4 Ways to Fix ‘Unfortunately Google Play Services Stopped Working”

You are here because you want to know how to fix “unfortunately Google Play Services Stopped Working” error pop-up.

Google Play service is an inbuilt app that is very integral to how your phone works especially the Google Play Store and other apps installed via it.

The Google Play services is responsible for the automated app updates, system protection and seamless working of the Play Store.

Therefore, without this app, you will have issues installing apps from play store.

Remember in my previous post, I gave solutions to Google Play Store download pending error.

If some of your apps starts malfunctioning, it could be as a result of this Google Play Service keep stopping error.

There are several ways to fix this error ranging from the simplest to the more serous methods. Don’t worry, I have written down some working solutions to this.

How to Fix Unfortunately Google Play Service Has Stopped

Unfortunately Google Play Services Stopped

1. Reboot Your Phone

In many occasions, rebooting your phone does the magic of fixing some errors including the Google Play Service error.

However, if after restarting your phone and the problem continues, then move to the next option.

2. Clear Google Play Services Data / Cache

Clearing the app data and cache can fix the issue instantly.

Just follow below steps.

  • Go to your phone Settings and click on Apps.
  • Locate Google Play Services from the list of apps
  • Tap on Google Play Services.
  • Now tap on ‘clear data’ or clear cache’ accordingly.
  • Once the buttons turn to gray, you are done!

Still, if this didn’t fix the problem, then move to the next solution.

3. Download Google Play Services App

You can download the app from here and install to see if it will fix the error. Remember to enable installation from unknown source for you to be able to install from third-party sources.

If this didn’t work, then you have one last option which can be harsh to some people. Let’s go to method 4.


4. Restore Factory Settings

Without flashing or formatting your phone, you can restore factory settings to fix the issue.

Here is how to restore factory settings on Android.

  • Goto Settings, and select System.
  • From the options, Select Reset
  • Select Erase all data (factory reset).
  • Select Reset Phone or Reset Tablet at the bottom.
  • You’ll be asked to confirm, select Erase Everything.
  • Your device should reboot and may show a progress screen indicating that it is erasing the data.

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I hope these solutions help you fix the problem of your Google Play Services.

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