How to Fix Gmail Temporary Error Codes?
If due to any reason you are unable to access your Gmail account or certain features in it, the error is most likely to be notified by Google with an alphanumeric error code. Some of the most common errors in Gmail are – “No Connection”, “Temporary Error (502)”, “Oops” (602, 500, 102, 009, 103), “Bad Request: Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request”. If you see any of these or similar Temporary Error codes while accessing your Gmail account, consider following the workarounds suggested below.
Ways to Fix Gmail Temporary Error Codes
When Seeing “No Connection” Error
If you see a “No Connection” error on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or other mobile devices, you can follow these steps to fix the problem.
- Make sure that you are connected to the web.
- Next, exit or close the app (for quit if required) and launch it again.
- Then, sign out of your Gmail account and sign in again.
- You can then check if the “No Connection” error is cleared or not.
When You See “Temporary Error (Code)”
In case you are seeing a “Temporary Error (502)” message while trying to access your Gmail account, it means that your email account is unavailable temporarily. Although this error code gets away automatically after a while, you can wait for it to get disappeared. However, to clear the error manually, you can consider signing out and signing in again a couple of times.
When Getting “Oops” or Other Error
If you are seeing any of the following errors (or any other that isn’t listed here), you can consider the basic troubleshooting steps suggested below.
- Oops (602, 500, 102, 009, 103)
- Bad Request: Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request.
Also Read:- How to Fix “Gmail Oops (007) Error?
Solution 1: Make Sure That You Are Using a Web Browser Which Works With Gmail
If you are using an incompatible or outdated web browser to access your Gmail account, it is quite common to get such error messages on your screen. So, to overcome the problem the first basic thing that you will need to ensure is that you are using a supported web browser to access Gmail. These include – Chrome Web Browser, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
In case you are already using one of these web browsers but still seeing an error message, it could be because you have not updated the browser for a long time. So, you will also need to ensure that there are no pending updates available for your browser. Generally, you can check updates for most web browsers under the Settings section. If any update is available, install it and restart your browser. You can access your Gmail account and see if the error is cleared.
Solution 2: Disable Faulty Browser Enhancements
Sometimes, having faulty or incompatible browser enhancements (add-ons or plugins) installed on your web browser (or applications installed on your computer) can also lead to such error messages when accessing your Gmail account. In such a case, you can temporarily disable each extension and application (one at a time) and then access your Gmail account again to see if this helps identify the faulty extension.
However, to know if a browser enhancement is causing the problem, consider accessing your Gmail account in incognito or private browsing mode. When you access a website in private browsing mode, no extension or application gets loaded to affect the browsing functionality.
Solution 3: Clear Cache and Cookies
A web browser is known for saving the instances of websites you visit as cache and cookies to provide better connectivity and performance the next time you open these websites. While this feature is excellent for faster website loading, however, when sometimes these files get overloaded, they tend to affect the performance of the browser and the websites significantly. Therefore, it is always recommended to keep clearing the cache and cookies from your web browser at regular intervals and avoid such error messages. If you are using the Chrome browser, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to clear cache and cookies. For other web browsers, you can find the option under the settings section.
- Launch Chrome browser on your PC.
- Next, click on the More option (three vertical dots) located in the upper-right corner.
- Select More Tools>Clear browsing data option from the drop-down menu.
- Then, go to the Time Range section and choose the All time option.
- After that, select the checkboxes next to the “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files” option and press the Clear data option.
Solution 4: Check Your Gmail Advanced Settings
If you have any feature turned on in your Gmail account, make sure to check your Advanced settings.
- Launch the Gmail page and sign into your account.
- Next, click or tap on the Settings option (gear icon) and select the settings option from the drop-down menu.
- Then, select the Advanced tab and click or tap Disable option next to any feature that you might have enabled.
- After that, click or tap on the Save Changes option located at the bottom of the page.
In most cases, the above-mentioned workarounds should help you fix temporary error issues in your Gmail account.