How to Fix Farmville Out of Sync Errors

How can you fix Farmville “Out of Sync” errors which force you to refresh and lose unsaved Farmville game data which in turn makes you redo all the moves again. Farmville is one of the most popular games on Facebook and we are also Farmville addicts bugged by the Out of Sync errors often.


Farmville “Out of Sync”

Here are some common causes which ‘may’ cause these Out of Sync errors and here are some ‘possible ways’ to fix and avoid these “Out of Sync” Errors.

1. Dont Open Farmville in Multiple Tabs / Windows – As the game progresses, we tend to open multiple Farmville in multiple tabs and windows which causes the game to get out of sync in one of these tabs if it fails to refresh and keep track with changes in the other tab. So keep only one window or tab open and this will be avoided. This is more prone to occur with Farmville players with extra large farms with hundreds of animals, trees and crops which requires more syncing by the Farmville servers. You can also play on and not necessarily on the Farmville Facebook app, so keep either one of them open only.

2. Use fast broadband internet connection –  Farmville involves lot of data transfer, and if your connection keeps dropping packets, is slow and unable to sync fast enough with their servers as you hurriedly plant crops, you will get the out of sync errors. Try to fix your DNS to Google public DNS or Open DNS for better results.

3. Clear browser cache – Sometimes your inefficient browser cache can confuse Farmville with an outdated cache copy and cause out of sync errors. If refreshing / reloading Farmville does not work, delete your cache, restart your browser and you should be fine.

4. Update your Flash Player – Many times your browser flash player is outdated and unable to cope with the Farmville server refreshes and its latest version. You can visit the Adobe site, and download latest Flash player for your browser and enjoy Farmville.

5. Farmville is Beta – have you noticed the big “beta”  beside the Farmville logo, well it is meant to signify that Farmville acknowledges that there still might be bugs and they are considering feedback of users to improve the game.

These are some common causes we believe may be causing the Out of Sync errors, they may or may not work for you but definitely worth a try.

91 comments on “How to Fix Farmville Out of Sync Errors

  1. sudharsan @ technoskillonline says:

    All re talking about Farmville but i have’nt used yet..

    • Karen O'Brien says:

      Iam trying to get into farmville and Ithink it was blocked by accident,and would really like it if I can get back into it.Can you help me.My husband even tried,and he has my photo on all the other stuff for invite but not on farmville.want to get back into it.I am stuck can you help??? Thank you.

      • lisa says:

        go to facebook home page then go to account then go to privacy settings , then go to applications and website,then go to blocked applications and then unblock farmville. sounds alot but its very easy. : ))

  2. Melinda says:

    why doesn’t the delete button work?

  3. nadz bernal says:

    hello. i am having a problem with my farmville…it is always out of sync…but whenever my son plays his farmville, he could access without any problem, using the same computer and internet connection. please help me. can you repair or do something about my farmville account rightaway?? i do hope so… thanks.

    • lhenn says:

      were the same problem how can i fix my farmville too…grrrr….

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Just wanted you to know your not alone on Feb. 14 my farm went crazy and is out of sync,sometimes I can get in and plow a few things like my roses that wilted and the pop always comes up, my husband is able to get onto his farm using the same computer and to even visit my farm, but when I try its always the same thing. wouldn’t you know I find something I like to do and enjoy it now its all messed up. I can’t get to my gifts or do anything , have done all the quick fixes that the zynga site told me to do and nothing could someone please help since I know the problem is on your end. Thank you

      • Rose says:

        same thing here Zynga sent me goodsync and said it had detailed info to fix the problem ….boy was that a joke. I have had several people who actually know a thing or two about computers try to make the goodsync program work with no luck if you find something please let me know.

      • judy tabor says:

        On the day the stables came out, I saw that I had the option to send a carnival float to my friends using 20,000 coin. Normally, you can only use the “send” feature by using farmville $. I thought, “this is really neat” so I decided to send my granddaughter and another young boy who both love Farmville the floats. Their farms went out of sync immediately and neither of them have been able to stay on their farms for more than about 30 seconds because it goes out of sync. I have sent a jillion emails to Zynga support explaining in detail that I believe the option to send the float using coin was a glitch and caused their farms to go out of sync. When my sister asked me how I was able to do it, I went back to my farm and the option to use coin to send the gift was no longer available to me in the market. I know the option was available on more farms than mine because Farmville Freak published the page showing the option to use coin to send a few of the items in the market. Unfortunately, on the same day, I had also put 99 Farmville $ in my granddaughter’s account and also sent her the pink pony using Farmville $. She hasn’t been able to enjoy any of it.

    • Rose says:

      Have all of you complained to zynga? I have they need to know.

    • Michelle says:

      I have been looking all over the place on behalf of my mother for the answer to the “Out of Sync” mystery. She has not been able to log into her farm for about two weeks now. I have been looking for answers for her and I have even logged in under her name to see if the problem is with her internet/computer/whatever. I live in another city with a different make of computer and a different internet provider so I can safely say it is not computer/internet. I also play Farmville and I log in and play with no problem so it is specific to her account. I have told her that she is not alone and I told her about the 877 pages of complaints in the forums for Farmville but she still is so disappointed.

    • Karen O'Brien says:

      was accidently blocked.would like to get back in hope someone can help me,tried everything.

      • 2010 Costume says:

        Karen, someone responded above telling you how to do it. Basically, you access your privacy options and allow Farmville back. Hope this helps and you’re off farming soon…

  4. Scott Allison says:

    For the past few days I have been getting “Out of Sync” errors when ever I go into farmville on Facebook. My wife was able to do this on her account. Every time I go into farmville it gives me this error so I have not been able to do anything. I did a few times but what I did was erased because this dialog came up and when the page was refreshed everything was lost and reset to how it was. I am not sure what to do about my account.

    • zejna says:

      Same problem.Any solution ?


      • pierre says:

        i tried what they are saying. still dont work.. oufffffff…

        • Sandra Pacaccio says:

          I tried also, but it still doesn’t work. This is the third day of no Farmville and they want to know why my crops are withering? No surprise.

          • Ilan says:

            Same think, tried EVERY EVERYTHING including 3 other computers, all other games are fine Just my farm is out of syncccccc


          • Matheus Filipe says:

            I have the same problem!
            Any solution???

  5. Beepers says:

    same problem here. i’m seriously distressed! i want my farm back!

    • nana says:

      same problem here, it is very disappointing to know that your farm is not being care for, and you are losing all you crops that you bought with coins that takes a while to collect. i cannot get into my farm either. sad!

  6. urfan says:

    hi, exactly the same issue my son can play it but i cant i think its to do with me have so many things and being on a higher level then him but my account is like frozen and my PLANTS HAVE WITHERED!!!! ;( so lost xp and money and time as i was having a XP battle with my friends!!!! ;(

    i have tried all the above things but it still does not work please reslove this issue asap!!!!!

    Not a happy farmer !!!!

    • jan says:

      I thought I was the only one, havent been able to load up for three days now…seriously going through withdrawl

  7. kiran says:

    its really depressing when i cant play farmville .since three day i am not ale to play all my plants are gone

  8. maria christina cantiga says:

    hi, i have same problem with them , i can’t reload my farm in 4 day please help us to save our farm, i’m really upset

  9. sandra says:

    its been 3 days for me since the sync message, I can access my other account fine , I also read to delete some of neighbors to see if that helps, but to no avail!
    I want my farm back , im level 63 , was in compitetion with my friends , now they are way ahead of me. Im so angry at this game right now!!

  10. ViHoang says:

    I also cant play farmvile 3 day aready , please help us.

  11. Deborah says:

    Same problem,cannot get on ,it keeps saying that I am out of sync.I have been off for 4 days,tried everything that they have said to no avail.I have lost all of my crop,lost coins,no xps.Will I ever be able to plat the game.I have tried different computers,so it must be my farm.

  12. Kelly says:

    Well six days and counting here has anyone else had any luck coming up with a fix for this, I miss my unwind time after work with my farm its silly I know but it really does help me relax and its fun to do, I hate not being able to do it and to watch my stuff wither away. Last night I was so excited thought it was good to go I cleaned up all my stuff and went to my gift box..taa daa there came the dreaded sync pop up and all the stuff I spent thrirty minutes cleaning up was back…….grrrrrrr anyone got the magic bullet??

  13. kim a says:

    I am at 6 days and counting with the same out of sync message Emailed them after day 2 and 3 times since. They just keep saying it is a “BETA” program and they are working on it. I just do not understand why others can get on and play on their account on the same computer???? This is so frustrating. I give up!

  14. Sharla says:

    I feel a little better knowing it is just not me! Everyone I know can play but I can’t. I have done all the remedies. I have updated and all the other stuff. I can’t even play from It will let me click on a few things that pop up in the beginning and then it goes to out of sync. I have sent emails and have received nothing back. So…I am just curious why it is certain farms and not all of them. It is 6 days now for me too.
    I give up too!

    • rose says:

      its been real bad the past few days.i was in hopes it would get better but it just gets worse.i can never visit one of my friends farms cause after four tries i give up.non responsive ,page has crashed send report reload page,continue,stop plug.its all very madning.then i bought four baby chics took my coins but never got my chics.i like the game but,i,m to the point of just letting it go as its getting to takes 4 hrs to do what one should be able to do in 30 min.just wish if they want people to play it they would fix it.good luck to ya all.

  15. yve says:

    I am having the exact problem as describe and I have not been able to get in for the past 6 days also. I tried all fix and nothing worked. My husband can play his with no problem. I started having the out of sync errors after expending to 24×24. I was competing with my sister for XP not she is winning by a land slide. I am on 37 and my husband is on level 25. I just don’t get. The one game that I enjoy and I can’t access at all. I hope you find a fix soon for us users that can no longer access out farms.

  16. nilda says:

    pls. help me how can i fix my farmville,,,why am i getting out of Sync?

  17. Rose says:

    I have been out of sync for 5 days .I have contacted Zynga and they sent me goodsync download ( you can find it on line) they told me it should fix my problem but I am unable to figure out how to use it. If someone trys this and can make it work please let me know . Thank you .

  18. dina says:

    I have the same problem more than a week now. Can’t get into my farm. Somebody could help us?

  19. chris says:

    I am having the same problem. It is going on 6 days for me. I cannot stand it anymore. My crops have all died, and I cannot finish my horse barn. I was so close too. I have tried everything, and nothing works. I want to scream everytime I see that out of sync message. I didn’t realize so many other people were having the same problem. I am afraid it will never get fixed. I am very very very upset at this. I miss my farm.

  20. erika d. reolalas says:

    i desperately want to play with my farm!!! please help me fix the out of sync thing!!!!Grrrrr!!!@#*&^@!!

  21. Shannon says:

    maybe it’s a conspiracy to purchase the withering spray? hmmm….

    • Elise says:

      That would be an idea but we can’t even get on our farms to purchase the crap if we wanted to! LOL!

  22. peggy says:

    same problem here its been a week now and all three of my kids can get on there farms but not me im so frustrated i have tryed everything all my stuff has long since ruined!!!

  23. Theresa says:

    I am sooooo glad that I am not the only one with this issue. It has been 11 days since I have been able to play farmville. I have emailed support and tried every fix they have suggested to no avail. If anyone knows of a fix that works it would be greatly appreciated. I can play other Zynga applications without any issues. doesn’t work, using different browser or different computer. I really miss my farm!!!!

  24. kim a says:

    I totally give up! I am still not in after about 2 weeks. On msn games they had a banner up saying play farmville. I think maybe that this problem should be fixed before they recruit MORE players. I am so disappointed at this point. Why would it be so hard to give us an update on what is going on?

  25. Elise says:

    I’m in the same boat as all of you. I e-mail support and keep getting the SAME GENERIC responses from Steven M., Katy C., Claudia D., Karl D., Vincent A. etc. Are there any REAL people working on this issue?? I have friends who have much bigger and busier farms than mine! This is nuts. I am beginning to think this a conspiracy for us to “buy” Farmville cash etc.

  26. Leeanne says:

    I haven’t been able to get into my farm for over a month now, and its really p******* me off, I’m stuck at home waiting for surgery, so have been using the games to keep me occupied. I’ve tried all the fixes and tried googling which my neighbour told me about and she’s been zipping in and out all day. (like me she has had the same problems) but that hasn’t worked for me, the game just won’t load….


    I love the game have been playing for months, but the loading and gifts problems are on going I am about to quit and find something that works proprely. I hate doing this but I have no other choice. I use fv coins ,not alot ,but enough that if everyone does would add up to quite abit of money to f.v. so I guess what I want is f.v. to know is fix it or get out of the game.

  28. Elise says:

    Well, I have my farm back, still loads a little slowly but now all my gifts are getting lost! Sigh…..

  29. anand says:

    i have been getting out of sync and saving your farm errors since i expanded to 24×24 and mainly in last 10 days. i am completely lost since i spend so much valuable time trying to do the same thing again and again..i keep losing gifts even after i have accepted them….
    and what all i have tried
    – cleaned up the cache
    – removed one unknown farmville application from the application settings of my facebook

  30. Patty says:

    I can’t see my neighbors or harvest their crop. I only have one neighbor and she was the one who asked me to join farmville. I have requested other friends to be neighbors and can see their level, etc. but can not see their name or log onto their farm. They have been able to access mine though. It’s driving me crazy….

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