How to Fix YouTube Error 429 Too Many Requests (2023)

Learn how to bypass YouTube Error 429 'Too Many Requests'.

If you are facing an error called “429: Too Many Requests” on YouTube then it means YouTube is getting too many requests from your browser or is unable to process them and display the data you want to access. This can happen due to malware in your browser, a ban on your IP Address, malfunctioning of your own browser, or connectivity issues from your Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) end. No matter the issue, we have curated a step-by-step process to fix YouTube Error “429: Too Many Requests”.

YouTube Error 429 Too Many Requests Fix (2023)


Counter methods to solve the YouTube Error “429: Too Many Requests” are vast because of the multiple programs involved, so a directed and prioritized set of instructions will help.

Firstly, you need to make sure that Error 429 is not from the Youtube server side. Check for any updated technical issues pointed out on Youtube’s official Twitter account. Further, refresh any connection-related actions like closing and opening your web browser again, rebooting your system and router both, using an ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi, and shutting off any VPN connections.

If these simple fixes don’t work, here are in-depth methods to get back to browsing Youtube:

Step 1: Verifying an IP Ban

It could be possible that Youtube’s servers have received a number of requests, way more than the limit, from your browser.

Under an exact condition like this, where a server gets overloaded by requests from a client, Youtube, or any other site in fact, bans that specific IP Address and stamps it as SPAM Requests.

Change your IP Address to another IP Address of your Local Network and see if you can get back to browsing YouTube.

Step 2: Disable all Extensions / Ad-Blockers

Ad-blocker could try to stop YouTube’s Ads from being displayed, clashing with YouTube’s policies, and marking your browser and you (the client) as hostile to its servers.

Disable any Ad-Blockers and extensions which could be interfering with Youtube’s Servers for smooth browsing.

Step 3: Scan for Malware/Viruses on your System and Browser Both

Malware on your PC could be the reason for making “Too Many Requests”, obstructing Youtube’s source code, and getting a 429 Error on Youtube.

Scan for any malware or viruses on your System first, eliminating any threats causing Error 429. Next, scan your browser for any hijackers which have infected your default search engine.

Step 4: Clearing Your Browser’s Cache and Cookies

A link you are trying to access might have been pre-cached already on your browser and in an attempt to access this site, your browser might fail to retrieve data and result in sending too many requests.

Clear all your Browser Cache memory and Cookies to remove this possibility of an issue.

Step 5: Change Your DNS Address and Flush your DNS Cache

At certain times your DNS Server fails to convert your URL into a readable IP Address. This can cause you to send multiple requests for fetching data, hence, changing your Default DNS Server Address to a Google DNS Server Address can fix this error.

Steps in sequence to change Your DNS Address:

  • Press Win+R to open the Run Command Box and type ncpa.cpl to open the connectivity settings of your Connected Network. (This can also be done by going to Control Panel > Network and Internet > View Network Status and Tasks > Ethernet > Properties > Internet Protocol Version > Properties > Use the Following DNS Server Addresses)
  • After double-clicking on your connected network, select Properties and then select Internet Protocol Version 4/6. (whichever protocol version your network is on)
  • Here you will get an option to manually change your DNS Server Address.
  • Enter the codes in front of the Preferred DNS Server and in front of the Alternate DNS Server respectively.

Further to Flush your DNS Cache:

  • Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
  • Type the command – “ipconfig /flushdns” and Press Enter.

Any outdated DNS records will be cleared immediately.

Try resetting your router or contacting your ISP if none of the solutions mentioned above solve YouTube Error “429: Too Many Requests” for you. To know more about YouTube Guides, read our blogs on our website or learn how to fix lag in YouTube videos on an Android device.