Troubleshooting ESPN App Issues: How to Fix the ESPN User Not Authorized Error

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It’s not uncommon to encounter issues with the ESPN app, especially the “user not authorized error.” Here’s a comprehensive guide by Ana from Bytes Media on how to fix these problems in a few easy steps. The process is simple, and you will have the app running smoothly again in no time.

1. Update the App to the Latest Version

Check the App Version

Before attempting to fix the issue, you need to ensure that you’re running the latest version of the app.

  • Open the App Store on your device.
  • Tap on the search icon in the bottom right corner.
  • Search for the ESPN app.
  • If an update button appears next to the app name, tap on it to update.

Clear the App Cache

If the update doesn’t solve the problem, you need to clear the app cache.

  • Go to your device settings.
  • Scroll down to “general.”
  • Tap on “iPhone Storage.”
  • Find the ESPN app and tap on it.
  • Once on the screen, tap on “download app.”
  • Tap again to confirm, then tap on “reinstall app” when it appears.

2. Completely Reinstall the App

If the above steps fail to fix the problem, a complete reinstall may be necessary.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to navigate to the application page.
  • Tap on “delete app” to uninstall it from your device.
  • Open the App Store and find the app.
  • Click the “get button” to reinstall it on your device.

Reinstalling should resolve any issues, and the app should function as expected.

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Resources Mentioned

  • App Store: Used to update or reinstall the ESPN app.
  • Device Settings: Where you can manage storage and clear the app cache.


Fixing the “ESPN user not authorized error” is a straightforward process. By updating the app, clearing the cache, or reinstalling, you can quickly get back to enjoying your favorite sports content. Don’t forget to support Bytes Media’s channel if this guide is helpful.