Steam is a platform gamers use worldwide, available on Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and all Linux OS-based systems. It’s a streaming service for some, a place trusted in legit game updating, gaming marketplace, and socializing all in one. Shying away from nothing gives you the complete experience of playing, discussing, and creating games on a single platform.

I’m sure it’s a pain when the Steam App claims, “The fun never stops”, but here you are, with your ‘fun’ at a halt, confused over the recurring Steam Confirmation Error every time you try to trade.

Don’t worry. You’ve taken the right set of steps and reached the right place. Please have a quick read below, follow our step-by-step guide and get your error fixed in no time.

Why You’re Facing the Steam Confirmation Error

So, you’re going through the usual trading procedures, and it has always worked without a flaw, but somehow now it doesn’t.

Many users are facing this issue where they are confirming the trade, but keep getting the: “There was an Error Confirming the Trade. Please try again later” on repeat. Don’t worry; you’re not the only one facing this issue.

On 20th July, many users reported this issue, and from what it seems, it could be an error due to the Steam Servers in the backend, but what’s stopping you from trying out these fixes while you’re at it.

Take a quick look at the number of solutions listed below, follow the easy steps, and hopefully, you’ll return to business immediately.

Solution 1: Steam App Might Need Storage & Cache Clearing

This is an easy solution and has worked for many users. So, give it a try while you’re at it.

  • Step 1: Open your Google Play Store, locate the Apps Tab and click it.
  • Step 2: Next, locate the Manage Apps section and open it. This will take you to a page that has all the installed apps listed on it.
  • Step 3: Locate the Steam App, open it and locate the Clear Data button and click it.
  • Step 4: After the previous operation is executed, wait for a while and restart your device.

Congratulations if that got your problem fixed! However, if the problem still remains, try out the next solution below.

Solution 2: Try Enabling Steam Guard

This is a must before trading on Steam. So, ensure you have the guard enabled and set, and you might just be back on track.

  • Step 1: Launch the Steam app, and log into your account.
  • Step 2: Locate the Settings section, and after clicking it, find the Accounts section.
  • Step 3: After clicking on Accounts, find the ‘Manage Steam Guard Account Settings’.
  • Step 4: Locate and enable the ‘Receive Steam Guard’.
  • Step 5: Find and disable the ‘Turn OFF Steam Gaurd’.

    Great! Now, continue your trade 5 to 10 days from now, and see if it works out. In the meantime, try out the solutions we’ve written below.

Solution 3: Re-Enable the Automatic Time Setting

The confirmation system in the backend works on strict rules when it comes to time zones, so, it is a must to consider this as a probable issue that’s causing you all the trouble.

Luckily, it isn’t all that complicated. First of all, open ‘Settings’ on your device and locate the ‘Date and Time’ Setting. After that, search for a ‘Set Time Automatically’ button and click it. If you can’t find it, then use the search bar in your settings tab to search for it.

If the setting is already set to automatic, then disable it, and re-enable it. This will reset the time settings of the device and hopefully solve the Steam Confirmation Error.
Restart your device and launch the Steam App, and see if it works.

That’s it! This solves the issue most of the time, and if it doesn’t work, don’t worry. We’ve got a final trick up our sleeve that might just do the job.

Solution 4: Re-Install the Steam Application

The problem is still not gone, and you’ve tried all the previous steps. One final solution might be reinstalling your Steam Application.
This may seem odd, but many applications work better when starting from a clean slate. So, try out this last suggestion, since it doesn’t take much time to uninstall and reinstall a 2 MB file.

There is a lot of possibility for this to work, so go over to your home page, uninstall the Steam App, open the Google Play store (if you’re operating from an android), reinstall the App, and before launching it, restart your device.

That’s About It!

If one of the solutions has worked for you, congratulations! However, if you’re still stuck on the problem, don’t worry and wait for a few days. It might be that the issue is because of the Steam Servers in the backend, and needs to be looked over by Valve themselves. In the meantime, keep an eye out for a possible update from the steam support group on Reddit.

Thanks, Reddit

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