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How To Fix: Google Drive Synchronization Error Please Try Again Later

Google Drive is Google’s cloud storage service that provides its users with free and premium storage services. Users get 15GB of free cloud storage with every Google account. And with a subscription plan, this limit of 15GB can be further extended. But what good is a cloud storage service if you get an error message every time you sync your device data with the Google Drive storage?

Yes, this has indeed been the issue for several users now. When they try to sync their data to Google Drive, they get an error message. If you are one of these troubled users, this article will help you out. Here, we have listed all the solutions you can try to resolve your syncing problem. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

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How to fix Google Drive Synchronization Error Please Try Again Later.

Since Google Drive clients and apps are available for Windows and Android devices, we will provide a solution for each separately. As per your device, try all solutions one after the other until you find the one that works for you.

Check network connection:

The internet is the first thing you need to check when you face syncing issues. If there are any faults in your connection or network, the Google Drive client on Windows cannot run the sync feature, and you will get the sync error from it every time you try to use it.

Restart the Google Drive client:

Most Google Drive-related issues on your Desktop can be fixed simply by restarting the client entirely.

  • Go to the taskbar menu at the bottom right corner of your screen and find the Google Drive icon there.
  • Right-click on the icon and choose the gear icon.
  • Choose Quit to close the Drive for Desktop. This will force stop the client.
  • Launch it again by opening it up from the Start menu and start the syncing process.

If the syncing does not work, try the next solution.

Disconnect and reconnect your account:

Sometimes logging out and logging back in is enough to fix most problems.

  • Open Drive for Desktop.
  • Select Settings and go to Preferences.
  • Find the account you want to disconnect.
  • Click on Disconnect.
  • Now sign in to your account again.

Now try using the sync feature again. If it is still not working, try the next solution.

Reinstall Drive for Desktop:

Having the latest version of the drive client is necessary to ensure that you have all of its features running optimally. Ideally, you can either directly update the application through the app interface or perform a clean reinstall. Since you are struggling with a bug, we suggest a clean reinstall.

  • Press the Windows key + I to open the Windows Settings.
  • Go to Apps.
  • Find Drive in the list of applications, and once you find it, click on Uninstall.
  • After this, open the download page of Google drive on your browser.
  • Then download and install the latest version of the client to your PC.

Now try using the sync feature again. If it still does not work, try the next solution.

Disable the Firewall and Antivirus:

The firewall and antivirus programs on our systems often roadblock many applications from performing certain actions. Your Drive client could also be struggling because of one of these programs running in the background.

So you should try disabling them from your background and check if that helps.

  • Go to Start.
  • Select Settings.
  • Go to Update and Security.
  • Navigate to Windows Defender.
  • Select Windows Defender Security Center.
  • Choose the option to turn off Windows Defender Firewall for both settings.
  • If you have any third-party antivirus program, open it up.
  • Go to settings and turn off real-time protection.

Now try using the sync feature again. If it still does not work, turn on the Defender and antivirus again and move on to the next solution.

Run Google Drive as administrator:

In some scenarios, the problem could be administrative access. If your application does not have admin access, it won’t be able to perform the sync operation. So run the Google Drive as an administrator by right-clicking on the application file and choosing run as an administrator.

These were all the solutions for PC users. Now let us move to the solutions for Android users.

Check your connection:

By default, Google Drive allows you to upload and update all files over Wi-Fi only to save your mobile data. So if you are trying the sync feature with your mobile data, you need to change a few things on the Drive’s settings page.

  • Open up the Google Drive app.
  • Tap on the three-bar icon at the top.
  • Select Settings.
  • Turn off the toggle for “Transfer files only over Wi-Fi.”

Now try syncing data to Google drive again. If it does not work, try the next solution.

Clear out some Google data:

If there is any inconsistency in the application’s data, that could contribute to Google Drive malfunctioning on certain occasions. To fix this, you can try clearing up the cache data.

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Go to Apps and Notifications,
  • Select all apps.
  • Select Drive.
  • Go to the storage and cache option.
  • Select Clear Data and Clear Cache options.

Now try using the sync feature of Google Drive. If it still does not work, try the next solution.

Restart the application:

Sometimes an application may run into a bug that cannot be cleared simply by clearing the app instance from the background. You need to terminate the application entirely and then open it up again.

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Go to Apps and Notifications,
  • Select all apps.
  • Select OneDrive.
  • Tap on the Force Start button.
  • Now open up Drive again by tapping on the icon.

If even this does not help, try the next solution.

Update the application:

If you are an older version of Drive, that could be why the sync feature is not working. So you need to update the application to the latest version to fix it.

  • Open up the Google Play Store.
  • Search for Google Drive.
  • Once it appears in the results, tap on it and choose Update.

Now try using the sync feature of Google Drive. If it still does not work, try the next solution.

Reinstall the application:

Sometimes, a simple update cannot fix an issue. If that is the case with you, you should try reinstalling the application entirely.

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Go to Apps and Notifications,
  • Select all apps.
  • Select Drive.
  • Tap on the Uninstall button.
  • Open up the Google Play Store.
  • Search for Google Drive.
  • Once it appears in the results, tap on it and choose Update.

Now try using the sync feature of Google Drive. If it still does not work, try the next solution.

So these are all the solutions to fix the Google Drive synchronization error please try again later. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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