Google Play Services

Google Play services

Google Play services Description

Google Play services is the API service for applications and games to be played on Android devices. It is the basic mainframe under which Android apps are updated, it also adds other essential services to your device. Similar to the Apple App Store, a person can purchase apps and games from the store to be used on their Android device, and the Google Play Services app handles all the important grunt work in the background.

Google Play Services is an essential app, that comes pre-installed on your Android device. Uninstalling it, is therefore a bad idea and can cause apps to stop working. Usually you don't need to download this app, except for those cases where you really uninstalled it before.

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Install on PC & Mac

Check out our tutorials how to install Google Play services on PC, or Google Play services on Mac

  • Price: Free
  • Category: Tools
  • Developer: Google LLC

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How To Uninstall
  1. Tap Settings Menu
  2. Open The Application Manager
  3. Select The App
  4. Press "Uninstall"
  1. Tap & Hold App Icon
  2. Wait Until All App Icons Wiggle
  3. Release & Tap Small "X" Icon Above App
  1. Open The "Apps List"
  2. Select App To Remove
  3. Wait For Menu To Open
  4. Tap "Uninstall" In Newly Opened Menu
  5. Confirm "Yes" To Uninstall App

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Google Play services Review

Google Play services reviewerMarc

The Little Invisible Helper

Google Play Services acts completely behind the scenes and is responsible to keep all the functionality you're using on a daily basis, running smoothly like a well-oiled machine.

From making it possible that apps automatically update in the background, to providing essential security features like user authorization and syncing of data in your Google account.

Comes Pre-Installed

Google Play Services should come already installed on your device, and usually there is no need for you to interact with this app at all. Whether it be updating it or uninstalling.

If you accidentally uninstalled it though, or for some reason your apps won't update anymore you can always re-install the app.


The Google Play Services app is an integral part of the Android ecosystem, that enables lots of the functionality on your device that is essential for using apps and other Google Services.

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