Google Maps Server Error - How To Resolve It With Ease

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Google Maps server error

Encountering a Google Maps server error is annoying and inconvenient. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve this issue.

First, try these quick fixes in case it’s just a temporary glitch:

  • Check the internet connection.
  • Update the the Google Maps app.
  • Try a different device.
  • Restart your device or browser.
  • Clear cache.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the Google Maps app.

If they didn’t work, read on!

Make Chrome Your Default Browser

Making Chrome your default browser ensures optimal compatibility with Google Maps and may help resolve the server error.

Follow the below steps:

  1. Tap on the three dots on top of your Chrome browser.
Open chrome settings
  1. Tap “Default browser.
Default Browser
  1. Click “Make default
Make Chrome a Default Browser
  1. Under Web browser, pick Google Chrome.
Pick Google Chrome

Go to Google Maps and check if the error is solved.

Manage Chrome Extensions and Settings

Extensions and settings in Chrome can sometimes conflict with Google Maps, leading to server errors.

  1. Open Chrome and click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner, tap Extensions then Manage extensions.
Tap 3 dots on top right
  1. Review your installed extensions and disable any that may be causing conflicts with Google Maps.
Manage Chrome extensions

Synchronize Your Google Account

Synchronization facilitates seamless access to your saved locations, preferences, and other personalized data across devices. Follow the below steps:

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser, and tap on your profile photo in the top right corner. Tap “Sync is on” if it’s on. 
Tap your profile
  1. Tap “Turn off” and wait for a few seconds.
Turn off
  1. Log in with your Google account.
Log in to Google
  1. Click “Turn on Sync.
Turn on sync
  1. Tap “Yes, I’m in.”
confirm turn on sync

Go to Google Maps and check if the error is solved.

Delete Temporary Files

By deleting temporary files, you can eliminate corrupted data that might be hindering communication with the server.

  1. Press the Windows button with R simultaneously.
  2. In the “Run” dialog box, type %temp% and then hit “OK.”
Type %temp%
  1. Select all files and tap the delete button. Repeat the process to delete recent files.
Delete temporary files

Now open Maps and confirm if you can still see the error.

Manage Devices and Third Party Access

Managing devices and third-party access can play a vital role in resolving Google Maps server errors, particularly concerning security and authorization issues. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open your Chrome Browser, tap the profile icon then click “Manage your Google account.”
Click on the profile
  1. Tap “Security.”
Google account Security
  1. Click “Manage all devices.
Manage all devices
  1. Log out to all devices you aren’t currently using. Tap on the device and click “Sign Out.”
Sign out
  1. Go back and tap “See all connections” under “Your connections to third-party apps & services.”
See all connections
  1. Tap on a third-party app or service you aren’t currently using and tap “Stop using Sign in with Google.”
Log out

Encountering a Google Maps server error can disrupt your navigation plans, but with the right troubleshooting steps, you can resolve the issue and get back on track. Don’t let server errors, black screens, and map flickering prevent you from exploring the world.

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