Safari Not Working on iPhone iPad After iOS Update? Here’re Solutions

Your Safari is not working on your iPhone or iPad after updating to the newest iOS 14? Read this tutorial to get some tips to fix this problem. Also supports iOS 13/12.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 21, 2021

You know, Apple released iOS 14 this year. And the newly iOS 14.2 is available now, which brings bug fixes and new features. At the same time, the new update may bring new problems. In this post, we will talk about Safari problems that you may meet after updating to the new iOS, and offer some basic tips to fix “Safari not working” on iPhone iPad.

After updating iOS 13/12 in the past years, iOS users have ever reported some Safari issues in iOS 13 or iOS 12, such as Safari not loading Web pages, Safari crashes often, Safari content blocker doesn’t work, can’t reach the server and the Website interface is broken in Safari app on Apple phone.

Safari Not Working in iOS from Some Users on Twitter

Safari Not Working in iOS from Some Users on Twitter

Actually, the Safari problem is one of the common iOS problems. You’ll know this if you are one of the iOS device users who have been using the iPhone or iPad for years. Surely, to fix this iPhone web browser not working issue, there are some basic tips every iOS user could have a try. Now let’s check them.

1. Disabling Safari Suggestions

First, we’d like to introduce one of the most effective methods. By disabling Safari Suggestions, it would stop the app from crashing to the home screen. Go to the Settings app on your iOS device, tap Safari and find the Safari Suggestions, and toggle off the “Safari Suggestions” switch. To turn off Safari Suggestions on your Mac, you just need to find in Safari -> Preferences -> Search. 

2. Change A Different Network

If your safari goes blank or accidentally crashes on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch after an iOS update, you can try to change a different network and try again. Make sure that your device is well connected to the Internet, no matter Wi-Fi or Cellular Network. If you are using Wi-Fi, check if your router is connected to the Internet and DNS settings are correct.

3. Reset Network Settings

Sometimes the Safari problem may be caused by incorrect network settings. Therefore, you can try to fix your Safari issue by resetting all Network settings to default. To reset network settings, just go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Notice that this method will remove all Wi-Fi login info. Therefore, after you reset Network settings, you have to re-enter the password to connect Wi-Fi.

4. Clear Safari History & Website Data

If you want to fix your slow Safari and improve its performance in iOS 12, iOS 13, or iOS 14 cleaning out the cache, cookies and history may be helpful. To remove all history and website data, just go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. But notice that you will lose all browsing history, login data, theme selection, preferences, and other customized.

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5. Restart Your iOS Device

If it has been a long time since you last restarted your iOS device, you can try a full power off on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to fix your iOS 12/13 Safari problem. In this way, all processes on your device will be closed and the iOS memory will be completely released, which is helpful to let your iPhone Safari work in normal.

6. Try AnyFix – iOS System Repair Tool

AnyFix – iOS System Recovery is able to fix 130+ iPhone issues as well as 200+ iTunes problems. It covers iPhone problems such as iPhone stuck on Apple logoiPhone keeps restarting, iPhone won’t turn on, etc. So if the above methods not work,  you can have a try on AnyFix – iOS system recovery. When your iPhone or iTunes meets any problems you can also quickly analyze and fix it with this tool. Now, download AnyFix on your computer to try fixing the Safari not working issue on iPhone/iPad.

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Step 1. Open it and connect with your iPhone. Choose System Repair.

Tap on System Repair

Tap on System Repair

Step 2. Choose iPhone Problems to Continue > Select a repair mode like Standard Repair > Start Download a Firmware > AnyFix will start to repair your iPhone issues.

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Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

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The Bottom Line

The basic tips we list above may not be helpful for fixing your “Safari Not Working”. Sometimes you have to wait for the next iOS 14 update to fix your issues and bugs. With AnyFix – iOS System Recovery, you can also easily downgrade or upgrade to the iOS version you want.

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Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.