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Google Play Services keep stopping: 9 Fixes

Andriod is the most popular mobile operating system on the planet, and Google keeps adding something every so often the OS making the end user’s experience even better.

However, just like everything tech, Android also runs into problems at times. In this article, we’re going over a few fixes for when Google Play Services keep stopping.


Restart your phone

The first thing you should do is also the simplest. Restart your phone. Restarting, be it your smartphone, PC or router, can fix several seemingly random problems that may or may not have any explicit reasons.

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Check your internet connection

Next up, check your internet connection. If you’re on WiFi, check to ensure that you have an active internet connection and good signal strength. Restarting the WiFi router will also help. If you’re on mobile data, ensure that you have good network coverage and that mobile data is enabled. 


Reset app preferences

Resetting app preferences can help refresh system apps and get them running again. 

How to fix Google Play Store stuck waiting for download issue?
  • Head over your phone’s settings and tap on Apps & notifications.
  • Tap on See all apps. 
  • Tap on the three vertical dots in the top -right. 
  • Tap on Reset app preferences.

Restart your phone, and the Google Play Services keep stopping issue should be fixed.

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Clear the Google Play Store cache

Corrupt files in the cache can cause all sorts of random troubles. Try clearing the Play Store’s cache and data to see if that solves your problem. 

How to fix Google Play Store stuck waiting for download issue?
  • Tap and hold on the Play Store icon and then tap on the small icon that shows up in the top-right.
  • Tap on Storage & cache.
  • You’ll have the option to clear your storage and cache both. We recommend that you first clear the cache and check to see if it resolves the issue. If it doesn’t, try clearing the storage too. 

Uninstall Play Store updates

If clearing the cache didn’t work, try uninstalling all Play Store updates and installing them again. 

How to fix Google Play Store stuck waiting for download issue?
  • Tap and hold on the Play Store icon and then tap on the small icon that shows up in the top-right.
  • Tap on the three vertical dots in the top right. 
  • Tap on Uninstall updates. 

Now restart Play Store and wait for the updates to download. Your downloads should start right away. 

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Date/Time conflicts

More often than not, having a wrong date and time combination on a client device can mess things up with a server. This will usually happen when you try to visit a website from a computer with an incorrect date or time.

If your phone’s date and time are also incorrect, this could very well be causing problems with Google’s servers. Here’s how you can fix this

How to fix Google Play Store stuck waiting for download issue?
  • Head over to your phone’s Settings and search for Date. Tap on the Date & Time option that pops up under System.
  • Make sure you’re using the date/time details provided by your network or you’ve set these settings to automatically update. 

Now restart your phone and try the download again. The Google Play Services keep stopping error should be resolved.


Log out of your Google account

Singing out of your Google account and signing back in can also help resolve issues with the Play Store. 

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  • Head over to your phone’s settings and tap on Accounts.
  • Tap your Google account. 
  • Tap Remove account.

Now go ahead and add your account back again.

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Clear the Google Services Framework Cache

The Google Services Framework is responsible for syncing and storing device data. If the framework isn’t working properly, it can cause sync issues and cause this error. 

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  • Head over to your phone’s settigns and tap on Apps & notifications. 
  • Tap Show all apps.
  • Tap the three vertical dots in the top right and tap Show System.
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  • Scroll down to find Google Services Framework in the list. Tap it to proceed.
  • Tap Storage & cache.
  • Tap the Clear cache button to get rid of the cache.

Now restart your phone, and the Play Store should work just fine.


Do a factory reset

Now, this might be the most aggressive method of all, and yes, you will lose all your data, but there are hardly any issues that a factory reset can’t solve. 

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  • Head over to your phone’s settings and tap on System.
  • Tap on Advanced.
  • Tap on Reset options.
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  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset)
  • Tap the final conformation and wait for your device to reboot.

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