Google voice services won’t stop downloading? 7 ways to fix it

Does the Google Voice Services for Android app get stuck downloading an update in English (US) or English (UK)?


It usually happens when you are not connected to Wi-Fi but you have set your phone to complete updates only on a Wi-Fi network. Other possible causes of this error may include an outdated operating system, insufficient storage space, corrupted application cache, or corrupted installation.

If you are also frustrated by this update blocked notification, we will provide seven solutions in this article to help you identify the root cause and fix it.


Preliminary checks

Before you roll up your sleeves and implement major fixes, perform the following checks:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Please restart your phone if the download got stuck for the first time.
  3. Make sure your Android device is running an updated version of the operating system; see if you can update your device if it is outdated.
  4. Make sure your device has enough storage space. If it’s low, it’s time to free up some storage space.
  5. If you are currently connected to a VPN, turn it off. If you are not connected to a VPN, we recommend that you turn it on to see if enabling or disabling it fixes the problem.

If none of that resolves the issue, you can try some of these more specific solutions.

Does the issue only affect Google app voice services?

Make sure the app update is blocked only for Google Voice Services and not for all other apps on your phone. To confirm this, look to see if other app updates are also stuck and update notifications appear frequently at the same time as Google Voice Services.

If the problem persists in other apps as well, it could be a device-level issue. Therefore, it is recommended that you selectively test the device-level fixes listed below before moving on to others. If the issue only affects Google voice services, please implement all the fixes listed below one by one.

1. Change your network connection

The Google Play Store allows users to set their network preferences so that apps only update when connected to Wi-Fi instead of connecting to a network with a data cap. Although it’s a handy way to save data, your apps won’t update unless you connect to Wi-Fi again.

To rule out this possibility, you can either switch to a Wi-Fi connection or set the Google Play Store to automatically update apps on any network. Follow these steps to change the network preference:

  1. Go to Google Play Store, tap on the profile icon in the upper right corner and select Settings.
  2. To go Network preferences > Update apps automatically.
  3. Select over any network.

Check if this change completes the pending Google update voice services. If not, move on to the next solution.

2. Set offline speech recognition to update at any time

For the same reason that we have configured the Google Play Store to update the app on any network, it should also automatically configure Offline Speech Recognition to update languages ​​on any network. To set that up, follow these steps:

  1. To go Settings on your phone.
  2. Tap on Google.
  3. To go Google Apps Settings.
  4. Tap on Search, Assistant and Voice.
  5. To go Voice.
  6. Tap on Offline speech recognition.
  7. Go to the self update tab.
  8. Check the circle for Auto update languages ​​at any time.

3. Cancel the stuck update and then update manually

If the network change doesn’t work and the update is still stuck, try updating Speech Services by Google manually. Before doing so, please cancel the current update and disable automatic update first. The steps are the following:

  1. Visit the Google Voice Services page in the Play Store on your phone.
  2. To cancel a stuck update, touch the Cancel button.
  3. In the top right corner, tap three vertical dots and uncheck Enable automatic update.
  4. Then touch the To update button.

If the download process gets stuck in the middle again, move on to the next solution.

4. Clear Google App Voice Services Cache

Accumulated cached data often interferes with application performance. It could also be responsible for preventing the new update from downloading properly. You should clear the app cache to rule out this possibility. That is how:

  1. To go Settings > Applications.
  2. Locate and tap on the Google voice services app
  3. Tap on Storage then select clear cache.

If clearing the cache doesn’t fix the problem, continue with the remaining fixes.

5. Select the correct language and region in your settings

For Google Speech Services to work properly, you must match your phone’s region to your actual location. In other words, you cannot select the UK as your region if you are in the US.

To make sure the correct region has been selected or select the correct one if you haven’t, follow the steps below:

  1. To go Settings on your phone.
  2. Tap on Google.
  3. To go Google Apps Settings.
  4. Tap on Search, Assistant and Voice.
  5. Select Language and region.
  6. Tap on search region and select the same region you are currently in.
  7. now go to search language and select the language of the same region.
  8. Restart your phone and see if the update stuck notification is gone.

If changing the region and language doesn’t resolve the issue, continue to the next step.

6. Uninstall and reinstall the language

If the Google Voice Services app update is still stuck, you need to uninstall the language that the app is stuck with and reinstall it. You can do it by following these steps:

  1. To go Settings on your phone and select Google.
  2. To go Google Apps Settings.
  3. Tap on Search, Assistant and Voice.
  4. To go Voice.
  5. Tap on Offline speech recognition.
  6. Go to the installed tab, touch the installed language and touch uninstall.
  7. Go to the All tab, touch the same language again, then touch Discharge.

If reinstalling the language doesn’t help, continue to the next solution.

7. Google factory reset voice services

If none of the fixes worked for you, you need to factory reset the Google Voice Services app. After the factory reset, it will likely fix all the issues as it will uninstall all the installed updates.

However, keep in mind that factory resetting the Speech Services by Google app may lose some of your customizations and data. If you don’t mind that, follow the steps below to factory reset the app:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on Applications.
  2. Locate and tap on the Google voice services app
  3. Tap on three vertical dots and select Uninstall updates.

If all else fails, just disable the notification

Hopefully following the fixes in the article will help you successfully update Google Voice Services. If all else fails, you can disable app notifications to hide the stuck update notification.

However, you must remember that disabling notifications will not fix the actual problem. Instead, the update will continue to run in the background and consume your resources. However, it is a great way to get rid of that annoying notification.

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