1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have run out of space on my phone and am having to constantly transfer pictures off my phone, and delete texts as they come to clear up space. My phone has a max storage of 25.98GB and Google Play Services is taking up that much of it to where I can't install any apps. I have 15 downloaded apps (the biggest one being Facebook taking up 341MB) and none are games. Does anyone know how to fix this without having to delete Google Play Services, because I read it may be bad if I delete it?
    10-21-2015 07:41 PM
  2. Software Angel's Avatar
    My Google Play Services after weekly "Clear All Data". The solution is to turn of syncing of some Google application such as Google Drive, Sheets, Contacts, etc.
    Refer to this posting: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ask...-all-data.html
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Wow! That's a lot of data for Play Services. How much of it is included as "cache" in settings - apps - Google Play services? You can safely delete this selecting "clear cache". If you tap on "manage data" you'll get a better idea of who's taking so much storage.

    Tell us how it goes.
    10-21-2015 08:53 PM
  4. anon(9691750)'s Avatar
    I have run out of space on my phone and am having to constantly transfer pictures off my phone, and delete texts as they come to clear up space. My phone has a max storage of 25.98GB and Google Play Services is taking up that much of it to where I can't install any apps. I have 15 downloaded apps (the biggest one being Facebook taking up 341MB) and none are games. Does anyone know how to fix this without having to delete Google Play Services, because I read it may be bad if I delete it?
    I would probably start by deleting everything on your google play account. Books, magazines, movies, music, etc. That might be taking up space. Also try getting rid of any unused apps from your play account.

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    10-21-2015 08:55 PM
  5. anon(9691750)'s Avatar
    I have run out of space on my phone and am having to constantly transfer pictures off my phone, and delete texts as they come to clear up space. My phone has a max storage of 25.98GB and Google Play Services is taking up that much of it to where I can't install any apps. I have 15 downloaded apps (the biggest one being Facebook taking up 341MB) and none are games. Does anyone know how to fix this without having to delete Google Play Services, because I read it may be bad if I delete it?
    I also would like to know how the play services is taking up that much space. Mine takes 365 mb on a galaxy s6.

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    10-21-2015 08:57 PM
  6. darkwilluser's Avatar
    I have cleared the cashe and nothing happens. I'll attach 2 pictures. let me know if they are useful.
    Google Play Services is taking up 22.19GB of my internal storage on my Nexus 6-screenshot_2015-10-21-20-00-57.jpg Google Play Services is taking up 22.19GB of my internal storage on my Nexus 6-screenshot_2015-10-21-20-03-15.jpg
    10-21-2015 10:09 PM
  7. anon(9691750)'s Avatar
    I would click on Manage space. Do that and post a screen shot of what you see.

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    10-21-2015 10:26 PM
  8. darkwilluser's Avatar
    10-21-2015 11:39 PM
  9. anon(9691750)'s Avatar
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    Click on Clear All Data. See what happens.

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    10-21-2015 11:56 PM
  10. anon(9691750)'s Avatar
    Click on Clear All Data. See what happens.

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    Idk if you got any important files in docs, sheets, or any google productivity apps, but before you do that i suggest backing them up somewhere else.

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    10-21-2015 11:59 PM
  11. darkwilluser's Avatar
    It shows me this, and it's also why I have been hesitant on doing it.

    Google Play Services is taking up 22.19GB of my internal storage on my Nexus 6-screenshot_2015-10-21-22-13-54.jpg
    10-22-2015 12:15 AM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    I've never seen Google Play services using so much data before. I'll ask around and search about it. I'll let you know what I find.
    10-22-2015 06:49 AM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I would go for clearing the data as well.
    10-22-2015 08:53 AM
  14. darkwilluser's Avatar
    Thanks for your help and suggestions. I cleared the data and everything seems to be working just fine for now, at least. I just feared deleting something very important my phone needed to function properly.
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    10-22-2015 10:53 AM
  15. anon(9691750)'s Avatar
    It shows me this, and it's also why I have been hesitant on doing it.

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    Well you may have no choice unfortunately. Its not gonna delete your apps, it deletes app data such as Google Doc files, Books, Music, etc.

    Thats also why I said you should back up your stuff on a computer you have.
    10-22-2015 04:01 PM
  16. Rainbowleaf9987's Avatar
    I have been having this problem, and use Clear Data in an attempt to fix it. However, the Google Play Services app keeps growing even after I do that, and ends up taking up the entirety of my open storage. I have to clear all data daily to get rid of it. I also tried disabling it, but for some reason it won't let me, claiming that it's an "active device administrator". Is there a permanent solution to this, or do I just have to put up with the low storage notification and only clear it when I want to download something?
    07-13-2016 10:11 AM
  17. Software Angel's Avatar
    My Google Play Services after weekly "Clear All Data". The solution is to turn of syncing of some Google application such as Google Drive, Sheets, Contacts, etc.
    Refer to this posting: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ask...-all-data.html
    07-22-2016 05:18 AM
  18. Brahm21's Avatar
    I have the exact same problem but the only difference is that when I click 'clear data', it waits a couple seconds and nothing happens. I've rebooted and done everything from trying to delete the program, which I can't seem to do since it is a system app, to trying to clear the data. Nothing works at all, please help.
    09-15-2016 11:42 AM
  19. katspade's Avatar
    Im having the same prob with google play services using all of my storage space. I have deleted all apps except built in apps, cleared cache and even cleared all data several times. When I go to manage it shows normal amounts of app data but when I go back to the app itself it shows tons of stored data. Everytime I clear all data within 3 sec its back. I dont know what to do. I can barely use my phone at all and have to erase everything as it comes in. Can anyone help?
    11-06-2017 08:52 AM

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