Google Play Service: How to uninstall – Root Or Not

Google Play Service

Google Play Service is used to update apps from Google Play and other Google apps, providing core functionality like authentication to synced contacts, and Google services. It also offers access to new user privacy settings and low-powered, higher-quality location based services.

With the service, your app experience is enhanced, plus it speeds up offline searches, providing more immersive maps and improving game experiences.

But why would you want to uninstall Google Play Service? Well, people do it for several reasons, despite it being a time consuming and complicated process, including:

  • Google Play errors occurring constantly preventing you from downloading apps
  • Play Store takes up lots of space on your device, thus affects installation and running of other apps
  • The errors interrupt the smooth running of the device and other apps

These and other issues cause people to want to uninstall the service, but before doing it, note that it will affect the performance and running of your apps on your device. It may also cause some destabilization problems for example you can only download apps after uninstalling Google Play but they may be laced with malware that can damage your device.

The Google Play apps on your phone like Gmail, Google Maps, Google Music and others won’t run properly, and the device’s functionality may be interfered with as Play Service is connected with Android system.

If the issue isn’t as serious, you can turn off Google Play Service instead of uninstalling it directly.

To turn off the service:

  • Go to Settings>Applications and find Google Play Service
  • Tap Google Play Service to open the App Info page and tap Disable to turn the service off
  • Now tap OK to confirm the option

How to uninstall Google Play Service

To do this, you have to root your Android device and then use a third-party ap. Once the phone is rooted, find a reliable uninstalling app to help you with the process of removing the service from your phone completely.

To root your phone, do this:

  • Download and install Java JDK first, and then Android SDK on your computer
  • Open Settings>Applications>Development and enable USB debugging check box
  • Connect your Android device via USB to your PC
  • Install a USB driver for the device
  • Download and install the third-party app to root the device and launch it
  • As the app runs on your PC, click Root and the process will begin
  • Once successfully rooted, restart the device and when an app tries to gain root permissions, you can allow or deny the request

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