The Google Play Services which is thought to be a single utility is, in fact, a joint collection for numerous services that operate in the background and usually change throughout the boot process. If one of these services plunges out, you may receive an error notification which says ‘Unfortunately, Google Play Services has stopped,’ along with freezes, lags, and other operational problems.
There is a way to solve this issue, though, but the focus of this article’s troubleshooting is Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. If you own this device and currently have this issue, keep reading to find out how to get rid of it.
How to fix Google Play Services that keeps crashing
Sometimes the services crash also when there are too many apps operating in the background and using the RAM and CPU, but the fixes we are about to reveal to you are not at all complicated.
Reboot your Galaxy S8 Plus
A reboot of the phone can straighten issues like this one. Before you search for other processes to use while trying to solve this problem, just hit the power button and turn off your device, then back on.
If this doesn’t work, here is another trick you can use: Press and hold power and volume down buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds. This procedure forces the reboot and simulates battery uncouple which updates the memory and reloads every leading service in your phone.
If this first solution didn’t work, try the following one.
Delete the cache of Google Play Services
Caches are designed for every app and service. These documents are small and transient, but when debased they produce issues that may impact your device’s performance. Here is how you delete cache:
- Go to ‘Settings,’ then tap on ‘Apps’
- Open ‘ App Manager’
- Locate ‘Google Play Services’ and click on it
- Tap on ‘Storage’
- Click on ‘Clear Cache’
If this solution still doesn’t work, you have to follow the next steps.
Backup your essential files and data, then hard reset your phone
For any concerns relating an app, a reset can always solve their performance. If the issue is still there even after you made the first two steps, you will have to reset your device, but before, you will need to back up all your files and data because otherwise, they will end up deleted. Copy your files to an SD card or a computer, and after you make the backup turn off the ‘Factory Reset Protection’ so you won’t end up locked out of your phone after the reset is made.
To reset your phone follow the below instructions:
- Turn off your smartphone
- Press and hold both Volume Up and Bixby keys, then press and hold the Power button
- When the Android logo appears, stop pressing the keys
- After ‘Installing System Update’ disappears, a recovery menu options will appear
- Press the Volume Down button a few times to highlight ‘Wipe data/Factory reset’
- Press Power key to select
- Press the Volume Down button until the screen displays ‘ Yes, delete all data’
- Press Power key to select (the reset will start)
- When the master reset is done, the screen will display ‘Reboot system now’
- Press the Power button to restart the device
This should solve the issue with Google Play Services error messages that keep bugging your device. After the reset, your phone will have no more problems of this kind.
Agnes is a technical writer, being in touch with reports to come up with the latest tech leaks.