Some gamers are experiencing an error that states There have been too many login failures while signing in to their Steam account. The message clearly indicates that Steam has detected too many login failure attempts on a particular network. This error is a security measure from Steam to protect the users’ accounts from being hacked. Therefore, when you see this message on Steam, it is advised to change your Steam password. In this article, we will see some troubleshooting methods to fix this error.
The complete error message is given below:
There have been too many login failures from your network in a short time period. Please wait and try again later.
Fix There have been too many login failures Steam error
Sometimes, errors on the gaming platforms occur due to network inconsistency. Therefore, before proceeding further, we suggest you restart your modem or router and see if it helps. If the error persists after restarting the router or modem, try the following troubleshooting methods to get rid of this problem.
- Wait for some time and try again
- Clear your browsing data
- Switch to another internet connection
Below, we have explained all these troubleshooting methods in detail.
1] Wait for some time and try again
In the error message, Steam is suggesting users wait for some time and log in again. This solution has worked for many gamers. Wait for at least 30 minutes to 24 hours and then try again.
2] Clear your browsing data
This solution is for the users who are experiencing the issue while signing in to Steam on their web browsers. The problem might be occurring due to the corrupted cookie or cache data of your web browser. In most cases, clearing the browsing data and history fixes the problems occurring due to the bad cookie or cache data. Try to clear your browsing data from your web browser and restart your computer. After that, you should be able to log in to your Steam account in the web browser again.
The option to clear browsing data is available in your web browser’s settings. Here, we have explained the steps for Firefox, Chrome, and Edge.
- Click on the burger menu on the top right side.
- Go to “History > Clear recent history.”
- Select Everything in the drop-down menu and click OK.
- Click on the three horizontal dots on the top right side and select Settings.
- Select Privacy, search, and services from the left side.
- Scroll down and click Clear browsing data now.
- Select All time from the drop-down menu and click on the Clear now button.
- Click on the three vertical dots on the top right side and select Settings.
- Select Security and Privacy from the left side.
- Click Clear browsing data.
- Select All time in the drop-down menu and click on the Clear data button.
After clearing your browsing data, restart your computer and check if the error persists.
3] Switch to another internet connection
According to the error message, Steam has detected multiple login failure attempts on your network. Every network has a separate IP address. Therefore, this error may get fixed if you change your IP address. To do so, switch your internet connection. You can connect your computer to your mobile data via the mobile hotspot or if you have another internet connection, connect your computer to that connection.
Another way to fix this issue is to use a VPN.
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How do I fix Steam has too many login failures?
You will see the “Steam has too many login failures” error when Steam detects multiple incorrect login attempts on a particular network. To fix this error, you have to wait for some time and then log in to your Steam account. If this does not work, connect your computer to another internet connection. This will change your IP address which may fix the issue.
How do you fix Steam is having trouble connecting to Steam servers?
When Steam is not able to connect to the Steam servers, it displays this error message. Usually, this error occurs when the Steam servers are down. When you see this error, you should wait for some time and then try again. Apart from this, you can try other things like updating the network driver, renewing the IP address, etc.
Does uninstalling Steam delete games?
Uninstalling Steam will delete your games’ data saved on your local disk. Therefore, before uninstalling Steam, you should backup your games. To do so, open the Steam Client, click Steam on the top left side, and select the Backup and Restore Games option. After that select the location to save the backup.
Apart from that, you can also enable the cloud save option for your games so that Steam will automatically save your game data to the cloud. You can restore your game data from the cloud when you install Steam again.
Hope this helps.
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