Solution: “Authorization Error Accessing Plugins” On ChatGPT Plus

how to fix the “Authorization error accessing plugins” error on ChatGPT Plus

Have you been trying to get rid of the “Authorization error accessing plugins” on ChatGPT Plus?

ChatGPT Plus is the new subscription plan by OpenAI, it costs about $20 per month and it offers more features than the free version of the tool.

This error message: “Authorization error accessing plugins” has been confirmed to only have been appearing on the paid version of ChatGPT since it is the version that allows you to have active plugins.

Active plugins on ChatGPT are just tools that you can use to create specifications and prompts for a product that you want your audience to use through the language tool.

In this guide, you will learn how to fix the “Authorization error accessing plugins” error on ChatGPT Plus, and why it happens.

Why Am I Seeing “Authorization error accessing plugins” on ChatGPT Plus?

As we mentioned the error: “Authorization error accessing plugins” only happens when you are using the paid version of ChatGPT.

It usually happens when you have one or more unverified plugin(s) on your ChatGPT account; which means that when you send a prompt you will get an error message instead of a response.

The authorization error on ChatGPT Plus can also be happening due to technical issues with the tool or even issues with your subscription.

How to Fix the “Authorization Error Accessing Plugins” Error on ChatGPT Plus

To fix the “Authorization error accessing plugins” error on your ChatGPT plus account, you need to reinstall all the unverified plugins you have accumulated over time.

You might need to do this one after the other as you cannot reinstall them at once, there is no feature for that yet on ChatGPT Plus.

If reinstalling the inactive plugins doesn’t work, you can clear your browser cache data, or contact ChatGPT tech support for more assistance.

Fix 1: Reinstall unverified plugins on ChatGPT plus

To do this, log into your ChatGPT Plus account on a web browser with a fast internet connection.

Search for the plugins that are not working or are unverified and uninstall them one after the other.

Reload the ChatGPT plus web page, and install and verify the just uninstalled plugins; test them after to see if they are working normally.

Fix 2: Clear your browser cache data

If fix 1 did not work for you then the issue might be from your browser; it might be overloaded with cache data files, which are practically junk files.

To clear cache data files from your browser, open your browser app, navigate to “History” and clear all the cached images, cookies, and useless data.

After that, close your browser, open it again, and try logging into your ChatGPT Plus account.

Fix 3: Updating your browser might help

Sometimes not updating apps can cause some important features to start malfunctions out of nowhere.

If you have tried using fixes 1 and 2 to solve the “Authorization error accessing plugins” error on ChatGPT Plus, then you may need to update your browser to the latest available version.

While this may not have any effect on the error it might help you solve other issues that are trying to arise.

You can do this in the dedicated App Store on your devices with a fast internet connection.

Fix 4: Contact ChatGPT plus tech support

This is usually the last resort in most of our guides, but it does take time to get help from tech support.

But since you have tried all the troubleshooting tips to no avail, you can simply contact ChatGPT plus support here* for their tips.


And that is how to fix the “Authorization error accessing plugins” error on ChatGPT plus, and why it happens.

In summary, reinstalling and verifying the plugins, clearing browser cache data, and contacting ChatGPT plus support are the only ways to fix the plugin error issues for now.

If more troubleshooting tips come up, be sure that we will put you guys on, have a great weekend. 🙂

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