How to troubleshoot and fix Gmail error code 401?

How to troubleshoot and fix Gmail error code 401?

Gmail Bad Request HTTP 401 error

Sometimes, when trying to access your Gmail account, you may get the glitch like 401 unauthorized, or Authorization required, or HTTP error 401 unauthorized, and you may not be able to access your Gmail ID. Today, through this blog, you will get to know how to fix this glitch in the most convenient way.

But, the first thing that you should do is to understand first that what this 401 error code actually refers to.

What Does This Error Code Refer To?

Some websites do not allow all users to get access to the website. For visiting them, users may need to get the sign-in-permission that may require them to use the same login credentials. Sometimes, the website server may not consider your login credentials right. Therefore, you may not get access to the website.  This is what we call a 401 error.

Now, it’s time to understand some common reasons causing this Gmail issue.

Why This Error May Occur?

Some common reasons for having this issue are:-

  1. The user may have to provide the wrong login credentials, and therefore, he may not have got access.
  2. Due to some reasons server may have rejected your request.
  3. The website administration may have blocked you from using the website.
  4. There is a possibility that you may have caught the phishing attack, and you may not be visiting the right page that you should be. Phishing is a hacking technique that is mostly used to hack such websites that needs some login details to access. Hacker shows you the false glitch and asks you to do some activities to prove your authentication, and if you do, then, it means your account is about to get hacked soon.

What You Should Do To Fix It?

Some very common ways to fix the issue are:-

  1. Recheck your sign-in details, and make sure that you are using the right gmail login details.
  2. Try to get out of the issue by clearing your browser cache, cookies, and history.
  3. Sometimes, resetting the DNS may also troubleshoot the issue for you, and you may get the desired result.
  4. Make sure that you are accessing the right webpage. If you are asked to do some activities to verify your authentication, and if there you have to provide some information, then, it’s better for you to avoid the same. Rather than trying doing something here from your end, you should contact the customer support to help you.
  5. If the server administrator, you can contact them to unblock you, and you should ask the reason to block you so that you may not repeat it again in the future.


However, It is quite easy to fix the HTTP error 401, with the help of the above-mentioned steps, but if for some reason that could not work for you, then contact Gmail Customer support, and ask them to help you.

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