If your Samsung Galaxy S9 shows the "Unfortunately, Google Play Services has stopped" error, then you will have to check the guidelines below and learn how to fix the error.
The Google Play Services might be having problems running due to some bad update, or a rogue app that makes it crash randomly. There could an infinite amount of reasons why this issue is displayed on your device, so you should be checking all the methods below and see which one helps you fix the problem.
How to fix "Google Play Service has stopped" error for the Samsung Galaxy S9:
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Google Play Services can be fixed and you should read all the instructions below.
The first thing you have to try is to restart your smartphone or you can power it off and reboot it in normal mode after that. If the phone is fixed after the restart you can close this post. If the issues persists you need to read the next solution.
Reboot Galaxy S9 in Safe Mode:
If you have recently installed any apps from unknown sources and you suspect that these might be the culprits, then you will have to remove them completely from your phone.
If you can't use the Galaxy S9 in normal mode and remove the rogue apps, then you can do it by booting the phone in Safe Mode. Here's how to boot in safe mode using Galaxy S9:
- press the Power button to show the Power options.
- next, tap and hold the "power off" icon for it to turn into "Safe mode".
- confirm Safe Mode boot by tapping once on its icon.
- when you are in Safe Mode try to launch Google Play Store or any Google app and see if the "Google Play Services has stopped" error is shown.
If the error is not shown in Safe Mode, then you will have to start removing all the apps you have installed recently as one of those are blocking your Galaxy S9 from running properly.
If the issues with the Google Play Services continue after using the Safe Mode to troubleshoot your device, then you should try to apply take some extreme actions like the ones listed below.
Wipe Cache Partition for the Galaxy S9 from Recovery Mode:
Another action you can try would be to wipe the cache partition of your device and see if that gets rid of the "Google Play Services has stopped" error. Here's how to do it:
- power off the phone.
- boot it in Recovery Mode by holding Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
- release the buttons when the Galaxy S9 screen shows a blue background and an Android logo is also displayed over it.
- wait a while for the Recovery Mode options to load.
- select 'wipe cache partition' and confirm the process.
- after the action is done you can reboot the phone in normal mode.
I hope that the issue has been fixed for you and that you are able to use your phone without any other problems.
If you haven't managed to fix the issue with the Google Play Services, then you can try to apply the extra methods below, too.
Reset all Samsung Galaxy S9 Settings:
In case your device still shows the "Google Play Services has stopped" error after the cache partition has been fixed, then you should try to reset all the settings you have set for it since you bought it.
Here's how to reset the device settings:
- go to Settings.
- open 'Backup and Reset' menu.
- tap 'Reset Settings'.
- now tap the 'Reset Settings' button to confirm process.
Now your Galaxy S9 will be restored to its default Factory settings without you losing installed apps or data. All the accounts you've added for your device will also remain unscathed. If this doesn't fix the problem, then you will be forced to perform a complete factory reset for your Galaxy S9.
Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy S9 using Recovery Mode:
Create backups for all the important data files that you have stored on your phone, as the factory reset process will wipe clean your phone. After you've backed up the data you can apply the following steps:
- power off the device.
- press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
- release the buttons when the screen turns blue and then wait for Recovery Mode options to load..
- select 'wipe data/ factory reset' and confirm.
- reboot system in normal mode and re-add your default Google account.
I hope that this last method fixes the problems you are having with the Google Play Services on your Galaxy S9. If you need more help fixing the problem, then you should tell us in comments and we will try to find a solution for you.