How to Fix Stuck MetaMask Transaction

How to Fix Stuck MetaMask Transaction

Alysha Jane
Fact Checked
Sep 28, 2022

If your MetaMask account is stuck and showing a "pending" state, there are some fast and safe solutions to solve this error. First and foremost, you should check the status of the transaction on the blockchain.

If it is still pending, it may just take a little longer for it to confirm. However, if it has been more than a few hours and the transaction is still pending, there may be a problem.

You can follow our simple guide to resolve the common stuck MetaMask transaction problem.

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How to Fix Stuck or Pending MetaMask Transaction

If your MetaMask transaction is stuck, there are a few things you can do to try and fix it.

  • First, make sure that you have enough ETH in your MetaMask account to cover the gas fees for the transaction. If you don't have enough ETH, you can add some using a service like Coinbase.
  • Second, try increasing the gas price for your transaction. You can do this by clicking on the "Edit" button next to the transaction in your MetaMask account. Then, increase the gas price by a few Gwei and click "Submit".
  • Third, if the first and second methods do not work, you will need to 'Reset your Account'. This will not remove funds from your account, or delete your seed phrase. The Reset Account function will simply clear all pending transactions on MetaMask.

Visual learners can watch the video below on how to Reset your MetaMask account and transactions.

Why do MetaMask Transactions stay on Pending?

The most common reason for a transaction to stay in a pending state is because the gas prices are too low. When you make a MetaMask transaction, you need to set the gas price. The higher the gas price, the faster your transaction will be processed by the network.

If you set the gas price too low, your transaction will stay pending for a long time, or even get rejected by the network. So, if you want your transaction to go through quickly, make sure to set the gas price to a reasonable amount.

Is MetaMask Safe?

MetaMask is a safe and easy-to-use Ethereum wallet that allows you to store, send, and receive ETH. MetaMask also allows you to access dapps on the Ethereum network. MetaMask is available a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Brave.

MetaMask is a non-custodial wallet, which means that you are the only one who has access to your private keys. This makes MetaMask Wallet a safe and secure way to store your ETH. In addition, MetaMask uses a seed phrase to generate your account's private keys. This seed phrase is a 12-word phrase that you should write down and store in a safe place. If you lose your MetaMask account, you can use this seed phrase to recover your account.

Alysha Jane

I am a Finance graduate and market analyst that enjoys researching and writing about digital assets and how they intersect with Macro.

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