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How to Fix “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” Error

The Error Message, “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” is one of those Errors which has been Popping Up on Android Devices since a long time, Chances are you are also facing such Error, that’s the reason you are here reading this Article. As more and more People are getting this Error, we decided to look into it and Provide you guys the Solution for the Error.

But at first Understand that Google Play Services is not an actual Application, it is a background service and API package for Smartphones running on Android Operating System and whenever this Protocol is unable to provide a root functionality to let Apps Communicate with Google Services, we get “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” Error. Now when that’s clear, let us get Straight to the How to Fix “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” Error.

How to Fix “Google Play Services Has Stopped” Error

We are here with some Solution Methods that you can follow in order to Fix  Google Play Services Has Stopped” Error. You don’t need to apply every solution given below. Just them one by one until it doesn’t work.

Solution 1: Reinstall Google Play Services and Update it to Latest Version

 

To Fix the Error, “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” using this Method, follow these Steps Carefully:

  1. Go to your Android Device’s Settings>> Security>> Device Administrators and Deactivate Android Device Manager.
  2. Now, Go to Applications>> Installed Applications>> Google Play Services and Tap on Uninstall.
  3. Once the Uninstall is Completed, you’ll get a Prompt that Google Play Services should be Installed, Install it from the Google Play Store.
  4. Now Activate the Android Device Manager that we Deactivated earlier by Going to Settings>> Security>> Device Administrators>> Activate Android Device Manager.
  5. Restart your Android Device.

Solution 2: Clearing Google Play Services Cache and Uninstalling Updates

 

To Fix the Error, “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” using this Method, follow these Steps Carefully:

  1. Go to your Android Device’s Settings>> Applications>> Installed Applications>> Google Play Services and Tap on Clear Cache.
  2. Now to Uninstall Updates, Tap on Uninstall Updates.
  3. Once the Uninstall is Complete, Restart your Android Device.

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Solution 3: Clearing Google Services Framework Cache

 

Google Services Framework stores Information that helps your Android Device to communicate with Google Services and making sure that Google Play Services is up and running correctly.

  1. Go to your Android Device’s Settings>> Applications>> Installed Applications>> Google Services Framework and Tap on Clear Cache.
  2. Restart your Android Device.

Solution 4: Adding A Google Account Again

 

Another method that we can follow to Fix “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” error is to add your Google Account again, which helps your device to Communicate with Google Play Services and ultimately Google Servers. Please backup all your data before following these Steps.

  1. Go to your Android Device’s Settings>> Accounts>> Google>> Now, Select your Google Account and then Tap on Remove Account.
  2. Now Tap on Add Account, and enter your Account’s credentials again.
  3. At Last, Restart your Android Device.

Solution 5: Resetting All App Preferences

 

Sometimes, resetting all apps Preferences to Default Settings helps in fixing the “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” error as it simply reset every app settings including the Google Apps like Google Play Services and Google Services Framework.

  1. Go to your Android Device’s Settings>> Applications>> All Applications>> Tap on Menu>> Select Reset All Apps Preferences.
  2. Restart your Android Device

Solution 6: Rebooting your Android Device

It may sound strange, but sometimes a Simple Reboot can also help in fixing the “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” error. Reboot is nothing but Just a Restart for those of you wondering.

  1. Power Off your Android Device.
  2. Power it on Again.

Solution 7: Installing Custom ROM

 

We have to say this, in such case where any of the above Method didn’t work out for you then you can install custom ROMs. Installing Custom ROMs have solved this issue for many users. So this is kind of our last trick to fix this issue.

If nothing worked for you, then sorry to say but you need to show your device to any professional.

Do share your feedback with us in the comments below. If there’s any other Method that Worked out for you, then let us know in the Comments Section Down Below.

 

Abhinav Jain

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