Google Chrome not loading pages on Android? Try these fixes

Google Chrome has remained the number one browser by popularity, for more than a decade. With more than 5 billion downloads, it’s the most downloaded browser on Google Play. Many updates over the years made it almost a perfect browser. However, you might still face some issues using it.

One of problems might be that it can’t load a page you are visiting. While there is always a possibility that a website you’re trying to access is down, or the link you’re entering wrong, it can also be a problem on a browser’s side. Here we are going to talk about some troubleshoots to help you fix that.

Table of contents:

  1. Check your internet connection
  2. Clear cache and cookies
  3. Reboot your device
  4. Update Android System Webview
  5. Update Google Chrome
  6. Uninstall and reinstall Chrome updates
  7. Reset network settings
  8. Force stop Google Chrome and start it again
  9. Free up storage space
  10. Close all Google Chrome tabs
  11. Enable data usage for Google Chrome
  12. Turn off Lite mode
  13. Check if the website you’re trying to reach is down
  14. Access website using VPN
  15. Other things you can try

Why Google Chrome is not loading pages on my Android device?

There can be various reasons why Google Chrome won’t load a page you are trying to access. It might be that your Chrome is outdated, or that you don’t have enough space to load a page. Sometimes there can be a problem with cached pages. One of the common reasons can be related to your internet connection. Whatever the reason is, troubleshooting it won’t be that difficult.

We prepared a few things that you can try to fix the issue.

1. Check your internet connection

Before proceeding further, you need to make sure that everything is alright with your internet connection. Whether you are using a WiFi connection or cellular data, you need to make sure that there is nothing interfering with your connection. A poor and unstable connection can cause a page not to load properly, especially if a page is having too much content or complex code.

To fix that, make sure you are using an active data plan. Check your WiFi connection strength. Try to restart the connection on your phone as well as your router. Try switching between WiFi and cellular data.

To rule out the connection problems, you can also try accessing the page on other browsers such as Firefox or UC Browser. If the page is not loading on other browsers, then it is definitely a problem with your connection. If the page works fine on another browser, then your connection is fine and you can proceed with the next steps.

2. Clear cache and cookies

To boost your loading speed as well as to save your mobile data, Google Chrome is caching some of your pages. While this can be a useful feature, sometimes it can cause page loading problems, especially if a page’s content is updated.

To clear cache and cookies on Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Google Chrome app;
  2. Tap the three-dot menu on the top right corner;
  3. Go to Settings > Privacy > Clear browsing data;google chrome not loading pages
  4. Check all options and tap Clear data;
  5. Try loading a page again.

3. Reboot your device

While this looks like something you can do as a first step of troubleshooting, we put it in third place as the previous two steps fix the issue in 90% of cases. Restarting your phone will correct some performance issues which can be responsible for your page loading difficulties as well as connection problems.

4. Update Android System Webview

To better enchant the user experience, Google developed a function called Android System Webview. It is a core part of the Android Operating System that makes the pages on your smartphone appear the same as on your computer.

As this function supports both apps developed by Google as well as third-party apps, it will be good to always keep it up to date. If this system function starts to glitch, Google Chrome can lose the ability to load pages properly. Updating it can fix the issue.

To update Android System Webview:

  1. Go to Google Play Store;
  2. Search for Android System Webview;google chrome not loading pages
  3. Tap Update;
  4. Launch Google Chrome and try to load a page again.

5. Update Google Chrome

In pair with a previous step, it is recommended by Google to update Google Chrome after you updated Android System Webview. Regardless of this, Updating Chrome might solve your problem of a page not loading in Chrome.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. Go to Google Play Store;
  2. Search for Google Chrome;google chrome not loading pages
  3. Tap Update;
  4. Launch Google Chrome and try to load a page again.

6. Uninstall and reinstall Chrome updates

If your Google Chrome appears to be up to date, another thing you can try is to uninstall and then reinstall updates again. Doing this will reset the browser settings, get rid of settings and fix compatibility issues and remove corrupted temporary files. Doing this will not make you lose any personal data.

To uninstall and reinstall Google Chrome updates:

  1. Go to Settings;
  2. Go to Apps and notifications or Apps > Manage apps depending on your phone;
  3. Choose Google Chrome;google chrome not loading pages
  4. Choose Uninstall updates (it might be located in the three-dots menu depending on your phone) and tap OK.
  5. Go to Google Play Store;
  6. Search for Google Chrome;
  7. Tap Update;
  8. Launch Google Chrome and try to load a page again

7. Reset network settings

Whenever you connect your device to a new WiFi network, the settings will be saved along with it. One day there will be too much WiFi data stored on your phone. This will eventually make Chrome unable to load pages.

To reset network settings on Android:

  1. Go to Settings > General management > Reset > Reset network settings;google chrome not loading pages
  2. If you are using a Xiaomi device, go to Settings > Connection & sharing > Reset Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and Bluetooth > Reset settings.

8. Force stop Google Chrome and start it again

Sometimes it can happen that a temporary glitch can make your page not loading. The best fix for that is to force stop Google Chrome. To do this, go to Settings > Apps > Google Chrome > Force stop. After that, just run Chrome again.

9. Free up storage space

Every single website you visit requires free storage space on your device, as its data will be temporarily stored. If you don’t have enough storage, make sure to clear some unnecessary files or unused apps.

Another thing you can try is to clear Google Chrome’s data. Go to Settings > Apps > Manage apps > Google Chrome > Clear data > Manage Space. From there you’ll have options to Free up space and Clear all data. The first option will get rid of data of sites you don’t visit too often and sites that don’t save any settings. Clear all data looks similar to clearing cache and cookies, but it can also clear user data, such as saved accounts, bookmarks, and settings.google chrome not loading pages

10. Close all Google Chrome tabs

The previous step is oriented towards the storage space on your device. Similar to that, you also need to make sure you have enough working space, or if you prefer, available RAM. Having too many open tabs can probably cause Chrome to crash, but it can also make a page fail to load. In Google Chrome, make sure to close all recent pages by swiping or clicking on the close icon.

11. Enable data usage for Google Chrome

A recent network problem or app reinstall can disable data usage for that particular app. To simply solve this, just enable data usage for the app by going to Settings > Apps > Manage apps > Google Chrome > Restrict data usage and thick Mobile data. On some devices, you can manage those settings under Dual Sim & Mobile Data.google chrome not loading pages

12. Turn off Lite mode

A feature is previously known as Data saver, and later renamed to Lite mode, can help you load pages faster, loading only essential content. While this can be useful, it can also make some websites not load at all.

To turn off this feature:

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu;
  3. Go to Settings;google chrome not loading pages
  4. Scroll down and open Lite mode;
  5. Toggle it Off.

13. Check if the website you’re trying to reach is down

If you’re trying various steps to solve the issue and still have no luck accessing the website, you should check if the website you’re accessing is down for everyone or just you. Sometimes, site owners can have problems with their hosting servers, or they can shut down the website for maintenance.

To check if the website is down:

  1. Copy the link of the website you are trying to access;
  2. Visit DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com;google chrome not loading pages
  3. Paste the link in the input box and click on Or just me
  4. It will show you if the website is down or up

Alternatively, you can also use IsItDownRightNow.com

14. Access website using VPN

Some websites can be blocked by your network operators or State, giving you a loading error. You can try to access that page using a VPN connection:

  1. Download any VPN from Google Play Store;
  2. Open the VPN app and connect it to another country;
  3. After you’re connected, you can try to revisit the website again.

Our VPN suggestion for you is Surfshark. It is a relatively new service which is growing its popularity every day.

15. Other things you can try

We hope that one of the steps listed above already helped you resolve the issue. In case you still face problems, make sure that the URL you are visiting is correctly typed, with no spaces or typos.

You can also try viewing the website in Desktop mode as it might not be suitable for mobile. To do this, click on the three-dots menu at the top right corner, and check the Desktop site option.google chrome not loading pages

If you believe we missed something or you know more about this topic, feel free to comment down below and help others that have issues with Google Chrome not loading pages on Android. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more.

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