Unfortunately my phone has a total space of 5.52GB with no place for extra storage ... Sad, I know.. However my phone is contantly rejecting texts and won't keep an app open for more than 2 minutes without crashing. I clear my cached data almost every ten minutes. My phone isnt full by any means. I only have face book and snapchat for apps and only 168MB of pictures and videos. So I decided to dig a little deeper to figure out where all my storage is and under my Google Play services it says i have 3.9GB just there ! What im wondering is what exactly google play services entails. For example what would I be losing if i cleared all of its data? Would I lose pictures and apps ?
Google Play services offers APIs to other apps. Data used by Play services is mostly cached data for these APIs, duplicated data of Android wear apps synched with your phone and some kind of search index. If you delete this data, chances are Google Play services will just recreate it, although 3.9 GB is really much (mine only use 300 MB). But you won't delete any of your personal data by deleting Play services data.
Here's what the Google Help forum suggests:
- Make sure you have an Internet or mobile data connection. Then, restart your device.
- Update the date and time on your device.
- Clear cache data for the Google Play Store app and Google Play Services (Go to Settings > Apps or Application Manager > Google Play Services > Clear cache > OK).
- Uninstall and reinstall the Play Store updates. (Go to Settings > Apps or Application Manager > Google Play Store app > Uninstall Updates > OK). As long as you have a strong Internet connection (Wi-Fi or mobile data), your Play Store app will update to the latest version within a few minutes.
- Install system updates. To do this, try the steps listed below:
- Open your device's main Settings app.
- Select About or System updates (depending on your device, this may be different).
- If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install it on your device.
- Try your download again
- Restart your device.
If the issue still persists after having tried the above, the same place recommends removing and re-adding your Google account.