While adding a Google account to your Android device, you might sometimes get an error message that says Couldn’t sign in. There was a problem communicating with Google servers. Try again later. With this error in place, it is nearly impossible to get your phone to work properly as you need a Google account to get most of the tasks done on your Android device, like installing an application from Google Play Store. That being said, we totally understand how frustrated you must be if you have been trying to fix this issue with no luck for a long time.
But there is good news! We have found the best solutions that work perfectly to fix your headache, once and forever. Please try out the solutions listed in this article one by one, to fix the issue of Couldn’t sign in. There was a problem communicating with Google servers. Try again later. Hope you find the article helpful.
Note: For taking screenshots, and for explaining the steps, we have used the device Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite with Android version 12. Based on your phone model and version, the steps might slightly vary. However, if you have any concerns regarding the same, please reach out to us through the comments section.
Before heading onto the solutions, firstly check whether your Internet connection is stable. If your network connection is not stable, then that can give the Google server connectivity error. Also, make sure that the time and date set on your Android device are correct.
Solution 1: Clear Google Play Services App Data and Cache
Step 1: Launch the Settings application.
Step 2: Click on the Apps tile.
Step 3: Scroll down through the list of applications and click on Google Play Services.
Step 4: On the App info screen, click on the tile for Storage.
Step 5: Under the Storage screen, click on the Clear cache button at the bottom.
Step 6: Now click on the Manage storage button as shown below.
Step 7: On the screen that follows, click on the button named CLEAR ALL DATA.
Try and check if your issue is resolved or not by adding a Google account. If the issue is still not gone, head on to the next method.
Solution 2: Clear Google Play Store App Data and Cache
Step 1: Once again, launch the Settings application.
Step 2: On the Settings screen, click on the Apps tile.
Step 3: Scroll down and click on Google Play Store.
Step 4: Now click on the Storage option.
Step 5: Click on the Clear data button first and then click on the Clear cache button.
When the app data is all cleared, try adding the Google account again and check if your issue is resolved or not.
Please tell us in the comments section which method fixed the issue for you. If the issue is still not resolved, please do let us know about that as well.
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Solution 3: Reset App preferences
1 -Go to settings
2 -Search Reset App Pregferences in search
3 – Go to Reset app preferences from the search result and the Reset all App preferences.
Now, try again.