You Have Reached Your Pull Rate Limit

On 1 November 2020, Docker began imposing a limit on the number of image pulls from Docker Hub available for non-paid accounts:

  • 100 pulls per 6 hours for non-authenticated users

  • 200 pulls per 6 hours for authenticated users

Note that the limits don’t apply to paid accounts. You can find the details on Docker’s pricing page.

You’ll know that you reached the limit when you see the following error when running docker pull:

You have reached your pull rate limit. You may increase the limit by authenticating and upgrading:

If you find yourself hitting the limit frequently, we recommend either signing up for a paid Docker plan, or using the images from Amazon ECR Public Gallery. Learn more about choosing a Docker registry.