Netflix Error 1012

If you see a message on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that says

There is a problem connecting to Netflix. Please try again later. (1012)

It typically points to a network connectivity issue that is preventing your device from reaching the Netflix service. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to resolve the issue.

Test your internet connection

  1. Using a web browser, go to

  2. Wait for the test to finish.

If your browser shows an error message or the website doesn't load, it means your device isn't connected to the internet. You might need to troubleshoot your home network or your device's connection to the internet.

Reset the Netflix app

Refresh any outdated Netflix information stored on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by resetting the app.

Resetting the app will delete any titles you have downloaded to the device.
  1. From the Home screen, select Settings.

  2. Swipe down until you find the Netflix app.

  3. Select Netflix.

  4. Slide the Reset switch to the On position.

    • If you dont see the Reset switch, continue troubleshooting below.

  5. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen.

  6. Press the Home button twice and swipe right until you find the Netflix app.

  7. Swipe up on the Netflix app to close your session.

  8. Press the Home button twice to return to the Home screen.

  9. Try Netflix again.

Restart your iPhone or iPad

  1. Press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons at the same time until the sliders appear. Drag the top slider to turn your device completely off.

    • If the sliders don't appear, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears, then drag the slider.

  2. After 10 seconds, press the Sleep/Wake button.

  3. Once your device powers on, try Netflix again.

Reinstall the Netflix app

Uninstalling the app will remove any TV shows and movies downloaded on your device and sign you out of your account.
  1. From the home screen, tap and hold the Netflix app.

  2. Tap Remove app > Delete app > Delete.

  3. Open the App Store and search for "Netflix."

  4. Tap on Netflix, then tap the cloud icon to get the app.

  5. If asked, enter your Apple ID and password. If you forgot your password, go to the Apple support site to reset it.

  6. Once installed, try Netflix again.

If you can't find the Netflix app in the App Store, go to the Apple support site for help.

Restart your home network

  1. Turn off your device, then unplug your modem and router from power.

  2. After 30 seconds, plug in your modem and router.

  3. Wait 1 minute, then turn on your device.

  4. Try Netflix again.

Some devices, modems, and routers might take longer to reconnect to the Internet.

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