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Pokemon GO: Stuck at Login Screen Issue – How to Fix Google Unable to Authenticate

If you’re having issues getting past the login screen in Pokemon GO, you’re not the only one. Here’s every fix we’ve found for the issue.

When it works, Pokemon GO is a fantastic mobile gaming experience. Niantic has come a long way from the rocky but viral launch back in 2016, that’s for sure.

Now, we’ve got (almost) 7 generations of Pokemon, Community Days, Legendary Raid Battles, and even more to come!

But for some players, the game is becoming steadily unplayable over time. Right now, disabled Pokemon GO fans are finding the game impossible.

And it seems that those on Android are facing issues even getting past the Pokemon GO login screen.

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Pokemon GO: How to Fix Stuck at Loading Screen Issue / Google Unable to Authenticate

If you’re unable to get into Pokemon GO, here are a few things you should try to resolve the ‘Google Unable to Authenticate’ issue.

As a disclaimer, there’s no solution that seems to be 100% effective at getting players back into the mobile game. However, while we wait for Niantic to fix the Android version of the Pokemon AR title, here are some fixes that appear to be working for some fans:

Simple Fixes

  • First, the simplest and most common solution players are finding is to manually close Pokemon GO and reopen it. However, this is a poor fix, as some users report having to use it dozens of times just to enter the game once.
  • When you do get into the game, you should also try disabling Adventure Sync, which reportedly impacts performance in the recent updates. Turning it off does seem to help with logging in for some reason.
  • Although it’s a pain, turning on Airplane Mode, closing the app, turning off Airplane Mode, and re-opening Pokemon GO does sometimes work, though not 100% of the time.

If none of these fixes work, it’s time to try a more intricate solution.

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More Complex Fixes

  • Next up, users should try both clearing the cache and reinstalling the Pokemon GO application.
  • Android users can install a third-party app named Shelter which allows you to create a work profile in which you can install Pokemon GO a second time. Allegedly, doing so will give you a working version of the game, inside your second profile.

Did any of these fixes work for you? Do you have any more of your own to share? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Meanwhile, there’s another major issue with Pokemon GO’s Sustainability Week lately.

And we’re getting new leaks for a Pokemon GO Furret Walk challenge too – let’s just hope that Android users will be able to take part!

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