1. AC Question's Avatar
    I'm trying to gmail a picture I took of a cactus. When I tap the gmail envelope in the top row of icons above the picture, the message "This app won't work unless you enable Google Play Services" with a button to press to supposedly do so. After tapping it, phone goes to Google Play Services screen with options to Force stop, Uninstall updates, and Turn on. When I tap "turn on" I get another message that tells me "Delete all data and turn off app?" with a warning about disabling will cause problems and all my data will be deleted. This is not what I want! Please help...

    02-07-2015 01:01 PM
  2. anon8380037's Avatar
    Hello. Welcome to Android Central.

    That sounds a little weird but you can go to Settings - Apps / (Samsung) Applications Manager, and scroll across to the 4th 'All' list, and 5th Turned Off (Disabled) list.
    If the App is in the All list, it is already Turned On (Enabled).
    If you had tried to Turn Off a stock app like Google Play Services, you would have to uninstall updates before Turning Off or Force Stopping.

    So three apps are related:

    Ensure Google Play Store, Google Play Services and Download Manager are enabled / Turned on.

    If you have to turn on Google Play Services, it should update itself.

    My UK Samsung labels Turned Off as Disabled. I am guessing you have a Samsung with the US setting name.

    Rukbat and Golfdriver97 like this.
    02-07-2015 02:02 PM
  3. Melissa Herrera's Avatar
    Thank you Madd!
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    02-11-2015 05:22 AM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    Thank you Madd!
    You're very welcome. Thanks for registering.
    Enjoy the forums.

    Try to say hi or have a look in: Android Central Community - Introductions, where there is also General Help and How to.
    You can browse social topics in the Android Central Lounge and there are ambassadors guides to various topics.

    While you still have a regular life ouside anything Android, what's that like?
    I forget!
    02-11-2015 09:26 AM
  5. Aaliyah17's Avatar
    I can't get on you tube because I can't update Google play service
    04-22-2016 11:41 AM
  6. Arlene Sumaoang's Avatar
    I reset my phone. Then I want to download some apps but always says unfortunately Google play stop
    12-16-2016 12:07 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? Why did you reset it -- was it acting up beforehand? Did you start getting that error message right after setting the phone back up from the reset?
    12-16-2016 01:32 AM
  8. Josephine1006's Avatar
    Need to play live video from Andrew Womack Ministries, will Google Play do that?
    01-26-2017 09:26 PM

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