I could access Google from every PC/Mac in the house, but on my iPhone 4?
An Error 404 is all I could get.
Every time I attempted to search anything, 404. I searched this, that, and many other topics…
No matter what I could not get anything other than an error 404.
Some basic troubleshooting
- Is it just on WiFi?
Nope, on the 3G network too.
- Is it only on the iPhone?
Yep, all PC’s/Mac’s in the house worked fine.
- Did my Google App still work?
- Did Gmail still work?
- Could Safari’s cache/history/cookies be the problem?
Nope, cleared them all.
The problem was still present.
Keep in mind that there is quite a bit of authentication sharing information between apps.
I figured that clearing the cache/history/cookies would take care of the issue, addressing this… As mentioned before, that didn’t help.
A little Google-Fu (on Google itself)
I found a handful of online forum questions & blog posts on the subject. AH HA! I’m not crazy.
There was a general consensus that it had to do with Google.com personalization, particularly focused on a Google bookmark app.
Again, keeping in mind the amount of Google authentication sharing, I decided to delete my Google mail account from my iPhone.
As Emeril Lagasse would say: “BAM”
It was working again. I added my Gmail account back, and the issue is still resolved.
Maybe this quick post will help the next person that gets stuck with this issue.