How to Fix “Server was unreachable for too long” on Omegle

BY Sourav



Are you getting an error on Omegle that says “ Technical error: Server was unreachable for too long and your connection was lost. Sorry, Omegle understands if you hate it now, but Omegle still loves you.”? 

No matter whether you are using a VPN or not, you can still experience the problem on your phone (Android, iOS), PC, or laptop and cannot connect to the Omegle server in such a situation.

As there is no way to contact Omegle support, you have to fix the problem by yourself. Follow this guide to know why Omegle says that the server was unreachable for too long and how to fix it.

Why my Omegle says the server was unreachable for too long?

You can see the server was unreachable for too long if your IP address has been banned by Omegle. If you have violated the Omegle guidelines, then It will ban your IP address. 

The guideline violation includes spreading violence, sharing private information, impersonation, and more. As a result, you’ll get the error message every time you try accessing the Omegle website.

In some circumstances, even if you didn’t break any rules, you could accidentally get banned from Omegle.

This error can also be a result of an Omegle glitch or bug.

How to Fix “Server was unreachable for too long” on Omegle

In order to fix the “Server was unreachable for too long” on Omegle, you should use another device. You can also connect to another VPN or WiFi.

In case you’re connected with WiFi, try switching to mobile data and vice versa. Using another VPN can also work as it will hide your IP address.

1. Use another device

The first thing you can try to fix the Omegle technical error is to use a different device. You can use any other mobile, laptop, or computer. When you use another device, it means you are accessing from a different IP address which is not banned by Omegle. 

However, keep in mind to connect the new device with a different WiFi. Many users have reported that they easily troubleshoot the “Server was unreachable” error by using another device. 

Although it can be troublesome for people who don’t have another device, it’s the best way to resolve the Omegle error.

2. Use a Different WiFi

If you’re using a mobile device or laptop and connected to WiFi, try changing the WiFi network. You can use a different WiFi network to resolve the problem. If Omegle banned your current IP address, using a different WiFi will change your IP address and help to bypass the “Server was unreachable” error.

3. Use a VPN

Using a good VPN means your IP address will be hidden and your browsing history will be encrypted. If Omegle is still not working with VPN, then you can try changing the VPN you use and find a good one.

4. Shift from WiFi to Mobile data (vice versa)

In case you’re using a mobile, try to shift from WiFi to mobile data or vice versa. This will help to change your IP address. As a result, you can access Omegle without any inconvenience.

In case you’re using iPhone, swipe down the right corner of the screen and tap WiFi. 

If you’re already connected to WiFi, you must turn it off to connect to mobile data. Also, if you’re connected to mobile data, try to connect to WiFi.

Finally, try to visit the Omegle website again.


Other than the mentioned fixes for the “server was unreachable for too long Omegle issue”, you can also try the Hola browser and experience unrestricted browsing as the browser provides a large number of residential IP addresses to its users.

Apart from that, you can also install a free virtual machine called “VirtualBox” and access Omegle. However, using VirtualBox can be complicated. That’s why you can only try using the same when you have tried all the methods mentioned in this article. Moreover, you also need to watch the tutorials on how to use VirtualBox on YouTube before you try to use it.

About The Author


Sourav’s been working as a freelance writer and blogger for over five years. She is a firm believer in big dreams and realizing them. Her work has been published in Women On Writing, Be a Freelance Blogger, Make a Living Writing and Brazen Careerist among others