1. Check for an update status
  • Go to your phone’s “Settings” menu application
  • Under the “settings” menu, scroll down, find “Apps” or “Apps & Notifications”.
  • Locate the Google Play Services from the list of apps that appears.
  • If you find “Update” or “Install” options, your Google Play Service is not running the updated version, and you should tap on either button to install the updates. If you do not find either of the options, your Google Play Services version is up to date.
  • If your Play Service runs into a problem that isn’t solved through updates, you should proceed to troubleshoot and fix the problem.
  1. Troubleshoot for service connection errors
  • Check if your internet connection is working correctly. Whether you’re using a cell network data or a Wi-Fi connection, poor internet connection can cause Google Play Service to malfunction.
  • Clear all the cache data in Google Play Service. To do that, follow the steps below.
  • Navigate to the “Settings” application from your home screen. After that, scroll down to the “Apps” section.
  • Locate the “Google Play Services” under the “Apps” section.
  • Tap on the “Google Play Service.” Doing that will opens the app’s information screen.
  • Tap on the button for “Clear Cache”.
  • Tap on the “Manage Space” and then tap on the “Clear All Data”.

If your android mobile or tablet is running Android version 7.0 or later, follow the steps below to clear cache data.

  • Go to your phone’s “Settings” app and tap on the “Apps & notifications
  • After that, tap on the “See all (number of apps on your device) apps
  • From the list of all apps, tap on the “Google Play Services
  • From the options in the new screen, select “Storage & Cache
  • Tap on the “Clear Cache” on the menu that appears.

When through with the steps above, you should restart your device for the new changes to be effected. If the method doesn’t help, repeat the procedure, and choose the “Clear Storage.

  1. Force Update Play Services
  • Tap on the “Settings” application icon and scroll down to “Apps & notifications
  • Next, tap on the see “All apps
  • Find the “Google Play Services
  • Expand the section for “Advanced” and locate the “Apps details” Doing so will open the app’s page on the “Play Store
  • If your phone or tablet is running the older version, you should find the “Update” button and tap on it to install a new version.

TIP: If your device is running Android version below 4.0, or using unregistered phones and tablets, or heavily modified devices, you may not be able to update the Google Play Services on your Android mobile phone.

  1. Update Google Play Services By Uninstalling updates.
  • Launch settings and navigate to the Apps, Application Manage, or Installed apps.
  • Under the  “All apps” option, scroll down and tap on the “Google Play Services
  • Find the three-dotted icon on the upper-right corner and tap on it. 
  • After that, tap on the “Select Uninstall updates” from the menu.
  • Reboot your phone and wait for about 5 minutes before opening the Google Play Store to give it time to update automatically in the background.
  1. Update Google Play service By Disabling Google Play Services
  • Tap on the “Settings” and navigate to the Apps, Application Manage, or Installed apps.
  • Under the  “All apps” option, scroll down and tap on the “Google Play Services
  • Tap on the “Disable” button. If the switch is greyed out, you should revoke the admin permission on your device. To do that, follow the steps below
  • Open your settings application on your mobile phone and select the “Security” headings. You can find it as “Security & location” or as “Lock screen & security.” If you can’t find any of the options, type “Security” in the search field located in the top in th settings menu and find it from the results.
  • Tap on the “Device Administrator” or “Device Admin” apps located under the “Advanced Option” depending on the option available in your phone.
  • Toggle the switch to off position. The switch is located next to “Find My Device
  • After that, try disabling your Google Play Store Services on your device and wait for about 2 minutes and then enable it.
  • Restart your device and wait for about  for about 5 minutes for the “Google Play Store” Doing that will allow Google Play Store to update successfully in the Background.
  1. Update Google Play Services By Installing The App’s APK
  • Enable your device to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources
  • Go to the Google Play Services on the APK Mirror website.
  • Scroll downwards and tap on the most current version found under “All Versions” Avoid beta versions.
  • On the new page, scroll downward to find numerous APK variants.  If you know your Phone’s processor, you can tap on its variant number. If you’re not familiar with the number:

Download the Droid and install it on your Android device.

Once successfully installed, navigate to the “System” tab and find the code under “Instruction sets

Now, that’s the code you should look for in the arch. Look for the code under the “arch” and tap on the variant on the website. Also, you can download anu other APK and try out if it works. You might be notified that the file is incompatible.

  • You can go through the details of the app version that you’d like to download and tap on the “Download APK” tab to get the version of the Play Store downloaded into your Android device.
  • Tap the “Ok” button on the confirmation pop-up to start downloading the Play Store version that you’ve chosen.
  • When the download is completed, locate the APK file and tap on it to install. By doing that, you will be prompted to grant permission to install third-parties apps. Permit the installation, and your APK will get installed successfully.
  • Restart your device for the installation to get fully installed, and your mobile device will work a usual.

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