What to Do if the Google Daydream Controller Gets Stuck While Updating

If you have a compatible phone, Google’s Daydream is arguably the best cheap way to access VR. It’s also the most intuitive solution that doesn’t require shelling out hundreds of dollars, thanks to the convenience of a compatible controller.

Unfortunately, issues can always arise, and there’s a fairly common one with Daydream View: the controller won’t update properly. It should only take a few minutes (at most) to update the controller, but sometimes it will end up hanging somewhere in the process, and it’ll continue to do so every time you try to apply the update. Here are a few potential fixes.

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Solution One: Close Google VR Services (Try This First)

First, jump into your device’s Settings menu. Pull down the notification shade and tap the cog icon. It’s worth noting I’m using a Pixel XL here, so my screens may look slightly different than yours.

From here, scroll down to Apps and tap into that menu.

Once you’re in Apps, you’ll need to tap the three-dot overflow button in the top right corner, then select “Show System.” This will not only show apps you’ve installed in the list, but also system apps, which you’ll need to access in order to fix the controller issue.

Give everything a second to load, then scroll through until you…

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