Gmail Stuck at Loading – Can’t Login

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Written by Wamiq Ali

Some users are facing this issue of Gmail stuck at loading screen forever. The issue is critical in nature because this is happening only to people who are continuously using gmail without frequent logouts. The actual imitation of the issue is a blue loading bar being stuck at 80 percent, the blue loading bar is actually shown whenever someone tries to load gmail by going to in its dynamic view form. The same error of gmail stuck at load screen doesn’t occur if you switch from modern dynamic view to the basic html view.

So, a quick solution to solve this loading problem of gmail is to switch from the dynamic view to the html one, but unfortunately you’ll be bombarded with the folder less structure, where there would be no division of promotion, social and important emails.

But don’t worry I also faced a similar problem and to solve this I did some research and came with the following means to help gmail load properly.

1) Clear Cache of Browser to Resolve Gmail Loading Issue:

The first step to resolve the issue of loading the gmail is to make peace with your browser. Some browsers like chrome and mozilla have an option to selectively clear the history and among these selection lies the removal of cache from the beginning of time. Around 80% people who cleared the cache from the beginning of time in the browser had the issue resolved. And then after clearing the cache of their browser they were able to login to their gmail account.

2) Sync your browser important data and Reinstall it:

The other option if you still are not able to login to gmail after following the first solution is to install the same browser after backing up your browsing history and important bookmarks. Keep in mind to backup only the necessary data, as unnecessary things included in backup will again make you suffer from the same issue.

3) Disable Plugins in your Browser:

The next approach if still you are not able to view your emails in gmail is to disable every plugin in your browser. And then try to load gmail by going to, if this time it loads just perfectly then all you need is to re-enable plugins one by one and recheck gmail consecutively after each plugin activation or extensions in some browsers case.

4) Firewall can be the issue:

Up till here, if you are not able to get any success, then it’s time to watch for some firewall rules in the operating system which you  are using. The operating system can be windows, mac or even linux but you must be sure that firewall is not something blocking incoming connections from gmail. So check firewall rules and have a look at them that is there any phrase gmail present ? Assuming some malware blocked you access to gmail. While in past you were able to get access to gmail.

5) Operating system Host file might be problem:

There are host files in most of the operating systems, the ad blockers which block ads on your laptop or mobile phones, actually use this host files to restrict access to certain  servers, websites or IP addresses. Now, it can happen, that if the above 4 methods didn’t help you to get into gmail and read your emails. Then this can be the issue, like some malware might have effected your laptop while it might have changed the host files, keeping gmail to a restricted one. You can google some quick methods to edit and find host files, depending upon the operating system which you are using currently.

6) Load Gmail in some other browser

If I were you, then instead of trying every step described above, except the first one, I would have tried to get into my gmail using another browser or through some other platform like Android or iOS. If that worked then this only means that the issue is with my current most preferred browser, not with my gmail. So, all the focus of mine would shift from other problems to the browser one. And to resolve this issue, I would have followed step two.

7) What if nothing helps?

I am assuming the worst case scenario here, that nothing happens. You tried every browser, every mobile client but nothing is just letting you in, then probably you must try and check your internet connection and try browsing some other site… as this is what I can only say….

About the author

Wamiq Ali

Programmer, Blogger and an Entrepreneur trying to make this web a better place by making others learn for free.

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