How to Fix PayPal Error: Things don’t appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later

Recently many PayPal users started to encounter this error – “Things don’t appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later”.

The problem with this error is that it doesn’t show an error code or explain exactly why it occurred. And If you contact PayPal they will probably send you a canned response.

This can be very frustrating for PayPal merchants who are selling products online. After doing a bit of research I have been able to find the root cause of this problem and how you can fix it.

Step 1

Log in to your PayPal account.

Step 2

Click Account Settings from the settings dropdown menu.

screenshot of the settings dropdown menu in a PayPal account

Step 3

Select Website payments under PRODUCTS & SERVICES. Click Update under Website preferences.

screenshot showing how to update website preferences in PayPal

Step 4

Scroll down to the Encrypted website payments section and turn off the Block non-encrypted website payment option.

screenshot showing the block non-encrypted website payment option in PayPal

PayPal should now stop blocking non-encrypted payments made via third-party apps/software. This should also resolve the error: Things don’t appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later.

If you have any questions or suggestions about this topic, feel free to drop me a line in the comments.

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3 thoughts on “How to Fix PayPal Error: Things don’t appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later”

  1. thanks for this information.

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    • Thank you so much . . . you’re so kind of offer solutions. I’m still getting the same error. Wondering if you have any suggestions. Thank you.

      I have not posted the page live yet but still getting the same message.

      Thanks for any help.

      Cheryl

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  2. it is still saying the same thing

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