How to fix Steam Connection Timeout Error

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Steam is one of the biggest platforms for PC gaming and typically the standard one that most gamers use. With such a large player base, there are bound to be issues periodically. One issue you may be facing is the Steam Connection Timeout Error. This may leave you wondering how to solve the Connection Timeout Error for Steam.

How to fix Steam Connection Timeout Error

There are a couple of solutions you can try to fix the Steam Connection Timeout Error. We first recommend restarting Steam to see if this fixes the issue, then check your internet connection, verify Steam is up to date, or check if there is a known issue through the Steam and Valve Twitters. Here are our recommendations for solutions to the connection timeout error in Steam.

Related: How to restart Steam

Clear your Download Cache

  • Open Steam.
  • Click the Steam tab in the top-left corner.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select Downloads.
  • Click on Clear Download Cache and confirm.

Uninstall and Reinstall Steam

  • Find your Steam folder on your PC.
  • Use the Uninstall program within this folder.
  • Reinstall Steam after it has been successfully uninstalled.

Change your Download Region

  • Open Steam.
  • Click the Steam tab in the top-left corner.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select Downloads.
  • Click on Clear Download Cache and confirm.
  • Click on Download Region.
  • Select a new region (You may need to try various regions).

If none of these solves the issue, you should contact Steam or Valve support. They may be able to determine what is causing your issue and help you find a solution.

For more information on Steam, check out How to fix Steam Running Slow Issue and Steam Store Not Loading – How to fix on Pro Game Guides.

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