A Problem Occurred with this Webpage so it was Reloaded

Internet surfing on any Apple device such as iPhone, iPad, and Mac Book is as smooth as it could get. You can surf every website as long as there are no restrictions. The webpage is working fine, the images are working fine, and there is no apparent problem.

However, while scrolling down, your Safari browser gets stuck and everything freezes. You have started wondering what has just happened until a message appears on your screen which states, “A Problem Occurred with this Webpage, so it was Reloaded.”

The scenario mentioned above applies to almost every iPhone, iPad and Mac book user. It means that Safari App crashes on their device for no apparent reason. There are two reasons that can explain why this happens; 1: It could be the webpage that has suddenly gone irresponsive. 2: It could be your device or application due to which this problem has occurred.

There are very few websites which do not operate smoothly on Apple devices as compared to the devices which operate on Windows OS. These websites are very limited in number, and hence rarely the reason why the message “A Problem Occurred with this Webpage, so it was Reloaded,” pops up. So, this leaves the user with the second option which is the faulty device or application.

Now if you are one of the users who are frequently encountering this very issue then you may have to look for solutions to fix it. Don’t worry, you are not alone in this, and also, it is not a problem that cannot be solved. Mentioned below is a simplified elaboration on how you can fix this issue via different methods. Read them, comprehend them, and apply them to get rid of this issue.

Shut Down the App

If this problem happens suddenly with you then it is likely that your Safari App has gone irresponsive. To address this issue, simply shut down the Safari App and reopen it. In order to shut down Safari App:

1. Double tap on your home button and then swipe up the Safari App.

2. Once it is shut down, reopen it by tapping on the Safari icon on your iPhone/iPad.

3. It will automatically reload the webpage you were browsing only if it wasn’t open in Private Browsing Mode.

Moreover, you can also shut down all the running apps on your device along with the Safari App. Simply swipe up all the apps one by one to close them. The reason to shut down all the apps is to ensure that none of these apps are affecting the performance of your phone which may result in affecting Safari.

Clear Web History

There is a chance of Safari going slow if you keep browsing the web without clearing the web history regularly. A slowed down application can then affect the performance which can prompt the message, “A Problem Occurred with this Webpage, so it was Reloaded.” Moreover, the presence of too many websites in Safari’ history can also inflict bugs in the application which can then cause issues like that.

A simple solution to address this issue is to clear your web history. You do not have to do it daily/weekly but clearing it on a monthly basis is a good idea. If you do not know how to do it, simply follow the steps given below.

1. Go to the Settings of your iPhone/iPad.

2. Scroll down and tap on the option Safari.

3. Now scroll down to the very end of your screen and locate the option Clear History and Website Data. Tap on it.

4. Once done, open your Safari and surf 10-15 different websites for a testing purpose.

Clear Cache

Much like web history, Safari can also get affected by the cache. Clearing web history usually addresses the issue, but if it doesn’t, you might have to dig deep to address this issue. Here is how you can do that.

1. Go to the Settings of your iPhone/iPad.

2. Scroll down and tap on the option Safari.

3. Now scroll down to the very end of your screen and locate the option Advanced and Tap on it.

4. Now Tap on the option Website Data. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on the option Remove All Website Data.

5. Tap on Remove Now to proceed.

Adjust the JavaScript

JavaScript also has a role in Safari Application. To comprehend how it works is a long process but you can switch it off/on to address this issue. Here is how you can do it.

1. Go to the Settings of your iPhone/iPad.

2. Scroll down and tap on the option Safari.

3. Now scroll down to the very end of your screen and locate the option Advanced and Tap on it.

4. Now locate the option JavaScript. Toggle it On if it is Off or vice versa.

Reset Network Settings

Your network settings play a vital role in your web browsing. Any issue with the network settings will directly affect your Safari browser. So, in order to address this issue, you can simply reset your network settings.

Resetting network settings makes your device forget the Wi-Fi network and refreshes the network settings. It doesn’t erase any data on your device. Here is how you can reset network settings.

1. Go to the Settings on your device.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Scroll down and locate the option Reset and tap on it.

4. Now locate the option Reset Network Settings and provide your passcode to prompt it.

5. Your device will restart once the process is complete.

6. Connect to your Wi-Fi network and check if the issue has been sorted.

Disconnect from VPN

Using VPNs will certainly allow you privacy and anonymity, but it can also make few websites crash and hence the message “A Problem Occurred with this Webpage, so it was Reloaded” will appear.

Try to avoid VPN as much as you can but if you cannot live without a VPN then find a VPN service that is fast, effective, and reputable. It will cost you some money but it will address the issue.

Use a Different Internet Connection

Sometimes it is not the device, application or the webpage that prompts the problem. It could well be an unstable internet connection due to which the problem is occurring. For example, there are many websites which do not work properly on mobile data but work fine with the Wi-Fi connection.

So, if the webpage is crashing quite often then you should try to switch your internet connection. You can also restart your router as it will change the proxy, and the problem may be solved.

Resetting the iPhone

If nothing works, resetting your device becomes your last option. Resetting the iPhone freshen up the things which include all the application as well. It is imperative to create an iCloud backup for all your data as resetting your device will delete it. If you didn’t create it in the first place then fetching your data after the reset is impossible. Here is how you can reset your device.

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Go to the General option.

3. You will see the Reset option at the bottom of the screen

4. Tap on the second option which is Erase All Content and Settings.

5. Wait for it to be completed.

The chances that one of this method will solve the issue are quite high. However, if none of these methods works then you can try iTunes to restore your device. Additionally, you can also use another web browser to see if the problem occurs on that browser too. It will give you an inkling that if the problem is with Safari App or your device.