Google Play Services Keeps Stopping
What can you do if the Play Store won’t open? We bring you a list of possible solutions in case the Google application store fails. The Play Store is essential for your Android mobile to work. There are all the applications that you may need for your device, so it is better that it simply works correctly. That is why today we bring you a list of possible solutions if the Play Store does not open. They range from simple solutions like clearing the cache to something a little more complicated. We trust that it will help you.
“The Google Play Services application has been stopped”, a message that many users have received at some point on their smartphone, which will prevent us from downloading applications. How can I solve this problem? There is no single solution and it will depend on whether any of these cases have occurred.
Google Play Store this fall: what can I do?
Check if it is your fault or a general fault
If the Play Store does not open or gives some kind of problem, the first thing is to detect if it is a general error or an error in your mobile. How? Enter Downdetector to see if more users are indicating that some kind of error is occurring regarding the application store. If so, it is best to wait until the problem is fixed on its own. If not, try some of the other solutions.
Check your internet connection
Sometimes, despite indicating that it has a signal, our mobile does not connect correctly to the Internet. To check this, turn Wi-Fi, mobile data, and even Airplane mode on and off. Then test again if the app store works.
Restart your mobile phone
We have already explained it to you before, but we repeat it: restarting the mobile solves many problems. Therefore, try restarting it and see if the Play Store does not open or if the error is fixed.
Check your Date and time settings
For some reason, sometimes the Play Store does not detect the date and time well, which can give us problems. To change them, go to Store Settings and look for the System category. Then, enter the Date and time and check that everything is properly configured. Activate the Automatic Date and Time option if it isn’t already, and disable it, and set a manual time if it is active. Check if the Play Store is already open.
Make your mobile forget your Google accounts
Go to Settings and go to Users and accounts. Go to each Google account you are signed in to and select Remove account. Then use the Add account option at the bottom of the screen to add them again.
Rehabilitate disabled apps
Go to Settings and then to Applications and notifications. Go to Application information and in the selector menu above select Disabled applications. Rehabilitate any system apps that you have disabled to ensure that you have not disabled any essential parts for the Play Store to work.
Disable the VPN
VPNs can be used to install banned applications in some regions. If you are using one to make it appear that you are accessing from another country, deactivate it and see if the problem has been solved.
Enable the download manager
Go to Settings and then to Applications and notifications. Enter Application information and click on the three-dot button on the top right. Select Show system apps. Look for the app called Download Manager and make sure it’s enabled. Otherwise, enable it.
If you are rooted, delete the hosts.txt file
If your mobile is rooted, use a root file explorer to find and delete the hosts.txt file located in the root/system path.
Uninstall updates from the Play Store
Go to Settings and then to Applications and notifications. Go to Application information and search the Google Play Store. Enter and click on the three-dot button on the top right and choose Uninstall updates. Check if your Play Store already works. If it still doesn’t work, try installing the latest version again.
Reset Factory Settings
The most radical solution is to reset your mobile to zero. Go to Settings and enter System. Make sure that in the Backup menu you have the synchronizations you want to be activated. Then enter the Reset settings category and put your phone back as just sold.
“Google Play Services application has been stopped” error
Although there is no single process to solve this problem since it could be generated by the smartphone’s own software, such as RAM memory savers, for example, the following procedure should be useful to solve it, or at least, to be able to locate what is the which is causing the problem:
- Force stop and update the Play Store: Go to Settings and then Applications and notifications. Go to Application information and search the Google Play Store. Go in and click on Force stop. Download the latest apk of the Play Store from APK Mirror and install it on your mobile. With this, you will ensure that you are in the latest version available, which should eliminate old bugs.
- Clear the cache of the Play Store: With this method, you will also try to start the application store from scratch. Go to Settings and then to Applications and notifications. Go to Application information and search the Google Play Store. Enter and click on Storage and choose the option to Clear cache. Try reopening the Play Store.
- Clear the data from the Play Store: If the above doesn’t work, try the Clear data option found on the same clear cache screen.
- Clear the cache and data of Google Play Services and install the latest version: Following the steps above, search for the app called Google Play Services and clear both the cache and the data. Then download the latest version apk from APK Mirror.
The Google store still does not work, what can I do?
If this does not solve the problem, try the following.
Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 and uninstall the updates: If the above did not work, repeat the process again, but in each of the steps, before moving on to the next, uninstall the updates that may have been installed for each one of these apps. The Uninstall Updates button is in the same place as the Clear Data and Clear Cache button, although at the beginning of the window. Uninstall updates from both Google Play Services and the Google Play Store.
Finally, Clear data and cache from Google Play Services Framework. Again, go to Settings, Applications, and in all the apps on your mobile, locate Google Play Services Framework, to clear the data and cache. Lastly, restart your smartphone. When you turn it on, in a few seconds, some of the Google services that are activated should tell you that you must update the Google Play Services. When the updates have been made, you should no longer stop Google Play Services.
“Google Play Mandatory Authentication” error
From time to time an error appears on our Android mobile that we cannot understand, that does not seem to have any logic. One of those errors that sometimes appears is that of Mandatory Google Play Authentication. How can we solve it?
If it constantly appears, what you should do is delete the data from the Google Play Store application. How can you do this? You will have to go to Settings, and then search for Applications. Here go to the All tab and then search Google Play Store. Once this app is located, you just have to choose Clear data, and that’s it. You restart the app, closing it, and opening it again, and this error will no longer appear.
Mustafa Al Mahmud is the Founder and CEO of Gizmo Concept and also a professional Blogger, SEO Professional as well as Entrepreneur. He loves to travel and enjoy his free moment with family members and friends.