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    I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S Duos II running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2

    Couple of weeks ago I tried out the read out loud (TTS) feature on the Pocket app. It worked perfectly fine, and then a female TTS file started downloading. I assumed it was an update so I let it download, but it never completed. I left the phone on for 2 days hoping it would be completed, but not a single byte was downloaded.

    I tried cancelling the update process but it kept coming back every once in a while, whenever I update an app or open a webpage, it came back and I had to keep tapping on it to cancel. It's been almost a month. As you can imagine it is driving me nuts.

    I tried Google searching for a solution and found out that I'm not the only one with this kind of a problem. So, I tried several of the solutions some forum posts had mentioned, but none of them worked so far.

    Here's what I tried so far -
    • Disabling Google TTS automatic updates
    • Removing the Google TTS Speech Recognition
    • Removing the Pocket app
    • Clearing download list
    • Clearing cache


    Someone please help me solve this issue, I'm moments away from smashing my device on the ground.
    Thanks in advance.
    08-24-2014 12:24 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! When you say you cleared cache, do you mean the individual app cache, or the system cache partition?
    08-24-2014 01:16 PM
  3. Angel Pineda's Avatar
    I just had the same problem and did a little look through my LG g2. What I did to get rid of the problem was go through language and inputs. Under speech should be the text to speech output. In there should be something saying "google text to speech engine" click settings and mess around in there to find the language that won't download.
    Patricia Brooks likes this.
    10-06-2014 09:42 PM
  4. Allan Davies's Avatar
    On my Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean I had this problem where the download of the female voice for Poland would not stop downloading.
    Heres how I fixed it

    Pull down the notifications window
    Long press the dowload notification for the voice download
    Press App Info which takes you to the Download Manager app info screen
    Force stop the app
    Immediately Disable the app
    Press 'Clear Cache' and 'Clear Data' buttons
    Restart the phone

    To re-activate the download manager I went to the play store and downloaded an app. I got a message to ask me if ok to restart the download manager, I clicked OK. There's probably another way to enable the download manager but I couldn't find it in Settings -> Apps.

    After this procedure I am no longer getting the annoying downloading of the voice file.

    I've restarted the phone a couple of times to see if the downloading re-occurs but happy to say ITS GONE!

    Allan
    10-25-2014 10:41 PM
  5. nrjperera's Avatar
    Alan Davies, You are a GENIUS!!

    Your method worked like a charm. I'm no longer seeing the download and I couldn't be happier.
    I've been looking for a solution for months and I was so close to smash my phone on the ground.

    Thanks so much for sharing your solution. You're a life-saver
    10-27-2014 01:58 AM
  6. welshsteve's Avatar
    I tried what I thought was absolutely everything to try and stop this download on my new HTC One M8, but nothing seemed to work.

    I completely disabled the Google text-to-speech app and cleared the cache and data for the app. I've then force stopped the download manager which stops the download temporarily only for it to come back a few seconds later.

    Under VOICE in the Google search app I have turned Speech Output off.
    Under "Offline speech recognition" I have turned off Auto Updates

    Nothing seemed to get rid of this which is extremely annoying.

    I think I then cracked it, when I cleared the cache for the actual Download Manager app. Fingers crossed it's not come back yet.

    I actually think it is about time the phone manufacturers stopped filling phones full of rubbish when you buy them, and android should default to not auto updating apps. The consumer should have to choose to enable any feature when they first access it, not having all this turned on by default.

    Steve
    Tanya Sumner likes this.
    01-07-2015 04:22 AM
  7. Tanya Sumner's Avatar
    Alan Davies, You are a GENIUS!!

    Your method worked like a charm. I'm no longer seeing the download and I couldn't be happier.
    I've been looking for a solution for months and I was so close to smash my phone on the ground.

    Thanks so much for sharing your solution. You're a life-saver
    I had the same problem on my s5 ... it worked for me too.... its driven me crazy for the past 4 weeks .... crossing my fingers that's the end of it lol!
    01-29-2015 02:33 AM
  8. Tanya Sumner's Avatar
    On my Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean I had this problem where the download of the female voice for Poland would not stop downloading.
    Heres how I fixed it

    Pull down the notifications window
    Long press the dowload notification for the voice download
    Press App Info which takes you to the Download Manager app info screen
    Force stop the app
    Immediately Disable the app
    Press 'Clear Cache' and 'Clear Data' buttons
    Restart the phone

    To re-activate the download manager I went to the play store and downloaded an app. I got a message to ask me if ok to restart the download manager, I clicked OK. There's probably another way to enable the download manager but I couldn't find it in Settings -> Apps.

    After this procedure I am no longer getting the annoying downloading of the voice file.

    I've restarted the phone a couple of times to see if the downloading re-occurs but happy to say ITS GONE!

    Allan
    Allan I LOVE YOU! You're a genius! 4 weeks of ripping my hair out GONE from reading your reply

    THANK YOU! !!!!
    01-29-2015 02:36 AM
  9. Odunmar's Avatar
    On my Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean I had this problem where the download of the female voice for Poland would not stop downloading.
    Heres how I fixed it

    Pull down the notifications window
    Long press the dowload notification for the voice download
    Press App Info which takes you to the Download Manager app info screen
    Force stop the app
    Immediately Disable the app
    Press 'Clear Cache' and 'Clear Data' buttons
    Restart the phone

    To re-activate the download manager I went to the play store and downloaded an app. I got a message to ask me if ok to restart the download manager, I clicked OK. There's probably another way to enable the download manager but I couldn't find it in Settings -> Apps.

    After this procedure I am no longer getting the annoying downloading of the voice file.

    I've restarted the phone a couple of times to see if the downloading re-occurs but happy to say ITS GONE!

    Allan
    Thanks Mr Allen... You just gave me big relieve.
    02-25-2015 04:27 PM
  10. johny_bbl's Avatar
    I was facing the same issue with my android samsung galaxy grand neo since yesterday. force stopping the google text to speech app did not work. what helped is this:

    press & hold the ongoing download of "Female for english" - you will see app info - go to download manager and disable the download manager. The download will stop immediately.

    John Daniel
    06-12-2015 07:03 AM
  11. Rekha Rana's Avatar
    since 72 hours my samsung galaxy duos won't stop downloading text to speech female version. thx for this forum ,now i m free from trying stop downloading. its simple.... slide down notification window--than press text to speech --u will get app info displayed --go there than ---force stop--than disable--than clear data---clear catch---restart ur fone fr few times......it will go permanently from ur fone
    06-17-2015 03:06 AM
  12. Tyrsdottir's Avatar
    I didn't even have to download an app. The moment I clicked on Google Play, it asked me to enable Download Manager.

    Thanks so much!, Allan!!
    07-19-2015 10:29 AM
  13. Another_eXistenZ's Avatar
    On my Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean I had this problem where the download of the female voice for Poland would not stop downloading.
    Heres how I fixed it

    Pull down the notifications window
    Long press the dowload notification for the voice download
    Press App Info which takes you to the Download Manager app info screen
    Force stop the app
    Immediately Disable the app
    Press 'Clear Cache' and 'Clear Data' buttons
    Restart the phone

    To re-activate the download manager I went to the play store and downloaded an app. I got a message to ask me if ok to restart the download manager, I clicked OK. There's probably another way to enable the download manager but I couldn't find it in Settings -> Apps.

    After this procedure I am no longer getting the annoying downloading of the voice file.

    I've restarted the phone a couple of times to see if the downloading re-occurs but happy to say ITS GONE!

    Allan
    Hello,

    I'm facing the same reboot loop on an Alcatel Idol X. Force quitting the download manager as described prevents the immediate reboot loop, but after that all kinds of error messages about android system processes having stopped working are shown (acore, gapps, media...). And after a while so much has stopped working that it reboots eventually after a few minutes
    Clear data apparently does nothing for me. After clicking yes in the confirmation pop-up the used space stays the same and after a reboot the download manager starts downloading/installing the text-to-speech thing again . Any help in solving this is greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Another_eXistenZ
    07-27-2015 04:10 PM
  14. Another_eXistenZ's Avatar
    Hello,

    I'm still struggling with this issue. A factory reset would unfortunately result in data loss, so I'd really like to fix this in a way so a backup can be made. Does anybody have a clue why the "clear data" does nothing in my case?

    Should I open a new thread with my problem? I didn't want to do that initially, because it's really the same problem as the original poster.

    Kind regards,

    Another_eXistenZ
    08-19-2015 07:43 AM
  15. vino52's Avatar
    Hi Allan,

    I tried all the below steps, still im facing the issue, Im using Honor 4x. Is there anything specific to it?
    Pull down the notifications window
    Long press the dowload notification for the voice download
    Press App Info which takes you to the Download Manager app info screen
    Force stop the app
    Immediately Disable the app
    Press 'Clear Cache' and 'Clear Data' buttons
    Restart the phone

    Thanks,
    Vinod.
    11-15-2015 12:41 AM
  16. bxgrrl's Avatar
    Replying to Allan Davies post- THANK YOU for figuring this out. I want to add that - for reinstalling the download app, if your phone (mine's a Moto G 1st gen) is running 5.1: in the apps listing swipe to the left and the column for disabled apps appears. You'll see the download app listed and can reinstall it from there.
    12-05-2015 08:28 AM
  17. gvasuus's Avatar
    Thanks. it worked.
    12-21-2015 09:01 AM
  18. gvasuus's Avatar
    It restarted again at 12:00 AM and indicates downloading. i don't see any progress.

    --Vasu
    12-23-2015 08:53 AM
  19. chrism65's Avatar
    Thank you! I was beginning to suspect I would never be able to stop the wretched, twice-bedamned, never ending download!
    03-29-2016 07:26 AM
  20. Shubham KumarG's Avatar
    A very simple way for all Android phone to stop and clear downloading
    Step.1. Go setting >
    Step.2 App>
    Step.3. Go in All >
    Step.4. Search two App 1) Downloads and 2) Download manger
    Step.5. Now click on Clear data and Clear cache option of both app.
    Now , you can see this type of sign " ❗" is remove from download notification .

    - Thanks
    08-31-2016 01:01 PM
  21. james yl's Avatar
    A very simple way for all Android phone to stop and clear downloading
    Step.1. Go setting >
    Step.2 App>
    Step.3. Go in All >
    Step.4. Search two App 1) Downloads and 2) Download manger
    Step.5. Now click on Clear data and Clear cache option of both app.
    Now , you can see this type of sign " ❗" is remove from download notification .

    - Thanks
    10-06-2016 04:41 PM
  22. james yl's Avatar
    THANK YOU... problam solve
    10-06-2016 04:42 PM
  23. Laurie D's Avatar
    Allen are a genius and a life saver!!!! This has been on my phone for FOUR DAYS and sucking my battery, etc... I tried EVERYTHING, but your steps finally made it STOP.
    02-17-2017 10:56 AM

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