it starts hanging for 2-5 secs every 10 secs or so. Most of my apps won't open and I get an "...
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Google Play services for Instant Apps downloads/installs itself without authorization, downloads/updates other components, how to disable?

As the name suggests, it's part of the Google services apps. PlayStore uses it to run apps without installing them (new service). It is possible to disable but not remove (as far as I know it will ...
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