Error 429 Too Many Requests in Google Chrome is a common problem that occurs from time to time. This error normally appears when you try to make multiple requests within a certain period of time. During this situation, the server does not prepare to execute all the requests or calls being created at once. In order to reduce the high volume of server requests that are sent in a short period of time, your device blocks the account for a while.
This error could also appear when the server is down either at the Web-owner or of Google. As a result, Google Chrome stops working or results in an error code 429. In this blog post, we come up with some simple workarounds that would help to get rid of this error. Though you might experience different types of error codes, each of them represents the same thing. They are as follows –
- HTTP 429
- 429 Error
- Error 429 (Too Many Requests)
- 429 Too Many Requests
- Too Many Requests
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How to fix Error 429 Too Many Requests in Google Chrome
First of all, you need to ensure if this error is occurring because of browser incompatibility or if the webpage you are visiting itself has corrupted. Launch another browser like Mozilla Firefox, and re-visit the same webpage on which you were getting the error 429.
In case the error doesn’t appear on Firefox, you may perform the below fixes one after another. However, if you do get an error 429 on Mozilla as well, the error is occurring at the Web-owner side and you really can’t do anything to resolve this. To fix Error 429 in Google Chrome, follow these simple workarounds –
1] Restart Chrome and re-open that webpage
Many a time, this is a minor issue and often resolves when your restart the Chrome browser or Windows itself. Follow both these simple workarounds and see if the error resolves on its own.
2] Clear the Stored Cache and Browser history
When you go to a site for the first time, the cache data get stored in your device so that the loading time reduces if you visit the site again. However, accumulating cache data to a huge level is not a fruitful thing as these are only junk files that slow down your computer and cause Error 429. In order to free up your storage space and run the device smoothly, you need to clear the cache and browsing history regularly. Here is how to do it –
- First of all, you need to open the Chrome browser.
- Go to the top-right corner of the screen and click on Customize and control Google Chrome (three dots) option.
- From the menu list, open Settings.
- Scroll and select the Advanced drop-down button.
- Under the Privacy and Security section, click on Clear browsing data.
- In the Basic region, check the boxes “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached image and files”.
- Click the “Clear data” button to remove the Cookies and Cached files.
- After the stored cache gets cleared off successfully, restart Chrome.
3] Check your Network
This error could also appear when you are on slow-speed internet. Again, you may confirm this by connecting to a different network. For simplicity, you better change the ISP and connect your device using the Mobile hotspot. Now, check if the page loads successfully without getting into an error code 429.
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4] Configure Proxy or other VPN Services
If you do use a proxy setup or a VPN service to access the internet, this may also trigger an error 429 while browsing over Google Chrome. Go and check if your proxy or VPN services are active and running. If yes, make sure to disable them temporarily and browse again.
Settings (Win + I) > Network & internet > VPN
Settings (Win + I) > Network & internet > Proxy
- Disable VPN, Proxy, or both, and restart your PC.
- Check if Error 429 resolves from the next login.
If the error persists even after clearing the stored cache on Chrome and disabling VPN & Proxy, the servers must have stopped working. Wait for some time and the error resolves automatically.
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