For many, the WhatsApp web is an essential tool. It makes it super easy to communicate with your friends and family through your computer. But recently, many users encountered WhatsApp web errors. The error mode reads as (On WhatsApp Web): A database error occurred on your browser. Please Restart your computer and relink your device.
So if you have been dealing with the same error and looking for ways to fix it, then I am here to help you out. I will be sharing a couple of methods that will help you fix the issue right away. So here we go:
Why Database Error Occurs in a Browser?
There can be a bunch of reasons behind WhatsApp database errors in a browser. One of the common reasons can be that WhatsApp on your phone and the WhatsApp web has been inactive for a really long time.
There could also be a good chance that every browser includes a database that websites like WhatsApp web can use to download and store the content.
In case if the database cannot be read by your browser, the issue occurs. This mostly happens after unwanted browser cash, the sudden closure of the browser tab, sudden shutdown, and more.
WhatsApp Web: A Database Error Occurred on Your Browser
Now that you know the reason behind WhatsApp database error, the next question is how do you fix it? To get rid of the error, you can try these methods:
- Restart PC and Relink
- Remove Device from Linked Devices from WhatsApp App
- Reset Browser (Mention details for Edge & Chrome
Make sure to check after trying every suggested solution.
1. Restart PC and Relink
The first thing you should do is restart your PC. Restarting your PC can fix a lot of issues. Once you are done rebooting your computer, go to web.whatsapp.com. Then scan the QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app and establish a connection.
2. Remove Device from Linked Devices from WhatsApp App
The next thing you should try out is to remove a device from Linked devices from WhatsApp App. This will break the connection between your WhatsApp mobile app and the WhatsApp web. So you can relink your devices together.
- Launch the WhatsApp app on your Android/iOS device.
- From the top right corner, tap on the three dots icon. Or go to settings on the iOS device.
- Tap on Linked devices, and you will see a list of devices linked with your WhatsApp.
- Tap on the device you wish to remove > Log Out.
- Once done, go to web.whatsapp.com and scan the QR code again using your mobile phone to establish a connection.
3. Reset Browser
You can also try resetting your browser. As browsers stores data in the format of cache and cookies. And sometimes, these thing causes different browser related issues. To ensure smooth functioning, you can try resetting your web browser by following the below steps:
Resetting Chrome Browser
- Launch Chrome browser and click on the three dots icon from the top right corner.
- Go to Settings.
- From the sidebar, click on Advanced to open up additional menus.
- Select Reset and cleanup from the advance settings.
- Click on Reset and clean up.
- Finally, click on Restore settings to their original defaults.
Resetting Edge Browser
- First, launch Edge Browser and click on the three dots icon from the top right corner.
- Go to Settings.
- From the sidebar, select Reset settings.
- Finally, click on Reset settings to their default values option and follow the onscreen steps.
What If Nothing Works?
What if the above methods doesn’t work for you? Don’t worry, here are two more fixes that you can try out:
Setup WhatsApp Web on another Browser
There can be a good chance that the browser you are using for WhatsApp Web might be having issues with the WhatsApp server. So you can try downloading and using another web browser. There are lots of browsers available for you to use. Like you can try out Firefox Mozzila, Brave browser, Opera, and other ones.
Use WhatsApp App for Windows
Why do you even need to use a browser for WhatsApp web? When WhatsApp itself provides you with a desktop app. By using the WhatsApp desktop client, you don’t have to rely on your browser. Plus, you don’t have to have to face any database errors.
Also, WhatsApp web for Windows works the same way as your browser does. So if you don’t have a problem installing an app on your desktop, then you should definitely give this method a try.
How Many Devices You Can Link in WhatsApp Web or Desktop App?
WhatsApp web allows you to connect up to four linked devices with your WhatsApp account. You can connect different desktop clients and browsers with your WhatsApp. Also, all your personal messages, media, and calls will be synced between all the devices in real-time.
How To Fix Sync Issue With WhatsApp Web/Desktop App?
In WhatsApp web, sync error occurs due to various reasons. One of the common reasons is that, your internet connection is breaking up. So make sure you have a strong internet connection. Additionally, you can also try relinking your devices, update your WhatsApp app, clear WhatsApp cache on your phone and so on.
So that was all the fixes for WhatsApp Web: A database error occurred on your browser. Now go ahead and try these fixes out and see if they are any help to you. Also, I would recommend you install the WhatsApp desktop client. As it makes using WhatsApp on your desktop super smooth.