‘Oh no! Your login temporarily failed, so please try again later. If your login continues to fail, please visit https://support. snapchat.com/a/failed-login :)’ This is an all-too-common error message on Snapchat to many users who are only trying to gain access to their favorite animal filters and disappearing snaps.
The Snapchat login temporarily failed error is most prevalent on Android, where Snapchat, in a bid to protect its core feature of disappearing ‘Snaps,’ uses detection software to block out users running rooted devices or modifying the app with third-party tools. Sadly, the detection will sometimes wrongly lockout a user on an unrooted device or even users on newer versions of iOS.
Luckily, the Snapchat login problem solutions are quite simple, as we will detail. However, Snapchat recommends three simple checks if you’re erroneously getting a Snapchat login problem on your device:
- Make sure you’re running the official Snapchat app on your device
- Double-check that your system date and clock are correctly set
- Confirm that you have a valid Google Account if on Android.
If everything is in order, you can proceed with the following solutions if you’re running an unrooted Android device or iOS.
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Snapchat login solutions for an Unjailbroken iOS or Unrooted Android
Use these steps if you haven’t rooted or jailbroken your device.
Solution 1: Reboot your phone
It is a very straightforward and obvious solution, but it could surprise you at just how effective it could be. Apps are sometimes finicky, and a simple reboot is all that is needed to get them back in order.
Solution 2: Update Snapchat
Quite obvious, but apps usually release bug fixes and general optimizations with newer versions, so ensure that you’re running the latest official Snapchat available on the Play Store or App Store.
Solution 3: Re-install Snapchat
If there are no updates on the store or an update didn’t fix your login problem. Uninstall and reinstall the app. Make sure to erase the cache and other Snapchat data before re-installing so Snapchat can refresh your login.
Solution 4: Check your network connection.
Sometimes the issue might not be with the app but your network connection. If you’re using a data plan, try switching to Wi-Fi and vice versa.
On iOS, you could reset your network setting by following these steps:
- Navigate to Settings > General
- Tap on ‘Reset’ at the bottom of the screen
- Then choose ‘Reset Network Settings’ and reboot your phone.
Solution 5: Sync and verify your Google Account on Android
- Navigate to Settings > Accounts
- Choose ‘Add Account’ and select ‘Google’ from the list.
If you have already logged into your Google account:
- Tap on your Google account
- Tap on the menu icon (three vertical dots on the top right)
- Choose ‘Sync now.’
If you hadn’t logged into your account:
- Enter your email and password, and accept.
- Tap on ‘Payment Information Option’ and tap ‘Continue.’
- Tap on the menu icon and select ‘Sync now.’
An invalid Google Account will return a Sync Error message.
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Solutions for a rooted Android Device
If you’re running a rooted android device, you’re not getting the Snapchat temporarily failed login error message erroneously as Snapchat’s detection software actively flags users on rooted devices.
However, you can continue to enjoy Snapchat by using the following solutions:
Solution 1: Hide your root
On Android versions 6.0 Marshmallow or older devices, you can install the Xposed framework, which allows you to hide the root from Snapchat by allowing modules to tweak, alter, and patch the program.
For newer Android versions, you can use a similar program called Magisk as Xposed Framework isn’t supported.
Solution 2: Unroot your Device
If you intend to use Snapchat, you might consider unrooting your Android device. Fortunately, this is easily done with a few simple steps as detailed below:
Unrooting in Recovery mode
You should consider backing up your data before proceeding with the following steps:
- Download the proper unroot ZIP file onto your computer, then copy it to the main directory of your phone’s SD card.
- Switch off the phone and put it into recovery mode
- Choose ‘Apply update from SD card’ and the unroot ZIP file on the recovery mode menu.
- After the process finishes, reboot your phone.
A relatively easier alternative to unrooting your phone would be to use SuperSU, a powerful management tool for rooted devices. Simply follow the steps below:
- Launch the app and choose ‘Full unroot’ in Settings.
- Tap ‘Continue’ and wait for the unrooting process to run
If following the above-detailed solutions does not solve your Snapchat login temporarily failed issue, then it is feasible that the problem may be on Snapchat’s side, which may be frustrating but all you can do is wait.
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Alex is an IT technician who shares his experiences with Apple devices occasionally. He has a collection of Apple devices (from iPhone 4) and has recently started trying out Android.
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