How to Uninstall and Reinstall Google Play Services on any Android Device


Google Play Services on Android mostly work perfectly, especially those with stock Android devices rarely see any errors on Play Store and services from Google. But if for some reason you are compelled to uninstall Google Play Services and reinstall them again to fix that problem then there is no straight forward way you can follow because does not want you you to mess with its apps on Android. However, as you can uninstall them, similarly, you can also reinstall Google Play Services as well with our methods described below in this post.

How to Uninstall Google Play Services from Android device

Be warned that it is never a good idea to uninstall Google Play Services from your Android device because they are essential for normal functioning of your device. It is like an API for Android apps, without it they won’t function normally. Uninstalling Play Services also makes it difficult to access features of Google apps, your saved settings in Play Services are also wiped out. However, if in rare circumstances uninstalling Google Play Services indeed becomes unavoidable then follow simple trick below for it.

  • Deactivate ‘Android Device Manager’ on your device. To do so go to Settings > Security > Device Administrators, uncheck Android Device Manager option and tap on it to deactivate it.
  • Next, navigate to Settings > Apps > Google Play Services.
  • Tap on Disable button

How to Reinstall Google Play Services on Android:

If you changed your mind and want Play Services back on the device then you can do so in two different ways.

1 – Deactivate Android Device Manager

After this method Google Play Services will be back on your device but without any updates, as if it’s back to its default factory setting.

  • Navigate to Settings > Security > Device Administrator
  • Uncheck the box next to Android Device Manager and tap on the option to deactivate it.
  • Now go to Settings > Apps and tap on Google Play Services and then tap on Uninstall Updates
  • Connect Android device to WiFi and install apps from Google Play Store. This will automatically install updated Google Play Services with all new features.

2 – Root Android Device

Second method involves rooting Android device and then root browser app and then reinstall Google Play Services from Browser.

All done. It’s best that you don’t tinker with Google services on Android devices as it can result in errors. However, if it is absolutely necessary then follow instructions above to uninstall and reinstall Google Play Services.

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