When it comes to web browsers on PC or smartphone, the first name that comes to mind is Google Chrome. Designed and maintained by Google, the Chrome browser has been setting benchmarks in the web browser race, since its release in 2008.

Initially, people knew the Chrome browser to be one of the fastest in the market, and the fact that it had the Google tag in its name, evoked a sense of confidence and trust in users’ minds. Google has done a great job of developing the Chrome browser through the years, empowering it with new upgrades, features, and enhancements, to stay on top of the competition.

When you buy a new PC (Either Windows or Mac), the OS boots with a default web browser. In the case of WIndows, it is the Edge browser, while the Mac boots with the Safari browser. However, that has not stopped Google Chrome from making a case for itself.

Today, around 69% of all devices in the world are running the Chrome browser, making it the official king of the web browser market.

Sometimes, however, the Chrome browser may face its off day, where the services don’t quite work properly, or they don’t work at all. Now, in such situations, there are two solutions –

Number 1. Check for an outage on Google’s part

The first step in the diagnosis is to check whether there is an outage on Google’s side.

Step 1. Open another web browser on your PC/Laptop.

Step 2. Head to the Down Detector website.


How to check if Google Chrome is down


Step 3. In the search bar, type in ‘Google‘.


How to check if Google Chrome is down


You will now see whether there is an outage at Google’s end. If there is an outage, then just stay put until they fix the issues, and then you will see Chrome and other Google services working as expected.

However, if there is no outage at Google, then the next solution is what you should explore.

Number 2. Reset the Chrome browser.

Sometimes, when there are some errors with the browser’s settings, the best thing to do is to reset the browser.

Step 1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

Step 2. Click on the ‘Three-Dot‘ button at the top right-hand side of the browser.


How to check if Google Chrome is down


Step 3. Under the ‘Advanced‘ tab, click on the ‘Reset Settings‘ option.


How to check if Google Chrome is down


Step 4. Click on the ‘Restore settings to their original defaults‘ option.


How to check if Google Chrome is down


The Chrome browser will now be reset to factory settings, and any errors should now be fixed.

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