There are few things less annoying than vague issues with our smartphones and apps, especially when there isn’t a clear answer to the issue.
And not being able to sign in on your current device is one of the most annoying messages you can get in Cash App. Here are some of the possible solutions that you can try:
- Update Cash App
- Check Network Connection
- Sign Out of Other Devices
- Turn off VPN
- Server Issues
- Check For Malware And Viruses
- Reboot the Device
- Re-Install the Cash App
- Try Signing in on a Web Browser
Keep on reading to find out more about why this issue is popping up and how you can resolve it, as well as how to contact Cash App support.
Cash App Unable to Sign in on This Device – Reasons and Solutions
To resolve the “unable to sign in on this device” issue, we have to first find out why the message appeared in the first place.
This isn’t an easy task and should be accomplished using the trial and error method. That way, we’ll be eliminating potential issues until we (hopefully) get to the bottom of the issue.
1. Update Cash App
If you don’t have automatic app updates enabled, there’s a great chance that your Cash App has become outdated and you should update it in order to continue using it.
To do that, simply connect to WiFi and go to your phone’s app store. Here you can search for Cash App and tap update, if available.
If your app is up to date, there will be no option to update it and that isn’t the underlying issue that forced the appearance of the “unable to sign in on this device” message.
2. Check Network Connection
Some apps can be nitpicking and in need of a stable and safe internet connection. That rules out almost all public networks (hotspots) and some mobile networks, especially when the connection is slow, isn’t strong enough, and it’s often breaking up.
In such cases, you should try and connect to your usual network, i.e., your home WiFi. You could also reposition to a place where the mobile network is more stable.
3. Sign Out of Other Devices
This is a common thing that we do nowadays. We log into the same app, in this case, the Cash App from different devices (laptop, smartphone, another smartphone…) and forget to log out.
This can trigger Cash App into thinking that someone else, not us, is trying to log into our account. For that reason, the app might not let you log in on the current device until you sign out of all your other devices.
4. Turn Off VPN
VPN is a necessity for some people. That includes everyone connecting to public WiFi. It’s notorious for being unprotected and your sensitive data could be shared with others.
College students, university faculty, office workers, and many others that want to freely access the internet while connected to their institution’s WiFi are also included here.
But VPN doesn’t work at times with Cash App. Especially if you have the VPN set up to connect to a country outside of the US or the UK. These are the only countries where Cash App can work.
Try turning off your VPN, if you’re using it at the same time as Cash App.
5. Server Issues
At times, the backend of the app might not work as intended. There could be many reasons for that happening, but usually, it’s an issue with some of the servers not working properly.
This can lead to service outages, however, they are usually resolved very quickly. Nevertheless, if you’re trying to sign in at that exact time, you might experience the “unable to sign in on this device” message.
There’s nothing much you can do in that case. Check the Cash App status page to see if everything is green and wait for it to be resolved.
6. Check For Malware And Viruses
Although cell phones aren’t prone to malware and viruses, Android phones could have an issue with them. Simply download an antivirus and malware checker to see if your phone is plagued with malicious software.
But beware, some of these antivirus apps can do more harm than good. They can drain the battery and even install their own trackers. Choose a reputable app.
7. Reboot the Device
One of the better and more simple solutions to the “unable to sign in on this device” issue is to simply reboot your phone and try again. This classic advice does truly help with many issues that can arise on smartphones and computers alike.
8. Re-Install the Cash App
If everything else fails, your final solution is to clear cache, data, and re-install Cash App. The goal is to clear all the app’s data and have a clean slate when we install Cash App again.
It’s easy to re-install the app. All you need to do is to:
- Go into your phone’s settings
- Tap on “Apps”
- Tap on “Manage Apps”
- Search or find the Cash App
- Tap on “Clear data”
- Tap on “Clear cache”
- Tap on “Clear all data”
- Tap on “Uninstall”
- Open App Store
- Install Cash App
- Enter login details
- Connect your bank account or card again
9. Try Signing in on a Web Browser
If you want to exclude issues on Cash App’s side, try logging in through a web browser. You don’t have to use a laptop to do that, just open up your smartphone’s browser.
However, if the mobile browser is persistent in pushing you to use the app, you might need a computer to do this.
How to Contact Cash App Support?
If all else fails, you should definitely contact the Cash App support team. Not only can they help you with this particular issue, but also with most of the otters that you might have at some point in time.
To chat with a Cash App representative, contact their support through the Cash App, cash.app/help, or their official phone line (1(800) 969-1940).
To contact Cash support via the Cash App, follow the following steps:
- Tap the profile icon on the Cash App home screen
- Select “Support”
- Select “Something Else”
- Find your issue
- Tap “Contact Support”
To contact the Cash support through a web browser is straightforward and you should simply:
- Navigate to cash.app/help page
- Click the “Contact Support” link at the bottom of the page
- Log in to your account
- Find your issue or problem
- Click “Contact Support”
In conclusion, we learned the “unable to sign in on this device” issue isn’t that uncommon and that there are many underlying reasons for it.
Know that, if the message does come up on your device, it’s not the end of the world and that there are many solutions that you can try in order to resolve it.