Fix: MetaMask Encountered An Error 

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With the growth of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, many digital wallets have been developed by companies, one of them being MetaMask, which has more than thirty million users. 

MetaMask is widely being used for storing ETH majorly and cryptos (having Wb3 application).

Although it offers excellent features and facilities, several people face the common issue of “MetaMask Encountering an Error” and “MetaMask encountered an error due to reaching a storage limit.”

In this post, we will discuss two severe issues that are commonly faced by MetaMask users. The post also includes a few handy fixes that you can opt for to troubleshoot

Why MetaMask Encountered An Error? 

You will face “MetaMask Encountered an Error”  problem while you try to access your MetaMask wallet from your browser extension on Chrome you will get the message on the screen “MetaMask Encountered an Error”. This can be due to some server issue or system error also. 
The reasons why this error occurs is because of the following reasons:

  • Either you have reached the maximum storage capacity. 
  • Or your provincial data and files have been corrupted due to some reasons. 
  • And often this issue is encountered when you are using a poor network connection. Avoid using VPN as this may also cause this error. 

How To Fix “MetaMask Encountered An Error”?

Fix 1: Clear Your Browsing History

Go to chrome and click on the three vertical dots from the top right of the screen. Then select clear browsing history and cache. Do not click on “clear all data,” you can clear the only cache. 

Fix 2: Download Another Application

Another application you can download to avoid this error message is to download from the play store or app store ” Yandex Browser with Protect”, add your MetaMask wallet extension and log in to your account. 

Fix 3: Check Your Internet Connection

At times this error message can appear due to their poor internet connection. Connect your phone to wifi or mobile hotspot or simply turn on your mobile data (if you have an internet pack). 

Also Read: Fix: MetaMask Pending Transaction Stuck

MetaMask Encountered An Error Due To Reaching A Storage Limit 

“MetaMask encountered an error due to reaching a storage limit” error message occurs when you have stored or have access to a large number of cryptocurrencies, tokens and NFTs on your MetaMask or other crypto wallet apps. 

It is a common issue faced by many people and unfortunately, there is no fix or troubleshooting method available. MetaMask is still working on finding a way to resolve this issue.

When you encounter this message, you will also be asked to reinstall MetaMask on your mobile phone as your data has been destroyed due to excess stored files (token, coins and NFTs). 

You must reinstall the MetaMask wallet and reset it (you cannot skip this method). 

Do not worry if you see your account balance as zero and all your tokens have disappeared, as your crypto tokens and coins are still available in the chain and you can use the wallet to access them. 

  • Use your “seed phrase” to recover your MetaMask wallet account. The seed phrase is the 12-word code you entered at the time you made your MetaMask wallet account. 
  • If you don’t remember your seed phrase, you can access it as long as your MetaMask wallet account is opened. In other words, if you are still logged in to your wallet account. 
  • After using the seed phrase to restore your account, make sure you get the correct address of your token in the blockchain and then paste it into your wallet. 
  • You can also add a token (custom token) by using “others can” from there to look for your token and then copy the address on your MetaMask wallet. 

Do not misunderstand that your wallet stores them and if you delete your MetaMask wallet, all your coins and NFTs will be deleted too. 

Please do not look for ways to troubleshoot this issue from a third-party source who is providing surety that they will fix it because they cannot, the developers of MetaMask are still working on it as mentioned earlier.

They may steal away your crucial information and then misuse it.

Also Read: How to Fix “MetaMask Not Found”?


MetaMask has major six errors, among them, you can widely encounter the above two issues (MetaMask encountered an error and MetaMask encountered an error due to reaching a storage limit) 

The first issue is mostly because of server issues or problems in the system. And the second issue occurs when you have a large number of crypto coins, tokens and NFTs stored. 

Some consider this to be a serious issue, however, that is not the case, you will not lose your tokens from the wallet even if you delete your account, your tokens can always be accessed from the blockchain via the digital wallet.