Google Play Services is a very important tool that comes pre-installed on Android devices. The tool is linked to the Android system and this is the reason why we suggest you to NOT disable it or else some of the applications might stop working properly.

The Google Play Services is also automatically checking if there is an update for an installed application such as Google Maps. This way, you will not need to regularly check if there is an update for an application that you have installed on your device. As soon as an update is available for an application that’s installed on your Android device, you will get either notified or the update will be automatically installed (it depends on how you have set your device to react to updates).

Google Play Services: How To Disable It

You can disable the Google Play Services by heading to the device’s Settings->Applications->All->Google Play Services->Disable. As we’ve told you above, Google Play Services is a very important tool on Android and if you disable it some of the applications, including those related to Google, will not function properly.

Google Play Services 11.0.38

The latest Google Play Services version that has just been released is 11.0.38 and it can already be downloaded and installed on your device. The installation file has a size of 33.09MB, meaning that it is 2.11MB larger than the installation file of the previous version.

Google Play Services 11.0.38: How To Install On Your Android Device

First of all, you will need to enable the “Unknown Sources” option from your device’s Settings->Security. After that, you will need to download the Google Play Services 11.0.38 APK (installation) file from the internet. However, make sure that the website you’re downloading it from it is trusted, in order to not end up with a malware on your device.

Finally, head to the location where you’ve saved the Google Play Services 11.0.38 APK file and tap on it to start the installation process.