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Google Servers Struggling a Bit, Might Show Sign-in Errors (Updated)

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Experiencing “couldn’t sign in” issues with your Google accounts and services at the moment? Try to remain calm, it appears as if Google servers are struggling at the moment. We’re currently having no issues, but a number of readers have jumped into our inbox and on Twitter to suggest otherwise.

Typically when this happens, Google restores service before long. Hang in there. Let us know when you can sign back in.

Update: Β It’s now happening to the DL staff as well. Come on, Google!

Update 2: We all good now? Seems fine on our end.

Cheers @leelo124 and everyone else!

  • master94

    I still have this problem. It’s sad. I’ve resorted to using my iPhone to get Google services working. Hopefully they fix it soon

  • Sam Rickard

    Still hapening to me anyone else?

  • I was on my way to meet a client, my navigation foreclosed and when I tried to reopen and select my destination if would have then show this.I got lost and I was late. Luckily THIS client was understanding. I’ve had some who would have fired me on the spot.

  • Hunter Stephenson

    Mine did that for a split second too. Weird.

  • Brent Desjarlais

    I’m in Asia at 9:37 CST and Google Chrome isn’t working properly on Google sites like Search and Drive (a huge deal since that’s where I keep my work). Related? Anyone having issues with these sites on Chrome? (tried on Firefox and it’s FINE)

  • HarvesterX

    God bless it… I can’t read through one page ofcomments wwithout hearing something about the Nexus 5 (even in articles that have absolutely NOTHING to do with Google at all). To make matters worse, after the N5 is released I gotta deal with the other half commenting on how much their phones are better than the N5… Lol this phone IS NOT a MIRACLE.. Everyone is acting about that phone how Apple fans drool over the next iteration of their iPhones. πŸ™‚

    • trwb

      What do you like?…so I can tell you I don’t want to hear about it in the comments section lol

      • HarvesterX

        Lol, I’m just picking on everyone who’s overly hyped for the phone. I don’t get too excited anymore for Nexus releases (haven’t in a while), as the N5 isn’t offering me anything my G2 doesn’t do (or can’t). So if I’m not excited, I might as well bust the balls of those who are πŸ™‚

        I’m surprised that you’re the only person to comment on that. I thought by the time I refreshedtthe page I’d have a dozen hate replies and -50 in downvotes…

        • sachindalal

          World Series!(between Boston & St. Louis, but that’s a different topic for a different site…) N5! πŸ˜‰

        • trwb

          Its all good. G2 is a sweet phone too.

  • trwb

    What’s going on with the Google event? I don’t see any info on that right now.

  • Cory_S

    I had just loaded a new ROM and thought it was because of that…then wiped it and started fresh. I’m rather annoyed at myself right now.

  • Emiliano Gomez

    Thats happening to me! :”( un Mexico

  • Rafter

    Update: Sync now works for me

    • spearman792

      Yup, works for me now too. Thanks!

  • Godzilla

    I am hearing that many people at this event are under NDA which expires tomorrow, not confirmed. It would make sense if they announce anything tonight.

  • droidrazredge

    Oh man I was about to throw my phone into the wall until I found out my Tablet was behaving the same way. At first I thought it was a Google Issue, but my uncles Nexus 7 tablet had no issues with Google severs. Then I thought it was because I messed up my 2 step verification on my account and kept allowing and revoking my devices which caused my accounts to bug out. It was not a happy camper because I depend on GV for text messages and was trying to send and receive some important ones. I was about to send a post to Droid Life but after a couple friends had confirmed they had no issues I was left to believe it was just me experiencing it, but now after going to Droid Life I see that was indeed not the case.

  • Tyler Casilio

    It’s not Google’s fault, it’s the “glitches”. You know, the “glitches” that happened with NASDAQ, Twitter, and a bunch of others. “Glitches” *wink wink *WINK WINK*

  • Thor

    I knew nothing good could of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson working at Google.

    • jzwerlz43

      lol well played reference sir

  • Gnex

    Server problems + Nexus 5 launch = win

    • Godzilla

      hope you are right, sadly there is no live stream available

      • grumpyfuzz

        secret event of nexus 5 (i hope)

  • Juan F

    Only down for about 10 min if that.

  • Godzilla

    Hey Kellex, got that NDA in your hand that expires tomorrow?

    • NexusPhan

      It’s been so quiet. It really feels like he may actually have signed an NDA. I just feel like that’s not Google’s style tho. But, they did it with the Moto X event. At least they announced when that event was taking place tho.

    • Larizard

      NO seriously. Not a single post about the Google Play event last night. No speculation to what it could’ve been. No post about a link to the livestream (that never happened). Nada.

      I smell something very fishy here.

  • Alex Goings

    This was very annoying while I was watching innapropriate things on my tablet before I showered…

  • jzwerlz43

    i was finally able to access my account, but when i tried to update facebook i couldnt. i uninstalled it and tried to reinstall it and now i cant even do that. downloading other apps seems fine. any guess as to why?

  • Big_EZ

    It’s all those new Nexus 5s and Nexus 10s the press are trying to sign in with.

  • Justin W

    Thought I was having issues… Glad it’s not just me though πŸ™‚

  • pollyq

    Just got an email from Google play that the new Katy Perry album is out. That must be what all the hub bub is about.

    • HarvesterX

      Man, I thought they personally sent that to me.

      • michael arazan

        I’m special, they offered it to me in my email at a discount

  • Nick

    I wonder if it’s Google preparing the 4.4 update for rollout…. Actually I hope it’s either that or the 4.3 update for my Verizon Galaxy S3

  • Danny


    • Scott

      Not where I’m at.

    • Scott

      Never mind, crisis averted. It is working now.

  • Luxferro

    Happening hear too.

  • eazy

    Same here

  • saltyzip

    YouTube down too

  • Hothfox

    Glad I found this post. I was worried my ROM borked itself!

  • Tpreludesh

    There will be no hardware announced at the event tonight. My Google rep in my store confirmed that already. Sorry to burst everyone’s bubbles if you were holding out for some sort of announcement.

    • Skittlez

      they already confirmed this like 5 days ago

    • grumpyfuzz

      Could you please ask your Google rep when the Nexus 5 is coming out? That would be some good info right there.

      • Skittlez

        late november

        • grumpyfuzz

          Where’d you hear that?

  • Angelo Allegra

    Italy here, no capability to access Youtube, Gmail and Google Drive by my tablet and my smartphone: access error.

  • Suralin

    I’ve been encountering htis for the past hour and a half… maybe even 2. I was resetting my phone so I could re-root with the MotoRoot app before I get the camera update for my Verizon-X. And this error of theirs freaked me out because I thought it was all me and nothing was showing on the internet. Now people are experiencing it, so thank goodness.

    I still need to root.

    • droidrazredge

      I thought the same thing. The articles showing up were from 2012. I was like crap….. I messed up my accounts by resting my phone accounts by disabling /enabling authentication tokens. I was like this error will not go away and I don’t know how to fix it. It seemed like I was the only one with this error as my friends accounts worked fine. I thought was Google account was either compromised or some Google token error messed up my accounts and made it so I could not log in again.

  • d2day

    Thought it was only me … Thought I was banned or something

  • andrew borrelli

    I see the sign in error on my chrome browser now too…

  • Dan

    i still get emails and notifications but thats it

  • trwb

    Google Voice isn’t work for me either

    • James Heyneman

      Seems to be working on the website but not the app.

  • Mon

    Any clue what this event is about? Nexus 5? Kit-Kat?…….”Profit”?

    • Godzilla

      IF there is an event at all.

  • victormercy

    It’s the soak test for KitKat 4.4. There was an overload in the servers when they tried to test the update and it crashed.

  • Tim242

    Yeah, I can’t access my Google Drive documents. I just decided to trust the cloud ugggh

  • Godzilla

    Remember that hot girl from the photo that leaked the nexus 5? Well someone currently has her pinned up against the servers and is giving it to her good, give the guy a minute to finish and we’ll be back up and running.

    • Godzilla

      This girl

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        he does look a little bit like Nilay Patel lol.

      • J Dub

        Those frames just aren’t working for her and why does she have sunglasses in her boobs and not on her face?

        • Godzilla

          Does it matter, she has a hot curvy body and the geeky girl look is hot.

      • Jeff C

        Kind of a butterface…maybe it is the hair.

        • Daeshaun Griffiths

          no, she’s 100% a butherface.

          • Godzilla

            so hit it from behind then

    • Chris

      rape isn’t something to joke about kid,

      • Godzilla

        At what point did i say anything was against her will?

        • Chris

          Theres more top a girl then just sex. someday you’ll understand that and learn to respect woman.

          • Godzilla

            Wow, considering I am married with kids, I think I understand quite well, but thanks for your time.

          • Chris

            you are married and yet you are talking about having sex with a google intern.

            Nice try…

          • Godzilla

            You are a fuckingggg idiot. Not every married woman in this world freaks out if there man TALKS about other women. You really are naive about how different every individual marriage is.

  • Pedro

    The embargo has gone into full effect.

    No Google for you until after we show Nexus 5!

  • grumpyfuzz

    There’s something wrong with the play store, if you try clicking on the Nexus 7 LTE, it gives you an error.

  • aye_winchell

    Update: Apparently Kellen and the boys think that they are above server issues. When everyone else has problems its all “hey this stuff happens it wont be long until google fixes it”, but when it happens to them…Come’on Google πŸ™‚

  • Godzilla


    • Matt Upton

      This, good sir, is hilarious.

    • bowman756

      The sooner you get behind in your work, the more time you have
      to catch up. Here you can make money be spending some hours on your laptop.,,

    • wilmabyrum322

      Bella. I just agree… Richard`s bl0g is cool… last friday I
      got a brand new Lexus LS400 after I been earnin $9245 this-past/five weeks
      and would you believe, ten k this past month. it’s certainly the most
      financially rewarding I’ve ever had. I started this 4 months ago and pretty
      much immediately got me more than $72, per-hour. I use the details on this
      website,, http://www.bay35.β„‚β„΄m

    • monica697

      my friend’s sister
      makes $61/hr on the laptop. She has been out of a job for 6 months but last
      month her pay check was $18760 just working on the laptop for a few hours. he
      has a good point http://www.Pro67.β„‚om

  • Nate

    YouTube also doesn’t seem to be working properly too.

    • Godzilla

      they need your debit card number now

      • jbdan

        Np. Already copied to clipboard to purchase the N5. Is that what’s happening….? πŸ™‚

        • Godzilla


        • Droidzilla

          Why aren’t you using Google Wallet? You must be assimilated for the collective good.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Big time issues here. Nothing Google related works.

  • jbdan

    Happened briefly (like 2 seconds) and back to normal

  • John

    This is the the point when google network admins get to really earn their paycheck.

  • aye_winchell

    huh, i’m not having any issues, tried 3 different services all 3 worked….
    OMG half-life 3 confirmed!

  • mustbepbs

    Someone probably crashed into a server on one of those bikes they ride around.

    • Godzilla


      • 3 people are pretty pissed that you laughed out loud…

  • A. Kr…

    Its Happening to me….

    • Godzilla

      you wont like me when im angry!!!

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    On a serious note, if they don’t give android a brightness slider in quick settings, nor clear all for recents, 4.4 is a flop. The little things matter. A bonus would be a mode that doesn’t scavenge for cellular service when there isn’t a signal for 5 mins. sort of like it knowing your at the mall or in a basement.

    • Godzilla

      I use “slider widget” from the play store, I love it.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        Wow thanks. It actually looks pretty good. It does relieve the annoyance of having the slider disappear on me but then it forces me to revert to the home screen for brightness tweaking. I’m going to try it out and see which drives me less crazy.

        • Godzilla

          Yeah and if you tap on the little wrench icon it takes you to settings and you can customize it.

    • Balthazar_B

      Lux Auto Brightness: the best.

      • Justin W

        Agreed. I wish it used an expanded notification for the options though… I don’t want to see the refresh, + -, ***, power button all squished into it like that. There are a lot of times when I need to open it so I can change it more than the + and – options provide, and I almost always hit the twilight toggle. Drives me insane.

  • Godzilla


    • Qwerty

      You seem obsessed with Ron…. idk if he should be scared

      • Chris

        he liked him. a little too much.

    • maratu

      lol Man you are just letting Ron have it tonight.

    • MotoXYZ

      Google caught wind of that opinion piece..they are not happy.

    • JoshGroff

      That got a chuckle out of me, bravo.

  • Dan

    I am getting the google sign in error. i go online and after a couple seconds i get the error message. will not let me sync account or anything.

  • Godzilla

    I’ve had the little facebook icon pop up a few times a day saying login required but when you open facebook it runs normally. Weird.

  • Simon Belmont

    My friend was complaining that the News and Weather widget keeps crashing today. I assume it’s related.

    Probably can’t download the data from Google’s servers and just dies. Not particularly graceful way to indicate a connectivity problem.

  • Ian Smith

    the guy or gal Google employee who fixes this type of thing must be making so much bank. i want to be them.

    • Godzilla

      I am very underpaid, actually.

      • spearman792

        Well no wonder. You’re wasting time commenting on DL when you should be fixing the servers! haha

  • Driving me nuts. Thanks for making a message pop up every 10 seconds to remind me that your servers are down. It isn’t like I was texting or amything…

    • NexusPhan

      Google play services update incoming. One hour till the event. Coincidence?

      • Danny Holyoake

        Care to elaborate? How do you know there’s an update incoming? Or are you just speculating that one’s incoming?

        • Godzilla

          He is going off of the rumor out of NYC that there is an event at 7pm

          • Danny Holyoake

            I know that. I was responding to the part where he said “Google play services update incoming”.

        • NexusPhan

          Straight up speculation. Google Play Services does its own thing updating in the background.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        no way…i knew there was something about you. I work in Trumbull. Live in Fairfield. *referring to the AP comment a couple days ago.

        • NexusPhan

          CT represent!

        • jzwerlz43

          really? dude i am a sacred heart student im five minutes away from you! hahaah

        • NexusPhan

          I’m surprised you never heard any of my T-Mobile rants regarding the NYC metro/CT area (On Droid-Life). Amazing LTE T-Mobile service in these parts. Speeds went up when I switched from Verizon. So happy.

  • RW-1

    Yep, intermittant, but anyone running a ROM shoulld know from the unable to communicate error, yet being able to open the play store on one’s account and browse “my apps” means it’s not your device … πŸ™‚

  • romeo

    Had the issue with my n7. Seems to be resolved

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Oh thank God. I just installed a new rom on my GNex and kept getting this message. Thought it was the GApps

  • funyunyunuynun

    Hangouts is messed up from the desktop and off of my RAZR M

  • Dan

    *Unncessary hype* maybe it has to do with the google play event at 7pm in NYC…. *probably not*

    • Godzilla

      Oh come on

      • Dan

        I was like 95% kidding

    • RW-1

      Could be changes they are making on their end with play services …. for the announcement … maybe …

      • Godzilla

        my thoughts as well

      • teleclimber

        Even Chrome is having problems staying signed in. So I’m not sure it’s specifically Play-related.

        • Frank

          Is it? Thanks for saying. I had just upgraded one computer to Windows 8.1 and thought it was some bug I was getting thanks to that. Good to know it’s just on Google’s end. Was about to get a bit pissed.

  • spearman792

    I’m having server issues on my phone too :/

  • Pedro

    Getting ready for the Nexus 5 sale.

    • Skittlez

      still another month

  • John

    Hangouts is not sending messages for me. Verizon gs3.

  • RickyGrundyJr

    its just my Nexus 7, my phone is not having issues.

  • Godzilla

    It’s because they are readying 4.4 to show off.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      On the n10, are they making the background an X or a 10? Similar to 5 and 7 backgrounds.

      • Godzilla

        Well the roman numeral for 10 is X, so………..that’d be cool.