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Download and install the latest Google Play Services APK 9.4.52 for free

Everything the Play Store does with the apps on your phone goes through Google Play Services. This tells your phone when to update apps and introduces new features and settings to Google Play. Long story short: you should keep it updated. Find out all about the latest version – Google Play Services 9.4.52 – below.

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Google Play Services is the general overlord of apps, and you're best off when it's up to date. / © ANDROIDPIT

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Google Play Services 9.4.52: what's new?

August 2, 2016:

The new Google Play Services version has hit APKMirror. Version 9.4.52 arrives without a changelog, though no doubt includes minor bug fixes and security updates, and comes in at around 40-50 MB in size.

Google recently introduced family-sharing options to the Play Store, allowing you to share your Play Store purchases – including books, movies, games, TV shows and apps – with up to six family members. If you want to take advantage of this, download the latest Google Play Services APK here, and make sure you have the latest version of the Google App installed also.

Google Play Services 8.9.16

April 14, 2016: Google changed the Google Play Services icon, making the colors bolder and adjusting the position of the lines slightly. 

The version numbers currently go as high as 9.0.83 on APKMirror, but we've yet to test these out to find what's new. It seems likely that Google will be loading Play Services up with things in preparation for Google I/O, which takes place May 18 - 20, so we might get more information on what exactly is going on inside the mysterious app-to-rule-all-apps then.

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A small improvement to the Play Services icon came in version 8.9.16 / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Services 8.7.02

March 1, 2016: The latest version of Google Play Services could fly under the radar but it actually introduces one tasty improvement. 

Google Play Services 8.7.02 enables Chrome Custom tabs in the Google app. With Custom Tabs, Android opens links from Google Now cards and Google app searches in a condensed version of Chrome within the Google app, rather than redirecting you to the dedicated Chrome app.

This increases the speed at which web content is loaded, because these custom tabs don't require the same RAM and CPU usage as the regular Chrome app. 

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The latest Google Play Services version enables Chrome Custom Tabs. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google Play Services 8.4.89

November 18, 2015: Now that Google has released an all-new batch of Material Design icons for developers, it makes sense that some Google properties got an update. This is also evident in a refreshed Smart Lock section in Settings, which now features some of the new icons. Android Auto also got an additional option for 720p video output.

Install Google Play Services: the easy way

The simplest way to always have the latest version of Google Play Services installed is to keep an eye on this page, where we'll provide you with a download link to the very latest versions available in the Play Store. Just tap the install button below to ensure you have the current version.

Google Play services Install on Google Play

However, as with most things Android, there are always newer and better versions available if you're willing to put in a little more effort. For example, there are multiple versions of Google Play Services for the different versions of Android you might have. So if you want the very latest version then just follow the steps below.

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First you need to know which version of Android you have. / © ANDROIDPIT

Install Google Play Services: the technical way

First, you'll need to know which version of Android you have. Go to Settings > About Phone and look for Android Version. Then, you'll need unknown sources enabled on your phone. This just allows you to install apps from outside Google Play. Go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources and check the box. 

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Then we need to enable Unknown Sources in your security settings. / © ANDROIDPIT

Next, you need to know which version of Play Services is right for you. This is where your Android version number comes in. Each Google Play Services version has a three number suffix at the end, following the hyphen.

These three numbers are broken down as follows: Android version, CPU architecture and dots per inch (DPI). You can check the current version of Google Play Services by going to Settings > Apps > All tab > Google Play Services.

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You can see the -446 suffix at the end of the Google Play Services version number (right). / © ANDROIDPIT

The first number is your Android version:

0 = Android 4.4.4 and older

2 = Android 5.0 and 5.1 (starting with Google Play Services v8)

4 = Android 6.0 and above (Note: 4 = Android 5.0 and 5.1 for versions of Google Play Services prior to v8)

7 = Android 5.0

8 = Android TV

The second number is your CPU architecture:

1 = armeabi

3 = armeabi-v7a

4 = arm64-v8a

7 = x86

The third number is your device screen's DPI (dots per inch):

0 = universal

2 = 160 dpi

4 = 240 dpi

6 = 320 dpi

8 = 480 dpi

So in the screenshot above you can tell I have a Lollipop device running an ARMv8 chip with 320 DPI. If you want to do things the other way around and figure out which number you should be looking for, just grab CPU-Z, which will tell you your CPU architecture and DPI. The good news is that once you know this information it won't change until you get a new phone.

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One the left we can see this device has x86 architecture and on the right, 160 DPI. / © ANDROIDPIT
CPU-Z Install on Google Play

Download Google Play Services APK

Now you simply have to choose the right Google Play Services version based on the three pieces of information you just collected. You can find the latest versions of Google Play Services hosted on APK Mirror and select the right one with the right suffix for your device. Then, just download and install Google Play Services onto your phone.

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  • Using Sony Xperia J ST26i (Andorid version 4.1.2) - rooted phone and unstalled playstore anf google app accidently.
    Which Play store version need to install it?

  • They still update that article although you shouldn't update Google Play Services yourself... I'll just copy what I said 2 months ago:

    "AndroidPit should remove this article...

    You shouldn't manually update Google Play Services: chances are that Google apps (and some other that use Google Play Services) will crash.
    To resolve this, the only solution is to factory reset.
    It's what I had to do although I verified which version was the right one for my phone"

  • This might have been attempted, you maybe able to update from the chrome browser/ or whatever browser you choose... Beside the browsers address bar you should have a setting button, click it so menu pops up, change view to internet view, then go to Google Play Store on the web page , try downloading update from there. When you initially start device make sure your WiFi is connected during wizard setup as well, common mistake is info you put in doesn't match what your Google play account recognizes.. Not sure how much this will help, my buddy just argued that he typed the proper information as what it was, but then to humour me he decides to factory reset again, this time putting in another gmail/ mailing address and to his surprise it works!! Lmfao!! He thought it was another account name.. His works again

  • Hi i just update my Samsung note 3 today 17/07/16. I can't open my Gmail and i get a message that Google play service update, I redirected tl tbe the page. but am informed that my device (Samsung Galaxy Note 3) does not support this version. I have gone through your instructions. My google services version is 3.2.25 (761454-30) so I am at a loss to decide which version apk to download. Can you help me please?

  • Jade 2 months ago Link to comment

    Please help me. Gmail wont open because I get a message to update Google Play Services. I am redirected to update page but am informed that my device (Samsung Galaxy Note 3) does not support this version. I have gone through your instructions. My google services version is 3.2.25 (761454-30) so I am at a loss to decide which version apk to download. Can you help me please?

  • Google Play Services not working. =(

  • Abdullah 2 months ago Link to comment

    I got a new prototype tablet based on mt8783 chipset from China factory that does not have play store. The factory said there is no official android for that chipset yet from Google. Google play or even Google play services do not install. So I cannot add Google account or run gmail or youtube app. Is there a solution for that?

  • Hi guys I need help. Maybe someone know which google play i can install on Samsung s2 with android 6.0.1 marshalow? Please

  • Yes I will like to benefit

  • Big thanks to the Androidpit.com. This page is very useful. It helps me to fix my phone once I lost my Google Play Services. Reading through its instruction carefully, and I was led to a download page. Then I got a right thing there. To this stuff, I have been spending a week to search for. And it will never be provided by any mobile phone service center too. When I brought my crashed mobile phone to my service and confessed them I had uninstalled the Google Play Services by mistake, they never thought twice on how to fix it. I was simply given an answer that the phone needed to be hard reset.

  • Thomas S 4 months ago Link to comment

    AndroidPit should remove this article...

    You shouldn't manually update Google Play Services: chances are that Google apps (and some other that use Google Play Services) will crash.
    To resolve this, the only solution is to factory reset.
    It's what I had to do although I verified which version was the right one for my phone

  • Google not working

  • Need het back to my email

  • Can you helped me. Thank you.

    • Thomas S 4 months ago Link to comment

      Help you for what? Updating Google Play Services? Read my previous comments, don't do that

  • JMW ngu 4 months ago Link to comment

    I started using my nexus 5 again and after updating to v 5.1 I found that I had authentication problems with my google accounts registered on that phone so I logged back into my main gmail account and found that I am able to download from the playstore but could not update google play music or go to my pictures without needing to update google play services. Every time I am redirected to the page to update it I am asked to sign in and when I hit the button it reloads the same error message. I cannot log out to see if i can reset it and when I tried to follow the directions here I am brought back to the heart of my problem - I still need to be able to log in. Please help!

  • Thomas S 4 months ago Link to comment

    I'm surprised they keep updating this article instead of deleting it. Read my comment from 2 months ago: never update this app manually, big chances that it'll be bugged as hell and you'll have to factory reset your phone

  • Thomas S 6 months ago Link to comment

    This article is a bad idea: never manually update Google Play Services. It will update itself with no trouble.
    If you do it manually, there is a big risk to see all your google apps (gmail, play store, google keep,...) crashing.
    It's what I had and what other people here had. You'll have to reset the factory settings

  • I insalled Version 8.7.03, my phone is on this level also up to date now. Just now recieving Android 6.0 on my Moto E second Gen. LTE in Europe and i am verry pleased with my Moto E.

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