Google has rolled out a new update for their Google Play Services. It’s build number 11.7.45 and it didn’t get released as an OTA (over the air) update. This means that users have to manually download it and install it.
But don’t worry, there is a fast, secure and easy way to get the APK file that has been made public by Google.
Google Play Services APK Update 11.7.45
Updating your main apps is a must, especially this one that makes sure all your other apps are running smoothly. Google Play Services is the most important app for Android devices!
Downloading the APK (Android Package Kit) and installing it will prevent your smartphone’s ecosystem to become unstable.
This version is available for all Android OS devices that go from Android 5.0 to towards the newer versions.
The update isn’t focusing on making UI changes. It improves its overall stability, introducing a lot of bug fixes. This comes as a great news, especially since Google Play Services takes care of updating apps from Google Play Store, providing users settings like user privacy, account authentication, contacts syncing and more.
You can download the APK file from apkmirror.com, where you will see that the file has 32.7 MB and it is verified safe to install. There are also two new versions on apkmirror.com: v. 11.9.40(11940238) – measuring 36.95 MB and v. 11.9.40(11940248) – of a size of 40.35 MB. However, these two are beta versions.
Installing the Google Play Services – APK Update
All you have to do is download the APK file you wish to download: either 11.7.45 or one of the two betas and install them on your smartphone by following a few quick steps:
- Before installing the APK file go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Security’ > ‘Unknown Sources’ and check the box, allowing the installation for 3rd party apps.
- Go to where you have your APK file saved on your device and install it. The installation of the APK file will result in updating your existent Google Play Services.