LG G3 Google Account Sync Issues and Youtube not Working

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Ever since I bought my G3 back in late September I've always had this issue where Google Play Store would occasionally stop working. I'd open up the app and be presented with nothing but a blank white screen. Force closing the app would resolve this for a while, but it would happen again eventually.
Just recently, my Google account has failed to sync any of my Google apps. The process was gradual; first it was just contacts that stopped syncing, now it's practically every single major Google app, so now my Chrome bookmarks aren't being updated, my Gmail won't receive new emails, Google Play Store doesn't load anymore, same with Youtube. Now I just get presented with a loading circle in those last two apps. My phone is practically useless at this point. Force closing the apps does nothing, clearing the cache does nothing, heck, I can't even sign out of my Google account (it does nothing when I click on the sign out button).
I like how this all started 5 months after I bought the phone, it sounds like it's a Lollipop issue, and I can understand that since I'm running 5.0.1 which is the buggiest version. Still, it's rendered all of my Google apps useless. Does anyone know of any fixes that will re-enable syncing and so forth, short of a factory reset? I feel like a factory reset is also just a short term fix anyway.
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Back up your data and do a factory reset.  That is the 1st thing to do once problem did not go away after you did all the tweaking tricks.
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Navigate to: Settings > Apps - scroll down to 'Google Play services'. In the upper right hand corner tap the three dots to invoke the menu and select 'Uninstall updates'. This should prompt the service to install the latest Google Play service updates. The same can be done for Google Play Store and the Gmail app.

For app syncing via Play Store, open the Play Store app on your phone and tap the three horizontal bars in the upper left hand of the screen to invoke the slide out menu. Scroll down to Settings and verify that 'Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only' is selected. You may want to clear the local search history as well.

A factory reset is a last resort, however it will remove problematic apps that may prevent proper operation of your device. First, go to Settings > Backup & reset and verify that a backup account exists, (e.g. username @ gmail.com), also verify that Automatic restore is enabled. Make sure to back up photos and music if stored in the phones' internal storage area. The factory reset will not touch files stored on an SD card.

Keep us posted and let us know if this fixes the problem(s).
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I did a factory reset and the issue has been solved... for now. I have a feeling that it will re-occur in the future at some point, hopefully if my phone ever gets Marshmallow it'll be resolved for good.

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