You launch the Safari web browser, starts surfing the internet, everything is working fine; images are ok and resize, and rotation works the same as always. Suddenly, you experience a crash and ultimately, a message pops up that “A Problem Occurred with this Webpage, so it was Reloaded.” Now you are unable to use the browser as the same thing will happen repeatedly.

The people who have faced this issue knows how frustrating this error could be. However, what they don’t know is that mostly it is their own doing that prompts this issue and hence, addressing it is in their own hands too. Here is what you can do about this error.

Clear Safari’s History and Website Data:

If this issue is occurring quite often then the best thing you can do is to clear Safari’ history and website data. However, before opting for this option, you simply need to force close the browser. Double-tap/Swipe Up the home button/gesture and then swipe up on all open app previews. Next, try to connect to a different internet connection (try using a mobile network) and see if the problem is still occurring or not. If these two steps do not make any difference then clear Safari’s history and website data by following the steps below.

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Scroll down and hit the option Safari.

3. Now scroll down and locate the option Clear History and Website Data. Tap on it.

4. Confirm your action by tapping Clear History Data.

5. Once down, scroll down to the bottom and tap on the option Advanced.

6. Next, choose the option Website Data.

7. Finally, hit the option Remove All Website Data.

8. Restart your device and launch Safari. The problem won’t occur again.

Reset Network Settings:

Most people have got this issue addressed by simply clearing the history and website data. However, it doesn’t mean that it would work for everyone. If you are unsuccessful with the first troubleshooting step then you will be required to go for the second troubleshooting technique which is Resetting Network Settings. The method is quite simple, and it doesn’t erase any data on your device. Here are the steps you need to follow.

1. Go to the Settings on your device.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and hit Reset.

4. Now choose the option Reset Network Settings.

5. Once the reset is complete and your device is ready to use, connect to the Wi-Fi, open Safari and see if it helps the cause.

Block All Cookies:

If clearing the website data and resetting the network setting doesn’t help, you should consider blocking the cookies for Safari. It is another setting of the browser that has helped many users in addressing the issue. You just need to follow the steps mentioned below.

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Scroll down and hit the option Safari.

3. Locate the option Block All Cookies under Privacy and Security section. Toggle the switch off for this option.

4. Restart your device after doing this and check if it makes any difference.

Check the Date and Time:

Date and Time settings play a vital part in most iOS features. One of the reasons for this error in Safari is the wrong date and time settings. It may sound weird, but adjusting the Date and Time settings to automatic has helped some people in addressing this issue. Here is what you need to do.

1. Go to the Settings on your device.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Tap on the option Date and Time.

4. If it is already set to automatic then toggle the switch to off for a few seconds and then toggle it back on.

Force Restart your Device:

Hopefully, it won’t come down to this but if none of the aforementioned troubleshooting techniques works, you may have to force restart your device. Force restarting varies for different iPhone models. Here is how you can force restart different iPhone models.

For iPhone 8 or Later:

Quickly press-release the volume up button, then press-release the volume down button in quick succession. Once done, press-hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus:

Press-hold the sleep/wake button in tandem with volume down button for at least 7-10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 6 Plus & Previous Models:

Press-hold the home and side/top button (as per the model) for 10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.