Having trouble with Google Play Services on your Samsung Tablet? Here’s how to fix it.
Resolve Google Play Store Errors
1. First, make sure you have a stable internet connection. Check if your Wi-Fi or mobile data is working properly.
2. Clear the cache and data of the Google Play Store and Google Play Services. To do this, go to Settings > Apps > Google Play Store, then tap on “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data”. Repeat this process for Google Play Services.
3. Ensure that the Google Play Store and Google Play Services are up to date. Open the Google Play Store, go to the menu, and tap on “My apps & games”. Update both the Google Play Store and Google Play Services if available.
4. If the issue persists, try uninstalling updates for the Google Play Store and Google Play Services. Go to Settings > Apps > Google Play Store, then tap on the three-dot menu and select “Uninstall updates”. Repeat this process for Google Play Services.
5. Finally, if none of the above steps work, you can try resetting your Samsung tablet to its factory settings. Before doing this, make sure to back up your important data as this will erase all the data on your tablet.
Enable Picture-in-Picture for Videos
Look for Google Play Services in the list of apps. If there is an update available, you’ll see a button that says “Update.” Tap on this button to download and install the latest version of Google Play Services.
Once the update is complete, you can enable Picture-in-Picture for videos by going to the Settings app on your tablet. Scroll down and tap on “Apps.” Find the app you want to enable Picture-in-Picture for (such as YouTube or Netflix) and tap on it. Then, tap “Advanced” and look for the “Picture-in-Picture” option. Tap the switch to turn it on.
Now, when you watch a video in a compatible app, you can tap the home button on your tablet to minimize the video and continue watching it in a small window while you use other apps. This can be especially useful for multitasking on your Samsung tablet.
Activate Mobile Data
– Go to the home screen of your Samsung tablet.
– Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the quick settings menu.
– Look for the “Mobile Data” or “Data Connection” icon. It may look like a small mobile phone or have the letters “LTE” or “4G” on it.
– Tap on the “Mobile Data” icon to turn it on. It should change color or display a signal strength indicator to show that it’s activated.
– If you don’t see the “Mobile Data” icon in the quick settings menu, you may need to go into the settings app to turn it on.
– Open the settings app and look for the “Connections” or “Network & Internet” section.
– Tap on “Mobile Networks” or “Data Usage” and then look for the option to turn on mobile data.
– Toggle the switch to turn on mobile data and you should see the “LTE” or “4G” icon appear in the status bar at the top of the screen.
Ensure Content Up-to-Date
- Regularly check for updates for Google Play Services and the Samsung tablet’s operating system.
- Enable automatic updates for Google Play Services and other apps on the tablet.
- Manually update Google Play Services by visiting the Google Play Store and searching for the app.
- Keep the tablet connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network to ensure updates can be downloaded and installed.