Refurbished Tablet
Manually Update Google Play Services

Google Play Services is closely associated with the Android ecosystem. The Google Play Services updates Google apps including Play Store, Google Maps, Google Music, and so on automatically in the background of Android tablets using the internet. Google Play Services is available in most Android stock versions until date.

The software updating feature will consume lots of battery power of Android tablets, but you can force-stop that via Settings if you want to. However, think twice before force-stopping Google Play Services, as it might leave you out of any important updates.

In order for the device to remain fully functional, an up-to-date Google Play Services is necessary for Android ecosystem. However, if you have disabled it already, below is how to update Google Play Services manually in a refurbished tablet ft. Android KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, or Nougat.

Some users will also want to know how to install Google Play Services in their refurbished tablet especially when they encounter an error in Android while opening a Google app. The error may read, “This app won’t run unless you update Google Play Services”. If you face such an error, you need to restart the device and then perform a manual update of the Google Play Services as described below.

Updating Google Play Services Manually

  • First up, Download Google Play Services manually to a PC
  • Once downloaded, copy the .apk file from the PC to your Android device’s external or internal memory using a USB cable
  • Then navigate to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources and uncheck the Unknown Sources box to get permits for manually installing Google Play Services on an Android refurbished tablet.
  • Subsequently, go to the path wherein you have copied the apk file and then tap on the file to launch the installation screen.
  • Then tap on Install and the Android OS will start installing Google Play Services or update the same.

Once installation completes without fail, tap on the app drawer, and there you could see the Google Settings app. The Google Settings app will have a smaller cogwheel right next to the g symbol and would be green in color in older Android versions – ensure the process is completed by navigating to app, and then you are done.

Once you install or update the Google Play Services, you get to tweak settings such as the password, maintain the privacy, and tweak other personal information associated with your Google account. With Google Play Services, Google apps will function without any bugs and maintain the functionality of Android ecosystem as a whole.


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