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How to Fix the Getting Ready Loop in Google Meet

Fix that annoying screen issue

I’m ready to go and join a Google Meet session, but I’m stuck in a “getting ready” loop. While that’s frustrating, you’ll be happy to know that there are a few ways you can fix it.

If the message to the right of the image above doesn’t exactly match what’s on your screen, our other troubleshooting guides may better address the specific issue you’re experiencing. Google Meet Screen Sharing Not Working?, Google Meet Audio Not Working?, Google Meet Camera Not Working? Alternatively, see this troubleshooting guide for non-specific Google Meet issues.

Why does Google Meet stop preparing?

Like most tech pros, we seldom trace Google Meet issues to their source, at least not immediately. Being able to access the webpage is nice, but you should consider some bugs that may prevent you from attending the meeting.

  • The browser cannot recognize the camera.
  • There is a problem with your browser profile.
  • An extension or add-on is interfering with your webcam.
  • Internet connection is unstable.
  • Google has a problem.

Before starting this step, first check Google’s Workspace Status Dashboard to see if there’s a problem with Google. If you see a green checkmark that means Google hasn’t reported the issue, you need to troubleshoot and you can start with the steps below.

How to fix the preparation loop in Google Meet

With these possible causes in mind, follow these steps to find out what’s going on.

Make sure your webcam is actually working, then make sure you have the proper permissions to access your browser.

Everything else may work fine, and a “preparing” message can warn you that the browser is unable to communicate with the camera. This is especially true when a “camera not found” message is displayed on the meeting screen.

If you’re using Google’s Chrome browser, see our guide on allowing camera access in Chrome. The Mozilla website explains how to manage camera permissions in Firefox.

How to fix a webcam not working

Fix slow internet connection. If you are sure this is not the problem, proceed to step 3, but do not cancel this step immediately, especially if you have recently detected slow speeds.

There are many reasons for a slow internet speed, and some common first steps to resolving the problem are to restart your network device and computer.

Even if you are not experiencing any network related issues, we recommend that you restart your computer here.

If your browser is outdated, update it. Older versions of Chrome, Firefox, etc. may not work properly with Google Meet.

Check your browser’s website for the latest version or use the program’s menu to check for updates. Learn how to update Firefox, how to update Chrome, or how to update Edge if you need help.

Via Chrome page with redo button for update

Most of the remaining steps are browser specific. If you are using a new computer with no customizations, either of the above two steps may be the solution.

Clear your browser cache and clear your browser cookies (you can usually do this at the same time). When you’re done with both, close and reopen your browser before trying Google Meet again.

Deleting these elements is often the solution for websites that only partially work.

Disable any extensions and add-ons you are using. No need to remove it. Disable it, then try Google Meet.

One or more of these programs may be interfering with Google Meet or your camera connection.

Firefox page for managing extensions

If your browser has restrictions, unblock the Google Meet website. Some users have reported that even if the entire site is not blocked and only JavaScript or images are disabled, it may partially load and result in a “reading” loop.

This article tells you where to find JavaScript settings in your browser, such as JavaScript in Chrome and JavaScript in Firefox.

Set up Chrome JavaScript for Google Meet

Please use a different browser. There are many options, from Chrome or Firefox to Edge, Opera or Brave.

There is most likely a problem with the profile you are using. To continue using your original browser, do the following depending on the program you are using.

  • Update Firefox.
  • Create a new profile in Chrome.
  • Create a new Edge profile.

Reinstall your browser. At this point the browser is isolated as a problem as we have confirmed that the webcam is working, the internet connection is stable, and the problem no longer persists in the new browser.

If you’re still seeing the Google Meet ‘Preparing’ message, your last resort is to assume there is a problem with the operating system or with Google (you can check to see if the site is open to everyone or just her by investigating if it’s failing). .

You can either reinstall your entire operating system or use “Reset This PC” to “refresh” it in Windows, but this is a drastic step not recommended. The most probable solutions have been covered above.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I schedule Google Meet?

    To schedule Google Meet new encounter > Events in Google Calendar. where Event Details Enter all information. go to next Guest Enter the email addresses of meeting attendees.

  • How do I record in Google Meet?

    To record in Google Meet, go to the bottom right corner of the screen menu (3 dots) > conference recording > Presume. To stop recording menu > stop record.

  • How do I mute Google Meet?

    To mute a participant in Google Meet, tap the meeting name and find the participant you want to mute. select next menu (3 dots) > mute. To mute the audio in a meeting, use the audio controls on your computer.

  • How do I share my screen in Google Meet?

    To share your screen in Google Meet, select it from the toolbar at the bottom announcing now. Choose from the pop-up menu your full screen, windowor chrome tab. Select the window or tab you want to share > split.


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How to Fix the Getting Ready Loop in Google Meet

Troubleshooting this annoying screen

You’re ready to go, and you’ve joined a Google Meet session, but you’re stuck with a “getting ready” loop. As frustrating as it is, you’ll be happy to know there are several things you can try to fix it.

If the message on the right in the above image isn’t exactly what’s on your screen, a different troubleshooting guide might better handle the specific issue you’re experiencing. See Google Meet Screen Sharing Not Working?, Google Meet Audio Not Working?, Google Meet Camera Not Working?, or this troubleshooting guide for non-specific Google Meet issues.
Why Is Google Meet Stuck on Getting Ready?

Like most tech, rarely can you trace a Google Meet issue to one source, at least not immediately. The fact you can access the web page is good, but there are still several failure points to consider that could prevent you from getting into the meeting.

The browser can’t detect your camera.
There’s an issue with the browser profile.
An extension or add-on is interfering with webcam functionality.
You have an unstable internet connection.
Google is experiencing an issue on its side.
Before jumping into these steps, first, check Google’s Workspace Status Dashboard to see if there’s a problem on Google’s side. If you see a green checkmark—meaning Google hasn’t reported a problem—then the fixing falls on your shoulders, and you can start the steps below.
How to Fix the Getting Ready Loop in Google Meet

With those possible causes in mind, follow these steps in order to figure out what’s happening.

See if your webcam actually does work, and then confirm your browser has proper permissions to access it.

Everything else could be working fine, and the “getting ready” message might just be alerting you the browser can’t communicate with your camera. This is especially true if the meeting screen shows the “No camera found” message.

If you’re using Google’s Chrome browser, see our guide on how to allow camera access in Chrome. Mozilla’s website details how to manage camera permissions in Firefox.

How to Fix a Webcam That’s Not Working

Troubleshoot a slow internet connection. If you’re sure this isn’t the problem, go ahead and continue with Step 3, but don’t dismiss this step immediately, especially if you’ve noticed sluggish speeds recently.

There are several reasons why your internet might be slow, and some common first steps when attempting to fix it, is to restart your network equipment and restart your computer.

Rebooting your computer is wise here even if you’re not experiencing network-related problems.

Update the browser if it’s outdated. Old versions of Chrome, Firefox, etc., might not work well with Google Meet.

Visit the browser’s website to get the latest version, or use the menu in the program to see if there’s an update. Learn how to update Firefox, how to update Chrome, or how to update Edge if you need help.

Most of the remaining steps address the browser, specifically. If you’re on a brand-new computer with had zero customizations, chances are one of the two steps above is the solution.

Clear the browser cache and delete the browser cookies (you can usually do this at the same time). When you’re finished with both, close and reopen the browser before trying Google Meet again.

Deleting these items is often the fix for web pages that only partially work.

Disable all the extensions and add-ons you might be using. You don’t have to uninstall them; just turn them off, and then try using Google Meet.

One or more of these programs could be interfering with the connection to Google Meet or your camera.

Unblock the Google Meet website if the browser has restrictions set up. Some users have reported that even if the whole site isn’t blocked, but instead just JavaScript or images are turned off, it might load partially and display the “getting read” loop.

See these articles to learn where the JavaScript setting is in these browsers: JavaScript in Chrome and JavaScript in Firefox.

Use a different browser. You have loads of options, from Chrome or Firefox, to Edge, Opera, or Brave.

The issue most likely lies in the profile you’re using. If you want to stick with the original browser, do this, depending on the program you’re using:

Refresh Firefox.
Make a new profile in Chrome.
Create a new Edge profile.

Reinstall the browser. At this point, the browser has been isolated as the issue, since your webcam is confirmed to work, the internet connection is solid, and the problem doesn’t persist in a new browser.

If the Google Meet “getting ready” message remains, your final options are to assume the problem lies with your operating system or with Google (which you could confirm by researching if the site is down for everyone or just you).

You could very well reinstall your whole operating system—or “refresh” it in Windows with Reset This PC—but that’s a drastic step we don’t recommend. The most likely solution has been covered above.
FAQ

How do I schedule a Google Meet?
To schedule a Google Meet, select New Meeting > Schedule in Google Calendar. In the Event Details screen, enter all your information. Next, go to Guests and enter the email addresses of the meeting participants. 

How do I record on Google Meet?
To record on Google Meet, go to the lower-right corner of the screen and select Menu (three dots) > Record Meeting > Accept. To stop recording, tap Menu > Stop Recording.

How do I mute a Google Meet?
To mute a participant in a Google Meet, tap the meeting name and find the participant you want to mute. Next, select Menu (three dots) > Mute. To mute a meeting’s audio, use your computer’s audio controls.

How do I share a screen on Google Meet?
To share a screen on Google Meet, in the lower toolbar and select Present Now. In the pop-up menu, choose Your entire screen, A window, or Chrome Tab. Select the window or tab you want to share > Share.

#Fix #Ready #Loop #Google #Meet

How to Fix the Getting Ready Loop in Google Meet

Troubleshooting this annoying screen

You’re ready to go, and you’ve joined a Google Meet session, but you’re stuck with a “getting ready” loop. As frustrating as it is, you’ll be happy to know there are several things you can try to fix it.

If the message on the right in the above image isn’t exactly what’s on your screen, a different troubleshooting guide might better handle the specific issue you’re experiencing. See Google Meet Screen Sharing Not Working?, Google Meet Audio Not Working?, Google Meet Camera Not Working?, or this troubleshooting guide for non-specific Google Meet issues.
Why Is Google Meet Stuck on Getting Ready?

Like most tech, rarely can you trace a Google Meet issue to one source, at least not immediately. The fact you can access the web page is good, but there are still several failure points to consider that could prevent you from getting into the meeting.

The browser can’t detect your camera.
There’s an issue with the browser profile.
An extension or add-on is interfering with webcam functionality.
You have an unstable internet connection.
Google is experiencing an issue on its side.
Before jumping into these steps, first, check Google’s Workspace Status Dashboard to see if there’s a problem on Google’s side. If you see a green checkmark—meaning Google hasn’t reported a problem—then the fixing falls on your shoulders, and you can start the steps below.
How to Fix the Getting Ready Loop in Google Meet

With those possible causes in mind, follow these steps in order to figure out what’s happening.

See if your webcam actually does work, and then confirm your browser has proper permissions to access it.

Everything else could be working fine, and the “getting ready” message might just be alerting you the browser can’t communicate with your camera. This is especially true if the meeting screen shows the “No camera found” message.

If you’re using Google’s Chrome browser, see our guide on how to allow camera access in Chrome. Mozilla’s website details how to manage camera permissions in Firefox.

How to Fix a Webcam That’s Not Working

Troubleshoot a slow internet connection. If you’re sure this isn’t the problem, go ahead and continue with Step 3, but don’t dismiss this step immediately, especially if you’ve noticed sluggish speeds recently.

There are several reasons why your internet might be slow, and some common first steps when attempting to fix it, is to restart your network equipment and restart your computer.

Rebooting your computer is wise here even if you’re not experiencing network-related problems.

Update the browser if it’s outdated. Old versions of Chrome, Firefox, etc., might not work well with Google Meet.

Visit the browser’s website to get the latest version, or use the menu in the program to see if there’s an update. Learn how to update Firefox, how to update Chrome, or how to update Edge if you need help.

Most of the remaining steps address the browser, specifically. If you’re on a brand-new computer with had zero customizations, chances are one of the two steps above is the solution.

Clear the browser cache and delete the browser cookies (you can usually do this at the same time). When you’re finished with both, close and reopen the browser before trying Google Meet again.

Deleting these items is often the fix for web pages that only partially work.

Disable all the extensions and add-ons you might be using. You don’t have to uninstall them; just turn them off, and then try using Google Meet.

One or more of these programs could be interfering with the connection to Google Meet or your camera.

Unblock the Google Meet website if the browser has restrictions set up. Some users have reported that even if the whole site isn’t blocked, but instead just JavaScript or images are turned off, it might load partially and display the “getting read” loop.

See these articles to learn where the JavaScript setting is in these browsers: JavaScript in Chrome and JavaScript in Firefox.

Use a different browser. You have loads of options, from Chrome or Firefox, to Edge, Opera, or Brave.

The issue most likely lies in the profile you’re using. If you want to stick with the original browser, do this, depending on the program you’re using:

Refresh Firefox.
Make a new profile in Chrome.
Create a new Edge profile.

Reinstall the browser. At this point, the browser has been isolated as the issue, since your webcam is confirmed to work, the internet connection is solid, and the problem doesn’t persist in a new browser.

If the Google Meet “getting ready” message remains, your final options are to assume the problem lies with your operating system or with Google (which you could confirm by researching if the site is down for everyone or just you).

You could very well reinstall your whole operating system—or “refresh” it in Windows with Reset This PC—but that’s a drastic step we don’t recommend. The most likely solution has been covered above.
FAQ

How do I schedule a Google Meet?
To schedule a Google Meet, select New Meeting > Schedule in Google Calendar. In the Event Details screen, enter all your information. Next, go to Guests and enter the email addresses of the meeting participants. 

How do I record on Google Meet?
To record on Google Meet, go to the lower-right corner of the screen and select Menu (three dots) > Record Meeting > Accept. To stop recording, tap Menu > Stop Recording.

How do I mute a Google Meet?
To mute a participant in a Google Meet, tap the meeting name and find the participant you want to mute. Next, select Menu (three dots) > Mute. To mute a meeting’s audio, use your computer’s audio controls.

How do I share a screen on Google Meet?
To share a screen on Google Meet, in the lower toolbar and select Present Now. In the pop-up menu, choose Your entire screen, A window, or Chrome Tab. Select the window or tab you want to share > Share.

#Fix #Ready #Loop #Google #Meet


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