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Why does my Google account keep pausing? 5 Fixes

Google has spent a significant amount of time developing and perfecting its Chrome browser. One of the best features about it is the seamless sync it provides between multiple devices, provided you’re logged in with the same Google account on all of them.

The problem here is that if the sync stops working, it can really be a hassle getting everything on all of your devices running Chrome. In this article, we’re looking at a few solutions you can try out to stop your Google account from pausing. 

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Check Sync status

At times, Chrome’s sync is paused by something like a browser crash or internet failure or the user simply logging out of Chrome. 

Why does my Google account keep pausing? 5 Fixes

To fix such issues, open Chrome and click on your profile picture in the top right. You’ll see a big blue Turn on Sync button. Just click it, provide your credentials, and you’re good to go. 


Add Google Accounts page to allowed sites

Since Chrome permissions can be set to reject cookies from specific sites, improper settings for the Google Accounts page mean your sync will likely fail. Here’s how to fix this. 

Step 1: Open Chrome and head over to chrome://settings/cookies.

Why does my Google account keep pausing? 5 Fixes

Step 2: Scroll down to Customised behaviours and click the Add button next to Sites that can always use cookies. 

Why does my Google account keep pausing? 5 Fixes

Step3: In the Add a site dialogue box, type in accounts.google.com and click Add.

Why does my Google account keep pausing? 5 Fixes

Now your sync should start working fine. 


Disable your extensions 

Chrome’s extensions can continue running even after the browser is closed, causing precious memory to be blocked by an application you might not necessarily use. 

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Head over to chrome://extensions and try disabling all your extensions to check if the browser starts functioning as usual again. If it does, enable them one by one until you have all the essential extensions working again.


Clear all cookies 

Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get Chrome to work.

Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.

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Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and ensure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data. 

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Now try syncing again, and you should be good to go. 


Reset your browser

Resetting Chrome can fix all sorts of random bugs and glitches with the browser. 

Step 1: Head over to chrome://settings/reset. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults.

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Step 2: Chrome will show you a warning prompt. Click on Reset Settings, and your browser will reset to default settings. 

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Also read: What is Hardware Acceleration in Chrome? How to enable or disable it?

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