How To Fix The “Google Play Services Has Stopped” Error ?

If you’re getting the very annoying “Google Play Services has stopped” error message, there are a few things you can try to fix it. As it is often unclear what has caused this error message, it’s best to try each method until something works.

Method 1: Turn it off and on again

turn your Android phone off and then on again. It could be the solution to the problem and is the easiest method when trying to fix the Google Play Services error.

Method 2: Update Google Play Services

Updating Google Play Services should fix that pesky “Google Play Services has stopped” error. It may be that an older version of Google Play Services is causing a conflict if you have a newer version of Android installed on your device. If you already have the latest version try uninstalling and reinstalling it anyway. You can download Google Play Services here.

Method 3: Clear the Google Play Services cache

To delete the Google Play Services cache, go to your device’s Settings menu and look for Apps. Select that and then tap on Google Play Services.

Tap on Force stop, and then on Clear cache. Lastly, restart your phone.

Clearing Google Play Services’ cache could fix the error


Method 4: Try a factory reset

As a factory reset (also known as a hard reset) will wipe your phone, it is best to use this your last option. Because everything on your phone will be wiped, you should create a back up before you start.