Every Android device comes with Google Play Services installed on it, a background app that is being regularly updated and is extremely important for your phone or tablet. These services basically ensure that all Google-related apps on your device receive their updates on time. Because of this, users don’t have to wait for the latest version of Android to upgrade their apps, like it used to happen in the past.
Several apps that are using Google’s services and were not created by the tech giant can also receive these updates.
A new update for Google Play Services has arrived, which changes the version number of the app to 16.0.87.
What’s new in Google Play Services 16.0.87
The latest update focuses on fixing some bugs and improving the overall performance of the Google Play Services. This update comes in the form of an APK, so you will need to download it and install it by yourself on your Android device. The new 16.0.87 Beta APK update ensures that the Google Play Services will not randomly crash.
How to download the newest update
As we’ve mentioned before, the most recent update is in fact an APK, which means that it needs to be manually downloaded from the internet, as it is not available via the Google Play Store.
If this is the first time when you install an APK update, you need to know that you have to first follow some steps before downloading the newest update for the Google Play Services. You will have to open the Settings on your Android device and access Security. Then all you need to do is to enable the “Unknown Sources” option so that your phone or tablet can download APK updates.
Once you’ve done this, your device will allow the installation of the new 16.0.87 Beta update for the Google Play Services.
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