Why does Gmail prevent me from logging in by Suspicious Sign in Prevented error?

Discover the reasons behind Gmail's "Suspicious Sign In Prevented" error and find out how to resolve and overcome this issue.

Written By Fahad Ahmed

Updated at August 31st, 2023

Wondering how to get rid of suspicious signs that prevent error? Here’s how to go about it.

When you are connected to a VPN, your IP address changes. So, instead of recognizing you, Gmail thinks you are someone else from a new location. That’s why this error pops up. To get rid of it, enable Google's 2-step verification. Not only will it increase your account's security, you will also not face this issue when attempting to log in while a VPN is running.