Tumblr webpage not available – What to do?

Tumblr is a popular social media and blogging platform. You can create your own blog, and post various forms of media on it for your followers to see. Such media includes text, images, videos, and GIFs. You can also follow other people’s blogs, like their posts, and reblog their posts on your own blog. Tumblr can be accessed through their official app, or their website.

The Tumblr website, whilst functional most of the time, can have issues – it will sometimes fail to load properly, or Tumblr may stop working altogether. You may get a loading error when attempting to access a page on Tumblr, or pages may failing to load completely.

Tumblr webpage not available?

There are a few reasons as to why this could be. We’ll cover some of the most common causes, and explain how those issues can be solved.

Internet Issues

One of the most common reasons for why a webpage is not available is due to an unstable, or non-functioning, internet connection. The Tumblr website needs the internet to function correctly.

Make sure that you’re connected to a working Wi-Fi network. You can do so by accessing the Wi-Fi settings on your device. It should show whether you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. Once you’ve checked your Wi-Fi settings, try using something that requires the internet. For example, Google. Try searching something on Google to test whether your internet works. If it works, then the issue doesn’t lie with your Wi-Fi.

If your Google search fails to load, or work properly, then there’s most likely a problem with your internet. Go to your internet router, and check whether the indicator light is red. If it’s red, then your Wi-Fi is not working. If this is the case, try restarting your router by turning it off and on again. If this doesn’t solve the issue, the problem may lie with your internet broadband.

You can check for issues with your broadband by going on https://downdetector.co.uk/ and searching for your internet provider. There should be a graph that shows the amount of user reports in the last 24 hours.


If there’s a high frequency of reports, your internet provider is most likely experiencing difficulties. This shouldn’t last for too long, so try waiting a day or two before accessing Tumblr’s website again.

Server Issues

If your internet doesn’t seem to be the cause of the problem, Tumblr’s servers may be at fault. If there are issues going on with Tumblr’s servers, the site will experience difficulties in functioning. You can check the status of Tumblr’s servers by going to https://www.isitdownrightnow.com/tumblr.com.html. Here, you will find Tumblr’s server status.


If the server status is ‘up’, it means that there are currently no glaring problems with Tumblr’s servers. The cause for Tumblr’s webpage becoming unavailable probably lies elsewhere.

Restart Device

If external factors, such as the internet and Tumblr’s servers, are not to blame for the issue; more personal factors may be the cause. For example, there could be a problem with your device. If so, try restarting your device before accessing Tumblr once again.

For Laptop/PC users:

Click on the Start menu>Power Button>Restart to restart your laptop/PC.


For Apple users:

Press and hold down the lock button on your iPhone. This is located on the right side of your iPhone. Hold down the button until the ‘slide to power off’ option appears. Slide the circle to the right to shut down your iPhone.


Next, wait a few seconds before turning your iPhone on again. Turn your iPhone on by pressing and holding down the lock button. Do this until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For Android users:

Press and hold down the lock button, which is located on the right side of your phone. Hold the button down until the restart option appears. Press ‘restart’ to restart your phone.


Update Device

If restarting your device didn’t solve the problem, try updating your device software. If you’re using outdated software, it could be causing issues for your device.

For Laptop/PC users:

Go to the ‘Settings’


In the Settings, go to ‘Update and Security’


Next, click ‘Check for updates’ to check for any available software updates.


If there are any available updates, download them. Afterwards, there may be an option to ‘restart’ your device. This is sometimes necessary to fully install the updates. Click ‘restart’ to update your device.

For Apple users:

Go to Settings>General>Software Update. Your phone will then automatically search for any available software updates. If there’s a software update, press ‘download and install’ to download it.

For Android users:

Go to Settings>Software Update>Download and Install, to check for updates. If there’s a software update available, download it.

Contact Customer Support

Finally, if nothing has worked so far, consider contacting Tumblr’s support team. You can find their request form at: https://www.tumblr.com/support.



In conclusion, there are many possible reasons for why Tumblr’s webpage is unavailable to you. It could be due to an issue with your internet, or Tumblr’s servers being down. If so, just try waiting a few days before trying to access Tumblr again. These problems usually don’t persist past a few days.

However, if the problem lies with your device, or you’re unable to identify the issue; try submitting your query to Tumblr’s support service. They will be able to provide more professional help, and could solve your issue.

Photo of author

Connect: Twitter



I love reading, writing, drawing, and other creative pursuits. I wish to travel more and do extreme activities, such as bungee-jumping and skydiving. I'm a casual gamer with an affinity for narrative-driven games and unique art styles. I like watching a variety of different media, but I particularly enjoy animations and musicals. My favourite genre, for both books and visual media, is psychological-thriller.

Read more from Jenny

Apps UK
International House
12 Constance Street
London, E16 2DQ