Updating the Google Play Services app on your Android smartphone or tablet can fix bugs and bring new features. The app usually updates itself automatically, but you can also trigger a manual update. Here’s how.
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What are Google Play Services?
Google Play Services is an app on Android that is mainly used to update Google and other apps on your phone. This app provides core functionality for your installed apps to make them work.
It also makes your offline searches faster and improves your gaming experience. Check out our guide to Google Play Services to learn more.
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Update Google Play Services on Android
To check Google Play Services updates manually, first launch the Settings app on your Android phone.
Note: The steps below will vary slightly depending on your Android phone model, but you shouldn’t have much trouble following them.
In Settings, scroll down a bit and select “Apps & notifications”.
Select “Show all X apps” (where “X” is the number of your apps).
Scroll down the app list and select “Google Play Services”.
At the bottom of the app page, tap Advanced.
Tap “App Details” again at the bottom of the page.
Your phone will take you to the Google Play Services page in the Play Store. Update the app version here by tapping on “Update”.
If you don’t see the update button, your app is already up to date.
When the app is updated, close the Play Store.
And you are now rocking the latest version of Google Play Services on your phone. This fixes the existing bugs on your phone and improves the overall phone experience. Enjoy!
If your problem is still not solved, don’t forget to update the Google Play Store as well. It’s just as easy.
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