Images are more than just a visual treat on a website. When used correctly, they often deliver contextual messages in the blink of an eye. Sometimes Chrome can fail to load and end up displaying a broken image icon instead.
Whether Chrome can't load images due to misconfigured settings or poor-quality browser extension, this post covers solutions that can fix images not loading in Chrome. So, let's get right to that.
1. Check the site settings
If Chrome doesn't load images on all websites, you can start by checking the Content Settings in Chrome. If you have accidentally disabled Chrome from loading images, you may see broken image icons in Chrome.
Step 1: Launch Chrome and use the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner to open Settings.
Step 2: Switch to the Privacy & Security tab on your left and go to Site Settings.
Step 3: Next, scroll down to the Content section and click on Images.
Step 4: Under Default behavior, select “Sites can display images”.
Now restart Chrome to see if the images load fine now.
Step 1: Open Settings in Google Chrome and navigate to the Privacy and Security tab to open the Site Settings.
Now refresh the web page to see if Chrome can load images now.
3. Try incognito mode
Another way to overcome the problem of images not loading in Chrome is to open the website in incognito mode. If Chrome can load images in incognito mode, the problem could be due to one of the extensions installed in Chrome.
To isolate the culprit, you can disable all the extensions in Chrome and activate them one by one.
To disable extensions in Chrome, type chrome: // extensions / and press Enter. Now toggle unwanted extensions.
4. Rename the Chrome data folder
If the problem persists, you can try renaming the Chrome data folder on your PC. This worked for many users while fixing the issue of images not loading in Chrome. You can also try it. That's how.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to start the Run command. Type% localappdata% in the Open field and press Enter.
Step 2: In the File Explorer window that opens, go to the Google / Chrome / User Data folder. Now rename that default folder to something else.
Restart Chrome, it should create a new default folder within user data, and the images should load fine now.
5. Clear browsing data
Like any browser, Chrome also caches data to improve load times. If that data gets corrupted, Chrome may not load web pages as usual. So you can try clearing the cache and old cookies in Chrome to see if that solves the problem. That's how.
Step 1 : Launch Google Chrome. Click on the three-dot menu in the upper right corner to navigate to More Tools and choose Clear browsing data.
Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl + Shift + Del shortcut to open the Clear Browsing Data panel in Chrome.
Step 2: Use the Time Interval option to select All the Time from the drop-down menu. Check the checkboxes that say "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached files and images."
Lastly, click on the Clear Data button.
6. Update browser
If you haven't updated Google Chrome in a while, it's about time you did. These updates typically include bug fixes and improvements. We recommend that you always keep your browser updated.
For the latest updates for Chrome, click the three-dot menu in the upper right corner, scroll down to Help, and click the About Google Chrome option. It should automatically download the newest updates if they are available.
7. Reset Chrome
Lastly, if all the above-mentioned solutions fail, you will have to reset Google Chrome. Doing so will delete all your extensions, cache, and history in Chrome.
Step 1: Launch Chrome, type chrome: // settings / reset in the address bar at the top, and hit Enter. Now click on 'Restore settings to their original defaults'.
Step 2: Click Reset Settings when prompted.
Since resetting Chrome resets all settings to their default value, this should solve the problem.
Pictures to imagine
Without images and visuals, a website is nothing more than a huge wall. And when Chrome can't load images, it essentially renders the web page useless. Hopefully the previous solutions have been good enough to fix the problem.
The entry The 7 best ways to fix images that do not load in Chrome was first published in TecnoTuto .