Roblox Error Code 103: How to Get Past It?

Lindsay Hayes

Roblox error code 103 most often happens when age restrictions prevent you from entering specific games or servers on Roblox. Typically, this error happens more when playing Roblox on your Xbox console due to certain privacy settings in your Xbox account. You can disable the appropriate settings, make a new Roblox account that's of age, or reinstall the game to fix this.

My younger cousins play Roblox more than anyone else that I know. I've seen them run into error code 103 quite frequently when trying to join certain servers. Seeing this, I was curious and decided to see how this could be circumvented. I also faced this error code once as a result of a bug, so I know all the different things you can do to get past it.

So, if Roblox error code 103 is stopping you from being able to enjoy the game to the fullest, this guide will show you how to get past it and back to having fun. Let's dive straight into things.


What Causes Roblox Error 103?

Roblox error code 103, which can be called "Unable to Join", usually presents with the text "The Roblox game you are trying to join is currently not available."

Error code 103 occurs after opening Roblox and when you try to join a game. Roblox error code 103 happens when you're stopped from joining a game or a server due to age restrictions.

However, Roblox error code 103 can also be caused by certain Microsoft account settings or bugs with your operating system or Roblox itself.

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How Do You Fix Error 103 on Roblox?

Now, you don't need to let Roblox error code 103 get in the way of you being able to enjoy yourself in the game. There are multiple fixes that you can give a shot to get past this error code and have things working like normal again.

Enable "See Content Other People Make" on Xbox

Roblox error code 103 is very common among players with an Xbox One console due to certain settings that are disabled by default for safety, especially around a child account.

If you have access to the parent account, you can set things up so that the child account can finally see content from other people. This will get error code 103 out of the way for you.

Here's how to enable this setting in your Xbox account settings:

  1. Go to the Xbox website.
  2. Click the "Sign In" button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter your login credentials and sign in.
  4. Click on your profile picture.
  5. Choose "Xbox profile".
  6. Now, select "Privacy settings".
  7. From the "Privacy" tab, make sure "You can see and upload community creations" is set to "Everyone". Also, make sure "You can communicate outside of Xbox Live with voice & text" is set to "Allow" if you want to be able to communicate.
  8. Click on the "Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 devices Online Safety" tab.
  9. Make sure that you have "You can join multiplayer games" set to "Allow".

While the above is how to remove these account restrictions from your web browser, you can also do all of this straight from your Xbox console, and it'll still help you fix error code 103.

  1. Open the Settings menu on your console.
  2. Go to the "General" tab in the side panel.
  3. Choose "Online safety & family".
  4. Now, pick "Privacy & online safety".
  5. Click on "Xbox privacy".
  6. Next, select "View details & customize".
  7. Now, go to "Communication & multiplayer".
  8. Switch "You can join multiplayer games" and "See content other people make" to "Allow".
  9. Once you're done, restart the Xbox and wait for it to come on again. Run the game to see if Roblox error code 103 is still happening.

Create a New Roblox Account with an Age Over 18

Age restrictions are the most common reason why you'll face error code 103 on a non-Xbox device. When a game is marked for people above your age group, the game locks you out to keep you safe.

Unfortunately, once you set your age as underage, you won't be able to change it to anything else.

Of course, not everyone is ready to wait years until they're officially old enough to start playing Roblox. Most people will create a new account to get past this, and for good reason. It is a quick way to get past the age restriction.

You can visit the sign-up page on the Roblox website to create a new account. Make sure that you aim for a year of birth that will make the newly created Roblox account at least 18 years old and you'll be able to get past error code 103.

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Update Your Device Software

Roblox error code 103 can come about when the device that you're playing Roblox on is running on an outdated or buggy operating system version. An older OS version can get in the way of Roblox working smoothly.

Roblox is available for many kinds of devices, including iOS and Android smartphones, Windows and macOS computers, and game consoles.

There's no one-size-fits-all guide to updating your device's software, but you can generally find it by going into Settings.

Uninstall and Reinstall Your Roblox Game

In cases where there are corrupted game files in the Roblox application, you can end up with Roblox error code 103, even when you're sure that the games or servers you're trying to join are not restricted to you in any way.

When you uninstall and install the game again, you can get rid of the error code and any other issues that are there because of messed up game files.

Again, reinstalling Roblox depends mostly on the platform on which you're playing the game. Most Roblox play gets done on mobile devices, followed by computers, so I'll quickly cover how to reinstall on these platforms.

Hopefully, doing this was able to get rid of any corrupted files causing Roblox error code 103 and lets you play the game like normal again.

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Final Words

Roblox error code 103 is caused mostly when an age restriction or privacy setting prevents you from joining a game or server. However, error code 103 can also be caused by bugs in your OS or the game itself.

Fortunately, you can fix Roblox error code 103 by making a new account with an age that's old enough, enabling the appropriate settings in your privacy settings if you're using an Xbox, or simply uninstalling the game and installing it again.

Was this guide able to help you get past error code 103 in Roblox? If so, you should check out some of our other articles. They can help you fix other issues that you might be having with popular apps.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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