The Steam Deck boasts many impressive features and offers a decent battery life. But there are instances when you may want to throw it out of the window. Though the device offers solid performance, it keeps running into various problems. Many users have reported issues with the Discover store. If the Discover store on your Steam Deck is not working or loading, you are at the right place. This guide will walk you through many ways to fix the issue.
Steam Deck Discover Store Not Working? Here’s How to Fix
If you can’t access the Discover store on your Steam Deck, try the solutions below to fix it. You may not need to try them all. Simply work your way down until you find the one that works for you.
1. Force Restart the Device
A temporary software bug or system glitch could bring many problems to your Steam Deck. A restart is good enough to fix most of them. However, if it does not work, you can try other solutions that we’ve mentioned below.
To force restart your Steam Deck, press and hold the power button for three seconds. It should trigger a restart on your device. If the device doesn’t restart, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
2. Run This Command
A Reddit user (post link) was able to fix the issue by running the following command.
sudo flatpak repair
Run the same command on your Steam Deck and do let me know if it fixes the issue with the Discover store on your device.
3. Try This Workaround
This method was also given by a Reddit user finny12347. Fortunately, it has worked for several other users too. So, I am hopeful that you’ll also get the issue fixed after apply the solution.
Here’s what he wrote:
“Hey guys I fixed it, I went into the terminal, uninstalled flathub and flathub beta then reinstalled it, typed flatpak remote-delete flathub-beta, then typed flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub-beta https://flathub.org/beta-repo/flathub-beta.flatpakrepo
Then do the same thing for flathub just simply remove the -beta part“
4. Update Your Device
Your device may be running on an older software version. While devices work fine on an older version, it could also be the source of the problem. Generally, the latest software version includes improvements, new features, and fixes to previously known issues. You should therefore update your Steam Deck and check if the problem is fixed.
Here’s how to update your Steam Deck:
- Press the Steam button and select Settings.
- Tap on System from the left menu.
- Click Check For Updates. The device will not look for updates.
- Tap on the Apply button. It will appear if an update is available. If you do not see the button, that means your device is already running on the latest version.
- You may need to Restart your device to install the latest update.
I hope this guide was useful to you. Did you fix the Steam Deck Discover store not working issue? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.