How to fix Reddit Down Issues

How to fix Reddit Down Issues

Reddit is made up of a huge amount of forums in which people can discuss news and vote for a person who has uploaded content. People can create a profile on Reddit for free to use the basic features, however, users with a premium subscription can access forums that are member-only.

How popular is Reddit

There are around 52 million users in Reddit who are active on the platform on a daily basis. Most of its users are located in the US. In fact, it’s the tenth most popular social platform in that part of the world. The majority of users spend around ten minutes on the website per visit. 

Common problems with Reddit

You may find out that Reddit will not load on your device or it’s slow. Here is a list of common reasons and how to solve them.

  1. It may be down for everyone: Whenever Reddit is down, it is a good idea to check if it is only you having problems or a lot of people. To do this you can use the Downdetector website. This website shows you if there are reports of Reddit outages and from where they come from in the world. In case you find out Reddit is down, you may want to search for its news on the internet. If you realize that the website is only crashing for you, try the other steps.
  2. Disable your adblocker: just like some background apps, some adblockers can interrupt your connection to Reddit.  Check all your adblockers and extensions on chrome. Turn them off one by one. After you turn each one off, refresh Reddit and see if the issues are tackled.
  1. Clear the cache: when you work with a certain application or website, it leaves out a small amount of data in your device that can accumulate over time. To clear the cache in iPhone, search “Clear History and Website Data”, choose the applications or browser, and you are done. Just bear in mind that clearing the cache erases all your passwords as well so make sure you have them before you attempt to do this. To clear the cache on Android first open chrome. Tap the three dots on the top right corner, choose a time range and clear the cache.
  2. Check your internet connection: it’s of no surprise that if you are not connected to the network or your connection is not stable enough, you can’t open Reddit. Open the local troubleshoot page on your device and see if you can solve the errors. There might be a problem with your router. Restarting it may solve the problem. Also, make sure you have paid the bill and the company that is providing you with the internet is not down.
  1. Update Reddit: using an older version of an app doesn’t usually lead to problems. However, it is best if you try to update them regularly. To do this, go to Google Play and check if an update is available for Reddit. In case there is an update, download and install it.
  2. Restart your device: as you probably already know turning your device off and on again, can solve many small problems. It can stop the applications that are running in the background and solve your problem with Reddit.
  3. Refresh the page: this is probably the first thing we do when we see a website is going slow or there is a problem with it. The good news is that it actually solves our problems most of the time so don’t hesitate to do it.


Reddit is a popular American platform that is replete with different forums that mostly discuss the news. While there is usually no problem with the website, it can sometimes be slow or may not load. In this article, we discussed some easy and quick fixes that help you handle any issue you may have faced.

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