Google play services were introduced in 2012 to provide API packages to android users. Now Google play services are providing access to many Google services. Application developers use Google play services to get experience through different sessions. There are different APIs including location, game, sign-in and Google play, etc.
Almost every Google app which contains system power uses Google play services. If Google play services are not working on your android device then there is a chance that your other android apps will not work properly as all the main android services are controlled by it.
You can disable Google play services and it will not cause harm to your device as Android does not need google play services to run smoothly but it can affect the working of other apps.
Disabling Google play services
Follow the given steps to disable Google play services on your android devices:
- Go to the settings of your android phone by sliding from the top of the screen and tapping on the settings icon in the quick settings or by tapping on the Settings icon present at the home screen of your mobile phone.
- Scroll down and find the option of application or apps in the setting, tap on it. A list of all of your device apps will appear on the screen, scroll down and you will see Google play, tap on it. It is very easy to find any app as all the apps are generally present in alphabetical order by the system.
- After selecting Google play services tap on the “disable” button on the screen. If the disable button is in grey color and nothing happens after tapping on it then back to the settings menu. In the settings menu go to the security option and then select device administrator and then select “disable android device manager” and Google play services will be disabled.
Reasons why Google play services are disabled
In android systems, many apps require different packages to run and Google play services is a package that provides support of updated API to the apps that’s why it takes a lot of space in an android device. A person may want to disable Google play services to free some space as it takes up a large area of space of the device.
Google Play services also use data so to reduce the data use it can be disabled by the android users.it uses data as it is designed to work in the background automatically. Some people also predict that by disabling the Google play service their android battery life could be increased. Whatever is the reason you can easily disable Google play services on your android phone.
Uninstalling Google play services
It is recommended to disable Google play services if you want to get rid of them but do not uninstall them. After disabling any app you have the option to enable it any time whenever you want but after uninstalling you will lose it permanently.
Google Play services is a system app and linked with many other applications on Android devices so it is not recommended to uninstall any system app, maybe your other important app does not work properly after uninstalling it.
Google play services are needed to run many other applications on Android devices. They are in-built system apps and are necessary to be in working but you can disable it easily in a few minutes by following the above-mentioned steps and it will not cause any harm to your mobile device but disabling it can affect the working of some apps that are connected to it.