If you own an Android device, it’s fairly simple that you have are familiar with Google Play Services, these services are known as the most essential part of the Android and a lot of apps can’t work without it. For instance, without any Google Play Services, Snapchat will keep asking you to download Google Play Services. Snapchat aside, a lot of apps will require you to install Google Play Services.
Though the update rolls out to everyone on time, but if you one of the many unfortunate users who failed to get the update, you can download the APK and manually install it. Installing this will let your phone work properly and all your apps will behave normally. Sideloading an Android app isn’t a difficult thing, it just requires basic Android knowledge and you’re good to go. If you’re willing to install it on your phone, simply follow the steps below to install Google Play Services 8.3 on your phone.
Install Google Play Services 8.3
- Download the latest Google Play Services apk > Download here.
- Copy the APK to your phone.
- Make sure ‘Unknown Resources’ is checked, if not then do so go to Settings > Security > Unknown Resources.
- Go to the folder where you placed the apk file, run it and follow the on-screen instructions.
That is it, with few simple steps, you have successfully installed the latest version of Google Play Services on your Android device. In case you ran into any problems, feel free to let us know and we will be happy to help.