Truly struck by the boredom during the quarantine period? What will a commoner do? Well its simple, just click start button to your device and then watch movies online, excitedly one opens the browser and finds a movie to watch, but only to ruin it all, as all of a sudden the page shows a notification “ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS”. Yeah what a spoiler!
It’s not just about watching movies or entertaining yourself, but when it comes to work and you are working on an important project then it can be really annoying. This is not an new issue that is faced by the users. This has been causing trouble for a long time now.
So what exactly is this error all about? And how can these issues be fixed? Well, taking an overview this is an error of infinite loop redirects from one web page to another. This error occurs when a person is trying to access a webpage. But then you are denied to access the page due to this redirecting loop.
Well for example, if you are using the browser “safari” then a message pops up saying “Safari Can’t Open the web Page”. Too most redirects have happened attempting to start “domain.com.” In the event that you open a web page which can be rerouted to start another page which is then redirected to open the first web page, this may take place.
You run all the resorts to fix the problem yet the site cannot be reached, then the person has to know that the problem lies in the server itself and there is nothing on your part that can be done to fix it.
Not to worry much you always have options. Here are few ways to get an end result:
1. Test with other browsers
Well, the error might slightly vary from browser to browser. For example, if you are using the browser Google Chrome it shall display the error saying “ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS” if using Microsoft edge it shall state “This page isn’t working right now”.
It’s just that the problem remains the same just the notification changes, many times you have to run an action to fix this problem as it is quite unusual of the problem being fixed by itself on its own. Sometimes the problem just lies with your browser and just to confirm it one can check the website using different browsers.
Once it is confirmed that the browser is the console reason for the problem, that it becomes easier to fix the issue all that one needs to do is fix the problem by clearing the browsing data, cache, incognito mode or the extension that is creating the problem.
Also, check for the most important thing that is cookies on the site.
Chrome, in fact, recommends the best option underneath the error stating “try clearing their cookies.” Cookies can occasionally include defective data in that could cause the “ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS” error. That is one suggestion you can try even you don’t own if you’re encountering the error on a site.
Simply because that retain your “logged in” status on web sites as well as other settings, it recommends deleting the cookies on the website that was having the problem
Yet if the site is not being accessed, then it is always better to switch the browser instead of letting your precious time over something that has an alternative.
2. Clearing Browser data
It is another option one can try to fix the issue. Once you know what exactly is causing the trouble to reach the webpage then the task gets simpler to fix the problem. The simple steps to fix the issue are deleting the cache, cookies that are preventing the page from reaching the target.
As the browser data is cleared the website is all reset to function. To make the task simple one can follow the steps mentioned below to clear the browsing data:
Step 1: Click the option set on the chrome or the browser you are using.
Step 2: Scroll all the way down to the option “Advanced” and click it.
Step 3: Click on the option “privacy and security”
Then the very first option you will see is “clean browsing data”, just click on the option and then your data is all cleared.
3. Checking browser extensions
If you have already cleared the browsing data, incognito tabs, cookies and yet are unable to gain access then you can use another option is to clear or disable such browser extensions that are trying to block the webpage from reaching the targeted destination.
Simple steps to disable the extensions are
Step 1: Just type “chrome://extensions” on the search bar.
Step 2: Once the options are displayed immediately all you need to click is the disable option from the given options.
You can restart the browser for the better implementation of the updated system.
4. Check date and time
You have exhausted all the best of the knowledge you had and to the surprise you are still being denied to reach the result, well that’s a hard luck. But don’t lose the hope as there is one more option available on the list and that is to simply check the date and time setting on your device.
In case it might be possible that the time on your device and the time on server collide i.e. it may differ from each other causing issue to take place one can simply adjust the date and time setting of the device to derive the desired result.
Here is how one can change or readjust the simple setting.
Step1: Press Windows + S to launch the search bar. Type “settings” in the dialogue box
Step 2: Check if your date and time setting are accurate. If they seem to mismatch then just re adjust the setting by clicking “set time automatically”.
At the end, the date and time shall be updated and this should fix the problem.
Important points to keep in mind:
- Always try clearing cookies form the webpage.
- Check for the extensions blocking the content.
- Clear browsing data.
- Always check for the appropriate date and time.
Redirect loops can sometimes be really tricky or tough to track down. But hopefully, some of the troubleshooting steps mentioned above shall help you to resolve your ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error. Follow the simple methods mentioned above and this shall fix the problem.