What to do when Google Play Services don’t run

There are several things you can do if Google Play services are not working correctly.

Make sure Google Play Services is up to date

Although it is a system app that is pre-installed in most devices and updates automatically, it could stop working properly if not running on the most current version. To check if that is the case, take your phone, go to settings, and select Apps & notifications.

Access to the list of appsAccess to the list of apps

Now tap on App info.

Android’s App Info listAndroid’s App Info list

On the list, find Google Play Services. Tap on it.

Google Play Store on the list of appsGoogle Play Store on the list of apps

Scroll to the bottom of the window and click on App details.

Access to the app info sectionAccess to the app info section

The app store will open with Google Play Services on the screen. If your app is obsolete, you will see the green Update button. Click it.

Clear cache and data from Google Play Services

An alternative solution is to clear the cache and data that may be stored in Google Play Services. Like in the previous step, access Settings on your Android; click on Apps & notifications and then on App info. Scroll down the list until you find Google Play Services and tap on it. Click Storage:

Access to the Storage menu of the Google Play Services settingsAccess to the Storage menu of the Google Play Services settings

Now click Clear cache.

Delete the Play Services cache memoryDelete the Play Services cache memory

Go back and click Manage Space.

Button to manage the Play Services memoryButton to manage the Play Services memory

Select Clear all data.

Delete the Play Services storage dataDelete the Play Services storage data

Clear cache and data from Google Play Store

The Google app store and Services work together, so any problem you encounter with the store app could lead to issues with Google Play Services. To solve this issue, repeat exactly the same steps as in the previous point, but applied to the Google Play Store app. All you have to do is find the store app among your installed apps and delete the cache and storage data.