Trying to visit a page in Chrome but getting the error with the code ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS? Well, you are not alone. Almost everyone has faced this issue in their computing life. It is more of a server-side issue rather than a client-side. But it’s not always the server configuration error; a lot of Chrome users face it due to caching issues or installed extensions. If you, too, are facing an ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error in Chrome, don’t worry. It can be easily fixed by trying the below fixes.
What is ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS Error?
A Redirect can be defined as sending users to a different web page using temporary or permanent redirect codes. Website owners use redirects to locate their pages to a new URL. In most cases, redirecting works well and does not affect the users. They do not even know that they are redirected to a new page, but a redirect loop gets created in a few cases due to some issues.
Here loop means the web page is getting redirected infinitely. The maximum redirect limit on Google Chrome is 20. Whenever a page gets redirected more than the limit, Google shows ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error. The reason is straightforward- Chrome can’t just leave a website redirecting infinitely, taking all the user’s system resources.
Fix ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS in Chrome
1. Clear Browsing Data
Whenever you get ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS in Google Chrome, the very first thing you should do is clear your browsing data. There might be some cache stored on your browser preventing you from accessing the web page. You can easily clear all your browsing data by following these simple steps.
Step 1: Type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar and press enter. It will take you instantly to the section where you can clear browsing data.
Step 2: In the Advanced tab, select all time and options like browsing history, cookies, cache, etc., and tap on Clear Data.
Once the browsing data is cleared quit Chrome and relaunch it. try to visit the webpage and most probably it will get opened.
2. Try Incognito Window
In case clearing browsing data didn’t helped try to open the page in a new incognito window. A lot of issues on Chrome occur due to bad extensions. To confirm whether extensions are faulty or not there is nothing better than opening the page in a new incognito window. It’s just because Extensions get disabled in an incognito window.
Open a new incognito window by pressing Shift+CTRL+N on Windows and Shift+Command+N on Mac. Enter the URL and hit enter and you might get rid of the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS.
3. Disable Extensions
If you can open the webpage in an Incognito window, one of the installed extensions is likely causing the error. The biggest culprit in these cases are ad blockers and VPN extensions. Check if you have installed any such extensions. If yes, either remove or disable them. Once done, close Chrome and relaunch it. Open the web page, and hopefully, the issue will be fixed.
4. Clear DNS Cache On Chrome
You might not have heard about DNS Cache. It gets stored by browsers and both Windows & Mac devices. It is a good practice to clear DNS cache once in a while and it becomes necessary to do in the case of errors. Try clearing DNS cache on Chrome by following these steps:
Step 1: Type chrome://net-internals/#dns in the address bar and hit enter.
Step 2: You will land on the page directly where you can clear the DNS cache. You will see an option host resolver cache and then a button to Clear Host Cache. Tap on it and the DNS cache will be cleared on Chrome.
After clearing the DNS cache, try to visit the page on which you got the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error.
5. Try A Different Browser
So you have tried all the above steps, but nothing worked? The last very thing you could do is try a different browser. There are alternatives of Chrome-like Edge, Firefox, and Opera. Open one of them and enter the URL of the webpage.
If it gets opened, the problem is just with Chrome. But If It didn’t chances are there is something wrong on the server-side. In that case, things are not in your control. You can either wait for the issue to be fixed or contact the website owner.
(Solved) Err Too Many Redirects in Chrome
It is quite common to get ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS while browsing the web on Chrome or any other browser. I have faced it a lot of times, but in most cases, the issue occurs due to the misconfiguration from the website owner themselves. There are only a few things users can do.
I have listed all of them like clear browsing data, open the page in an incognito window, disable extensions, and clear the DNS cache. If the issue is from your side, trying the fixes will resolve the issue. But if nothing works, it’ll be better to give it time. Let me know whether trying these fixes helped you or not in comments below.