A piece of content on a website looks more catchy when it has images attached to it. Usually, the saying goes, images speak a thousand words and help the audience understand the context of an article. So, does it happen to you that you have landed on a website, and when you check out any content, then the words of the article show up, but the images fail to load? In this guide, I’m going to show you how to fix the issue of images not showing on Chrome.
Instead of the actual picture, you would see a broken image icon on the webpage. Often the reason can be an unstable internet connection. While the text part of the webpage loads up quickly, the images fail to load. This usually happens when the article has high-resolution images. If the internet is slow, then images take a lot of time to appear or don’t show at all.
1. Check if the Loading of Images is Enabled on Chrome
While starting the fix, you have to check whether the images have been accidentally disabled on the Chrome browser. If this has happened, then you need to enable images on the web pages.
- Open Chrome browser on your computer.
- Type Chrome://Settings in the URL bar.
- In the search bar of Chrome, type Site Settings.
- When the option Site Settings appears in the search result, click on that.
- Now navigate to Images and click on it.
- On the next page, scroll to the option Sites Can Show Images and select that.
Now, images will always appear on the web pages that you visit on the Chrome browser unless there is a version compatibility issue due to an older version of Chrome or if the internet is poor.
- Open Chrome on your PC.
- Type Chrome://Settings in the URL bar and press enter.
- In the search bar, type Site Settings.
- When the option Site Settings appear in the search result shows up highlighted in yellow, click on that.
3. Use Chrome in Incognito Mode
You can simply switch to incognito mode while using Chrome. Most users have reported that doing so has fixed the issue, and images usually load on the web pages that they visit on the browser.
All you have to do is open the Chrome browser and press Ctrl + Shift + N to launch an incognito window on the browser.
4. Disable Suspicious Extension on Chrome
Sometimes without your knowledge, an unwanted Chrome extension may have been installed. So, this can mess up the regular way the Chrome browser works. Also, having unused extensions on the web browser without updating them, can lead to glitches in Chrome.
You have to disable the extensions that you are not using anymore. Otherwise, if you have installed many browser plugins, you may disable them one by one and check which is the extension causing the issue on the browser.
To remove an extension from Chrome,
- Launch the Chrome browser.
- In the URL bar, type Chrome://extensions.
- Now, navigate to the extension that you wish to remove and click on the option Remove.
- Repeat this for all the extensions that you are not putting to use.
5. Change DNS Server
Changing DNS can come in very handy; DNS is the directory that stores all the information about IP addresses. If Google Chrome is not loading on images, then changing DNS would solve the job. By default, the DNS is set by your ISP. You can change the DNS in Chrome settings, this will not affect your internet speed.
- Open Chrome Settings.
- Click on Security and Privacy.
- Click on the Security option.
- Select customized DNS. You can add custom DNS or use any listed DNS from the dropdown menu.
- The issue will be fixed, and images will start loading on the Chrome browser.
6. Check if the Chrome Browser is Running on the Latest Build
Chrome browser updates itself automatically when your PC is connected to the internet. Still, you need to check whether the version you are using is the latest one or not.
- Open Chrome browser and type Chrome://Settings in the URL bar.
- Click on About Chrome which you can find in the bottom left corner of the screen.
- If not updated, then Chrome will start to update itself. [The PC must be connected to the internet]
- After the update, you will be asked to relaunch Chrome.
Now, visit the web pages and check if images are showing up or not.
7. Clear Chrome Browsing Data
Usually, when browsing data stays in the browser’s cache for a long time, it gets corrupted and affects memory usage. This, in turn, affects the way the Chrome browser works. So, clearing the browser data can help in case the images are not loading on the Chrome browser.
- Launch Chrome on your computer.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys.
- The Clear Browsing Data dialog box will show up.
- Click on the Advanced tab.
- Select the Range to All time.
- Click on the button Clear Data.
- After that, reload the web browser. Check if the images on a webpage are now loading or not.
8. Flush DNS
Flushing DNS can help in some cases, so why not try it yes, you can simply follow the mentioned instructions to do it.
- Firstly, open CMD as an Administrator.
- Type the said command and press enter: ipconfig/flushdns
- You will successfully flush the DNS Resolver Cache message, which means the process is done. You can now check if images are loading or not on your PC browser
9. Reset the Chrome Browser
The last troubleshooting that you can follow is resetting the Chrome browser. This will delete all the site data and settings. Here is how you perform a reset.
- Open Chrome browser.
- In the address bar, enter Chrome://settings and press enter.
- In the search bar of chrome, type Reset.
- The Reset and Clean Up tab will show up in the results section.
- Click on Restore settings to their original defaults.
- Confirm by clicking on the Reset Settings button, which will show up in a small confirmation dialog box.
After the reset is over, relaunch the Chrome browser. Visit any website, and you should be able to see the images loading correctly.
So, these are the various techniques that you can implement to troubleshoot the issue of images not loading on the Chrome browser on your computer.