Unable to connect to Facebook or registered email

pmainwaringpmainwaring Posts: 16 New Bee
Hi, I'm having the same problem with Alphabetty Saga as I had with Candy Crush Soda Saga where I cannot connect to Facebook or my registered email so I am unable to save my progress. I am also unable to register a new email using one of my other email addresses. The error I receive is "There was a connection problem. Try again in a bit".
 I am playing the game on my Samsung tablet. It used to work but stopped a few months back.

I raised a support ticket (8657646) but none of the suggestions on the reply have worked.

My problem on Candy Crush was resolved so I wonder if the same process can be done for me on Alphabetty Saga?

Thanks.

Answers

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 419 Game Expert
    edited October 2019
    hi @pmainwaring
    sorry that AB is not working on your tablet
    whenever the app quits working on my tablet or if there are over 500 lives on the tablet ... reloading the app usually fixes the problem
    am guessing you have already tried to reload the app
    In that case @Crazy_Cat_Lad can help with your account.
    Crazy_Cat_Lad usually responds to the community during the week.



  • pmainwaringpmainwaring Posts: 16 New Bee
    Thanks for you r reply. When you say reloading the app, do you mean uninstalling and reinstalling it? Wouldn't that lose whatever progress you've made?
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 419 Game Expert
    under normal circumstances ... when the app uninstalled and then downloaded  ... your progress is not lost
    however, lives are reset back to zero
    should your progress be lost then @Crazy Cat Lad can look at your account

    before you uninstall and reinstall you might try  'My account' and try to login using facebook
    again, you may have tried this before

  • pmainwaringpmainwaring Posts: 16 New Bee
    I have tried using My Account. That is when I get the problem. It doesn't matter whether I try Facebook, my existing email account or using a different email account that I have, it still gives me the same message "There was a connection error. Try again in a bit"
    I'm nervous about uninstalling the app as I fear I will be back to level 1 when I reinstall it.
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 419 Game Expert
    good idea to wait ... @Crazy Cat Lad  may be able to help ... good luck
  • Crazy Cat LadCrazy Cat Lad Posts: 2,588 Community Moderator
    Hi @pmainwaring !

    To fix this connection issue you will need to reinstall the app as mentioned. Meaning uninstall the game and then download it again from Google Play Store. 

    Boosters and Lives will be lost in this process, but I am able to manually restore any purchased items and the levels if you lose any progress.

    If a simple reinstall doesn't help then try these steps instead:

    -Delete the game from your device
    Settings > Apps/ Application manager > choose the game and tap 'Uninstall'

    -Stay in Settings > Apps/ Application manager and tap 'Google Play Store'

    -From here click on 'Clear cache' then 'Uninstall updates’ and finally 'Clear data'. Please notice that you will get a warning when clicking the 'Clear data' button - don't worry as it's just a reset.

    -Restart the device

    -Download the game again from Google Play 

    -Finally open the game and connect it to your Facebook or King account 

    Let me know how it goes... 

  • thessaothessao Posts: 13 Level 2
    Hi @pmainwaring !

    To fix this connection issue you will need to reinstall the app as mentioned. Meaning uninstall the game and then download it again from Google Play Store. 

    Boosters and Lives will be lost in this process, but I am able to manually restore any purchased items and the levels if you lose any progress.

    If a simple reinstall doesn't help then try these steps instead:

    -Delete the game from your device
    Settings > Apps/ Application manager > choose the game and tap 'Uninstall'

    -Stay in Settings > Apps/ Application manager and tap 'Google Play Store'

    -From here click on 'Clear cache' then 'Uninstall updates’ and finally 'Clear data'. Please notice that you will get a warning when clicking the 'Clear data' button - don't worry as it's just a reset.

    -Restart the device

    -Download the game again from Google Play 

    -Finally open the game and connect it to your Facebook or King account 

    Let me know how it goes... 

    Hi, 
    How would this be done on an iPhone? I have issues connecting my Alphabetty game to FB most days (works very rarely) since it says it can’t find an internet connection. Problem is that the internet connection works fine, and I can use Candy crush and other King games with FB, but Alphabetty refuses to budge. Would be very grateful if you could help me solve this one! 
  • Crazy Cat LadCrazy Cat Lad Posts: 2,588 Community Moderator
    Hi @thessao !

    Try these steps on your iPhone to reconnect to Facebook. 

    -Delete the Facebook app and the game app from the device
    -Close all tabs in Safari and clear the browser cache by going to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data
    -Turn off the device and wait about 30 seconds to clear the cache
    -Turn on the device again
    -Download the game from App Store (but not the Facebook app) 
    -Open Safari and log in to your Facebook account through the browser
    -Open the game and connect it to Facebook
    -Once you're connected you can reinstall the Facebook app and continue using it if you wish

    I hope this helps! 
  • pmainwaringpmainwaring Posts: 16 New Bee
    Hi, I finally got round to trying this but it has not gone well. I was on level 527 before the attempt to resolve to problem.
    I followed your instructions and uninstalled the app and reinstalled but when I try to login with my email or with Facebook I still got "There was a connection error. Try again in a bit". I'm back to level 1 again of course.
    I uninstalled again and cleared all the junk files, rebooted and reinstalled but get the same thing.
    I tried uninstalling from Settings>Apps and uninstalling updates in PlayStore but still the get the same error message after a reinstall.
    I am using a Samsung Galaxy Tab A ((Model SM-T580).
    If I install the game on my Samsung Galaxy S10e phone then I can login to my email account from within the game and it puts me on level 353.
    If I install Candy Crush Soda on my tablet (which has never been installed before) I am able to login to my registered email account from within that game.
    I have just gone back to AlphaBetty Saga on my tablet and tried to login to my email and it still says that there is a connection error. The same thing happens if I try using Facebook instead. There must be a residual file or setting somewhere relating to AlphaBetty Saga that is stopping me connecting I guess.
    Any ideas?
  • Crazy Cat LadCrazy Cat Lad Posts: 2,588 Community Moderator
    OK, thanks for the details @pmainwaring!

    No progress after level 353 had been backed up to your King account in AlphaBetty, but I have restored the game now so it should be on 527 when you open it on your phone.

    Regarding the connection issue on your tablet. If the trouble shooting steps didn't work out, then there's nothing more we can try out I'm afraid. Please keep an eye for forthcoming updates and see if any of them fixes the issue. 

    At this moment, I can only recommend to play on your phone instead. 
  • pmainwaringpmainwaring Posts: 16 New Bee
    OK thanks for trying to sort the problem out for me anyway.
  • thessaothessao Posts: 13 Level 2
    @Crazy Cat Lad It is not working, so there is something wrong in the app and has been for a long time. This problem has occurred on and off over years, I have changed phones, I have reinstalled etc and it still only works sometimes.
    Last week I got an app update (iPhone) and updated, and the login worked fine just after and during the evening, but the next day we were back to "There was a connection error. Try again in a bit". A few days later the login worked again for a few days, but since then it is only "There was a connection error. Try again in a bit".
    I am playing Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Saga Soda besides Alphabetty, and they work fine without any problems, so the same login protocol should be used for the AlphaBetty app, it shouldn't be any different between the games regarding login, I would expect them to be the same.
    I hope you can fix the problem soon, or I will probably get tired of the game and leave it again. I don't mean that in a threatening way :) I mean that I don't feel like playing when it has these problems and get tired of it, so I will go off the game (this is what happened historically, and then I "rediscover" the game again, but grow tired of it when it is not working. I really want to play it, so pleeeease fix the login problems :)
  • Crazy Cat LadCrazy Cat Lad Posts: 2,588 Community Moderator
    Hi @thessao!

    I understand that this issue is frustrating and annoying. The only info I have from the tech team is that they are still investigating this. 


  • thessaothessao Posts: 13 Level 2
    Thank you @Crazy Cat Lad! Right now it is working, fingers crossed that it stays that way :) Have a nice weekend!
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