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Speech services by Google waiting for network connection: 6 Fixes

Android phones run a plethora of services powered by Google for several different functionalities. Most of these services require an active internet connection to run; however, sometimes, they might not run as expected regardless of your connectivity status.

In this article, we’re talking about speech services by Google waiting for network connection, the causes of the problem and what you can do to get rid of the error. 


What causes this error?

There’s no fixed cause of the ‘speech services by Google waiting for network connection’ error; however, the most common reasons are as follows.

  • Corrupt/outdated app data.
  • Server-based bug.
  • Problems with Google Play services.
  • Corrupt cache files.

Also read: Google Play server error: 7 Fixes


6 ways to fix the error

Here are six fixes you can try out to fix the ‘speech services by Google waiting for network connection’ error.

Restart your phone

One of the most straightforward fixes to this problem is to restart your device. As mundane as it may seem, restarting your phone can fix several seemingly random issues that show up out of nowhere.


Clear the app cache

Corrupted cache files are one of the most popular reasons an app might malfunction. Here’s how you can clear Google Speech Services’ cache.

  • Open your phone settings and tap on Apps.
  • Tap Show all apps.
  • Find Speech Services by Google in the list and tap it to proceed. 
  • Tap Storage and cache
  • Tap the Clear storage and Clear cache buttons.

Once you’re done, restart the phone, and the error should be gone. 

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Force restart the app

Force stopping an Android app and restarting it again often fixes such errors. Here’s how. 

  • Open your phone settings and tap on Apps.
  • Tap Show all apps.
  • Find Speech Services by Google in the list and tap it to proceed. 
  • Tap the Force stop button. 

Now restart your phone and try again. The ‘speech services by Google waiting for network connection’ error should be gone. 


Update speech services

An out-of-date app can also cause problems. Check to see if any updates are available for the Speech Services app, and install them immediately to see if that fixes your problem. 

  • Open Google Play Store and search for Speech Services. Tap the app to proceed.
  • If you see an update button, tap it to install any pending updates.

Once done, restart your phone and try again. 


Tweak some settings

Changing in-app update settings can also help resolve the problem. Here’s how.

  • Head over to phone settings and scroll down to Google.
  • Scroll down and tap Settings for Google apps.
  • Tap Search, Assistant and Voice.
  • Now tap Voice.
  • Tap Offline speech recognition.
  • Head to the Auto-updates tab and select the Auto-update languages at any time option. 

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Reinstall speech services

If nothing else works, reinstalling the app from scratch is the easiest way to resolve the ‘speech services by Google waiting for network connection’ error. 

  • Open Google Play Store and search for Speech Services. Tap the app to proceed.
  • Tap the Uninstall button to remove the app.

Once the app is removed, press the Install button that appears to reinstall. Restart your phone and try again. 

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