Fix: Apps Won’t Sync Error Code 0x80070032

Windows 10 has attracted a massive audience due to its prominent features and amazing GUI. Although there is no doubt about its popularity, it is not a perfect version of Windows either. It has a number of flaws that are worth noting by Microsoft. According to Microsoft’s claims, Windows 10 is going to be a revolution in the world of operating systems, but a majority of users are unable to accept that. This is because these users are experiencing issues with Windows 10 in one way or another.

One of the prominent issues in Windows 10 is that apps won’t sync. This issue is accompanied by error code 0x80070032, along with a message stating, “We can’t sync at the moment.” You may be able to find more information about this error code at The Windows 10 Mail app is the one being affected by this error. According to user reports, they are unable to synchronize their email accounts with the Mail app. In this regard, the Mail app becomes non-operational. In this guide, I will attempt to resolve the problem with the Mail app.


Reason for Error Code 0x80070032:

Microsoft’s servers are known to be the major reason for initiating this problem with the Mail app. In this regard, users’ accounts are not syncing properly with the servers.

Solutions for Fixing Error Code 0x80070032:

Here are some solutions that can assist in fixing the problem with the Mail app on your Windows 10.

Method #1: Switching from a Local to a Microsoft Account.

This solution is known as the remedy for error code 0x80070032. Follow the instructions to resolve the issue.

First, you need to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account. To do this, open Settings by searching for it using Cortana. Inside Settings, click on Accounts to access the settings related to your user accounts.


Now, you need to click on ‘Sign in with a local account instead’ in the right pane of the Accounts window and enter the password for your current Microsoft account. Click ‘Next’ to create a new local account.

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Enter the details of your new local account, including username and password, then click on the ‘Next’ button again. In the following window, you will see a button labeled ‘Sign out and finish.’ Click this button to sign out of your Microsoft account.


Now, you need to perform the same step. Navigate to your Settings > Accounts and click on ‘Sign in with a Microsoft account instead’. Enter the password for your local account, and in the next window, type the username and password for your Microsoft account to sign in again.

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Check the Mail app by syncing your account.

Method #2: Reinstalling the Mail App.

If the first method is unable to provide a solution for your problem, you can reinstall the Mail app to fix the syncing issue. Simply follow the steps below.

Open PowerShell by searching for it. Once it is displayed in the search results, right-click on it and select ‘Run as administrator.’

Note: It is important to open it as an administrator; otherwise, you might get an error.


In the PowerShell, type or paste the following command as described below. Press the Enter key afterward to execute it.

Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online


After the command has been executed, close PowerShell and reinstall the Mail app from the Windows Store.

After the app is installed, run it again to see if the error has been fixed or not.


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