How do you fix the HTTP Error Code 415?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The HTTP status code 415 indicates that the request cannot be processed because it is in the wrong format. This is usually caused by a client or server error.

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1. Use a different Content-Type

  1. In your web browser, type about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
  2. In the about:config page, click on the Security tab.
  3. In the Security tab, click on the Content Types button.
  4. In the Content Types button, click on the Add button.
  5. In the Add Content Type window, type text/html;charset=utf-8 into the Name field and click on the OK button.
  6. In the Content Type window, click on the Change button.
  7. In the Change Content Type window, change the Encoding field to UTF-8 and click on the OK button.
  8. Close the about:config page by pressing the Close button.

2. Use a different method

The steps to using a different method to fix 415 are as follows:

  1. Check the caller ID to determine if the call is legitimate.
  2. If the call is legitimate, try to determine the issue.
  3. If the issue cannot be determined, then try to fix the problem using the standard methods.
  4. If the standard methods do not work, then use a different method.

3. Use a different URI

  1. Open your browser and navigate to the URI you would like to use instead of the original one.
  2. Type the new URI into the address bar of your browser.
  3. If prompted, click on the “Go” button.
  4. If the new URI is not working, please try using a different browser.

4. Use a different body

The steps to use a different body to fix 415 errors are as follows:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Office Suite and sign in.
  2. Click File and then Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Select the Use a different body option.
  5. Click Browse and locate the body file that you want to use.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK to close the Options window.