Google Play Services is Google’s application for updating Google apps and others.
Google Play Services grants basic functionality like syncing contacts, data, authentication for Google-powered services, accessing the latest safety and privacy patches, and improved quality, essential location services.
Google Play Services improves the overall app feeling. It features offline search capabilities, adds a new layer of naturality to the use of Android, and takes game reliability to the next level.
Google Play Services is so vital that some apps refuse to work if you uninstall it.
Google-based apps won’t work without it, so your device is no more useful than any regular 90’s cellphone if you uninstall it.
The current version bore the number 20.33.14.
We suggest maintaining Google Play Services up to date as it plays a crucial role in your smartphone’s operation condition.
Using an old version of the service isn’t recommended because you expose your smartphone or tablet to a lot of safety risks and won’t be granted top performance.
Installing The Current Version
Google Play Services is one of the first and most essential apps on your device, and it should update itself automatically.
However, sometimes it doesn’t manage to do that because it was blocked or something else prevents it.
If you turned off all auto-updates, you can either re-enable them or install the latest version of Google Play Services manually.
To install the new version manually, go to your smartphone’s settings -> apps category -> Google Play Services. If an update is available, the “Update” button should be present. Tap it and wait for the phone to do the rest of the work.
Alternatively, you can download an updated apk file from an app market. However, we suggest that you avoid doing that because it is risky.
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