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
  20. G_Fernandez's Avatar
    Guessing no one figured out how to contain/fix the space hogging Google Play Service app. My app size is 219mb and beefs up to over 300mb and usually keeps going until I delete app data, BUT instantly goes from 219mb back up to 270mb seconds after I clear data. Tried disabling, tried un-synching. For a few days it dropped to like 130mb then went back up. If u have to delete stuff u saved on another app that takes up its own space just bcuz u downloaded from Google makes no sense. That might be the only solution...to delete other stuff bcuz google is a fat boi that wants to use more storage than any other app or saved files on a device. Hopefully there someway to roll it back to an old version or another way to save space. Anything other than clearing data every half hour.
    10-26-2019 11:07 AM
  21. Rukbat's Avatar
    BUT instantly goes from 219mb back up to 270mb seconds after I clear data.
    That's 40MB. 0.04GB. I wouldn't worry about it too much even on a phone with 8GB of storage.
    10-26-2019 12:24 PM
  22. hallux's Avatar
    I will share with you guys my experience with my 46 GB google services space taking of my phone storage...
    Appreciate your insight on what happened with your device. I use AA (though not nearly as much recently since I'm not driving much) and don't see ANYTHING in that folder on my Pixel 2 XL.

    Also - the poster having the initial issue hasn't been here in almost 5 years. Android Auto has certainly changed since the initial posting and was likely not the culprit, on top of the poster with the issue not seeing this and probably no longer having the same device.
    05-22-2020 06:56 AM
  23. belodion's Avatar
    I will share with you guys my experience with my 46 GB google services space taking of my phone storage... ( Automatic "Android Auto" screen recording issue!! for Android Auto users )

    a few days ago I noticed that my space storage was filling up in an unusual way by google services app it takes about 46 GB my phone storage !! and as you know you can't remove this app...
    I tried many third-party apps to clean up my storage hopefully cleaning this mess and nothing worked I even tried to uninstall app updates but nothing happened at all.
    so I browse my internal storage files and sort it by size to see which folder take much space, so I went through inside "Android" folder and I go to "Data" and I copied all the files to an external storage device and browsed it in my PC, I did that because system files can't be sorted in files manager app.

    Finally I found an app data folder named by "com.google.android.gms" take about 40 GB!! its belong to the Android Auto app and its counted as one of google services apps, in this folder I found a something weird, I found all my trips history recorded while I am driving and Android auto app is running (Its like automatically screen recording of Android auto UI with no sound and for no reason).

    So the only solution that works for me is: just go to your file manager app > Android > Data then look for "com.google.android.gms" and check if it takes much space or not and simply just delete it ^_^!!


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    Welcome as a new member and thank you for such a detailed and helpful post. If you wish, I can move it to General Help & How To, where it is more likely to be noticed.
    05-22-2020 09:49 AM
  24. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I will share with you guys my experience with my 46 GB google services space taking of my phone storage... ( Automatic "Android Auto" screen recording issue!! for Android Auto users )

    a few days ago I noticed that my space storage was filling up in an unusual way by google services app it takes about 46 GB my phone storage !! and as you know you can't remove this app...
    I tried many third-party apps to clean up my storage hopefully cleaning this mess and nothing worked I even tried to uninstall app updates but nothing happened at all.
    so I browse my internal storage files and sort it by size to see which folder take much space, so I went through inside "Android" folder and I go to "Data" and I copied all the files to an external storage device and browsed it in my PC, I did that because system files can't be sorted in files manager app.

    Finally I found an app data folder named by "com.google.android.gms" take about 40 GB!! its belong to the Android Auto app and its counted as one of google services apps, in this folder I found a something weird, I found all my trips history recorded while I am driving and Android auto app is running (Its like automatically screen recording of Android auto UI with no sound and for no reason).

    So the only solution that works for me is: just go to your file manager app > Android > Data then look for "com.google.android.gms" and check if it takes much space or not and simply just delete it ^_^!!


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    Hi qwerty and Welcome to the forums. Your insight is very helpful and i am sure you will help someone else with a similar issue.

    We appreciate having people who share their experiences on this forum. Please feel free to wander the rest of the forum threads and i look forward to seeing more of you around.
    05-22-2020 09:55 AM
  25. Javier P's Avatar
    I will share with you guys my experience with my 46 GB google services space taking of my phone storage... ( Automatic "Android Auto" screen recording issue!! for Android Auto users )

    a few days ago I noticed that my space storage was filling up in an unusual way by google services app it takes about 46 GB my phone storage !! and as you know you can't remove this app...
    I tried many third-party apps to clean up my storage hopefully cleaning this mess and nothing worked I even tried to uninstall app updates but nothing happened at all.
    so I browse my internal storage files and sort it by size to see which folder take much space, so I went through inside "Android" folder and I go to "Data" and I copied all the files to an external storage device and browsed it in my PC, I did that because system files can't be sorted in files manager app.

    Finally I found an app data folder named by "com.google.android.gms" take about 40 GB!! its belong to the Android Auto app and its counted as one of google services apps, in this folder I found a something weird, I found all my trips history recorded while I am driving and Android auto app is running (Its like automatically screen recording of Android auto UI with no sound and for no reason).

    So the only solution that works for me is: just go to your file manager app > Android > Data then look for "com.google.android.gms" and check if it takes much space or not and simply just delete it ^_^!!


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    Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB - Android version: (Andriod 10)
    Welcome to the forums. Thank you for your detailed explanation, it will be very helpful for other users with a similar issue.
    05-22-2020 09:56 AM
  26. qwerty76's Avatar
    Welcome as a new member and thank you for such a detailed and helpful post. If you wish, I can move it to General Help & How To, where it is more likely to be noticed.
    For sure mate, I'll more than happy to do so for me, thanks a lot !!

    also, I'm glad to be part of your helpful tech forums, thanks all for your replies.

    Best of luck,
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