This Webpage Not Available ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Chrome Android

Android users utilizing Google Chrome share an error with each other known as Error 105 This Webpage Not Available: ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED.’ The solutions to ‘ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED’ are broad and varied, however, one thing is for certain: it all links back to your DNS.

Somewhere along the connection, an error was made in Google Chrome, and now you’re cursing to the network gods above. Below, you’ll find several solutions that may turn your luck around.

What is DNS?

The DNS, or ‘Domain Name System,’ is any website you visit and all of them at once. Website URLs, all of them, come together to make the DNS.

When you visit a website, you type in a specific domain name rather than, say, that website’s specific IP address. If one had to remember the thousands of combinations IP addresses make up, well, websites wouldn’t get a lot of traffic. Instead, whichever domain name you surf to, it automatically gets translated into that websites IP address. Memorizing numbers? Not needed.

1. Double-check the Website Name

The very first solution you should attempt to fix ‘ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED’ is double-checking the URL address. Every now and then you make a goof and it ends up creating a webpage error. It’s not uncommon considering the keys on an Android keyboard can be quite small.

2. Reboot your Modem and Router

The next solution you should consider: rebooting your modem and router (if you have one). When modems and routers are running nonstop, without breaks, it can start causing errors like  ‘ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED.’ Those errors then turn into a slower network connection. Give it a breather for a minute.

1. Locate the power cord.

2. Gently, but firmly, pull the power cable, by the cable’s end, from the modem and router. Do NOT yank by the cord. Alternatively, you can pull the power cable from the outlet.

3. Wait 60 seconds.

4. Plug the power cable back in. When all the necessary lights are back on, you can reconnect to your network connection.

3. Your Firewall or Security Software is Interfering

If ‘ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED’ error is new to you, then your firewall and security software may have been altered recently. Your connection to the website could get blocked by your computer’s own attempt at keeping you safe.

You have two options: disable your firewall and security software or unlock your browser through your firewall and security software settings. The first option is NOT recommended because it can leave you open to an attack. Instead, unblock your browser.

4. Make Changes to Google Chrome and DNS

Clear Google Chrome’s Cache and Cookies:

The most likely of culprit of ‘ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED’ is Google Chrome’s cache and cookies were corrupted along the way. Rewrite after rewriting of the data will do that. Flush the cache, cookies or DNS down.

1. Open the Google Chrome app.

2. Open Google Chrome’s Settings. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top right corner of the screen.

3. From the drop down menu, select History.

4. Tap ‘Clear browsing data.’ Afterwards, head into the Advanced tab.

5. Check the boxes next to ‘Cookies and site data,’ and ‘Cached images and files.’ You can keep your browsing history and everything else.

6. Confirm by select Clear Data.

Clear Google Chrome’s Cache and Cookies – Alternative:

1. Open the Google Chrome app.

2. In the URL address bar, type in ‘chrome://net-internals/#DNS’ without quotations.

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3. On the left hand panel, select DNS.

4. Afterwards, tap ‘Clear host cache.’

Clear Google Chrome’s Cache and Cookies – Alternative:

1. Power down your Android device. (Restarting can serve the same purpose, but it isn’t very reliable).

2. Wait 60 seconds. This ensures that your Android device completely shuts down.

3. Pull the back plate from your Android device.

4. With a thin tool–nothing sharp–pop the battery out. Wait another 30 seconds.

5. Place the battery back in and reboot your Android device.

5. Open DNS

A possible solution to your network issue is switching the DNS address to Google’s public DNS address.

1. Open the Settings app. It’s the GEAR icon.

2. Head over to Wi-Fi. Tap it.

3. Locate your network connection. Tap and hold your finger until a menu appears.

4. Select Modify Network.

5. Scroll down to reveal Advanced Options. Checkmark the box. More options are available the further you scroll.

6. For IP Settings, select Static from the drop down menu. Keep scrolling.

7. Locate DNS 1 and DNS 2. Replace DNS 1 with ‘8.8.8.8’ and DNS 2 with ‘8.8.4.4’ and select Save.

6. Disable Google Chrome’s Prediction Service

Google Chrome’s ‘prediction service’ has one goal in mind: reducing the time spent loading a page by preloading it ahead of time rather than loading the data when you visit a website. This option occasionally trips over its own feet. You can turn it off if you aren’t interested in using it.

1. Fire up the Google Chrome app.

2. Open Google Chrome’s Settings. It’s the three vertical dots located in the top right corner of the screen.

3. Select Settings.

4. Head over to Privacy. It’s found under Advanced. Tap it.

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5. Under Privacy, locate ‘Use page predictions.’ Uncheck the box.

7. Use a VPN to Bypass

Something, somewhere, is interrupted your connection to the website. If you have a VPN, or you’re looking to invest in one, VPNs can bypass errors like this.

If none of the solutions worked for you, it’s likely that the server you’re looking to connect to, isn’t available at the moment. There isn’t much you can do then except playing the waiting game.