“Google Play Services are updating”: how to remove this annoying bug on Huawei and Honor smartphones?

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“Google Play Services are updating”: does this message appear on your Honor or Huawei smartphone? The bug is known to Google and is linked to a problem that occurs when opening Google Maps, or any other application that uses maps such as Uber for example. Rather annoying since it prevents you from using these applications. Fortunately, there is a method to make this message disappear!

If you are on an Honor or Huawei smartphone, you have probably seen this annoying “Google Play Services are updating” message while trying to use certain applications. The bug is known to Google and Huawei and should be fixed via a future update of the EMUI overlay. In the meantime if you are concerned, it probably makes you a nice leg. There is however a solution to start using Uber, Android Auto, Google Maps and others immediately without the famous message.

“Google Play Services are updating”: the solution to the error message

To clear the “Google Play Services are updating” error message:

  • Go to Settings> Applications & Notifications> Applications
  • From the list, select Google play services
  • Go to Storage> Clear cache
  • Go to Manage space> Clear all data

The problem seems to be related to update 12.6.73 of the Google Play Services application. On the forums, some users report that downgrading to the earlier version of EMUI provides a more permanent solution. If this happens to you on the road, there's another quick tip too: turn off Google Play Services, restart the smartphone, then turn it back on. Are you affected by this error message? Do you know of other solutions? Share your feedback with the site community in the comments!

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