Here’s what you need to do if you see Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped error on Android. The App Has Stopped is a common error and many have seen it on their devices at one point or the other. There are some solutions that will help fix this issue. Success is not guaranteed in all cases, but at least it’s worth a try.
The main reason why you see “Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped” message on your Android device is a bug which effects Google Play from working normally and causing it to crash unexpectedly. When this happens, you can’t use Google Play Store or download any app or game. This gets really frustration if the errors starts showing up with increasing frequency. But you don’t need to worry, there are easy ways to fix this problem. The solution explained below involves Rooting Android to fix the error, updating the Google Play Services app, Clear the Google Play Services app cache, Disable Google Play Services, Uninstall and reinstall Google Play Services updates, Wipe device cache, Using Pay Services Fix Info app. Let’s see how to do it.
Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped
Clear Cache and Data:
On your Android device, open Setting. Once you are in the setting menu, select Application (on Android 5.0+), or use the More tab on Android 4.0 or lower. Next, go to More/Applications tab. Tap Application Manager from the list followed by selecting All Application with a swipe to left.
In the chosen menu, you’ll see all your installed apps, tap on Google Play Services. On the next screen, tap on Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons. Once done, close the app and return to home screen and restart your device.
This method is for all the latest Android OS version:
Grab your Android device and head over to Settings > Applications / Applications Manager > All Apps. Scroll down until you see Google Play Services and tap on it to enter its settings. On Android Marshmallow or higher, tap Google Play Services > Storage to open Cache and Data wipe option. Now tap Clear Data and Clear Cache. In the end, restart your device for the changes to take effect.
Perform Factory Reset:
Before performing a complete factory reset of your device, make sure to backup your device data. After that, follow these steps:
- Power off your device.
- Use physical key combination to reboot your device into Recovery menu. Method to enter recovery mode varies from device to device, so check your phone or tablet manual for help.
- In the menu, navigate to and select Wipe data/factory reset option.
- Select Yes when promoted.
- Wait for it to finish and reboot your device back into the main firmware.
- That’s it.
Clear System Cache:
- Power off your Android device.
- Enter your phone into the recovery mode using the hardware key combination.
- Once in the menu, select Wipe Cache Partition option.
- Hit Yes when prompted in the warning message.
- Wait for the process to finish and reboot your device for the changes to take effect.
- That’s all.
Download Play Store APK:
If none of the above solution worked for you, download the latest version of Google Play. Get the Google Platy Store APK from the download link below and install it like any other Android APK file.
Go to your device’s settings. Tap on Apps and scroll down to select Google Play Store. Next, tap on three dotted icon and select Uninstall updates.
So these are the solutions to fix Unfortunately, Google Play Services Has Stopped on your Android device. I’ve solved the problems using the above solutions, hopefully it will also work for you.
Fix Download Unsuccessful “Error 940” Play Store:
The first recommended course of action is to reboot your device to see if it resolves the problem. Most of the times a simple restart fixes seemingly daunting issues. It worked on my device. However, if you’re not so fortunate, follow the instructions below.
Clear App Data:
- Go to Settings > Applications / Applications Manager > All Apps on your Android device.
- Scroll down to locate Google Play Services and select it to enter its settings. On Android Marshmallow or higher, tap Google Play Services > Storage to enter sub-settings menu.
- In the next menu screen, tap Clear Data.
- Wait for it to complete and restart your device.
- That’s all.