Google Chrome has the common issue some people experience: Aw, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. Here are the suggestions on how to fix it.
Some people experience this problem on specific websites, like Netflix or HBO. Some experience on specific devices, like Android. Unlike the running out of memory error, this one doesn’t tell much, making it very confusing to solve.
One obvious solution is to press the Reload button. But you might experience see Aw, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage repeatedly that you have to fix to permanently get rid of it.
How to fix “Aw Snap – Something went wrong while displaying this webpage” in Chrome
You can apply these on Chrome on all devices, from Android to Windows 10 PC, although you might need to adapt a little since the interface or solution itself isn’t completely the same on different devices.
Reload the page while clearing the cache
If reloading the page doesn’t work, you can try reloading the page while clearing the website’s cache at the same time, meaning it is going to show you the latest version of the webpage.
This method of clearing cache is more efficient because you don’t have to clear all websites’ cache, especially when you only see “Aw, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage” on specific websites.
Clear the Chrome’s entire cache
If clearing that website’s cache doesn’t fix your problem, try doing it for all websites, especially if the error happens on all websites you’re trying to access.
To do this, open the Chrome menu at the top-right, select More tools > Clear browsing data. Select Cookies and other site data (you’ll be signed out of all websites) and/or Cached images and files. Select Clear data.
Make sure the website is accessible and safe to visit
Not all websites are safe, and some antivirus programs or even your firewall might block the traffic to the site because it’s unsafe. If you think it’s safe, you might want to use a VPN, third-party DNS (like Cloudflare’s 188.8.131.52), or disable your antivirus/firewall (not recommended).
Make sure there are no problematic extensions
Google Chrome might have some extensions that just aren’t working properly. This can interfere with your browsing experience, thus preventing websites from being accessed, although very unlikely.
You can still check for extensions by accessing the menu. Select More tools > Extensions.
Here, manually disable one extension at a time to know which extension causes the problem. You can disable it by setting the toggle off.
Check the VPN, proxy, or DNS you’re using
Not all websites can be accessed properly by a VPN, proxy, or a third-party DNS. Some websites like internet banking or any website (like Netflix) don’t want users to use a VPN. So, try disabling it to fix the “Awn, Snap!” error.
Make sure your PC or network isn’t controlled by your organization
If your browser or internet connection is controlled by your school or organization, you might experience limited access to some websites. Try contacting the IT department about this issue.
Try another browser
If Google Chrome still doesn’t work and you still see a message saying “Something went wrong while displaying this webpage”, try another browser, like Microsoft Edge.
Google Chrome has the “Aw, Snap!” issue that says “Something went wrong while displaying this webpage”, which is very confusing to fix for some users. Hopefully, the above suggestions solve the problem.