[Fix] An Unexpected Error Has Occurred. Please Try Again Later

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Aren’t you here because your device system notifies that an unexpected error has occurred please try again later while trying to log in to Facebook or purchase something from the Google Play store or even use Microsoft Xbox?

I feel sorrow that you rarely found the exact solutions on the internet to fix the error. That’s why I am writing this whole article to give you the possible solution to get rid of the error. 

I will discuss three regular cases where an unexpected error has occurred. These are-

  • Case 1: While logging into Facebook
  • Case 2: While purchasing on Google Play Store 
  • Case 3: While using Microsoft Xbox

Case 1: An Unexpected Error Has Occurred While Logging into Facebook

an unexpected error has occurred. please try again later

In most common cases, an unexpected error has occurred whenever trying to log in to Facebook. I will compile seven fixes below. You can apply them if you aren’t able to log in to your Facebook account from your iOS or OS-based device.

Fix 1: Switch to Mobile Data from Wifi

If you face this error while using Wifi, you need to use an alternate internet source like mobile data. It can be vice versa too. 

On the other hand, if you have only one network option, you need to restart the connection. Now try to log in to Facebook.

In case if it still exists, you can apply a couple of other options to fix this error.

Fix 2: Restart the Device

You can fix the unexpected error by simply restarting the device you use. You can try this fix for both android and iPhone devices. 

I would like to remind you that most of the electronic device errors might be solved by restarting. 

Fix 3: Update Facebook App

Another way to fix the unexpected error is to update your Facebook app. It sounds easy to execute. And really it is.

Go to the app store and search for the Facebook app. If any update is available, it will show on the screen. Once you give the permission, the process will run automatically. 

Fix 4: Clear Data and Cache Data

Clear cache data from the device is a tested solution if an unexpected error has occurred. You can follow the below steps to clear data and cache data.

Step 1: Go to ‘Settings‘ app first.

Step 2: Select ‘Apps’ from here and enter.

Step 3: Then choose ‘Manage Apps’ option.

Step 4: After that, you have to find ‘Facebook’ and tap on it.

Step 5: You will see the ‘Clear data‘ and ‘Clear cache‘ tabs. Tap them one by one.

In the end of this fix, you need to log in to Facebook account. Hopefully, the execution will help you.

Fix 5: Reinstall Facebook App

If you still face the error after applying the upper fixes, you can reinstall the app. 

To do so, you need to hold the app icon and select the ‘Uninstall‘ command. After that, you have to download and install the app from the store. 

Finally, try to log in to Facebook again. If you are still unable to log in, you can try the next one. 

Fix 6: Update the Operating System

This is a rare case but error can occur because of the back-dated OS. Here I include the process of updating the system.

Step 1: Firstly, open the ‘Settings‘ app.

Step 2: Then you have to enter inside ‘General‘ section.

Step 3: You will find the ‘Software update‘ option. While finding, tap it on. If any update is available, you have to download and install it.

Finally, try to log on to Facebook again. Somehow, you may not still log in. In this case, you have to apply the last possible fix. 

Fix 7: Factory Reset  

If none of the fix work, you can try the device factory reset option. Here will be a big chance that files can be deleted from your device. If it matters to you, you need to back up your data first. 

Step 1: Go to ‘Settings‘ app again.

Step 2: You need to enter into ‘General‘ section as well.

Step 3: After that, you need to find ‘Reset‘ section.

Step 4: Finally, you have to choose ‘Factory Reset‘ option. 

Note: The process works both for iOS & Android OS. Steps are almost the same type. Rename of options may be slightly different from each other.

Case 2: An Unexpected Error Has Occurred While Purchasing on Google Play Store 

In some cases, an unexpected error occurred whenever you tried to purchase something from Google Play Store. It can happen to you also. Here I compile a couple of fixes below. 

Fix 1: Disable VPN

VPN connectivity can be a possible reason for the error that occurred. So, when you want to purchase from the Google Play Store, you need to disable the VPS service. 

After completing the purchasing process, you can enable the VPN connection.

Fix 2: Verify Google Payments Account

If the Play Store prompts the error message while purchasing apps or features, you need to verify your Google Payments Account.

After occurring the error, Google will send you an asking email to verify your payment account. You have to check it and follow the direction.

Google may want some documents to identify the real-life presence. It can be utility bills or bank statements. 

Once you submit the document, google will consequently verify your payment account. Hopefully, the error will not exist more.

Fix 3: Check Card Info

You have to check that you input the exact information about the card you use, whether it’s debit or credit. Because in some cases, information mismatch causes the error.

Finally, you will enable to purchase from the Google Play Store without occurring the unexpected error. 

Case 3: An Unexpected Error Has Occurred While Using Microsoft Xbox

Some Xbox users face an unexpected error too while trying to set the privacy settings. If you are one of them, you can apply the following steps to fix the error.

Step 1

Firstly, you need to go on the Xbox dashboard.

Step 2

Then you have to hold the power button for a minimum of 10 seconds. 

Step 3

While the shutdown process is complete, you have to keep your device off for around 30 seconds.

Step 4

In the end, start the Xbox and try to set the privacy settings again. Hopefully, you will able to do so.

Final Words

In addition, I assure you are not the alone who getting the notification, ‘An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again later’. So, you don’t need panic. I would request you to stay calm. In the end, I include a very known but useful thing here that you can try first is to restart the device.

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