Are you troubled by ‘Downloading English US-update waiting for network connection’ stuck in your notification bar? You won’t have to worry once you’ve read this article. This article will let you know all about this error and ways to solve it.
What is the ‘Downloading English US-update waiting for network connection’ notification error?
This error is brought about by an issue with the ‘Speech Services by Google’ application. Speech Services by Google enable text-to-speech functionality on various apps. It makes information a lot more accessible for the users.
‘Speech Services by Google’ released an update for the app recently, which may be the cause of this error for many users. This update doesn’t install itself even after being connected to a working internet connection. But, there is no need to worry! Here is a list of some quick fixes that will get rid of the ‘Downloading English US-update waiting for network connection’ error on your device.
Fixes and workarounds:
1) Google Settings:
Accessing Speech Services through Google settings allows the user to make changes to them. We can stop the notification by refreshing the ‘ Update settings’ for your device.
Open the ‘Settings’ app on your phone and navigate using the following directions-
Settings > Scroll down to the bottom > Google > Settings for Google apps > Search assistant and voice > Voice > Offline speech recognition.
Tap on ‘Auto update’. There you will see 3 options. If you have ‘Auto-update over Wi-Fi only’ selected, switch to ‘Auto-update languages at any time’, and vice versa. Now restart your phone. You won’t see the ‘Downloading English US update waiting for network connection’ notification anymore.
2) Play Store:
Go to Play Store and search ‘Speech Services by Google’ in the search box. Tap on the application that pops up first. You will see an option to uninstall the application. Tap on it to uninstall the Speech Services. This will only uninstall the update and not the application. So, the functions on your phone will be unaffected by this step. However, the ‘Downloading English US update’ notification shouldn’t bother you anymore.
3) Force stop:
This step is a bit extreme, compared to the other fixes on this list. But don’t you worry! It won’t affect any of the functions on your device. To Force stop the update from taking place do the following –
Go to Settings > Apps and notifications > See all applications > tap on Google text-to-speech engine > Force stop.
This step attacks the nape of the problem in a way. So, you shouldn’t see the ‘Downloading English US-update waiting for network connection’ notification anymore.