Unfortunately Google Play Service Has Stopped? Here’s How to Fix It

MakeUseOf | 4/17/2019 | Kannon Yamada
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If you see the “Google Play Service has stopped” error message, don’t fear. We’ve summarized 10 of the fastest and easiest fixes for when the Play Store stops working.

You should follow these steps in order to start with the low-hanging fruit before moving onto more complicated options. Note that the tips in this guide won’t apply if you’ve modified Android with a custom ROM, since doing so introduces more variables.

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What Causes “Unfortunately, Google Play Service Has Stopped”?

Almost all Play Store stoppages are caused by either bad software or network issues.

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However, there is a major exception: The Play Store is hard-wired for specific devices, so sometimes Google accidentally rolls out the wrong version of Google Play for your device.

Let’s start with the most common methods and easiest to use fixes before moving onto more complicated steps.

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This step might sound obvious, but we’re not trying to insult you. Turning your device off and back on again can fix most Play Store problems.

To restart your Android device:

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Hold down the power button until the shutdown menu appears.

Choose the power down icon.

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After the device completely shuts off, start it back up by holding the power button.

Open the Play Store and see if your issue is fixed.

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Launch Google Play Store.

Tap on the Menu button located at the top-left of the Play Store menu. It’s represented by an icon with three horizontal lines.

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Tap My apps & games and you’ll see a list of pending updates. Find and download the latest version of Google Services Framework if available.

Open the left menu again and tap Settings. Scroll to the bottom of this page and tap Play Store version to check for updates to the Google Play app.

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Restart your device and then launch the Play Store again.

If your internet connection is poor, you might see the “Unfortunately, the Play Store...
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