Authentication Error NBC Sports App on iPhone

Did you run into an error while trying to activate your device or link your TV provider account to watch NBC? Well, let us find out that solution by reading this entire article. Here we are going to talk about the authentication error NBC Sports app on device.

Authentication Error NBC Sports App on Apple Device

If you get the errors while navigating to nbc.com/activate, we highly suggest you to try below steps to fix the error. Now, you are able to try loading the activation page again in between steps to check if the error is fixed. If you do not see an improvement, just move on to the next solution on the following list:

Authentication Error NBC Sports App on iPhone

    • If a NBC Sports app or channel will not give an activation code, you have to delete the app and then reinstall it on the device.
    • If the NBC activation is still not working, you have to clear cache or cookies from your web browser. Usually, you are able to clear cache or cookies by updating your preferences in your web browser’s menu or controls. This step will be able to reduce the chance of data- or storage-related errors.
    • You have to switch your browser to private or incognito mode. Usually, you are able to change to private or incognito mode in your web browser’s file or window controls.
    • Please try a different web browser. For example, if you have tried unsuccessfully with Google Chrome, try switching to Mozilla Firefox.

Troubleshooting Linking with Your TV Providers on Apple Devices

This refers to the NBC App and other brands’ apps within the NBCUniversal family, including CNBC, E!, Bravo, MSNBC, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, Telemundo, Universo and USA. For video errors, link your TV Provider links or to switch linked providers on Apple devices, just follow the instructions below to relink, solve and see if the error could be the location or network. Problems are fixed for over 90% of people who follow the instructions below properly. If the error happens while activating Apple TV within a computer or mobile browser, you have to clear the browser data or cache.

To Relink:

    • In the Apple Settings app, you have to choose TV Provider. (Apple TV: Users and Accounts, and then TV Provider),
    • After that, you are able to choose Sign Out, and Confirm.
    • Don’t just toggle off the apps.
    • You do not sign back in to your provider at this time.
    • Please confirm that you have logged out of every one of the apps by opening each app on the device. Otherwise the apps will sign each other back in incorrectly.
    • You have to go to app > More > Link Your TV Provider
    • Choose Don’t Allow if prompted.
    • Next, sign in with the primary provider account email address.
    • Finally, you are able to enjoy it.

If you are still having problems, try these ways.

Way 1: Quit and reopen an app on iPhone

If an app is not responding, you are able to quit it. Then, reopen it to try and fix the problem. Usually, there is no reason to quit an app. Quitting it does not save battery power.

    • To quit the app, you have to open the App Switcher, then swipe right to find the app, next swipe up on the app.
    • To reopen the app, you have to go to the Home Screen (or App Library), then tap the app.

If quitting and reopening the app does not fix the problem, try restarting the iPhone.

Way 2: Remove apps from iPhone

Easily, you are able to remove apps from your iPhone. If you change your mind, you are able to download the apps again later.

Do any of the below:

    • Please remove an app from the Home Screen. You are able to touch and hold the app on the Home Screen. Then, tap Remove App. After that, tap Remove from Home Screen to keep it in the App Library, or you are able to tap Delete App to delete it from iPhone.
    • Please delete an app from the App Library and Home Screen. You are able to touch and hold the app in the App Library. After that, tap Delete App, and then tap Delete.

If you change your mind, you will be able to redownload apps you have removed.

Besides removing third-party apps from the Home Screen, you are also able to remove the following built-in Apple apps which came with your iPhone:

    • Books
    • Calculator
    • Calendar
    • Compass
    • Contacts
    • FaceTime
    • Files
    • Home
    • iTunes Store
    • Mail
    • Maps
    • Measure
    • Music
    • News
    • Notes
    • Podcasts
    • Reminders
    • Shortcuts
    • Stocks
    • Tips
    • Translate
    • TV
    • Voice Memos
    • Watch
    • Weather

Warning: When you remove a built-in app from your Home Screen, you are also able to remove any related user data and configuration files. Keep in mind that removing built-in apps from your Home Screen will be able to affect other system functionality. Just see the Apple Support article Delete built-in Apple apps on your iOS 12, iOS 13, or iPadOS device or Apple Watch.

Way 3: Download the app again

    • On your iPhone, you are able to open the App Store app.
    • Please browse through the Games, Apps or Arcade tabs to discover apps you like. Or you are able to tap the Search tab to look for something specific. If you discover a game which says Arcade, just subscribe to Apple Arcade to play the game.
    • You have to tap or click the price or the Get button. If you see the “Open” button, you have already purchased or downloaded that app.

For note: In the App Store, if an app has a Get button, the app is free. You will not be charged for downloading a free app. Several free apps offer in-app purchases and subscriptions which you can buy. Subscriptions and in-app purchases will give you access to more content, features, and more.