Linkedin Not Loading on Safari? Try These 13 Fixes

Linkedin Not Loading on Safari

You launch your Safari browser and proceed to LinkedIn, yet it will not even load in for you. This is the issue too many LinkedIn users have been encountering, now, LinkedIn (being a website) is likely and nearly bound to have problems; however, it doesn’t mean they can’t be fixed.

Why is LinkedIn Not Opening on Safari?

This problem can arise from many different “roots” of online activities such as, bugs, glitches and or the servers possibly being down.

All of these can cause issues with the website or even, in some cases, bring it down for a period; while these cases are frustrating and irritating, they are fixable with the right information at your disposal.

It can even come down to the browser experiencing problems. While this is not always the case, it can certainly put a cramp in what you are attempting to do.

1. Browser Out of Date

It is very possible that the problem could lye with your browser being out of date. Updates are very important to keep up on, as updates play a critical part in keeping the app running efficiently and properly.

A lot of updates offer new software and sometimes hardware as well. All of these things can only help the app perform better, so it is a good idea to keep up on updating all apps. With all of this said, when is the last time you updated your Safari browser?

If the answer is more than a week ago, there is most likely a new update out for said app, and it should be updated as soon as possible to ensure your Safari browser is working optimally.

Fix – Update Safari Browser

As stated before, it is always a good idea and a good habit to form, to update all of your apps; as it is an important step to all app’s process of essentially evolving to better at what they do.

If you are on your Apple iPhone and are not certain how to update your Safari browser app or any of your apps, it may be easier than you expected.

In order to update your apps on your Apple iPhone follow these three simple steps:

Step 1. Open the App Store.

Step 2. Tap your profile icon at the top of the screen.

Step 3. Scroll to see pending updates and release notes. Tap ‘Update’ next to an app to update only that app, or tap ‘Update All’ to update all apps with an available update.

This will update your Safari browser app and hopefully correct the issue. If you are on your Mac PC and are not sure how to update apps, it is not too dissimilar from updating your apps on the Apple iPhone, as all you have to do is:

Step 1. Open the App Store.

Step 2. In the sidebar, click ‘Updates’.

Step 3. Click ‘Update’ next to an app to update only that app, or click ‘Update All’ to update all apps with an available update.

This will update your Safari browser app and (if you choose to) update all of your apps with an available update.

2. LinkedIn Is Down

All websites and apps require a server to store all of their data and information. These servers are susceptible to issues, bus, and malfunctions and can also undergo maintenance in order to keep them running properly.

Servers crash for various reasons, from faulty RAMs and power supply glitches to physically damaged hard drive platters and buggy firmware upgrades.

And while predictive analytics can proactively identify issues and estimate when a piece of equipment is due to fail, unexpected hardware failure often leads to downtime.

The duration of this ‘downtime’ can vary from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the server’s cause.

Fix – Wait For LinkedIn Server To Go Back Up

When this server ‘downtime’ occurs (as stated before) the duration of said ‘downtime’ can vary from drastically to not so much, being sometimes minutes to even hours in some cases.

This can be slightly inconvenient or can even stop you from finding a good job on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, the best you can do when this issue occurs is simply wait it out, as there is nothing else you can do on your side of the problem.

You will just have to wait for the server to be resolved; this can mean being fixed or can also mean that there is some needed maintenance being held on the server.

This can be an opportune time to take your animal on a walk or ensure your houseplants have had their watering, as you will have time to kill.

3. There’s A Bug

There is a good possibility that this issue with LinkedIn not Opening on Safari can be due to a ‘bug’ in the system. Now, if you are not familiar with what a bug exactly is, here is a quick breakdown:

A bug refers to an error, fault, or flaw in any computer program or hardware system. A bug produces unexpected results or causes a system to behave unexpectedly.

In short, it is any behavior or result that a program or system gets, but it was not designed to do. Knowing this information, you can see how this can easily present a problem to the action you are attempting to complete.

Fix – Log Out Then Back In

Sometimes the best you can do with a ‘bug’ (essentially an error) in the program is to log out and sign back in. This can help the system restart and reassess not just your info but also the actions you are attempting to engage on the app or site.

This process can sometimes cancel out the ‘bug’ issue being brought on when you are attempting to log onto LinkedIn. Remember this fix when you are having problems or glitches with the site and or app.

Fix 2 – Use LinkedIn on Another Browser

While it can be difficult to admit or accept. This issue may be caused by the browser you are using to go to LinkedIn. There are many possibilities as to why this issue is occurring. One possibility is that you are somehow blocked.

While this is unlikely, it also cannot be counted out as a possible problem. If you think this may be the issue, you can easily combat this issue by using a VPN.

If you do not think that is the issue, you can simply change up which browser you are using. As this should solve the issue of being able to log into LinkedIn.

Fix 3 – Use LinkedIn App

If you are by chance attempting to log into LinkedIn on your Safari internet browser, the problem could be with the website.

The thought may not have occurred to you that there is a difference between a web application (app) and a website. 

A web application is a software or program which is accessible using any web browser. Now, knowing this difference, it is easy to see how it could fix the problem by changing to using the LinkedIn application (App)

Seeing as using the app is an entirely different program, it is fair to assume that this is a valid option to fix the issue at hand. Then you can get back to finding that perfect job on LinkedIn.

Fix 4 – Clear Safari’s History and Data

As we should all know, these websites, such as LinkedIn, gather data on you in order to improve the sites performance and gather the necessary information for said account.

Also gearing it’s content towards providing you with (in this case) job opportunities that are suited for what are looking for.

Now to clear the Safari history and data (data being first): Simply select “Settings”‘. Under “Privacy settings”, select Clear cache, Clear history, or Clear all cookie data as appropriate, and then select “OK” to accept.

To clear Safari history:

Step 1. From the home screen, tap Safari.

Step 2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the Bookmarks icon.

Step 3. In the lower left, tap Clear.

Step 4. Tap to Clear History.

This will clear Safari’s history and website data (along with cookies) and hopefully fix the problem.

Fix 5 – Uninstall and Reinstall the App

One useful method to combat this issue of LinkedIn not showing up on Safari is to go ahead and uninstall and reinstall the application (App).

You can also do this with both of the apps, the Safari browser app, and the LinkedIn App. Now, this helps when you are encountering issues with an app, even when little, and of course, when the app will not even let you in.

Also, rest assured, this should not cost you any lost information or data on the said app(s); as the information and data are safely stored on the app(s) servers. If you are on your Apple iPhone, you can do this by:

Go to the home screen on your iPhone, find the app icon of the app(s) you want to uninstall, and hold your finger on the icon until all of your apps essentially jiggle (edit mode).

Then you should see an ‘uninstall’ option. Go ahead and drag the app to this option and let go. This will prompt a confirmation question which you should confirm, and the app(s) will be uninstalled.

Now, in order to reinstall the app(s), follow these easy steps to reinstall the app(s).

Step 1. Open the App Store app.

Step 2. Tap the sign-in button or your photo at the top of the screen.

Step 3. Tap Purchased.

Step 4. If you use Family Sharing, tap ‘My Purchases’ or choose a family member’s name to see content that they purchased.

Tap “Not on this [device].”

This will reinstall the app(s) (along with all of the information and data on the app), this should definitely help with the problem.

Fix 6 – Wait For The Problem to Go Away

Sometimes with these app or site issues, the best you can do is wait it out for the problem to resolved.

Now whether this happens from you simply giving it time or the programmers / site developers have had enough time to repair the issue or bug that is causing the problem in the first place.

So, this may be a good time to catch up on that book you have been reading or maybe even (if possible) work on your skills that you will use when you get a job through LinkedIn.

While this can be frustrating, it can also offer sufficient time for the app or site to be fixed. Getting you back to finding that dream job or tracking down that career opportunity that provides what you need in your field.

3. Poor Internet Connection

All too often, it can be easy to assume that your internet connection is great. However, it may not be in this case.

See, your internet connection not only plays a key role in all online activities, but also the quality of said internet connection can also be a deciding factor when attempting to do online activities such as opening an app or accessing a website.

You can see your internet connection as essentially the “life and blood” of your online actions, and as stated before, the quality of your internet connection can dictate how much you can do.

Also, being in a world of almost constant connection to the internet such as streaming, banking, and even going out to eat (if you pay by card), almost all of these require an internet connection.

Considering all of this, you can see how it can be really easy to forget to check your connection before assuming something else is at fault. So, be sure to check your internet connection before counting it out as an issue.

Fix – Turn Your WI-FI off Then On

Now, if you are on your iPhone trying to log into LinkedIn on your Safari browser and you believe your internet connection or WiFi connection to be the problem causer, then you will want to disconnect your WiFi connection and then reconnect it.

Luckily, on your iPhone this is quite simple as all you have to do is: Swipe down your notification bar, then locate the “WiFi” icon and tap on it.

This should disconnect you from the WiFi, then simply tap the “WiFi” icon once again and this will connect you again. This will hopefully restore the connection to a usable point.

If you are using your MAC PC, you can disconnect your WiFi with these two easy steps:

Step 1. Click the wireless icon in the upper left corner of the menu bar.

Step 2. Choose Turn Wi-Fi Off.

After you have done this, give it at least 30 seconds, and then turn the WiFi on. This should help with your internet connection and ensure it is indeed connected.

Fix 2 – Switch from WI-FI to Data

A simple fix to this internet connection issue is to switch to your mobile data (if possible). This obviously changes your connection, which can help if your WiFi connection is weak or not working.

Also, if your router or modem is having problems, this can be a viable option as your mobile data does not rely on either of them in order to connect you to the internet.

Sometimes your mobile data connection can be stronger or of better quality than your WiFi internet connection.

In turn, providing you with more flexibility in what online actions you can perform, as an optimal internet connection will give you an optimal experience when trying to complete online activities such as trying to reach or log into LinkedIn on your Safari browser.

Give this fix a try as it could be the answer to your internet connection problem.

Fix 3 – Turn Off VPN

One possibility you may not have considered is that your VPN’s (Virtual Private Network) connection could be causing the issue.

Sure VPNs keep you anonymous and secure when you are surfing the web on a public network by encrypting your data and internet activities so they cannot be traced or tracked.

With all of this said, if you have your VPN on, this could cause an issue as sometimes the connection with the VPN can be lacking as it should only be utilized when you are using a public network; not all of the time.

So, turn off your VPN, and you could be logging into LinkedIn to find that ideal job.

Fix 4 – Restart Router

When having internet connection problems, sometimes it can be the best move to restart your router in order to restore the internet connection. Now, if you do not know how to restart the router, you can follow these two easy steps to do so:

Step 1. Press the power button or unplug the power cord to your router.

Step 2. Turn it back on or plug it back into the electrical outlet and wait 30 seconds.

Note: Always keep your router plugged in and turned on so that your TV can function properly. Restarting is the only time to turn it off.

This will restart the router and also essentially restarting your internet connection as the router is responsible for equally distributing the internet connections. This should help with your internet connection problem.

Fix 5 – Reset Router

A lot like restarting your router, it can help to reset your router, seeing as a router connects your devices to each other and, in hard-wired connection setups, to the modem.

The router connects to your modem and then to your devices (laptops, smart TVs, printers, etc.) via either an Ethernet cable or, in the case of a wireless router, a WiFi signal. You can see how resetting the router can definitely help with its processes.

Now, in order to reset your router; follow these five simple steps:

Step 1. Keep your router plugged in.

Step 2. Find your router’s reset button. This will be on the back or the bottom of your router.

Step 3. Use a paperclip to hold down the reset button for 30 seconds.

Step 4. Release the button.

Step 5. Wait for the router to power back up.

This will reset the router and should help with any internet connection issues. Be sure to give this fix a go, as it can really be a life saver.

Remember with tech issues that they are just that, an issue; an issue that will be solved eventually. So, do not let this situation discourage you from getting on LinkedIn and finding that new job or a new career that fits what you strive to do.

With applications (apps) and websites, it’s not only likely but also only a matter of time before you encounter a problem as these are programs.

Therefore, they are not perfect yet, and will have bugs, problems, and sometimes the servers will go down, however, there are many fixes to these problems.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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